An Open Letter to Those Living in Uncertain Times

(A modern day paraphrase of Jeremiah 29) Dear children, living in uncertain times, this is what the Father God, the One who created the universe and put the world into motion, the one who wove you together in your mother’s whom has to say to you. I know the world looks like a trifling mess. There are uprisings and terror …

New Light Fixtures and the God Who Sees

Our first year of marriage, like so many newly weds we were poor. I mean really poor, like we only could claim $8,000 worth of income on our first year’s taxes. Obviously, we experienced God’s supernatural provision day after day. And as stressful as it was at times, it also was foundational in our first years to know beyond a …

A View of the Kitchen and Dining Area

We’ve been in our new house about a month now and it is quickly becoming home.  I’m still working on little things, and there are larger projects that await, but we are very pleased with the rate and progress we’ve made in settling in. In this post, I shared the photos of our new living room.  I absolutely love it!  And …

Our New Living Room

Let me take this opportunity to give a great big welcome to our new home!  I would say we are 85% settled.  Things still need to be hung on the wall, some light fixtures need to be replaced, a few more boxes and organization need to take place, and we are still waiting on the cabinet doors to our kitchen …

When Perfectionism Proves the Process Isn’t Over

Something happened the moment Adam and Eve were kicked out of the Garden of Eden. There was a longing to return to perfection, the place of perfect union with the Creator God, a place where there was no pain, no toil, just rest, peace, and perfection. Once one had tasted and seen, how could they long for anything less? We …

Vintage Sewing Cabinet Turned Nightstand

Well, we have survived the marathon move and are settling in.  It was a crazy move, as we were literally trading houses with our renter.  The house we moved into had been converted to a duplex the last four years as a rental. It had been my in-laws for 21 years, and before that my husband’s great-grandfather’s.  The downstairs renter moved out …

Original Hem Tutorial

Hello everyone!  I am quickly using up my stash of posts in my blog queue as we continue to renovate, pack, and get ready to move and turn our house into a rental in the span of the next week to three weeks.  It will actually be a very unconventional move as we are actually trading places with our tenant …

The Reward of Simple Obedience

On the eve of Mother’s Day three years ago, my gift came, bundled up in the hearts of three darling little boys. My husband had been out of state for an entire week at some business meetings on the East Coast, and then attending my brother’s law school graduation.  I was tired, pregnant with our fourth son, and the stress on my …

Glider Rocker Makeover

Well, we are approaching the final countdown in our last weeks in our current home.  With the excitement of the move, and more space, we also have the stress of so much to do!  I have continued packing and sorting, the new décor in our house has become giant cardboard blocks and bare naked walls.  All I can say is I’m grateful it’s …

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