Wednesday, June 29, 2016
New bedrooms and Vacations!
Because of that we can use our biggest bedroom to put the bunks side by side. The largest upstairs bedroom was once a living room when our house was a Duplex many years ago. (our house was built in the 1859)
Isaiah, Jacob, Julius and Pauly share that big room now. Isaiah will move out and into Samson, Moses and Noah's small bedroom. The small bedroom was a kitchen when our house was a Duplex!
Isaiah is getting the new white loft bed above. We'll set his desk and book shelves underneath. He will have the small bedroom all to himself at night. During the day the boys will still play in there. :o)
When the 6 boys move into the new bunks in the big bedroom, They'll have room for their tables and chairs and toys too, all in one room. It will be set up simple, so they can pick it up easily.
We'll have the beds up July 4th. And then I need to paint the bedroom walls! Walls that are very worn from 6 little people over the last 3-5 years! After painting- the fun starts- personalizing their new rooms!
We are farther from the tiny City of 500 nearby. But still close enough for MA and SP to go shopping and out to eat! :o)
We have been scaling back and selling a lot things we don't need. We were slightly disappointed that we received so little for our efforts.
Until I re-thought about what Paul said in Philippians 4:11-
"11 Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: 12 I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. 13 I can do all things through Christ[b] who strengthens me."
You see if our things hadn't sold, we would have given them away to the Salvation Army. And that would have made us happy as well. So it was curious as to why getting 1/4 of the value of the things we sold distressed us so.
Until I used Philippians 4 to search my heart.
We came through REJOICING and PRAISING Him. Had He not blessed us with the ability to pay for these things years earlier? Then this is all we need now. And if we need more we'll follow Matthew 7-
As in Matthew 7: 8-
"8 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. 9 Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? 11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!"
To those who ask Him!! PRAISE God!! We are INCREDIBLY BLESSED!!
I'll be taking my laptop on vacation to share the JOYs of our time in the woods! :o)
Our cup OVERFLOWS!! PRAISE God!!
p.s. If I could ask you kindly, PLEASE read this about Mercy House and help them if the Lord leads you to do so!