• Devotional

    Messy Work

    Renovating an old farmhouse is exciting! I love dreaming and planning, choosing colors and styles, and watching the finished product come together. Making repairs, updating styles, and freshening up the paint help make the house our own as well as improve its value! There is satisfaction in sprucing things up and making them our own. But it is messy work! It seem like I am constantly dusting, sweeping, mopping, and putting things away, but the mess always seems to come back. It’s not just a day to day chore, but often hour by hour, or even minute by minute. I get frustrated, yet I keep reminding myself that the mess…

  • Devotional

    The Consequences of Complaining

    I had a bit of a melt down this weekend. Considering all that God has done for us over the past year, it shouldn’t have even entered my mind. But I guess I forgot. I gave in to worry and let fear and doubt take over. I forgot to count my blessings and I began complaining. After all, God has provided over and over in ways we never imagined. He has been good beyond measure during difficult times. He blessed us with people and provisions before we knew we even needed them! God provided financially in big ways. Friends, family, acquaintances and even strangers sent money and gift cards. Our…