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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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Daybook – Fall Again

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

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Living Seasonally 

Thou comest, Autumn, heralded by the rain,
With banners, by great gales incessant fanned,
Brighter than brightest silks of Samarcand,
And stately oxen harnessed to thy wain!
Thou standest, like imperial Charlemagne,
Upon thy bridge of gold; thy royal hand
Outstretched with benedictions o’er the land,
Blessing the farms through all thy vast domain!
Thy shield is the red harvest moon, suspended
So long beneath the heaven’s o’er-hanging eaves;
Thy steps are by the farmer’s prayers attended;
Like flames upon an altar shine the sheaves;
And, following thee, in thy ovation splendid,
Thine almoner, the wind, scatters the golden leaves!

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The Fall decorations are going up in the house. A new cozy throw is on the couch. Our weather is back and forth. When Fall began it was too HOT to even think about cozy throws, I held off on putting that out so I wouldn’t gag.
But our days are finally starting to be more pleasant, warm or cool and rainy, but pleasant. And as always as I begin to prepare for this next season my brain shorts a circuit from excitement and too many wonderful ideas I know I’ll never get around to.


Daybook: Start of Summer

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

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Living Seasonally

Another Summer is here. The heat closes in and the babies crave water. I crave AC. We’ve had such a pleasant Spring, the bliss of cool days. Perfect mornings and evenings on the porch reading or sipping coffee or both. The hotter it gets the less I enjoy the being outside but I will admit there are a few things I do look forward to with Summer.

This Summer I’m eager to have some more hours of the day with the kids home. I will be happy to not have to find jackets for everyone or even shoes. We will turn on the grill a few more times than we did this Winter and eat a mound of cucumbers and maybe some watermelon. See, there are a whopping six things I like about Summer!


Daybook: Winter

Monday, February 6th, 2017

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Living Seasonally

There are certainly seasons of life when it’s not as easy to answer the question, “How are you doing?” In this season we have mourned death and fought illness. I haven’t been to church since Christmas morning. Every weekend we’ve had a baby sick with one thing or another. This season of life has left me tired, more tired than I already was, and weary. And longing for something though I’m not sure what. Heaven probably. Longing for “normal” but I have no idea what that even is anymore. Longing for what we no longer have to be given back, that joy of awaiting our son’s birth. Longing to feel good in my body instead of pain and sickness. Longing to not hear anyone crying or arguing or whining!

How am I doing? I don’t know. I’m tired and longing. But I know God is good and still takes care of me.


Daybook: September and October Part II

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016


Nurturing Hearts

Doing my best to keep up our Baptism Day celebrations. A day that is more important than these babies were born is the day they were baptized into Christ’s death and resurrection, given eternal life and marked as His own.