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They say “home is where the heart is” and I fully agree. So it is safe to say, I love my home. It is where my family has lived for the last nearly thirty one years.

It may not be the largest home on my street. Nor the one most updated. But it is home. It is where I settle in at night, can breathe a peaceful sigh, and feel the comfort of familiarity.

The day we moved in ”“ August 3, 1991 to be exact ”“ I walked the property line and let the feeling of ownership fill my heart. A little over a half acre and it was ours.

Every tree, every bush, and each plant on our parcel was now ours. Ours to tend to and grow and enjoy.

Every day is much the same routine for me ”“ pour my mug of coffee, head to the family room, look out at the morning sky, and let my eyes scan the yard. I take in as many nuances as possible as each morning is precious .

Same trees. Every season different. No morning quite the same. And there’s beauty to behold every single morning.

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.

”“ Marcel Proust, as quoted in the book Doing Life Differently, by Luci Swindoll

The changes of seasons speaks to me of God’s faithfulness. The daily beauty my eyes take in each day speaks to me of His reliability. I can depend on Him to show up each and every day of my life.

The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.” (Lamentations 3:22-23, NASB)

Our circumstances change from day to day, and so do our feelings. God will always be loving. He will always be faithful. He will always be our source of strength. He will always be our hope.

“Indeed” ”“ the word captures my thoughts. It is defined as “in fact; in reality; in truth; truly (used for emphasis” (from

The word has been placed there for emphasis, so we would be assured of its truth ”“ “The Lord’s lovingkindesses indeed never cease.”

The quote, as shared by Luci Swindoll, has been thought provoking. Changing our scenery will only fill us with a temporary contentment. The problem lies not with the scenery, but with our eyes.


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