Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Better Together

My children have been working together on this puzzle entitled "Fair Foods" since Sunday afternoon.  They've only had bits of time between their school work and chores, but they have managed to get quite a good chunk done of this 500 piece puzzle and they are having a blast!
 Every sunny day this month I have spied the three together playing baseball in the backyard.  I'm always surprised by the strength and accuracy of Isaac's heartfelt throws.  Tannah requests "grounders" every time someone pitches to her for catching purposes, and Caleb smiles and plays on with a good-natured patience that you hope and pray an oldest brother would possess.
These days also find them together tending to their chickens and loving them up while I dig up new garden beds for vegetable planting alongside their antics.  There may or may not have been some chicken racing today.  Okay, there was.  No one was harmed, I promise.  They would line up two chickens next to each other and dissolve into fits of giggles as the two chickens ran back to the flock at top speed.  Pretty cute.

I savor these days.  Community and fellowship are dear, sweet things; a treasure.  So often today people are scurrying around, looking to find these priceless gifts outside of their home; beyond their family members.

Why not start with your family?  The very people that God has placed in your intimate circle that you are responsible to Him for.  Love them well.  Cherish them.  Make grand and humble memories with them.  Laugh hard and often with them.  

You will soon begin to find that when you love those closest to you well, your family's unity begins to leak out to others around you.  A good friend of ours says often, "Vision leaks".  It's true.  When your family has a strong and clear vision of living, simply loving one another the way God intended, it seeps out to those around you. 

You have an amazing opportunity in this one life to love those in your path well.  Seize it.

"Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house."  ~ Matthew 5:15

Enjoy today,

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