It’s ours!

Last weekend I finally announced that Mark and I were in the process of buying a house.  We just had some finances to come up with before it would be ours.  I had saved $3200 toward the closing costs, but they amounted to $5600.  My older sister, Sherill, gave me $1400, but I still needed another $1000. Continue reading

Almost home!

Last fall, I wrote about how God opened the treasure houses of heaven and showered Mark and me with more blessings than we could have ever imagined.  Money was coming from multiple sources in unexpected ways.  But it wasn’t just monetary blessing.  I’ve been waiting for months to write about what God is doing for us… Continue reading

Doesn’t anyone want to WORK any more?

Williams-Sonoma has been hiring for several weeks now and everyone they interview wants to work on the sales floor rather than in the stock room, even though we in stock earn $1 more per hour than the sales associates do.  Last week they thought they had a couple more people hired to work in stock, but the people never showed up and didn’t even call. Continue reading

The removal of God’s glory

I was reading Ezekiel 8-10 this morning in my devotions.  God took Ezekiel, in a vision, to all the places in and around the temple where the elders and the people were worshiping false gods and idols, thinking that God wouldn’t see them.  He knew all their hiding places.  In the vision, Ezekiel watched as God slowly got up from the mercy seat of the Ark of the Covenant and removed his glory from the temple. Continue reading

Pictures from our election trip

So we all woke up to a new day today.  Some of you woke up feeling happy and some of you felt like you’d been kicked in the stomach, but the sun still rose and life goes on.  I woke up early this morning and began practicing what I preached last night…praying for our president-elect and for the country.

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Watching the election from Lynden, WA

How far did you go to vote?  Mark and I drove five hours to Lynden, WA to vote.  We are registered here but discovered last week that our registrations had become inactive.  We updated our addresses, but it was too late to get an absentee ballot, so here we are. Continue reading

Job hunting

Now that we have settled into the campground near Mom, it’s time to look for work.  Mark came knowing that he will be working at UPS for the Christmas season.  We were both hoping to be working by Monday, October 31st, but we found out this morning that his job won’t start till November 14th.  That leaves me to come up with something quick.

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God’s provision for us

We went to my church, Community Friends Church, yesterday.  In the “programmed” Friends meetings, there is a time for open worship.  This is a designated five or ten minute period of silence where people can talk about what God is doing in their lives, ask for prayer, read a passage of scripture, sing, or whatever they feel moved by the Spirit to do.  So I shared about coming to the point of thanking God that we won’t be able to come back to Wagon Trail Campground next year and that my life is in upheaval and I don’t know what He’s doing, but deciding to trust Him. Continue reading