…Decisions…

Our house has taken on the look of moving.  A few storage boxes piled here…a heap of things to sell there…packaging and lists….

We don’t have a date set, yet.  In fact, we don’t have a house or a job.  We’re moving forward in faith (or naivety–you decide ;) ).  

Steve is lining up a few houses to look at this weekend.  We had taken a trip down a few weeks ago, and came back a little discouraged about the prospects.  I don’t mind living in a shack (it’s kind of what I was expecting), but we do need to consider safety issues as well.  The staff at the City of Refuge gave Steve a list of communities that would be good places for us to look into.  With that in mind, he’s been scoping things out online, and wants to visit in person this weekend.   Earlier we had thought we might buy a foreclosure or very cheap fixer-upper.  Now we’re thinking we’re probably better off just renting for now and looking at both houses and apartments.  Depending on how things go, maybe we can look at buying later.

If you have rented out a place or been renters, what should we be aware of when we investigate?  

Steve is also hoping to make a few more contacts for job options.  At this point he is looking at wallpaper hanging which he had done with his dad for 15 or so years.  It would be ideal in that he could set his own hours.  His first volunteering at the mission will be serving meals at the mission twice a week at noon, once Wednesday evening at 5:30 and Sunday mornings.  Because of this schedule, he’ll need to have a flexibility that would be hard to find in a lot of jobs.  He is open to suggestions, so if you think of some creative options, let us know.  

so ….

HOUSING

WORK

what else?

Oh, well, we haven’t decided, yet, what to do with our storage.  I guess we’ll have to rent a little spot while we’re gone.  

Also, we are looking for a little place to stay when we come back for occasional weekends.  A small guest quarters in a basement or apartment would be especially nice, so we could have our own space.

Those are the few, yet major decisions that we’re thinking and thinking and talking and praying about.

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Moving Out

Moving from–

…a quiet community into the middle of Atlanta

…being one of the many to standing out

…our comfortable world into a whole new lifestyle

…being surrounded by Christian friends into a community who needs to see God

…a familiar routine to the hope for a few jobs

…being cared for to serving constantly

We can only be brave because we know that God has gone before us.

An Atlanta family's story: learning to love God and others