Saturday, April 25, 2009
For the past week and the next two I was and will be very busy due to a sinkhole fix at my home. The past week was spent packing up the whole house and moving it into two storage units. As of Thursday we have been living at a Holiday Inn within miles from our house. This is our second fix, the first grouting process we did not have to leave our house because they worked outside drilling and filling with grout. That was last summer and....well, it didn't work. So now, they are drilling from the inside of our home, through the floors and filling with a chemical grout. This process should only take 4 days and then 2 days to cure. After that we need to replace all our flooring, laying tile, laminate, and carpet throughout the house and other minor repairs and painting. By the time I get back to the hotel at night I know I will probably be too tired to do anything but maybe check my e-mail. My family thinks I am going to be having it easy on a 'mini vacation'. Boy do they have it wrong. Then when it is all over...the unpacking. I think I dread that more than anything. We didn't realize how much we had accumulated over the years. I know I will be purging a lot of stuff. Probably a big yard sale in about a month.
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Friday, April 3, 2009
One of my favorite Bible verses is Lamentations 3:22-24 "'The unfailing love of the Lord never ends! By his mercies we have been kept from complete destruction. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each day. I say to myself, 'The Lord is my inheritance; therefore I will hope in him!"' (NLT)
This verse assures me that he is there for me day in and day out, his love is unending and so is his mercy. He hasn't promised that nothing would ever go wrong, but he has promised to be there for me to see me through the difficult times. I can put my hope and trust in him.
This necklace was created because of that hope and trust that I have in him. Because of his sacrifice I am now covered by His blood. First Peter 1:21 says, "Through Christ you have come to trust in God. And because God raised Christ from the dead and gave him great glory, your faith and hope can be placed confidently in God."
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Wednesday, April 1, 2009
I am packing up my office/craft room and it is even harder than I imagined. As I type this, I am sitting among a pile of rubble that I really don’t know what to do with. Most of it is old paperwork that I should keep for a few more years but don’t really want to. I have a lot of stuff from various business ventures from my past. I have decided to take a break. So here I am, trying not to think about the mess. As far as my craft supplies, I have to decide what is coming to the hotel with me and what should be put in storage and I just can’t decide. I want it all with me at the hotel, but the suite isn’t big enough for all of it. It is going to be hard enough living in such small quarters, I could just see it with my craft supplies spread all over the room. I wish I could just blink my eyes and it would all be done. Having to pack up your whole house when you aren’t even moving is really awful. I wouldn’t wish this on anyone.