James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow.

You may remember about 18 months ago we bought a piece of land. It was our goal to save up and either build on it or buy a new mobile home and move onto it. We weren’t really picky, we were just excited at the idea of living out in the country and having lots of room to stretch out.


April of this year things were still on the save, save, save path. My husband was at work one day and one of his co-workers was talking about wanting to buy a house, not finding anything, not really looking, just how hard it was.

During a break they looked over listings and were talking about different houses. They found one, a new home, all brick, on 6 acres, all fenced in. The co-worker wasn’t impressed.

My husband laughed and said if you are not going to buy it then I will. And that was the end of the conversation.

Except it wasn’t the end. He kept thinking about that house and figured he would show it me. I could tell him it was nice, and then talk him down from the mortgage ledge and we would continue in save, save, save mode.

Up till that point we owned our home. It wasn’t grand, it wasn’t beautiful, but it was functional and it was ours. No payments at 30 something years old is a pretty incredible thing.

Then he sent me the email. I laughed at the absurdity of it. And was prepared to talk him out of it. Then I clicked the link.


That beauty was staring back at me. I picked up the phone, called me husband and told him that was our house. I just knew it. We set up a viewing for that weekend.

I remember praying and telling God that I really felt like that was our home and if it was to please help us out. We needed to sell our home. We agreed on a price we wanted for it. And both agreed if we didn’t get that price, we wouldn’t do it.

We agreed on an interest rate we were comfortable with. And we both agreed if we didn’t get that rate, we would walk away.

We got the price we wanted on the sale of our home, and .5% lower than our ideal interest rate. Thank you God!

I went into crazy packing mode. And we waited for the closing date.

May 3rd we closed and moved in. We slept on an air mattress in our new house that night.


We have been unpacked for awhile now. Pictures are hung on the walls. Now it is just the every weekend list of things that we still want to get done.

But I find myself still in awe that this is mine. I am very happy with my home. And so thankful to God for leading us to it and providing the means for us to get it.


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