Sunday, April 20, 2008

How to Have a Perfect Week-end

*Order sunshine and blue skies

*Get your cleaning done early

*Bring out the polka-dot dishes and dine al fresco

*Go on a long walk. Enjoy the signs of spring.

*Play the piano; Michael W. Smith's Freedom is a nice place to start.

*Better yet, play the piano with a partner. My daughter Melody and I collaborated on a number of energetic pieces for 4 hands: My Bold Argentina, Power Play, Big River Barn Dance. Great fun!!

*Read your book outside in the sunshine. My current read is I Am a Pencil: A teacher, his kids, and their world of stories. What is yours?

*Save a good DVD for after dark. My husband and I became engrossed in Against All Odds~~ the story of Israel's independence and the 6 day war.

*Participate in a Jewish Seder. It was a delight to be a part of a Christianized version of a seder, complete with roast leg of lamb, curried rice with artichokes, tzimmes, home-grown horseradish, matzoh, and charoset. The celebration was enhanced by our Davidic Dance students, a group of young people who have learned the dances at our homeschool cooperative. Their joyful, expressive praise left smiles all around.

*Close the week-end with a Puritan prayer from Valley of Vision. Here is one of my favorite excerpts:
"O Lord, I am astonished at the difference between my receivings and my deservings...."

*Anticipate new mercies on Monday!

1 comment:

Kathryn said...

Mine is, To train up a child by Michael and Debbie Pearl. It was given to me by a friend at church. He has some interesting insights so far.