A Peek From my Porch

A Peek into my life this past week
Last week was a whirlwind of activity!  With Easter on the weekend, wedding preparations in full swing, a dress fitting to attend, and moving day for Alli and Andrew, there was much to do.  One thing I’ve learned is that when I have a ton to do, the most important thing I can do is get up early and spend quality time with the Lord.  Not only does He give me wisdom for how to accomplish all that’s before me, He also gives me the right heart and attitude with which to do it.  So, when the Lord wakes me even before my alarm goes off, I know it’s necessary to rise and spend time with Him before the day ever gets started.  My flesh screams, “No!”  My heart says, “Yes.”  I’ve yet to regret that early morning time with my Savior!
Friday night was the fun of Whitney and me going with Alli for her final wedding dress fitting.  How special that we could both be there with her when she tried it on. It was perfect and she was glowing!
Waiting to see the dress!
No, that’s not her dress in the background!

 Alli and Andrew got possession of their apartment and got a good many boxes and pieces of furniture moved in.  We got to help get her kitchen unpacked.  One of my favorite verses is Proverbs 15:16 – Better is little with the fear of the Lord than great riches and trouble therewith.  Stuff doesn’t make for a happy home or marriage – it’s just a tool to help you serve the Lord together.  I pray they’ll have many opportunities to use their lovely place to disciple people and bring them to Christ!

I love all the Fiesta Ware colors!

 Easter Sunday afternoon was a perfect day!  After dinner we headed outside.  The activities started with an Egg hunt in our backyard for the neighbor kids.

Hunting for eggs hidden in the grasses
Big kids like to play too!
A little corn hole competition!
Then a lesson in crochet strategies… 
“Now, you can either hit my ball out into no man’s land, or
you can get two hits.”
 The old folks beat the young folks in Corn hole later in the day!  Well, it was mostly my husband’s great arm, but we were a team, so I guess I can take a little credit!

 Supper of grilled hot dogs, potato salad and Angel food cake 
with strawberries was a great ending to a fun afternoon!

Easter ended with time in the Word as a family, led by my husband.  How precious to spend the day thinking on the Lord and ending it together in prayer.  We have a great God and a risen Savior.

All these joys we enjoyed last week are from His hand.  We are blessed, so very blessed!

Tell me, how’s your week been?

With love from my country porch,

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