Oct 19, 2009

Thought It Might Be Time for Another House Post



We have been back in our old house for the last six months, and through this time we have come to realize that as much as God has provided, this house just isn't going to work. We gave it our best shot, and have been able to keep afloat, but just barely. There are no extras in life, and it is getting to a point that we have to make a pretty big decision. We have been blessed with a job Skip loves and schools that we don't want to compromise by changing, and both of us feel the house is a way to make a big dent in our finances. Since we have already lived in two much smaller homes over the last two years, we have no problem with down sizing whatsoever. In fact, we can't even fill up the house we live in now, because there isn't extra money to do so. We had given away and sold many items thinking we were going to be in Victoria forever, and never bought new things when we moved back home to Corpus.

I have been busy today rearranging some chairs and furniture while planning to put our house back on the market. We haven't decided exactly what route we are going to take, such as putting it for sale by owner, or working out something with a builder friend of ours. I just wanted to let you all know that I would appreciate prayers as we continue to rely on God's direction for what we should do. I can honestly say that I learned over the last couple of years that a house truly does not make a home. A home is made by love and the people living together in it. My desire is to seek God's approval for our future, and I am believing He will make known to us what is best and right.

I am so thankful that God's love and provision for me has proven faithful more times than I can count. There is always going to be uncertainty in life, but His love is always a constant .

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

5 comments:

Susan said...

I know God will bless your decision in following His leading.
Susan

Linda said...

I know the Lord will honor your willingness to follow His leading Susie. I pray it will all work out far better than you could ever have imagined. Our Father has a way of doing that.

Megan said...

Hi Susie,

I am incredibly behind in checking my blog comments and just noticed where you asked me about volunteering for MDA. I don't think I have actually met you before, but remember you from BAF way back in the Grant MS days and am a big fan of Skip's music.

I've volunteered for MDA for a long time because one of my cousins had Duchenne's. He passed away a few years ago, but his nephew (who's 6) has Duchenne's. I've met a ton of great clients with a variety of disorders, some life threatening and some non. The easiest way to volunteer is to either go to the website www.mdausa.org or call the office 361-985-1758. They have fundraisers all year long and are always looking for people to help out. The director is Danielle and the admin asst. is Sandra. You can tell them I sent you their way. Right now I am the board president, but very much a slacking one as we haven't had a meeting in a very long time. Hope this helps and looking forward to having you as a volunteer.

Thanks,
Megan

Robin said...

I understand this all right. If Terry and I wouldn't take a complete bath on the house, we'd sell now and move into something much less expensive. After living in an apt for 10 months we realized we could do something so much smaller and be ok, but it was too late! House was already built.

Praying for a quick sell!

Sue said...

Praying that God directs you to the perfect house to make your new home!