Adventures in Downsizing – Life Resuming

Our old, empty house

There’s nothing like photos of a vacant house. If the building is new to you, the rooms are full of potential. If you take the pictures just before moving, they’re full of the ghosts of memories: you can still see your furniture in its old layout but at the same time see, sadly, the unoccupied space.


In the case of our old home, these just-before-handing-over-the-keys snapshots were the first time we’d seen it empty.  Continue reading “Adventures in Downsizing – Life Resuming”


Adventures in Downsizing – We’re Here!!

Just a quick post to let you all know we have made it to the new place! There’s a little more unpacking to do (like to find the box my laptop is in) and then I’ll be back to posting on a regular schedule.

It’s been an incredible 3 months since deciding to make the move, and we’re both exhausted- especially after the packing and loading to make the deadline and now the unloading.

I want to thank everyone who helped out, everyone who sent their prayers during the health crisis, and all of you who have patiently read along.

See you again soon!

You Uphold Me…

You Uphold Me…

Isaiah 41:10 NIV

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help me; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

I’ve experienced this in every season of my life. Even – especially – when I doubt the most, when I’m in unbearable pain and (like this last hospital stay) begging to die.

He is what He is. He makes me who I am.

Who am I?!

I am God’s Man!

I am a survivor through Him, here to help others survive!

I am doing, not waiting, and with Him, I am making something GOOD happen!!

He’s kept me alive through unbelievable things, and I believe that’s because he has something still for me to do. How can I refuse Him?

And I also believe

Job 42:12 GNT

The Lord blessed the last part of Job’s life even more than He had blessed the first.

There’ll be more to come on this subject…