|Aaron's picture of our yard which is certainly showing the season!|
I do think keeping my home clean and beautiful is important too but that is second place the my attitude and the attitudes of the others in our family.
Yesterday's theme was Peace. We did have a good discussion on peace, read a verse and sang some songs about Peace. Here is one of my favorites:
Some of my other activities of the day were making bread. We have been going through bread pretty fast anymore (We go through all food quite a lot faster than we used too- I think our kids are growing!) so I decided to triple instead of double the batch. I made 5 loaves but we did share some with some friends.
"Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not be troubled, nor let it be fearful." John 14:27
Today's theme was patience. I had ample opportunity to practice patience today too! Sometimes I did okay and sometimes I didn't.
First off my wedding flowers (for a wedding this weekend) which were supposed to come in the night or early this morning didn't show up until after nine. Normally I would actually appreciate that but today we had places to be at 10 (and I was hoping to go someplace beforehand but that didn't happen) and I needed to clean the flowers before we went. That did allow for us to talk about patience though. :-)
Where we were going today was on a homeschool field trip. We went to the Woolen Mills here in town where they make neat wool garments, sweaters, pillows and quilt batting.
As far as housecleaning today I was only able to do basically maintenance things like dish washing, sweeping, vacuuming, etc but the girls really went to work in their room, sorting through things and getting things boxed up to get rid of. It shows a ton of improvement! I was so thank-ful that they were able to get that done.
This evening I went out to the garden to see if I could find some onions we had missed earlier to use in our supper, I also wanted to get carrots. I had fun discovering a little cabbage, some little sprouts of broccoli and 3 onions! It was just a delight to find things out there that I didn't realize were still growing.
As far as a little beauty for this day.... These Hydrangeas are only here temporarily I got them for a wedding but we will still enjoy there beauty while they are here and we work with them. I do feel very blessed to be able to make a little extra money working with such a beautiful part of God's creation.
And a verse on patience:
"The Lord's bond-servant must not be quarrelsome , but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged," 2 Timothy 2:24