Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
"I don't like it when you are gone..."
but the idea behind it is the same. :)
But really. I become a slacker when left alone to do my own thing. Not on purpose but I don't have the reinforcement that Taylor gives me. All my life I have had ideas and have started projects but I've always second guessed myself and didn't really finish anything. When I married Taylor she was someone I could talk to, someone that would listen, she encouraged me, focused me, loved me. She made me make sense.
I have always known that the Food Pak ® project that we did was never the result of either of us as individuals. I had the idea but Taylor had the ear to hear me and the love to talk, grow, and plan the idea into a doable challenge. This is how our marriage works. We each bring what we know and who we are to the table and then we can prepare ourselves as a whole for Him. That is what the goal is, to live life to please him. And without my wife I don't even come close.
"We are one but not the same, we get to carry each other". U2
Just to put some facts to what I am saying I copied at few lines from the book "Do Hard Things" by Alex and Brett Harris-
"A study of horses revealed that a single horse could pull an average of 2,500 pounds. The test was repeated with two horses. You'd expect the weight pulled to double--to about 5,000 pounds. Not so. Two horses working together pulled 12,500 pounds! That's five times the amount one could pull alone. There's something inside a living being that rises to accomplish exponentially greater things when part of a team."
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
We moved out of our very first place together on Tuesday and became roamers... living out of bags and the back of our truck. But we have some great friends that offered us a place to stay while we finish up work and school. So we have a place to sleep and eat and spend time with people we like. :) God has really blessed us with friends in Houston.
Did we mention that they live walking distance from Frankie's office?! So helpful since we drove his car to San Antonio last weekend and left it there... We can also walk to a ton of restaurants, shops, and even our farmers market! :) And we're only 10 minutes from Ecclesia! Easy peasy compared to the 35 minute drive we had before..we might want to just move in here! ;)
Change is coming fast, in fact it has already started. It feels nice to be going through this at the same time as Easter. It's like BIG things are happening everywhere. :) We are happy that we can follow Christ wherever he leads us, thought it can be scary.
Next week starts a new transition, we will no longer be homeless but we will be jobless... and that is extremely scary. But we try to remind ourselves of Matthew 6:25-34
If you decide for God, living a life of God-worship, it follows that you don't fuss about what's on the table at mealtimes or whether the clothes in your closet are in fashion. There is far more to your life than the food you put in your stomach, more to your outer appearance than the clothes you hang on your body. Look at the birds, free and unfettered, not tied down to a job description, careless in the care of God. And you count far more to him than birds. (MSG)
This passage always brings us comfort, especially in the vulnerable times. Knowing that he will provide our every need, makes it all seem so small but His purpose and His plans that much bigger.
So because this is our last weekend to be here we decided to have some fun and do some things we are going to miss... we'll update all about it in this weeks Sunny Saturday post! :) But to hold you over, we've got a giveaway! Yup, right from our very own farmer's market and our soap friend Cammie......
Monday, April 11, 2011
(there are many more flattened boxes behind these) We had about 30 quality moving boxes sitting in our living room the week we were ready to start packing! Not three weeks before, not two weeks later, and of no charge to us! We were blessed!
To add to it, when we finally got around to calling UHaul to figure out how to rent a trailer, there were only two of three options left- the two options we hadn't decided on after much thought and wrestling with a decision. We had decided to go for the medium size and figure out what to do with anything that didn't fit the next week. So when we called, and all that was left was the small and the large, we opted for the larger knowing that the small would have been way to small. We weren't planning on paying that much but God knew just what we needed- we loaded that baby full and it towed just fine! Needless stress removed from the coming weekend!
And to end it, we had not found a storage place yet...yes, we are slackers. (But, maybe out of ignorance, we are not worriers!) Frankie had taken a quick peek around the area to find out average prices and Mom looked, too. All were pretty steep. So Saturday morning, while unloading the UHaul at the Winder's house, we began to take out the items that were staying in our one room. Then we were going to take the rest...ummm...who knows were...and try to find a storage place not too far away. But in that big old house (with tiny bedrooms) God allowed Mom and Dad to bless us with abundant space for ALL of our belongings! All of their stuff they had moved two weeks prior fit nicely into the garage, leaving empty a room off the back of the garage twice the size of a typical storage facility! These lovely parents delegated us space in this room for the cheap price of being part-time summer school teachers! ;)
It's been a lot of work, but seeing God through every detail of our move is simply joyful. Into our Memorial Box will go this [adorable] miniature moving box to remind us that God is truly taking care of us and is definitely a God who "cares right down to the last detail." James 5:11 MSG