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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Today On Wednesday

It is Wednesday. I like Wednesdays. The middle of the week. The sun is shining today. The clouds have blown away to the mountains. Life continues to race past me and try as I might my to do list grows and grows. As does the clutter of vases that will be filled with flowers soon. Boxes of lights that will soon light up the night.

When I was a new homeschooling mom and I had to name my school, I named it Lighthouse Academy.
I took the name for my school from this verse.

"No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house."(Matthew 5:15) I wanted my life to be that verse. I wanted to be a light to the world and the work of my hands would glorify God in all that I said and did.
I read a quote once from Michael Card, " Let the excellence of your work be your protest."
I put that in my school room, to remind me that striving for excellence without saying a word was the best way to live.

My husband's verse was :
"...and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, "(1Thessalonians 4:11)

We have tried to do that. In these next few days every thing that we are will be tested. We have lived a quiet life. We have kept to ourselves. I am having a hard time trying to keep the panic in check. Having all of the people here, all of them to be fed and watered and then to have a good time too. I expect to be stretched beyond anything I have done before. I expect to cry my eyes out. People still overwhelm me by their goodness and kindness. People who just want to help just because. The tiny little things that surprise me with joy.

It is during these times, I realize, to open our home, open our lives and share is more important than my comfort. Serving others and giving back a tiny bit of all I have been given, is much more rewarding than carefully ordering my life. Living on the edge is more fun that being safe. I know no matter what these next few days bring, when it is all over, I will be more blessed than a single thing I think I might have given away.

 I will not be loosing but gaining a son. We will be meeting and making new friends and family.
Life will take on yet another facet. I am thankful that God has chosen to bless us the way that he has and I am thankful that I am not alone and I am praying fervently that He keeps a lock and key on my tongue and maybe he will throw that key away.

So, today, my goal is to find a quiet place, to reflect and of course to pray for the strength to do it all and to be more loving and gentle and with a spirit of calmness and grace.
So one more day, closer, ever closer.

I wish you peace today in all that you do.



  1. I have no doubt you will come through this with flying colors.

    Later you can sort the days into good parts and not so good and take them out like treasures one at a time and enjoy them.

  2. I just know it will all be beautiful and a memory made to cherish always. Soo much work no doubt, and yet soo very worth it. I am getting excited right along with you! Enjoy your day...

  3. you will stress yourself out, to no end, but i have no doubt everyone will enjoy themselves there.

  4. And wishing you peace too, Kim! I hope that you will be able to relax...hard as it might seem!!...and enjoy!

  5. It will all work out and be beautiful!

  6. I know it is going to be a blessed time for everyone@

  7. Oh, Kim! I wish I were near. I would definitely be one you could depend on to help you! I like the verse you quoted for your husband. You set a worthy goal for yourself as well - to be the "light."

  8. I think it'll be like flying a kite. You run and run and and the kite doesn't quite catch the wind, so you run some more---the the kite goes up, and it's smooth sailing. I think it'll be worth it a thousand times over. And then you can have a nice, quiet June. :-)

  9. Hi Kim, will all be ok...you will serive it all....Blessings Franine

  10. It can be so miraculous, so outside of ourselves, that supernatural grace that allows us to give our lives away. People will be most blessed when they gather at The Lighthouse!

  11. It is all going to be good. Best of luck to you.


  12. Hi Kim, I love the name you chose for your school. It's going to look amazing with all those lit boxes at night.

    It will all come to pass and everything will be as it should be. Stop worrying and make sure that you get enough help and don't do it all by yourself. Many hands make light work. Make sure that someone who is less busy than you takes lots of pictures.

    It sounds like it will be a memorable wedding for sure.

    Take care,

  13. Beautiful images and words to live by, Kim!

  14. Wow...you put it all in words that I could not! I can so relate, well not that they were all at our house, but the change that three married have brought into our home...and two within two weeks.
    I am praying for you through this wedding...and the end of your home schooling years, and the transition of your daughter living somewhere else...the whole package of emptying our nest and moving forward.
    I send you the biggest hug and applaud as you cross the finish line with complete joy!

  15. I think it will all be wonderful and afterwards you will wonder why you were so worried! Have a great day!


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