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Saturday, September 22, 2012


Today I drove to work.  It is a new route coming from a different way.home.  Many mixed feelings today. Tears too.  I have driven the same way to work for 25 years and from the same house for 17 years.  As I look through the years I remember moving out of my childhood home to go to college.  Then I got married and moved into an apartment.  We went from a one bedroom apartment to a two bedroom apartment and eventually a another two bedroom apartment with three kids.  God blessed us with a home and eventually the money and skill to make that house into the home  we sold yesterday.  Now we are back to a basement.  The basement is spacious and our friends are sharing their beautiful home with us, making us feel very welcomed. But it still seems weird. Our permanent address right now is a PO box. Eventually we will move to Papua New Guinea and have another home.  God works in mysterious ways. His plans are higher than mine. I know I can always trust that He will take care of me.  I want to be where He wants me to be.

The LORD says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. 
 I will advise you and watch over you. 
Psalms 32:7-9

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Less than 2 weeks

Less than 2 weeks and we will be out of our home for the last 17 years.   There are many things I will miss.  Some of the things that seem silly….my home phone number, my address, using my washer and dryer.   

So we are trying to pack.  What do we take with?  What do we sell?  What do we save?  Those are the questions that go through our mind.  
Empty China Cabinet Saving china for daughters

Photo: Before we cleaned and packed Elijah's room.
What/How does a 16 year old pack?

I have always prayed "Lord don't give me too much(physical belongings) that I can't give it up to follow your calling."  Lord help me now to do what you have called us to do. Hoping you are doing the same thing..."what God has called you to do"