Abba tucked me in last night with such good news. Knowing that God dreams are the ones where He is THE ONLY means. There is absolutely nothing we could do to make it happen. We are fenced in by circumstances that force us to wait upon Him. Honestly? I wouldn't want it any other way. Jeanne Oliver said this on her Facebook page today and I wanted to share it with you.
"...(Abraham) didn't tiptoe around Gods promise asking skeptical questions.
He plunged into the promise and came up strong, ready for God, SURE that God would make good on what he had promised" Rom. 4:19-25 (MSG)
My heart is FULL of stuff to share with you from house things to heart things. We will start with house today. My neighbor Dale had this chair at the sale last week. We had been looking for chairs on Craigslist and Overstock and IKEA. Most way out of our budget. Well...I asked Dale if he happened to have another one and you know what he said? Why of course I do. It is at my warehouse! God right? right:) They were from a high end home and custom made. Solid wood. I am not a fan of the material but I can change that. I see the wood painted white and chippy. Guess how much? 90 dollars a piece. So for 180 I got a pair of solid high quality chairs. WAY cheaper and good quality. I am a happy girl! Now I have to decide what fabric to recover them in...more on this later.
OK...THIS is some BIG news. Don't laugh but we got a pool! for free! It is a God story but a short version is our neighbor has had this pool for 18 years. She is now older and they don't use it and were wanting to get rid of it. It got back to me and we went and asked her and she said yes! Fortunately for us she has kept it immaculate! This picture is somewhat scary but the bones of the pool are perfect and I know the colors are not the best but you can imagine it with a deck around it and you won't even see that.
Grace is excited to take the grand babies swimming. I am sure it will get lots of use. We will move it here over the fourth of July holiday.
At the April sale we bought this primitive piece from the owner of RE for 100. We originally were going to get it for Grace's room but it smelled "old" and was just to big but it fit in so well with our
Feminine Farmhouse Dining Room...don't ya think?
I am toning down the green on my table this week too. I used Annie Sloan's dark wax but I think I may re paint it another green. It is just a tad to bright. That is the beauty of paint isn't it? It is inexpensive and you can always paint over it if you don't like it or make a mistake.
I am head over heels for the movement of re-purposing things. It beats buying out of the big box stores any day. You get one of a kinds pieces that you stamp you soul into. I am all over that.
What about you? Do you prefer big box stores or have you been bitten by the re purposing movement?
and remember....PLUNGE into the promises He has given YOU!