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Dreaming of Summer!
“I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living!
Wait for the Lord;
be strong, and let your heart take courage;
wait for the Lord!” Psalm 27:13-14
”...the suppliant has no more to go on than the assurance that God is worth waiting for. But that is enough.” Derek Kidner
My favorite preacher recently spoke at Solid Rock Church from Luke 18 (the very familiar passage of the Pharisee and tax collector). Like me, you might be well acquainted with this Bible story, yet surprised to discover who you most resemble in this story. We are all standing in line: either after the tax collector or behind the Pharisee. There is no third line. So, listen and learn which man you most resemble, which line you are standing in.
Janelle has been busy over the last few months working on new prints and a new display option for 52home@home.
Today we are excited to introduce photo blocks which are now available for every square print both old and new
Each photo block is handcrafted from reclaimed fine straight grain cedar and cabinet grade plywood. The photo is then adhered to the block using a photo-safe acid free adhesive. They won’t warp, stretch, or tear. They are surprisingly lightweight and can be hung directly on the wall or free stand. The blocks are 1 inch deep with white primed and painted sides and come in a variety of sizes.
There are also some gorgeous new prints to choose from, ideal as gifts for others or for your own home. Go check it out.
Did you know that this month marks two years of 52home? That means that you’ve been watching my daily life for quite a while now. And now I would like to see your daily life! So I came up with an idea that has me pretty excited. I’m calling it “52home at your home”. For all you picture people out there, I want to see what life is like at your house. Ants, cereal for dinner, holes in your socks—whatever life looks like for you. You don’t have to have a camera that weighs half a ton; point and shoots or phones are welcome. This is not about skilled photography (although don’t hold back if you’ve got the goods!); it’s about extraordinarily ordinary daily life, and we all have that!
So, get busy shooting! Can’t wait to get a peek into your homes.
This week’s Friday Funny comes courtesy of my wonderful husband:
So every night for the last three weeks, from the very first night we got Jude and Sophie from the transition home, I’ve tucked them into bed with a very affection bed time saying:
This is Amharic for “night, night!”
Or so I thought.
Tonight, we ate at our local Ethiopian restaurant. The owner took a liking to us and wrote down some useful Amharic phrases, including a phrase meaning “time to sleep.”
I mentioned my nightly ritual: “mah-TAH, mah-TAH!” Her eyebrows went up. My heart sank.
“I think you mean MAH-tah, MAH-tah. That’s how you say night, night.”
So what does mah-TAH, mah-TAH mean?
Turns out, in my zeal for cultural sensitivity, what I’ve actually been saying is:
This could explain at least some of the bedtime grumpiness.
A text from my husband the other day: “The providence of God is like Hebrew words—it can be read only backwards.” ~John Flavel
Ever ask this question about a difficult trial? How often do you assume that it will all end badly? Listen to this little sermonette by James Smith to hear how Scripture says every trial and difficulty will end for the Christian. Thanks to my good friend Lucy for sending this my way. I pray it will encourage your soul as it has mine.