Tuesday, September 15, 2009

This Week

Please keep us in prayer this week as we will be dealing with a lot of upheaval as the construction guys prepare to lift our house 4 feet in the air to rebuild the foundation beneath. We are hoping that the gas, sewer, water, and electric lines can be extended (apparently this is done often and folks can continue living in their homes). If not, we are in a big dilemma because we have limited options for where to live if for some reason our house collapses, or it is without water or power. My folks just have one small guest room and have a broken water softener right now that's giving them all kinds of water trouble. Whatever happens, it will certainly be an adventure. I've been thinking about the folks living in desperate poverty around the world and reminding myself that no matter what happens God will take care of us and we are better off than they. We have so much more than most people in the world and we have people who can help us whatever happens. While it's tempting to grumble about the possibility of a month of no hot water, a month without heat, having to live in a tent or with relatives or friends, and not getting to use my new dishwasher for a while after I've just gotten used to having the consistently spotless kitchen, I know that we will get through this and that we can be thankful in spite of it. We're getting a break on our rent for the inconvenience, the boys will love watching the construction men, it's a good reminder that possessions should be held onto loosely, we may have opportunity to share the love of Jesus with the construction workers, we will be compelled to be outdoors more, exploring the canyon and hiking trails near our home so as to stay out of the way of workers at times, and we may get to do some sleep-overs as a family at Grammy's (something the kids would love to do for sure!)
Pray that our kids would be safe with the four-foot drop out of the front door and the hole underneath the house and pray that this would be a wonderful time for our family to grow.

Pics to come of this process.....

In the meantime I have some posts lined up to publish automatically throughout the week of other things I am excited to share with you!


Lesley said...

Will be praying for you!!

Heather said...

Yes, I'll be praying. I definitely understand about interesting living situations. :)

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