Amazing how God wants to set us up for being generous and it's a win-win for everyone. That seems like a better philosophy than struggling, having expectations that can't be met, or stressing about where it's all going to come from. God knows the need and has already blessed some to be able to give when the need in another arises. We just sit back and watch His goodness fall all around us. You can't writes stuff like this, only God can...and does. Today, I'm truly thankful for His goodness being extended to my daughter. I'm thankful she has friends who truly love her enough to be there when things get rough. I always want to be generous and giving to my children. Sometimes the best gift is praying for them and trusting that God will extravagently bless them in His own way. I'm truly grateful that she and I have reconnected, if even in this small way and for this brief moment. I'm praying it leads to many others.
We've been in our house for a year and 10 months. The way time passes, it seems like yesterday we were moving in, unpacking boxes and figuring out how to make this new house our home. We were extremely fortunate in every way, and feel blessed beyond our wildest dreams, to even be able to find the house, buy the house, and move in when we did. Each month that passes, it feels a little more like our sanctuary . But not without some intentionality however. A home should reflect your own personality, your own inner feelings, your own spirit. It would be extremely difficult for me to move into a home, that someone else had decorated, painted, put their heart and soul into and find my spirit could rest there. I feel blessed to have started with a clean canvas in this home. There's something about starting fresh, with everything clean, and new. It's easier to call it your own. As so many stories go, the previous owners had to vacate because of a foreclosure situation. Sad