Saturday, September 08, 2012

Transitions, Beaches and Heirlooms

Michael went into the office for a few hours. 

We gave our fish and tank and stuff away...passed it another home school family who will enjoy studying marine life as we did. This was a good time to do it as we knew we'd have to do it before we moved. This allowed us to take our second table is now up in the boys' room. 

This is the first time in over 10 years that we've had a SINGLE table. We've still not managed to eat a family meal with all of us home since Saturday so I can't report on the success of the transition. LOL 

When Michael came home he was ready to go to the beach...but I didn't think I'd have time for that and to get ready and arrive early to help set up for the PWOC Kick off. Michael took the kids to the ocean.  Michael reports there were only five families at the beach on this warm Saturday. I guess the summer is nearing an end.....

We were happy for a sunny day to try out the new gear

Mackenzie came with us - the girls entertained themselves with thoughts of jaws and such. 

What could she be doing? 

Quite the fortress and we'll see how long it lasts

Meanwhile, I went to the PWOC Kick Off ~ Heirlooms. Everyone brought an "heirloom" dish to share. Kim's Grandmother's sweet potato dessert is a new favorite of mine. 

Shannon spoke about Passing a legacy of belief on to the next generation. She talked about Remembering and Recounting....and it was very good. It tied in with PWOC's theme this year "Generation to Generation."   Shannon shared several Scriptures showing how God calls us to remember; two are Deut 5:15 and Joshua 4.  Ps. 136 showed a "timeline." She challenged us  to take some time right then and there and create our own timeline of faith to share. She talked about journaling and how that works for her. We each received a journal for the exercise.  I realized anew I need to make the blog (and my 5 journals) a priority. LOL 

I found it funny that I read this verse after getting home....."This will be written for the generation to come, that a people yet to be created may praise the Lord." Ps 102:18.

I enjoyed helping the new team set up and clean up...and I enjoyed being a participant and not having the weight of a zillion details on my mind. It was good to sit and participate. I'm loving this year.

Choosing Joy!
©2012 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...