Up On The Rooftop. . .

I wrote this a month ago with good intentions of having a Christmas Card this year. I always have a pic and a nice card, but this year things have gone awry. Us being on top of the roof in this picture may give you an indication of why things have not gone as planned this year. :)

Enjoy my bloggy version of our family Christmas CARD! :) I apologize for the weird font problems. I think it had something to do with copy and pasting from word.

The year of 2008 will not be soon forgotten by our family. It has been our year of construction. We all have hit our fair share of nails with a hammer. The construction started in March when Prince Charming and I decided that we needed to do something about our carport that was falling in. We decided we could tear it off or just start over and make it grander. As many of our choices have been in the past to make our lives “more interesting” we decided to dive in. Prince Charming really had no prior construction experience, but as you probably know he is a pretty smart cookie and it has not taken him much time to catch on. It has been fun watching the “addition” go up. We are turning what should have just been a carport into more living space and a garage.

The second opportunity we have had to do construction together as a family blew in with “Ike.” Yes, even in Arkansas we were “Iked.” Wind gusts of 60 mile an hour swept through our yard sending a large chunk of tree through our bedroom roof at 3 am. Talk about a rude awakening! We really believe God protected us as two large trees in our front yard blew over with one missing our bed by only a few feet. The good news is that we had just finished putting up the roof on our addition so we knew exactly what to do with our new hole in the roof.

In June of 2006, God allowed Prince Charming to be pastor of a small church in Arkansas, Fellowship Bible Church. As the church has grown, we have been meeting in all kinds of little buildings across town. The Lord has laid it on the people of our church to renovate the oldest movie theatre in Arkansas (brief but not up to date history on the link) to be our new church home. This place is full of history, but only three walls are holding it up. Yet again, we are called to more construction. While we are not physically going in right now to renovate Prince Charming has had to keep the balls rolling and continually learning how to make healthy church construction decisions once again.

It seems that since the day God saved me in 1993 He has been doing construction in my heart and life. I find myself very “thankful” this year for the many opportunities to grow as a person, mom, wife and child of the King.

We are all healthy, happy and head over heels in love with the Lord. He is good, isn’t He?

Have a Merry Christmas from the Hard Hat Wearin’ Crew in Arkansas.

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