What a JOY our little fellowship of believers is 🙂 . I took some pictures last week (and one picture is from the week before), and I thought we’d share them with ya’ll.
Sarah for the family
“Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness” (Psalms 107:7-9).
Our family took Tuesday to drive up to Omaha to visit Gram, Daddy’s mom, who lives in an assisted living facility. We planned to play/sing for the people there right after lunch. We were happy to take Uriah out, after being home for a few weeks 🙂 .
Right after lunch, Dad suggested some of the family get their instruments out and start playing them, and maybe the elderly would stay around. So, the children set to work, tuning up and preparing.
What a joy it is to bring joy 🙂 . Truly, our hearts were blessed. It’s only three hours to Omaha, so we made the trip just a day trip, and we were back to normal things again on Wednesday.
Sarah for the rest
“Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world” (James 1:27).
All the information concerning black and stainless steel appliances was very helpful, and we are grateful that you would share your experience with us. Based on what we have read and our personal preference for stainless steel, we are planning to shop for stainless steel appliances on Monday. We will look into the “clean steel,” but we already know that the range we are getting (a GE with two ovens in it) only comes in the regular stainless steel.
When I read through your experiences, I was feeling like it was a toss up–some preferred black and some stainless steel. I went over to spend some time with Abigail on Wednesday, and Melanie told me she thought from the blog posts that we would pick stainless steel. I asked her why that was. She said, “Well, there were many people who had stainless steel and love their appliances but no one that loved their black ones.” I thought that was very insightful reading. Then she asked, “What color do you and Dad prefer?” My response was, “Stainless steel.”
From reading your blog posts and you telling me how you clean your stainless steel appliances, I think I am prepared to take care of the stainless steel when we get moved in and begin using them–assuming the Lord does’t change our hearts between now and our purchase.
“Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established” (Proverbs 15:22).
We could use some input from the experience of those of you who read our blog. On Monday, Steve and I will be shopping for our appliances. We are choosing between stainless steel and black. Either would look good in our kitchen. We would go with stainless steel except for everyone saying that they are hard to keep clean, and they would never want them with a large family.
For those who have stainless steel, what do you think of them? How do they look on a daily basis? How often do you clean them and with what?
What about those same questions for those with black appliances?
Has anyone had both colors and had a basis of comparison between the two?
As we prayerfully make this decision, we could be grateful for whatever we could glean from your personal experience with black and stainless steel appliances.