Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Our lives are filled, covered, surrounded by snow. I find myself longing to make hot drinks just so I can carry them around in my hands and feel warm.

We have dwelt somewhat snuggly in a rental for almost 2 years now and we are starting a slow quest towards finding a more permanent dwelling. We have recently found a place that we find ourselves getting way too excited about, especially since our Realtor and most others around us think that the snow and winter have gotten to us and we are possibly going slightly insane.

We are consumed with a vision though. A vision of being somewhere where the people are. Where we can reach out, help our neighbors and have students into our home. A vision of being able to walk downtown and drive as little as possible. So we find ourselves getting excited about a little house that has been a student rental. It is definitely a humble dwelling, however, it has a basement apartment (which does have a tenant in it right now) and is in the center of many other student rentals. I am already seeing the ways in which our verbal vision could finally take flight and this is where all the excitement comes in.

It could turn out to be nothing. Another chance that doesn't work out, but we continue to pray and wait. Is this where God would have us? Our own very small scale inter-city ministry?

We shall see....


Sarah said...

Wow! What an exciting and nerve-wracking time. Thinking of and praying for you guys and that God will give you clear direction!

Mary said...

Thank you Sarah! Interestingly enough after I wrote this post Ben called to let me know that the house is now under contract. We were too late. I rest in Providence but still struggling with being very disappointed.