Friday, August 29, 2014

What I learned this summer, hopefully.

Prompted by Lori Harris over at I'm going to give you a few things that I THINK I've learned.  Sometimes the lessons don't take and I have to learn them all over again :-)

1.  You CAN find a kindred spirit right here in blog-a-sphere.

2.  A summer with low humidity is so much easier to tolerate than the opposite.  I know this because normally southeastern Nebraska is humid, though we seldom say you can cut it with a knife.  This summer was so much drier in the air that I could handle even the 90's without complaint.  (Right now the humidity is heavy and my lungs seem to struggle to get oxygen out the the wetness.)

3.  God's precious Word is alive.  True, I already knew this, but it has been so very alive again this summer.

4.  A "God bless you" from the other room from the lips of a near 2 year old is so very precious after a sneeze.

5.  I do not like clutter.  My daughters may scoff at that because I seem to always have clutter.  And its EVERY where!  But it's getting on my nerves lately.  Too much stuff or too little house?  The first I'm sure.

6.  Being artistic requires a certain amount of clutter.  I know, I don't like it, but I find that my artsy Ggirl, aka photographer, works best when she can lay out a few supplies and really get down and dirty with her art.  (See the T-shirt she made above.)

7.  When the word gets out that you are a prayer warrior, satan tries to rob you of your time.  It took me awhile to accept that one of my spiritual gifts is prayer.  Its so not me!  In my "closet" with no one around, alone, oh, except for God.  But now that I love being one, communing with God alone, just He and I, I get a little covetous of my prayer time.  (Where do my mornings go?)

8.  God cares for the girls being sold, often by their parents, into a life of sex slavery.  I praise Him for rescuing over 6,000 girls through the work of Tiny Hands International.  (Check us out at )

9.  For me, memorizing a psalm is harder than the whole book of Philippians was!

Psalm 139:1-2
for the choir master, a psalm of David
Thou hast searched me and known me.
Thou dost know when I sit down and when I rise up;
Thou dost understand my thought from afar.

I love that last line.  It fits in so well with my prayer life.

So much for the what I learned this summer.  It was not too busy here in Huskerville.  Just the right mixture of sun, water, family and church.  And the weather was AW-some!

How was your summer?


  1. I love you Peggy. You are a treasure to behold.
    And I love your list. Aren't you glad you joined in???

  2. Yikes, not sure I'm supposed to answer you here. Third times a charm, right? I AM so glad you inspire my writing. Never change how and what you write about! I read the interview and while it was long (rubbing neck), it truly gave me some background info about you and your family. I do believe we could be kindred spirits. Another book series I love--Ann of Green Gables! Have fun next week.

  3. Lori, that comment did not convey what was going on. I had tried, written and pushed buttons, 3 times to make a comment to you. That's what the Yikes! and not being sure if I was SUPPOSED to answer you. lol