Monday, February 7, 2011

So Many Changes

There have been many changes in the household...let's see where shall I start. We did do homeschooling for one semester. It was very evidently clear to me that I was in over my head. I was never able to purchase a curriculum and build my own was just not happening. I had a very heavy heart...very many tears and prayer, I felt it was not the path for us. After all wassaid and done, I truly believe I answered God's calling and I believe that was what it was about. My following what He asked me to do and learning to listen to His voice. All of the girls have entered school again, even Lillian. They are all doing very well and are very happy. I still have anxiety about Lillian, but am leaning on my faith.

We have also moved AGAIN. Several months ago, it became very obvious to us that we could no longer afford the home we were living in. While we had hoped to purchase the home, we were denied a loan and also knew in the long run it would be more than we could be approved for to begin with. I had become very discouraged, we were drowning financially and I felt completely overwhelmed. I searched and searched for homes that would locate us back in Columbus, but that door was just not opening for us. The homes were either in a neighborhood we would not choose to live or in a decent neighborhood, too much for us to pay. I was feeling completely overwrought and finally decided that God had a reason for us to stay in the country house, but just could not understand why, but I gave it over to him and gave up. Stopped looking. About a month later, I was enrolling the kids back in public school and in doing so, passed a house for rent/sale by owner. I called him, and within a weekend we looked at the house, loved it, and signed the papers to move in. We moved in January 1 and find ourselves very happy here. We haved moved back into town and aside from little bumps in the road, we are doing well. God willing, we are here to stay, we would love and plan to go under contract for the home, but will see how things go. We truly have NO desire to move again any time soon.

We have visited a new church and aside from some very big differences in worship, not bad, just different...we are all liking it a lot. The Sunday School class has been wonderful for me and I truly believe the Holy Spirit led us to this church. I am continuing to pray about it though.

I have not had a computer for over a month and it seems one of them actually kicked the bucket. The other one is very old and I dont' know that it will be rehabed. God bless my cousin, he is working on it for me. I did have the ability to purchase an HP notebook this very evening, and have to say I like it. I like being able to travel with my PC and not being locked down in one room is great ecspecially because of Lil Bil, who is into EVERYTHING. (currently blogging from bed whoop)
I've had some pretty big "aha" moments lately. I have been doing a daily devotional for three weeks now..and I'm committed to growing in the Lord. I am wishing I could find a deeper kind of study, though. I like the devotion, but I would like something deeper. I seem at a loss when I go trying to find something. I do have Becoming a Titus 2 woman, so I think that is next. It seems there should be much more to tell, but alas I've had a very trying day and I think I'm pooped.


The VW's said...

Hi there! Missed you! Sounds like you've been a busy lady, as usual! Great hearing from you again! HUGS!!!

Mandy said...

Okay, I know I'm behind, but I just saw this post.:) If you are looking for a good in-depth Bible Study, look for Beth Moore. She has several different ones. I did one not long ago on the Fruits of the Spirit and it was really good. They are a little time consuming and she asks some pretty tough questions, but they are really good. I hope that helps.:)