Saturday, July 31, 2010

In Thy Commandments, I Delight...

The more I read them,
the more I understand them,
the more I love them,
the more I obey them.
Thank you, Abba, Father.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Enter Into That Rest...

"There remaineth therefore
a rest to the people of God.
For he that is entered into his rest,
he also hath ceased from his own works,
as God did from his.
Let us labour therefore
to enter into that rest,
lest any man fall
after the same example of unbelief."
Hebrews 4:9-11

Haven at Home Happenings: Friday's Fillings...

{sharing snapshots and tidbits of our day}

~ Up early, enjoyed a cup of coffee
while meditating on God's Word

~ spoke with a dear friend on the phone,
as precious time of edification and fellowship

~ prepared applesauce muffins
for Saturday morning breakfast

~ enjoyed lunch with the children

~ sang praises at the piano with eldest

~ lil' girls argued...
discussion, instruction,
forgiveness, love, hugs...

~ younger ones enjoyed dvd, again...
"Making Brothers and Sisters Friends"

~ dog naps...

~ tea time with eldest
as lemon torte bakes in the oven
for Saturday dessert

~ leisure time

~ sisterly fellowship

~ pasta salad made for Sunday fellowship

~ Little House copywork

~ finished making lemon torte...
cracked and sank... smiled anyway

~ teamwork to make sourdough pizzas

~ welcomed Daddy home

~ enjoyed hearing about beloved's day

~ enjoyed supper at the dining room table

~ listened to Daddy playing on his laptop,
making it sing to Mama in a computer voice...

"Roses are red, violets are blue,
your eyes are pretty, and so are you"

~ hugs and sugars at bedtime

~ Daddy tucks in children

~ watched the night lights of Mexico

~ marveled at our Creator

"Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth:
and the heavens are the work of thy hands."
(Psalm 102:25)

Friday, July 23, 2010

Haven at Home Happening: Thursday's Things...

{snapshots and tidbits of our day}

~ arose later than intended

~ enjoyed a cup of coffee near the window,
watching the gray, cloudy sky

~ a chill in the air

~ cozied with a cup of coffee
at the computer

~ watched video series about
'Modesty According to the Scriptures'

~ heart-to-heart with eldest

~ prayer and praise to JEHOVAH

~ blessed kitchen with a cleaning

~ seatwork with the younger ones

~ alphabet printouts with the lil' girls

~ sibling rivalry in the back yard

~ watched "Making Brothers and Sisters Friends"
with the children

~ a popcorn snack

~ welcomed Daddy home from work early

~ Father and son read "A Call to Prayer"

~ lil' girls help Mama with supper

{making biscuit for chicken pot pie}

~ uplifted and challenged
by reading in "Real Christianity"
while beloved reads about Sabbath

~ eldest made 'cakies'
(chocolate cake cookies)

~ emptied box while putting lil' girls to bed

~ hubby fell asleep on couch

~ enjoyed quiet evening with eldest

"Blessed be the Lord,
who daily loadeth us with benefits,
even the God of our salvation. Selah."
(Psalm 68:19)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Haven at Home Happenings: Wednesday's Ways...

{thoughts and tidbits from our day}

~ Woke in the early A.M. with my beloved

~ Enjoyed creamy coffee in the early morning silence

~ Quiet time searching the Scriptures

~ Lil' girls climbing fences

~ Young man reading about his Creator

~ Young lady encouraging others

~ Mama and afternoon tea

~ Snuggles from Suzie

~ trip to the commissary

~ watched helicopters land and take off

~ back road exploring to see Mexico border

{arrows indicate border fence}

{big city in Mexico}

{highway caution sign due to border}

~ Listened to GPS measure in meters/kilometers
due to being so near the border

~ afternoon tea and singing at piano with eldest

~ load of laundry done

~ shuffled through homeschool catalog

~ enjoyed listening about hubby's day

~ took in the pleasures of our Creator
from our backyard

"Oh that men would
praise the LORD for his goodness,
and for his wonderful works
to the children of men!"

Psalm 107:8

Searching, Knowing, Doing...

When we're searching the Scriptures diligently,
an amazing thing happens...
we find Truth...
and in it, we find freedom...
freedom from sin, freedom from bondage,
freedom from our own way of thinking,
freedom from blinded eyes...

"And ye shall know the truth,
and the truth shall make you free."
(John 8:32)

The more I read... the more I see...
The more I seek... the more HE shows...

May we not be caught up in certain ways
that we do not see HIS way.

May HE open our eyes
to HIS everlasting Truths always...
may we be willing to see and learn,
change and obey.

"Open thou mine eyes,
that I may behold wondrous things
out of thy law."
Psalm 119:18


"Teach me, O LORD,
the way of thy statutes;

and I shall keep it unto the end.
Give me understanding,
and I shall keep thy law;
yea, I shall observe it
with my whole heart.

