Saturday, October 20, 2012

To Keep Us Going

I never stop being amazed by how this little railroad neighborhood has become home to us. There's something to knowing we're right where we're supposed to be. Our home is a place we want to be, a place that holds us close together. I always knew we'd be fine here, but I just couldn't have guessed that this would end up being a missing link, in many ways. Life is still pretty wonky, but I'm grateful for the way God brought us here and then immediately made this place ours.

The entire house is sleeping right now, plus smoochy-face Avery. I'm heading up soon, too. It just seems like the right thing to do.

But I'll leave you with two blog posts that hit me right in the gut. So, so good.

So Long Self Check Out 

Raise Them in the 'Hood

Nighty-O, People. You're all my favorite.



  1. Reading the "so long check out" blog made me think about a book my hubby and I read numerous years ago that completely opened our eyes to those in service jobs.... "Nickle and Dimed: On (not) getting by in America"

  2. Both of those are great blog posts. Something to think on.

  3. love that you are right where you are supposed to be... that's what happens when you trust and obey;)

  4. We've been out of town so I was catching up on your posts from this week this morning before church. Later, our pastor taught on "What Jesus says about The Christian Life." Luke 22:35-38 and Luke 9. I kept thinking about you and your family. He spoke about how we are given assignments like the disciples (Luke 9) and then he might adjust that assignment (Luke 22). Not always huge changes but we are to be flexible to what the Lord would have us do. How we spend our money, teach our children, seek the lost. Thank you for walking the path He has put in front of you. It is an encouragement to all of us.

  5. Thank you, SM. For letting the whole world into your story and making us look harder at our own. Thanks too for the link love. I appreciate you!

  6. love that you feel settled and "at home."
    there's no feeling like it.