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A Bundle of Myrrh

"My beloved is unto me as a bundle of myrrh." Song of Solomon 1:13

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Nursery Sprucing

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

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I’m not sure what has gotten into me but for the first time in 11 years I’m “redecorating” our nursery. And I use the word “redecorating” loosely. Really I’m just giving it a bit of a fresher look and adding some new touches here and there. When we moved into the parsonage almost 3 years ago I put the nursery together with some decorations I had on hand but that was it. Now I’m ready for some change. Sorry I have no before pictures.

I started with purging the excess and out of season clothing. Cleaning up the floor and reorganizing all the stuff we store in this room to make room for baby boy’s things.


Mystery of History – Quarter Two Party

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

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A few weeks ago we finally finished up the “Second Quarter” section of our Mystery of History Ancient History lessons. I kind of feel of the Weekend Lessons wagon through the Fall. We were busy or sick so much of the time. But we got through it and had a good time putting together our little party.

Of Hearth and Home – The Art of Home

Sunday, January 21st, 2018

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Homelife has a goodness and beauty that we all need. It brings me joy to create a pleasing space to live in and finding loveliness in the everyday. Winter especially makes me crave the time to create warmth, coziness, Hygge, or Gemütlichkeit (whatever you want to call it) in our home.

Making Home is it’s own wonderful art.

“By creating simple rituals without effort {such as brewing real tea with a little china cup every evening to stopping at the flower shop every week} the Danes see both the domestic and personal life as an art form and not every drudgery to get away from.” source

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Friday, January 19th, 2018

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Our tree skirt was reminding me to PACE myself. “Pace on Earth” and in the parsonage. The Season of Christmas is behind us and it’s time to slowly undecorate our house. According to some sources, officially you can leave Christmas decorations up until February 2nd, The Purification of Mary. I take full advantage of that most years not having the energy, time or desire to remove Christmas items from our walls and shelves.

We do take down our tree before January 9th however due to the deadline our city gives us to dispose of trees for us free of charge. So Gerhardt and I took care of our tree together. It’s always sad to me how long it takes to decorate but how quickly everything comes right off.