Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Six Unspectacular Quirks
1. Link the person(s) who tagged me
2. Mention the rules on my blog
3. Tell about six unspectacular quirks of mine
4. Tag six fellow bloggers by linking them
5. Leave a comment on each of the tagged blogger’s blogs letting them know they’ve been tagged
Without any further ado, here are six of my unspectacular quirks:
1. I can sleep almost anywhere. All I need is a power nap and I'm good to go again, for a while. I started the habit in Church History class in Seminary.
2. I like going to Church. I fine it uplifting, challenging, and rewarding. A taste of Heaven.
3. I like to sing, especially Southern Gospel, but I can't sing. So nobody wants to sit beside me in Church.
4. I am a slow reader... 20 pages an hour, 15 if it's heavy Theology. Maybe if I read more fiction...
5. I often wake up after five hours of sleep. That's usually when I'm the most creative. Maybe someday soon I'll finish my autobiography.
6. I collect toy tractors. I have over 50 of them. They hold memories of when I operated their full sized counterparts.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Off To Camp
Saturday, July 19, 2008
1 one's place of residence
2 the social unit formed by a family living together
3 familiar or usual setting : congenial environment; also : the focus of one's domestic attention:
"home is where the heart is."
4 a place of origin
I've been thinking about this word lately. According to definition 1, we have a former home in Sexsmith. We still possess it and could go back and spend the night there if we wanted to.
Then we have agreed to purchase another home but we can't live there until we take possession of it in a few days (exciting). It's been so long since we were in it I forget a lot of what it is like.
Our present home is here at Suzanne and Brian's. Although we are enjoying it, we know its only temporary.
Actually, this home fits definition 2 a lot better. This social unit consists of two grandparents, two parents, and three grand-children. It has been a precious couple of months under the same roof. But I'll still be glad when Colleen and I get our own house. We want it to be a second home for our kids and grandkids.
According to definition 3, Camrose is home. When we first moved back here, I had two men tell me: "Welcome home." It does feel like home and we often bump into people we know from when we lived here before, or folk from other areas too.
But we are about an hour or so away from where I grew up (definition 4). It's nice to be close to my roots too. We don't get back there a lot but we can whenever we want to.
But all of this has gotten me thinking about another home. The older I get the more precious it becomes because it is getting nearer. I'm in no rush to get there, but I am looking forward to my permanent home. My parents are there. People whom I helped direct there will be there. And many other family and friends will be there too. But best of all, Jesus will be there and it will last forever. "So shall we ever be with the Lord." Home!
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Thursday Night Football
Tuesday, July 01, 2008
How We Celebrated Canada Day
We also drove past our new home just to remind ourselves that, yes, we do have a home which we will be occupying soon.
At 10:30 p.m. Colleen was off work so we when and watched the fireworks, not far from our homes.
Thank you Lord for a wonderful family, an enjoyable 4 day weekend, and a nice home soon.