To Read on the Journey

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

into debt and out of debt- Light


from sept 2002 to jan. 1 2005 we moved 4 different times. we lived with the in-laws in the off season, during the first summer we lived in a single wide trailer (generous offer from a couple at church, but difficult), and the next summer we rented the lower level of a friend's house.

in those 28 months, we became financially, emotionally, and spiritually debt free. we also bought our first computer, bought michael his first digital camera, and started promoting his photography business. today his business is the second income that we need to keep us financially stable. we are so grateful that he gets paid to do what he enjoys. we also bought just over an acre of property, and built this simple 1650 sq ft. ranch style home. if i told you what we paid for it, you'd pass out in disbelief! it's GOD!

we moved in January 1, 2005, the first day of a NEW YEAR with fresh beginnings.
here is a photo of michael caring me in over the threshold of our first home.
in my hands i have a frame, and in that frame are words that were written as a prayer for me years ago from a lady dear to my heart (i got my love of mary engelbreit from her). she now lives with our God in glory.

since i was 18 it has been a tradition of mine to carry it in as the first thing i move in to any home (yes, i am sentimental and sappy and proud of it).

you may recognize the words..

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart

Never rely on what yo think you know

Remember the Lord in everything you do
And He will show you the right way
Never let yourself think that you are wiser than you are

Simply obey the Lord and refuse to do wrong"
Proverbs 3:5-8

it is my hope and prayer in writing this that you will be encouraged to
Trust God with all your heart in what ever situation you are in, remember Him, let him show you the right way, obey, and LEAP!


Family Jules said...

It is good to hear the faithfulness God has for others. It is good to hear a story that I don't have to ask, "I wonder how they are now?" I can see that your faith is big because God is big in your life. Evidence. His fingerprints have marked you up.

Linda Z said...

Thank you so much for sharing your heart and sharing God's faithfulness and your growth in these trials.

And thanks for sharing Michael's photography work. He has such a good eye for capturing beautiful moments and sentiments.

Kristen said...

i love that michael carried you over the threshold ( i hope i get to see that when you become my neighbor), i love that you carry the frame with those beautiful words... awesome.

Thank you for sharing your story. It is inspiring and motivating to see how you trusted God and you made sacrifices to draw closer to Him and get out of debt.