Friday, September 19, 2008

Such a Good Day

God has been so patiently, quietly teaching me new things in that way that He does. This has been the week I've been dreaming of for so long. We're settling back into a fall routine, recovering from the busyness of summer and refocusing on home and all the simple pleasures and productive pursuits to be found here.

Today, I had the joy of spending the afternoon with a godly, sweet friend who has that wonderful eternal perspective that is so rare and precious. We always talk non stop when we're together and then feel like there is so much more to say at the end of the day. And so very little, if any, of it is idle chatter.

On this particular occasion, we made apple sauce while we talked. I may have mentioned here before that our family is blessed with friends who share more apples with us than we know what to do with every year. I always try to get lots of the apples put up as sauce, so that we can enjoy it all year long. I also share lots of apples with my friends for their families. The dear friend who joined me today had not canned apple sauce before, so I had the joy of showing her just how easy it can be and then sending her home with beautiful jars of healthy goodness. It was a delightful day. Together, we made four gallons of apple sauce.

But, more importantly, we shared our hearts and spurred one another on toward love and good deeds.

I feel so abundantly blessed.


  1. "We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us." 1 Thessalonians 2:8

    Truly SHARING LIVES together is among the richest of treasures. Giving and receiving, building up and being built. Delighted to hear how the Lord has blessed you both with such bounty!!

  2. Thanks, Tami!

    What are you doing up at 8:36am on your birthday?!