Changes

I have been absent from this blog for a long time-from the middle of May to be exact.

This has been the summer of change for our family.  Many changes have taken place, most of them major changes.  I will not list the changes for most of the other members in my family-that is their story, but I will relate the changes that have taken place, and will continue to take place, for us.

Our son, Gabriel and his family, (who has pastored in Conneaut, OH for the past 6 years) was voted in as the assistant/youth pastor of our church-Cottage Hill,

and also as the administrator of the school-New Bethlehem Wesleyan Methodist School.

The big change-he and his family moved into the parsonage we have lived in for the last 26 years…

and we moved into a temporary house till we find a new place to live.

The view from my kitchen windows.

We are currently living in the parsonage of the Dutch Hill church.

The church has been closed, we bought the church and parsonage,

and here we are.  Home for now.

The location is lovely, and the house is very pleasant.

Wonderful daughters -in-law came to help me in the kitchen, cleaning and putting away.

The changes are not done-

we will be packing up again soon, and moving again.

This whole affair has been very unsettling to me with

not knowing where I will eventually land to live.

I feel like I have wasted a whole summer, wondering and waiting,

and will be so glad to finally settle in our own home.

This is too much for this old lady!

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Words I have been needing this summer…

Joshua 1:9

“Be strong and courageous.

The LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”