On wings of eagles

Isaiah 40
29 He gives power to the weak
      and strength to the powerless.
 30 Even youths will become weak and tired,
      and young men will fall in exhaustion.
 31 But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.
      They will soar high on wings like eagles.
   They will run and not grow weary.
      They will walk and not faint.

You know, sometimes we’re just so blessed that it wears our earthly bodies out! I’m finding myself in that category.

Last week, as I was finishing up the last week of the school year – listening to projects, packing up 13 years of teaching, shedding some tears over the boxes, keeping the house clean for showings, we got word that we had a contract for a sale! And, a close date of June 9th!. Yep, one of those two week closing deals. FANTASTIC!! I mean, really, this is absolutely perfect on so many playing fields: we just got our first interest payment for the construction loan, and we don’t have a house payment to pay in addition. No worries about renting out this house! We’ll be about a quarter of a mile from our new construction, so we can check continually. School is out so we don’t have to commute.

We immediately began taking action toward the move. We found a storage container (one of those big train cars), looked at it & paid, had it moved to our new home site, moved what we had stored upstairs at my in-law’s to the storage container, and moved the attic of our house to storage. The beams started going up for walls, so we went to check it out another night.

From last Tuesday when we got the offer to this Thursday, I will have had ten photography appointments (see, I had it planned out that once school was out I would be more “free” to shoot & edit – HA!). I am 10 sessions behind on editing (and have whittled that down to just 5 in the last 6 days), so I’ve not been getting a lot of sleep.

It’s been a emotional week, busy week, and a little stressful. I am relishing in my Lord and His Spirit because I would normally be a complete basket case at this point – completely stressed about getting it all done. But, you know what, I’m waking each morning and praying that He shows me the “one thing” that He wants of me for the day and walking by faith in the rest.

I can’t wait to see how perfectly all the pieces are going to fall into place!


  1. says

    Well, it seems like I only check in about every six months and these last 6 were huge for you. I am so glad to hear that "she" was benign and that your house sold so very quickly. I can't tell you how strongly I believe that everything happens exactly when it is supposed to happen, that we are pushed toward what is right for us and our decisions confirmed. We went through some ugly stuff with Lantana, but that is because we were meant to live here, not there forever, stewards of this piece of land. I'm so very happy for you and am vowing to check in more frequently. jen

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