Friday, September 14, 2012

Back in town

So many things have happened since I last wrote on this blog…

Where should I start?  

Well we did move – temporarily…  for about two weeks or so.   The promises made and the plans mentioned were scratched out and postponed for maybe in two years or so.

In the midst of all this and the fact that our house was not selling (with a market that was slowing down in Ottawa), my husband decided it wasn’t worth it and we left the York Region with peace in our hearts once again to go back to our home.

It was a bizarre experience but through it all we felt a peace above and beyond what we usually can do ourselves.    We drove back on the Friday and stopped to bring the RV at its usual place.   The next day we packed the two vehicles and drove home where we started to emptied the garage.  But the Sunday afternoon, when my in-laws came to see us they couldn’t believe how much work we have done in 24 hours.

Now about three weeks later, there still is a few boxes to unpack and things to organize but we are back home.

Did we put back everything where it was before.  No.   We thought we could make changes and organize the home more efficiently.  

We do have renovation projects for the future – for example the number one complaint we got when the house was on the market was that there wasn’t hardwood floor on the first level.   So we are thinking of doing so eventually.   Also the carpet we have will be changes to something less colorful and more easy – like Berber which is apparently hypoallergenic!

So we have plans.   We trust our Lord as we know He is with us.

On another note, good friends of ours have move to BC which is sad a bit.  But they are settling there and look forward of what God will bring in their lives.

As for us, it does feel as though the tornado brought us somewhere and then back home.   We don’t know why we went through this.  We know that God has a plan and that somehow this experience is part of it.  Was it a test to see how we would handle stress?   Was there a deeper reason for this adventure?   We don’t know.   Maybe one day He will reveal it to us.  In the meantime, we know that He is in control.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A whirlwind of happenings

There are times right now that I feel like I live in a perpetual tornado.   It isn’t that bad really just never ceasing activity around me.

First an foremost, we were a whole month in Toronto because hubby had a contract there.   Turns out the company wants him full time as their IT manager.

When we got back early June and it took about two weeks to get a firm offer which we accepted.   So we are MOVING!   Never thought I would move in the North of Toronto area but with the lack of contracts in the past three years or so, we have decided to see this as a blessing from God and follow the path He is directing us.

What are my thoughts about this?   Well I always thought that if we move it would still be around Ottawa.  Now we will be about 5 hours away.    All my homeschool contacts are around here.   All our immediate family (within about 2 hours of drive).    Most of our friends.

Moving means – finding new friends, a new church, searching for homeschool contacts…   

Moving also means packing… which we have been doing like crazy for the past three weeks or so.

I also left the kids and my husband for a week of training in Calgary and came back last Saturday.

While I was away, we have put the house for sale…

So far two showings – one last Friday and one this morning before lunch.

And two more to come… tonight.

Ultimately it’s in God’s hands.   He knows what we need – ie sell this house and get a new home.

I will trust Him as I know that He can do what seems impossible in our eyes.

Hubby starts his new work on Aug 7th.   

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Trust and Blessings

I have been neglecting this blog for the past few months.   I guess in a way I needed to take a break of some sort.   WalkingWithJesus_thumb

Yesterday I felt I needed to reconnect with it.

Why?

To simply share my thoughts on trust.

TRUST.

I am learning to trust the Lord more and more lately with many aspects of my life.

My mom for example.   Not an easy relationship for various reasons that I won’t explain here.   But all I need to say is that no matter what I love her.    She’s my mom after all.  

My family.  Well I can’t go into details here but the last few months has been a whirlwind of emotions/events.   It’s not finished yet.   Slowly we see a light in the tunnel and it feels good.   For a while we had no clue what God was doing but I think we start to see a plan.

“For I know the plans I have for you, says the LORD.”

This Scripture is following me a lot lately.

My upcoming trip. For the first time in my life, I will board a plane alone to attend a training week with one of the most wonderful healing ministry that I know – Living Waters.  I’m a bit anxious about it though I know the Bible tells me not to be anxious about anything…   It’s a first… hopefully not the last time I have the opportunity of travelling alone by plane.

On a bright note – I recently received a confirmation that I could review a Brother sewing machine.   It has been years – not to mentioned decades – since I touched one.   I’m excited about it and find a tons of fun projects to do with sewing and quilting.   My maternal grand-mother made a ton of quilts when I was younger.   I would love to follow in her footsteps.

Also – don’t tell my kids but next week on our anniversary, we will attend a show at Medieval Times in Toronto.  They don’t know about it.  The boys think that only Jasmine and I will be going since they went alone with dad about two years ago.   I was able to get FREE entry for everyone in the family in exchange of a blog post.    To top it off, we are attending one that also includes a presentation in history.   I look forward to this.

This week, I was looking at a faucet located behind our trailer (you see we have come with my husband as he works on a contract near Whitchurch-Stouffville).    And the faucet was dripping…   and it got me thinking about the blessings God give us.   You see sometimes it feels like waves upon waves of blessings showering over our heads.  Other times it is dripping like the faucet.  Still God is with us at all times – no matter what.   And He provides in ways we don’t expect too!

Here’s the pics I took…

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How blessed are you lately?   Do you feel like it is scarce and dripping or do you feel overwhelmed by God’s goodness?   Either way always remember God is always there even when you don’t sense Him.

Trust me.   I know.  I experienced it.   Life goes through seasons – spring, summer, autumn and winter.    We have ups and downs.   We feel great or totally discouraged.   But He provides in various ways.  We just need to take the time to see it.   The best way to do so is to spend time in your Bible.   It’s amazing how Scriptures can speak to you when you least expect it.

Have you cracked your Bible open today?  What did God shared with you?

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