May 23, 2012

Building UP... and Link up!


Hubby decided to start working on the house!!! We’ve been in our home for about 4 years now, and it has needed a lot of work. With lack of money, time and energy… not much has been done in the line of improvements since we have been living here.

I am so very excited that he is ready to start fixing things up.

The first place he started working in was my sewing/craft room!! So I am SUPER ecstatic about that! He tore out and replaced 4 windows in there, and took out the three old dated doors! He replaced those wooded doors with ones that have large windows in them… sooo much more light in there… it’s a HUGE improvement with just those changes. Hopefully by the time this post goes up we will have the sheetrock up.  Next will be the ceiling, then the moldings. I am so anxious to see the finished product!

Here is an official "before" picture of the room when we bought it... my grandmother says it looks like the previous owners bought whatever paint was on clearance and just put it all together... yuck. I'm embarrassed to say that it still looks that exact same way today.  I promise to post "after" pictures when we are done! It should be a HUGE improvement... although just about anything would be considering where it's at now.

Door coming from my kitchen into the breezeway/craft room

One of the doors leading outside... the wall opposite of this one looks
the exact same way, it just leads to the back yard instead of the front.

Once we complete this room, we are moving on to the kitchen!! My next favorite room! Yay me! 
The only down side is that the work is really exhausting… add in the stress of running into complications, and four kids running between your feet, and those kids fighting, and are hungry/thirsty/tired… it can be testing at times.

Oh how wonderful it is though, to be working so hard side by side together towards a common goal… for our family… fixing up our home.

Just as it takes hard work to build the kingdom of God, for it’s just as testing, and exhausting at times. Between the children of the Lord fighting with each other. Some remain hungry for his words without knowing and seeking it. They remain thirsting for everlasting life not realizing what it is they are thirsting after.

Sometimes you get discouraged to the point of wanting to give up and quit… but ohh… if you just press on, if you just keep on going a little at a time, nail by nail, board by board… keep building, and changing, and fixing, piece by piece. Working side by side with others, towards a common goal… for your brothers and sisters in Christ! How beautiful will it be when we step back in the end in admiration of our life’s work for the Lord…

How amazing will it be to hear the voice of the Lord say to us “Well done, my good and faithful servant.”

I want to know in the end that I worked with my hands to help build His kingdom.  I don’t want to look back and know that I sat idly by waiting for it to all get done by itself, or expecting and assuming there would be others who would come after me willing to do the works I don’t.

Where are you today?

Is there something in your life you’ve been feeling God leading you to do?

Maybe this is His way of telling you that He does need your help… He CAN use you, just the way you are… right where you are.


What are some things you are working on? This could be a craft, sewing project, house project, cooking recipes... anything at all! Link up and show us your current projects!


Also... on a side note... I have finally created a new button to match my new header...

If you would like... you can grab it now! :)

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1 comment:

journeytoepiphany.com said...

How fun! I can tell that this room has great potential! I love older homes and I love fixing them up! Can't wait to see your progress! I have been writing about not giving up as well. Just today, in fact! I'm glad to have made your acquaintance!