whew….finally back home

“There is a kind of magicness about going far away and then coming back all changed.”
Kate Douglas Wiggin


(flowers in the garden of Les Invalides / Paris, France / Julie Cook / 2018)

Oh, there is so much to share, so much to tell and so much gleaned…

And yet there is so much to unpack, so much to wash, so much to sort, so much to put away…
and yet running over to see the Mayor today will have to take precedence.

Sleep you ask?
Going on a good 36 hours without any…well, that makes for being a bit giddy or
perhaps more like sloppy and delusional…either way it will come.

I wrote so many posts in my head these past 18 days.
God revealed so much.
But it will take some time to put running thoughts to paper…or more like thoughts to keyboard.
And it will take a few days to sort it all out.

So forgive me but it will take some time in order to play catch up!

But for now…I wanted to share something I read yesterday offered by C.S. Lewis.
Thoughts I found to be rather quite profound.

But I know, I know….what doesn’t C.S. share that isn’t profound…???

Yet this particular passage spoke most pointedly to my heart in a most humbling way…

Please enjoy and be blessed as I was…and know that I will be trickling back
into this blogosphere family of ours…

“Imagine yourself as a living house.
God comes in to rebuild that house.
At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing.
He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on:
you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised.
But presently he starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and
does not seem to make sense.
What on earth is He up to?
The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of –
throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards.
You thought you were going to be made into a decent little cottage but He is building a palace.
He intends to come and live in it Himself.”

C. S. Lewis

10 comments on “whew….finally back home

  1. hatrack4 says:

    Welcome back. I know all about the 36 hour days. You will soon hit a wall and blissful sleep will come. Tell us more when you wake up. Glad you made it back safely.

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  3. atimetoshare.me says:

    Yay you’re home safe and sound. I missed you. Anxious to hear all about the trip. Have fun with the mayor. I’m sure she has a lot to tell you.

  4. Welcome back! Can’t wait to hear all about it. Get some rest. 🙂

  5. SLIMJIM says:

    Enjoy your recovery from your trip. In November I’ll be taking a 30 journey to a country to teach journey, I don’t look forward to the travel but look forward to being on the “ground” so I feel ya…

  6. oneta hayes says:

    Welcome Home, Julie. We are looking forward to the Mayoral Report. Meanwhile I say “Welcome home, Lord. Make my house fit for your residence.” Thanks for sharing Lewis; he always speaks wisdom in such fitting words. Nice to see you back in the neighborhood. 😀

  7. Welcome back! In some cases, He has to bulldoze everything and start over. Blessings.

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