For Rent

  • Single room.
  • Previous tenants did not leave it clean.
  • Nice view.
  • Great shade.
  • Good neighborhood.
  • Quiet surroundings.
  • Can homeschool.

“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and
not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” –Isaiah 40:31

Joshua’s First Sunday At Church

Little Joshua, after not being out in public for six weeks, made his debut at church. It was exciting for everyone to see him, and the elderly were delighted. Joshua was prayed for many a Sunday in our prayer time, so he was an answer to prayer!

Joshua slept through the service.

Our fellowship is a wonderful mixture of young and old. Maybe I should do a real “how our Sunday service runs and meet those who attend” blog post soon.

“Rejoice in the Lord, ye righteous; and give thanks
at the remembrance of his holiness.”
–Psalms 97:12

Step-by-Step Progress on Joseph’s House

As the days fly by, progress is being made on the house. The girls volunteered to tackle Joseph’s cabinets. The cabinets were sanded and now they are being painted: a total of three coats, one primer and two final.

You have to understand Saturday was not a cool day. But, I didn’t hear one single word of complaint from my incredible sisters. Way to go, girls!

Joseph designed a great way to hang the cabinet doors so the paint could dry.

Jesse caulked the doors.

The guys replaced windows.

The house is really taking shape!

In order to be able to access behind the shower during installation in the master bath, Joseph had to cut a hole in the kitchen wall so he could work there.

Hello! 🙂

Dad continues painting.

John drove his truck into the back yard, so Jesse could unload tile there.

Joseph working on replacing the shower faucet in the master bath.

The girls worked all day on the cabinets Saturday, finishing up the primer coat and applying the first real coat. It seemed there were no “new” pictures to take: they were often in the same position, doing the same thing! When the guys came in for dinner, the word they used to describe the cabinets was: “BEAUTIFUL!”

Christopher was a true blessing. If you know Christopher, you know how incredible he is to pitch in and do whatever needs to be done, adding his spark of life to it.

Jesse mixing thinset which goes under the Hardiebacker.

This one you might have to look at for a little while to figure it out. The shot was taken by putting the camera in the “trap door” hole and looking up. Joseph had crawled back in and was helping the shower to clear the faucet as it was lowered into its final position.

Very exciting to see the shower in place and the Hardiebacker on the floor ready to tile.

Dining room ready for tile!

“Behold, how good and how pleasant
it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!”

–Psalms 133:1

“For Of Such Is the Kingdom of Heaven”

“Then were there brought unto him little children,”

“that he should put his hands on them, and pray:”

“and the disciples rebuked them.”

“But Jesus said, Suffer little children,
and forbid them not, to come unto me:”

 “for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”
Matthew 19:13-14

“Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God”

“as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.”
Luke 18:17

Christopher took a number of photos in the beginning of this post, along with a few more near the end. His skill for photography is incredible.


“The Sparrow Hath Found an House”

 “How amiable are thy tabernacles, O LORD of hosts! My soul
longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD: my heart and
my flesh crieth out for the living God.”


“Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O LORD of hosts, my King, and my God.”

–Psalms 84:1-3 

“That Ye May Have Lack of Nothing”

The Lord’s ways are amazing, wonderful, and unimaginable–His mercies are new every morning. What are we praising the Lord specifically for? Joseph was offered appliances! They were gifted to him by a friend (thank you so much, Mr. B!), who had been given them by a lady who was moving.

Joseph is the grateful recipient of a fridge/freezer, a washer and dryer, a full-size bed with a beautiful mirror headboard, a dresser, and an upright freezer (soon to be coming). We are thrilled!

May we each take a moment to ponder and thank the Lord for the blessings He has given us. It could be as simple as the ability to wake up this morning, the opportunity to read God’s Word, food to sustain our bodies, or a home to live in.


Here are some work pictures.

Already, with the coat of primer, the house has taken on a totally new look.

Dad sprayed two coats of primer and then two coats of white ceiling paint.

He wears a mask to protect against fumes while spraying.

New windows! They will definitely change things.

And doors.

The only attachment we had! Oh well. Not real efficient but thankful for it.

Anna and Joseph are sanding cabinets.

Mary scraped knock-down splatters from the floor.

Mom was a great helper!

A view from out back.

“And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you; That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.”
– 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12