Happy Independence Day!

As we reflect on our nation’s independence, may we never take that freedom for granted. That freedom came at no little cost: many gave the ultimate, their own life’s blood. Soldiers are continuing to give their lives for our freedom. Just this past week, a soldier from Overland Park, Kansas, died in Afghanistan, and all Kansas flags were flown at half-mast yesterday in his honor.

Thinking about our physical freedom, reminds me of the One Who purchased my soul’s freedom with His own blood. Jesus Christ gave His life and paid the debt we never could, for those who will accept Him. The road is narrow; the path often difficult;  but the journey is sweet as we stay close to the Savior.

Today, there has been a great team of workers at Joseph’s house. The guys were able to get the sheetrock hung in the dining room and kitchen. This, in turn, sealed the attic, which thus allowed for the AC to be turned on: a welcome change in the 100 degree Kansas heat!

Happy Independence Day!


A new addition: windows in the dining room!

One happy guy!
Hanging sheetrock.
Anna, one incredible helper!
Jesse joins the “wearing-stilts” rank.

“Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:”
–1 Peter 1:18-19

11 thoughts on “Happy Independence Day!”

  1. The kitchen is looking pretty good already! Stay safe in the 100 degree weather.

  2. Well done team! It looks wonderful! love your sign off at the end Sarah! Very cute. Had me giggling.

  3. The house is really coming along. Maybe when it is finished your family could go into business as house flippers, and have a reality TV show! Is this the first house you’ve totally redone?

    Stay hydrated with water in this terribly hot weather.
    It’s really the 2nd house totally redone.

  4. Purpose is a wonderful thing! Your work is very good, gentleman and ladies. I am thoroughly enjoying the documentation of the process. Have a wonderful time!

  5. Thank you for the reminder of the price so many have paid for our freedom, and most of all what our Lord paid for us—truly mind-boggling to think how much He loves us. ~ I’m enjoying the house updates, and echo what someone said earlier about staying hydrated! Here in Georgia we’ve also had some very hot weather, which makes me extra-thankful to have AC. 🙂

  6. Nice to see those sheetrock lifters for hanging sheetrock on the ceiling. When I was a teenager we did it the hard way – two hands above your head. It was painful until they got a few nails in. In fact, I remember when there were no nail guns or cordless tools. Construction is almost fun these days with all the new toys.

  7. You are quite lucky your building code does not require you to run all that electrical through metal conduit pipe. A lot more work!
    Who knows what the future holds, but at present the NEC doesn’t require conduit for residences except only in some exposed areas. We were pleased to pass the electrical inspection this week.

  8. So exciting to see it all progressing! I love ‘watching’ your family work together as a team to accomplish a goal! What a testimony! 🙂

  9. So exciting! Will Elizabeth be choosing colors and furniture for her new home?
    It’s been very sweet to see them work together on all the decisions.

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