The other day, someone stated that she felt so sorry for people that live in seminary housing, and she didn’t understand how they made it. This got me thinking, because I do live in seminary housing, and not only do I make it, but I *love* our little home. I am SO thankful for the place God has provided for us, and I don’t want to move on to something “bigger and better.” I am thankful for what the Lord has done in my heart, our marriage, and the body of Christ in this place. I am thankful that our home feels like a haven, not a prison, to both of us. And I am thankful that the Lord has given us contentment with housing that He has seen fit to provide for us. We do not have all that the world says we must, but I don’t think that’s a loss in our lives, but rather freedom from loving those things more than the gracious Father who gives them. Here are some of my favorite things about our little home:
The cozy corner of our living room. You can see that I sit here to do my crocheting, and lately, its been the most comfortable place for my expanding self. I love that its by a window, and I like to sit here to read or pray. This is the chair that Bret and I compete for.
This is a painting that Bret and I did together, and it hangs on the wall above our table. It says “Our soul waits for the Lord!” This verse has a lot of meaning to us, partially because we used it on our wedding stuff, and partly because the Lord has taught us much about waiting on Him. I also feel like this expresses our distinct personalities, because I did the fun, flowy green background and Bret did the OCD, detailed lettering.
MY CRAFT AREA! What more can a girl ask for?
Except maybe custom, built-with-love kitchen counters! Bret made these for me pretty soon after we got married. I like to cook, and I’m very messy when I cook, and there just wasn’t enough counter space already in the kitchen. I don’t know what I would do without these.
Our porch! I love to sit out here in the evenings and read or just watch the sky. Its VERY refreshing to me.
Tell me what you’re most thankful for about the home the Lord has given you!