It seems there's always something that needs to be done on this piece of land the Lord has blessed us with. Since the Papa works hard all week fixing other people's electrical problems, Saturdays are typically work days around our place. Whether it's a simple indoor chore like hanging a shelf, painting a wall, or even organizing the pantry or big projects outside like working on our deck, cleaning the hen house, or stacking firewood, we find great enjoyment in working together as a family.
One thing we're learning is that taking dominion is a never ending task. The days and weeks and seasons come and go, and with them comes the glorious rhythm of a life lived together as a family. Beds to make, laundry to gather, floors to sweep, dishes to wash, gardens to plant, weed, and harvest, lawns to mow, wood to chop and stack (and burn!). Finding joy and contentment in the repetitive nature of all these tasks provides us with a deep sense of satisfaction in our labor and helps develop hearts overflowing with gratitude.
A wheelbarrow full of kindling and cord wood stacked ready for warming our home are indeed things for which to be thankful.
Children who enthusiastically embrace the life and work and dreams of their father and mother are a great blessing.
For what are you thankful today?
However many blessings we expect from God, His infinite liberality will always exceed all our wishes and our thoughts. ~John Calvin
Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. ~I Thessalonians 5:16-18
Join me for Gratituesday at Heavenly Homemakers. :)
Also proudly sharing with the Homestead Barn Hop, Far Above Rubies, Living Well Wednesday, and Raising Homemakers