Friday, August 29, 2008

My Soul Knoweth Right Well

Don't you love that phrase? I read it in scripture this morning. It is my prayer...that my soul knoweth right well. I also love that old Hymn..."It is Well With My Soul". Well today it feels like that because.....It has finally happened!!! Coppers Wife is back and blogging again!! She has a beautiful new look but the same wonderful posts. Welcome back Cheryl! You were greatly missed!
Today will be a day filled with home school lessons and homemaking tasks. I want to get things finished so we can enjoy Labor Day weekend without inviting Hazel and her friends! I am planning a nice cookout here for just us. We may take the kids to the same park where we celebrated last weekend. Just a quiet family holiday. Do you have any plans?
I am thinking about updating the "My Home" post. I looked at it and I have changed so much in my house since I wrote that post in June of 07. It will be a big job though. I think it would be easier to just re-do the whole thing. You may see a new "My Home" post. A group of bloggers did this a while back. I enjoyed taking the tours of their homes. It is not about the decor, or the elegance, or the furnishings, which is good, cause my home is not about any of those things, but it is about the warmth of being "invited" in to "sit a spell". Many of us spend our entire days keeping our homes, which is not at all just about mopping floors and cleaning toilets. Those who work outside, spend alot of their effort to keep things up when they are home. Think about doing a tour of your home. You do not have to show every room. I left the entire upstairs out of my post.
Have you enjoyed the pictures? They are of the Glacial Pond we visited behind the Freeport Tourist Center. It was full of fish and the kids really enjoyed themselves. Summer has been enjoyable and full of great memories, but I am so ready for fall. I can not wait to sit in front of the fireplace wrapped in my warm shawl, with my new granddaughter in my arms and the kids sitting near by reading books to TJ on a quilt spread out across the floor. Music playing softly in the background and all of Emerson's little fingers curled around my one as she breaths that rhythm of newborn sleep. I can almost smell her. That newborn smell that only lasts a short time. I pray for that little one daily as God knits her together in perfection.
" For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well "
Psalm 139:13-14


Julie said...

I am going to come spend fall with you guys! Sounds so cozy. If I want to use the fireplace here I have to turn the airconditioner on to freezing. LOL
We don't have any big plans for labor day. Maybe a trip to the beach, we'll see.

Milah said...

I understand what you mean about your home. My greatest compliment came from my husbands friend who propped his feet up in the recliner and said, "This house feels so warm and cozy." I thought, YES! That's how I want people feel when they visit me! I want them to feel the warmth and love that Jesus has shown us. Its not about the decorations, its about feeling loved and welcomed. I totally get that. I have been on beautiful home tours that made me feel sad because it was all about the stuff, the furnishings. I came away not knowing anything about the homeowners.

Copper's Wife said...

Oh, those park pictures! What a lovely place to visit?

moreofhim said...

I feel better just reading your post and looking at those gorgeous pictures. All stress melted away.

God is so good and I so need to remember His promises. Thank you for the beautiful and gentle reminders!

We, too, are gearing up for homeschooling. I've been doing my planning. Quite frankly, it's overwhelming what we will accomplish in my youngest son's Senior, and my last, year of homeschooling. I am so ready to get started, though. Ready for Fall, too.

Thank you for the lovely post!

God bless you ~ Julie

Alesha said...

verse 14 is the first verse I ever taught Isaac.


Karen T. said...

Brenda, I feel God's peace coming through this post. God is good...I feel your restful heart, that you are relying on God!
Hugs and prayers to you today,
Karen T.

Guðrún said...

This looks like a very beautiful place, full of peace.