It is September 22, 2018, day two. I am writing a bit each day about my thoughts, motivations, ideas and dreams. Early on this year, back in February, Amy and I began talking about moving to a different house. Not a bigger house, but one that would accommodate out lifestyle more. We wanted two things, a home school space and an extra bedroom. Amy homeschools our kids, so a homeschool space was good for two reasons:

  1. To keep her sane.
  2. To help make school a great experience for our kids.

The reason we wanted an extra room is because we highly value hospitality. Since July we have had five groups over to our house, four of whom stayed at our house. We love hosting, cooking, eating, and celebrating with others, its a part of who we are, and how we have been taught. Hospitality is one of YWAM’s values, and as its cleary shown in the Bible, one of Jesus values too. I was reading “The Gospel Comes With A House Key” by Rosaria Butterfield and was blown away by how important hospitality is to our faith (link below).

We have an extra bedroom so people can come and rest, celebrate, grieve, sleep, eat and find peace. Currently we have a friend staying with us for three weeks who is in the midst of a terrible season. We pray that our home would be a place of rest and refreshing for her. Is it cheap to live this way, No. Is it inconvenient at times, yes (when we have people stay with us, our kids move out of their rooms and bunk together, or sleep with us). We trusted God for this place, as it was more expensive than our last place, but when we decided to go forward with it, the money came in. Its amazing how God provides with we trust and lean into His word.

Below are some pictures of our friends/family who have been a blessing to us and our home over the past few months. Also, here is the link to The Gospel Comes With A House Key.

 

 

 

 

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