Just One Day
For years we’ve always worked together to clean house early on Monday morning. Last Monday was no exception—but it seemed there was a host of “other things” to do and we wondered where to start.
Many things begin on Monday. It links the rest, fellowship and vision of Sunday to the everyday work of the weekdays. As always, prioritizing is important, but how to prioritize!? Following is a summary of what happened when we followed a certain verse in Exodus 20, one of the Ten Commandments–repeated by Jesus, and proven true in many households like ours every week. See if you can guess which one it was by the time you look through all the pictures–from just one day!
“Honour thy father and thy mother:
that thy days may be long
upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee”
Wow! Gathering maple syrup in February! Sap doesn’t start flowing here until the second week of March. In case you are wondering, we live in Quebec and had the privilege of meeting James here at our dairy farm situated in the Eastern Townships. The photos that James took from the top of the silo look very familiar! (the snow covered van also!smile)
It must have been a very exciting day for you all!
The Taylor Family
You all certainly had a busy day on Monday. Looks like you got six days worth of work into one.
Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work…
Another saying that popped to my mind when looking at the pictures is “Many hands make light work.” (Heywood) Oh and the picture of two gentlemen at the stove looking at a pot made me recall something my grandmother often said: “A watched pot will never boil.” 🙂
What great descriptions of that wonderful day, I’m so glad you recorded it! Praise the Lord James made it safely home. Looking forward to many great times with him!
What a full day! I didn’t realize so much was going on all at once!
It’s really a blessing knowing that my children are doing what they should be doing even when Don and I are away. I can’t believe how the Lord is blessing our sap gathering project this year. I was exciting to find out they had begun gathering the sap!
“Thou shalt honor thy father and thy mother” had a big influence on the activities of the day. It is the first command that comes with a promise: that your days will be long in the land He has given you. Not long in the sense of wearisome, but long in the sense of long-lasting: more accomplishment, a lasting impact, more satisfaction, less time wasted.
Way to go Staddon Brigade!
Keep letting the Lord establish you! A verse came to mind.
Psalms 90:17 “And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.”
Welcome home James!
We look forward to hearing how God continues to use you to bring honor and glory to His name!
I’m glad to hear James got home safely! It was wonderful having him up here in Québec! It does seem very early to be tapping trees, though. Last night it went down to -8°F, and tonight it’s going down to -2°F. We still have lots of snow! 🙂
Those Valentine’s Day cookies are impressive! My sister is wondering how you made them. The rose looks complicated! And are those cherries in the dough?
It truly is amazing all that goes on in just one day. Those who do the common things in life in an uncommon way will command the attention of the world!
After enjoying all those pictures, I almost felt like I spent the day with you guys! I was getting homesick by the end. It was so nice to feel like I was back in West Virginia for a bit! 🙂 Keep enjoying the wonderful relationships God has blessed us with!
Thanks for the post! It is encouraging to read about a good day of work – under authority! Looks like fun!