Building a House: Journal Part 4

I know I have expressed this before. Never, no, no, never build your own house. lol We have had few sunny days, and when there is one, no one can be found because they're catching up on other lost work time. This is a huge lesson on patience and endurance, but it's not all bad.

My husband works a night job and needs sleep, so sometimes it's just me, but we do what we can. Lately, I've spent time gathering rocks for use on the house and landscaping. Working to slow down erosion in the drainage ditch is the latest project, using rocks and wood scraps, moving top soil around and planting Ivy cuttings. The work is slow but steady for this 56 year old girl, but it can be especially satisfying on an almost balmy February day. The finishing touch, I tell you, is a very necessary epsom salt bath before bedtime.

It has been a blessed time for prayer, contemplation and learning to wait on Yahweh. What did I learn? One does not need to be unproductive to wait, an ongoing lesson in my life, and probably yours too.

What? A drainage ditch? A good place to spend a beautiful day? Yes, even a drainage ditch can be artsy fun. I am not telling you to literally go and make a cool drainage ditch, lol, mind you, even though you can. Just make the best of your circumstances and discover the blessing in it.



He gives power to the weak and to those who have no might He increases strength.

Even the youths shall faint and be weary, And the young men shall utterly fall,

But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint. ~Isaiah 40:29-31

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