Saturday, September 17, 2011

Someday...

...I'll have time to blog more often.
Until then, I'm sitting for hours 4 days/week doing school with 6 of my children.

Someday, my photography business will take off.
Until then, I'm spending Fridays going from field trip, to appointments, to lessons....

Someday, I'll have time to decorate my house.
Until then, I'll be catching up on laundry for this active household of nine.

Someday, I might have beautiful flower gardens instead of gardens of weeds.
Until then, I'll be planning and making meals to feed my family.

Someday, I might have clean floors everyday of the week.
Until then, I'll be raising the young ones God has given me that dirty those floors (& occasionally pay someone to come and clean them *gasp*).

Someday, I might be popular and may not be totally out of the loop.
Until then, I'll be talking with my kids and trying to guide them in their decisions and actions.

Someday, I might be able to take fun trips or go take a college course.
Until then, I'll be planning homeschool co-ops and classes for my children and their friends.

Someday, I may learn what is really important and not wish for the things I cannot do.
Maybe that day is just around the corner...

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Peace, Perfect Peace

The children and I have been going through the book Then Sings My Soul - Book 2 by Robert Morgan this year during our morning devotions.  Included are over 150 hymns and the history behind them.  Often, we'll come across a hymn we've never heard, but still read the words, though we can't sing the music.  Today, a little hymn blessed my heart and I just had to share it:

Peace, Perfect Peace

Peace, perfect peace, in this dark world of sin?
The blood of Jesus whispers peace within.

Peace, perfect peace, by thronging duties pressed?
To do the will of Jesus: this is rest.

Peace, perfect peace, with sorrows surging round?
On Jesus' bosom naught but calm is found.

Peace, perfect peace, with loved ones far away?
In Jesus' keeping we are safe, and they.

Peace, perfect peace, our future all unknown?
Jesus we know, and He is on the throne.

Words: Edward H. Bickersteth     Music: Orlando Gibbons
circa 1875

May you all have perfect peace in Jesus!