Back to Normal?

Our hearts are full of gratitude to the Lord as we spend each day in the house. Truly, the ministry has room like we’ve never had before 🙂 . No more tripping over boxes in the hallway and side-stepping more boxes to get around the corner.

We’ve been doing odds and ends and living “normal” life again. Yet, is any Christian’s life normal? Each day is a gift from the Lord, and one in which we have opportunities to share Jesus with others and see His working in our lives.

Dad is working on scheduling stops for the Fall trip, and it’s possible we may be doing a West Coast trip and then an East Coast trip. If you’re interested in coordinating a stop on those trips, please e-mail us.

In the process of continuing to settle in, Joseph unloaded and organized Dads shop! The cabinets you see in the background are actually from an old kitchen we tore out years ago. They make great shop cabinets!
In the process of continuing to settle in, Joseph unloaded and organized Dad's shop! The cabinets you see in the background are actually from an old kitchen we tore out years ago. They make great shop cabinets!
Last week, Dad hung blinds!
Last week, Dad hung blinds!
Christopher helped with wiring things in the basement. Nathan and Joseph have spent many hours working on a phone system for the ministry, which will be a real blessing!
Christopher helped with wiring things in the basement. Nathan and Joseph have spent many hours working on a phone system for the ministry, which will be a real blessing!
Melanie continues to be a blessing. Last week, for several days, she helped me organize the ministry things in the basement. We made wonderful progress!
 Last week, for several days, Melanie helped me organize the ministry things in the basement. We made wonderful progress!
Yesterday afternoon, a log splitter was rented. Dad and the boys set to work splitting an enormous pile of wood. This wood came from trees we had to take down that were either diseased or in the way of the building process.
Yesterday afternoon, a log splitter was rented. Dad and the boys set to work splitting an enormous pile of wood. The wood came from trees we had to take down that were either diseased or in the way of the building process.
Jesse was a hard worker.
Jesse
John
John
Joseph
Joseph
Anna helped this afternoon, and one of the boys said she had the neatest stack of wood :-) .
Anna helped this afternoon, and one of the boys said she had the neatest stack of wood 🙂 .
Honey was happy to be outside, and she grabbed sticks whenever she could.
Honey was happy to be outside, and she grabbed sticks whenever she could.

Only for Jesus,
Sarah

“But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing.” (2 Thessalonians 3:13).

3 thoughts on “Back to Normal?”

  1. This has been so much fun watching you all construct this house over the past few years and finally moving in. It must be so much fun for you (although probably a little wistful since you were in the other house so long!). At least you know who will be living there and haven’t sold to strangers!

    I can’t wait to see photos of the new kitchen in full use (we women, we like those kitchen photos!). And since Christopher bought the old house, is he living there alone now, or will he renovate to his liking before he moves back in?

    Keep posting those photos. For those of us following your blog for several years, we can’t get enough!

    Blessings!
    Karen
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    No Christopher is living with us in the new house. He has a bed in both houses and will occasionally sleep at the old house. He really likes the way the old house is and so I’m not aware of any changes due to preference. However, one thing that needs to be done which is quite messy and that is regrouting the tile in the hall, kitchen and dining room. The grout has degenerated and it needs to be regrouted. (The contractor that installed it, used too much water when washing up the grout.) So first all the old grout is ground out and then new grout installed. It will be a big mess and needed to wait until the house was empty. I suspect he will be working on that, a few minutes here and there, for quite a while.

    In Christ Jesus,
    Steve

  2. Just so thankful for your ministry! I absolutley love your blog and check it often. Thank you so much for being an example of a great Christian family. Congrats on your house.

  3. Just wanted to let you all know how encouraged I am by your blog and your family’s ministry. As a new blog reader, I’ve been reading old entries and am especially touched by your work with the homeless shelter. My dad was homeless and since he passed away almost two years ago, our family has been active in ministering to the homeless population in our area. It’s been a remarkable journey to get to know who they really are- especially since so many were friends with my dad. My favorite story was how two of the homeless men hid Bibles underneath park benches for other men to find when they came to sleep on the bench. They truly are a forgotten people and in need of Christ’s love and forgiveness. To families like mine, ministries like yours mean so much. Thank you.

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