Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The New Adventure:Let's call him Joss

.....You protect the innocent! So as many of you already know, we have embarked on a new adventure called "living with friends". There are those that think it's awesome, others that think it's weird (I don't care btw), and still others that think it's going to end up like some awful crash that you can't look away from. Come what may, it's a decision that has been very prayerfully considered by me and the hubster, and feel that God is leading us somewhere with this "detour"! These are amazing people that have showered us in their generosity and true friendship. (There is no lack of those kinds of people in our lives!!!!)

As a disclaimer, you must know I have their 100% full cooperation and support to blog about what goes on, on a daily basis in the house of "Flown" (Fleming+Brown=Flown)

With that in mind, I'll leave you with a snippet of what has being going on the last few days.

I won't tell you the story, because I think I'd like to hear what you think this might be about....(both of you that read this-Oh and Susan you aren't allowed to answer since you already know! Sorry!!) So, if you'd like, comment with your interpretation of the following.......

Monday, November 9, 2009

Letting Go

Our Preacher at our church is starting a new series called "Faith Encounters" and yesterday's lesson was titled "Inside Out". As Gordon began his lesson he emphasized this point of letting go. He said in order for us to let God do what He has planned for us, we HAVE TO LET GO!

This has been something that I have never done well. I like to plan, and make lists, and know exactly how much money I've got in the bank, and where I'm going to be for the next 8 weekends, etc. Letting go is not my idea of fun. Until now.......When Gordon made that point yesterday, Daniel leaned over to me and whispered "you are letting go". That felt good for someone to notice that I'm making progress. I've been working on a few things in my life and letting go of my past, letting go on daily basis and just living in the moment, and letting go of my "perfect future plans" are just a few of those things.

Example: Daniel and I found a house that we loooove and really want to grow old in. Well, we already own a home and besides that I just paid off my student loan, so we don't have money for a downpayment. Past me would have said, "we don't need that house, we've got one. Plus, I don't want to pack and move and worry, blah blah blah. BUT, present me said, "sure let's put our house on the market and just see what happens. Little did I know future me would say, "what our house sold in 6 days? Awesome! Sure let's move in with friends! So that's where we're at now! I keep calling it our adventure, because I feel like this whole thing has been nothing less than God trying to work something in our lives, our marriage, and maybe the lives of the people who will endure our presence in their homes! :)

So, we will see where this takes us. I look forward in a few months, to looking back at this, clearly not knowing exactly what is in store now, and seeing how God has worked.

PS: Funny our CHURCH Halloween party, someone found a receipt for Guiness in my bag. I'll never live that one down, and that's OK because it was really funny!

PSS: Gotta send a quick shout out to all my panhandle peeps: Amber (what what) Hannah, Gracelyn, Taylor and Dud ( I didn't want anyone to feel left out!!) But mostly Amber, because I think she's the only one that reads this!!