The grass is growing again. Last summer we were over our heads in a drowning restaurant, racing to get an addition built and trying to keep a homestead and family from falling prey to many weeds. It broke us open. Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. John 12:24 Through our brokenness, God has prevailed and has not left us. The past year has been one of immense growth and change. We have found the “insteads”. to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil…
Construction Scenes pt. III
Just another day
Some days you hire a slinger truck to slide in the window hole and dump tons of gravel into an open hole in the floor. Those are interesting days.
Light and Shadows
Our dining room is my favorite spot in our house. A place of convergence at all times of day to both create and eat. During the evening hours of spring and fall the room fills with glorious light. The sun creates pockets of highlights and shadows that easily take your breathe away. Today contractors are removing one of my beloved windows to make a room for my grandmother to live in. My sacred space of light is about to darken. This whole process of deciding and planning to move my grandmother in has been one of many ups and downs. She can no longer live at home safely but she can no…