Something to Think About…The Gathering Place

Where does your family gather?  Your friends?  What can we do to make our homes the gathering place?  I’ve been thinking about this.  We don’t have a lot of “latest greatest” type toys or equipment at our house.  We do however have games, a basketball and goal, a baseball and bat, a trampoline, and lots of books.  Our kids like to go to play at others’ houses because usually they have more toys.  I’m thinking about what could draw the kids to our house. 

We do like to invite families over for a meal; then, the adults talk and the kids play together.  I think I need to plan these get togethers a little more often. 

Last night, my husband took me out for an early dinner and shopping.  When we returned, my sweet family gave me a surprise birthday party in our back yard.  It was just cake and icecream, lawn chairs, a few toys, a trampoline, 4 couples (including us), my brother-in-law and mother-in-love, and 18 kids.  We had a blast.   It didn’t take much to have a great time.  Now, it did take some yard clean up and prep; but, that needed to be done anyway. 

My point is that it wasn’t anything fancy, just friends and family having a good time together.  My husband is having the guys at our little church over for a cook out on Friday evening.  It promises to be another beautiful fun evening.

I need to let go of some of my perfectionism.  It’s really our friends that we’re interested in.  Most of us don’t required fancy stuff to have a great time.  Let’s just follow President Teddy Roosevelt’s advice,

“Do what you can

with what you have

where you are!”

Talk to your honey; and, invite someone over this week!


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Something to Think About…One Liners

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Just a few one liner quotes to think about…. 

“Rules without relationship lead to rebellion.”

~ Josh McDowell

“May you live all the days of your life.”

~Jonathan Swift

“Whoever is happy will make others happy, too.”

~Anne Frank

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.”

~Will Rogers

“I know not why but home is dearest.”

~Cicero 106-43 B.C.

“One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is always making exciting discoveries.”

~a. a. Milne,

Author of Winnie the Pooh

“Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you’re a thousand miles from a corn field.”

~Dwight Eisenhower

“Wear the old coat,

buy the new book.”


“And the LORD, He is it that doth go before thee; He will be with thee, He will not fail thee neither forsake thee:  fear not, neither be dismayed.”  Deuteronomy 31:8

Have a blessed day filled with the love of Jesus and faith and hope in God the Father.


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