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Monday, February 16, 2009

Resting in an answer

I have found that it is very easy to ask God for something in prayer. I mean, really, there's nothing to it! "God, I'd really like to have this farm. I think it would be good for our family and would help us to not be so distracted from you." So then I would typically just sit and wait for God to deliver. I mean, I DID ask, right? So naturally His answer should be YES!

This time, with so much on the line (having two mortgages, needing to sell a house in a horrible market, having children with such strong roots that Ben has even given up his dream of being a fireman so he can live in Momma and Daddy's house "all of my life")- I threw in a security clause... "But God, if this is absolutely NOT a good idea, and NOT from You, don't just shut doors. Make it IMPOSSIBLE for us to get the farm, even if there were little ways that we could find to weasel around your will".

So this past Friday we were told that there are 3 offers on the farm and we had to come up with our "highest and best" offer to give the sellers. After much crunching of numbers and anguish- we put in a ridiculously crazy low offer. I am sitting here waiting to hear from the agent that we didn't get it. I'm fully expecting to be turned down. It was a beautiful little place that I truly could see us so happy at, but I am so incredibly thankful that God answers prayer. There's such a peace that comes from trusting Him. I know that He can see so much more than I can, so I'm just gonna rest in Him....and start shopping for a much needed new sofa!

Friday, February 6, 2009

The Farm

Andy and I have been dreaming of one day living on a little farm. I even remember telling one of my friends in high school that one day I wanted to live on a quiet little farm with a few animals, the kids running and playing, and the doors wide open. Well, it looks like the Lord is openning the doors to make it possible for us. We have found a farm. It needs some work and TLC, but she's a beauty and I think we are both in love with her. If you think of us, would you say a prayer for us...for wisdom, direction, finances, and someone to buy our home here in Crestwood? Here's some pics....

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Is it February already????

Wow! That month flew by! We had a lot going on, but things are finally beginning to settle a bit. We got our truck back and it is working very nicely. I think we have just about decided to sell it. Why, you may ask??????

The farm. It's the major topic of discussion around here. We found a farm. We are in love with it, though it needs quite a bit of TLC. We are ready to get out of the city, and we pray this is the answer to our prayers for a quiet place in the country! NO more planes, trains, and automobiles! Open doors in the spring and fall, 2 bathrooms, and a full acre for whatever we want in the middle of someone else's HUGE farm! ALso, it backs up to a state park! (Tannehill) Can it get much better??? OH, it's really cheap!!!!! Please pray for us to be wise in this and not be blinded by how wonderful it all seems. We know that God divinely provided us with this house, and we certainly want to be where He would have us!

Abby and Ben are great! Abby turned 7 on the 22nd and Ben is outgrowing all of his clothes! Abby's really improving in her reading, which is a huge answer to prayers. Ben LOVES school and gets mad at me if I end our schoolday before he is ready! They are both just as precious as ever! (I say as they run through the house chasing each other and screaming!-That's it, no more brownies for lunchtime dessert!)

I hope you are all well and blessed! Drop me a line sometime!