Thank you for all of the sweet emails and such checking on me up here in my little ol’ tree :-)
You see, there are exciting things going on around here!
I am so excited to share all of the wonderful things we have been blessed to take part in! All because God is so great to use broken people like us– we have been able to put legs on a few of our long time dreams for our little community.
We have joined with friends to begin a garden for our community. Ground has been broken, manure hauled in and fall planting has begun. See that big space wayyyyyy back there? That is one garden:
We spent the sweetness of last Monday chopping and delivering salsa to the community.
My sweet man and oldest daughter were gone last week to church camp.
I was rockin’ it with the littles.
We’ve been playing sweet tunes and diving into God’s word right here in our living room.
We’ve been getting down and dirty with the sweet people in our community- all different sorts of folks.
When crazy Ideas come, we quickly write them down.
We prayed for our house to sell in 30 days, if the Lord wanted us to pursue this crazy big historical home in our little ol’ town– for use of filling it with people. Cooking food, loving and serving; being Jesus together in this big ol’ home. Filling it with hurting people, helping people, and all sorts of walks of life.
and it totally did sell in 24 days.
which is totally unheard of in our little town, population 50. ;)
After crying for about two days, because we will miss our little homestead here, we started to rejoice.
Matthew 25: 35-36 ‘For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me…’
To live the words of Jesus is the definition of pure joy friends.
Yup, I’m pretty much a kid in a candy store at this point.
Annnndddd half way scared to death at the same time.
Oh, that he would save a wretch like me,