Make me to go in the path
of thy commandments;
for therein do I delight.
Incline my heart
unto thy testimonies,

and not to covetousness.
Turn away mine eyes
from beholding vanity;

and quicken thou me in thy way.
Stablish thy word
unto thy servant,

who is devoted to thy fear.
Turn away my reproach
which I fear:

for thy judgments are good.
Behold, I have longed
after thy precepts:

quicken me in thy righteousness.
Let thy mercies come also
unto me, O LORD,

even thy salvation,
according to thy word.

So shall I have
wherewith to answer

him that reproacheth me:
for I trust in thy word.
And take not the word of truth
utterly out of my mouth;
for I have hoped in thy judgments.
So shall I keep thy law continually
for ever and ever.
And I will walk at liberty:
for I seek thy precepts."
Psalm 119:33-45

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Tuesday's Tidbits...

~ Enjoyed sipping coffee
under the gray, cloudy skies

and cool breezes in the morning.

~ Worked on my Daybook

~ Enjoyed lunch with the children

~ Spent time in HIS wonderful Word...

"Behold, what manner of love
the Father hath bestowed upon us,
that we should be called
the sons {children} of God..."
1 John 3:1
~ Overwhelmed by HIS great love
for a sinner like me!

"For this is the message

that ye heard from the beginning,
that we should love one another...
My little children,
let us not love in word,

neither in tongue;
but in deed and in truth."
1 John 3:11,18

~ Searching the Scriptures
regarding the Sabbath

~ Seatwork with the children...

~ Reading with Carolynne

~ Language Lessons with Beth

~ Assisted Will with Math

~ Ally wrote about falling in love with Jesus

~ Carolynne and Beth caught a snail...

~ Lil' girls discovered a dead baby bird

~ Mama disposed of the dead baby bird

~ Kept the home

~ Made supper...
homemade wet burritos
(taco rice burritos)

~ Listened about hubby's day

~ Enjoyed miscellaneous pleasures of home

"There is nothing like
staying at home for real comfort."
Jane Austen

Daily Prayer in Prose

LORD, please help me, as I go through the day,
To be a blessing in every way.
Help me remember that all that I do
is not done unto man, but done unto YOU.

©Christina K ~ HsKubes' Haven at Home ~ August 2006

"And whatsoever ye do,
do it heartily,
as to the Lord,
and not unto men"
~ Colossians 3:23

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Haven at Home Happenings...

Photos and tidbits from our past week...

Our Beth and Carolynne
moved the playhouse this week
in a failed attempt to attain
lemons from our neighbor's tree.
Though a somewhat 'cute' sight,
it was, indeed, a moment of training. ;o)

It was, also, a morning of mischief...
later they were found climbing
the perimeter of the yard via the fence...


The children enjoyed
meeting our neighbor's pet.
(One that I pray remains at our neighbor's) ;o)

A few bookshelves were assembled
and quite a few boxes were emptied...

Will has enjoyed spending his free time
typing his Bible onto the computer...

When visiting with and helping a sister-in-Christ
that recently had surgery,
we went with her and her dogs to the local dog beach.
It was fascinating to see so many dogs
roaming around freely...
It was our first time to a dog beach
and we enjoyed it very much!

Later, we headed home as we fought traffic.
I am still adjusting to the steady four lane roads.

That evening Pastor and his wife came for supper.
We enjoyed our sweet time of fellowship. :o)

Also, this week I baked my beloved's favorite...
peanut butter cookies.
On Friday, he left on a weekend trip for work.
We were glad it was only for a couple of days.
He shared this beautiful view from the plane...

In the evening, we welcomed two ladies from church
to our home for sourdough pizza.
Another blessing in fellowship!

On Saturday, the children and I enjoyed
a special day of rest.
We learned a new song,
read Scripture together,
and spent the day resting in the LORD,
thanking HIM for Who He is
and for HIS goodness.
It was such a blessing!

"Return unto thy rest, O my soul;
for the LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee."
Psalm 116:7

After worshipping in our
local church Sunday morning,
we enjoyed lunch out with some of the folks,
visited with Pastor and his wife at their home,
and then picked Daddy up from the airport.
We were glad to have him home!

We had to pick his truck up from work
so that meant I had to drive over the
big, scary bridge myself for the first time.
We all survived...
though not my favorite thing. ;o)

The view, however, is always beautiful...
even on cloudy days...

Our Sunday evening was spent at pastor's house
as we worked through our Bible study,
and enjoyed food and fellowship...
which is always a blessing!

The LORD has been doing wonderful things
and we are excited to see what HE has for us.
HE is so good! And we are so thankful.

May you have a blessed week in HIM!


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