Wednesday, October 04, 2006

condo news ... or should i say "more of the same"

taken today as i walked in our little town.

"In nothing be anxious; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus." Philippeans 4: 6-7

before putting down a bid on the condo (mentioned a few posts back), we talked to a sweet saint of God whom we have known for many decades ... this former shantyman missionary, who turns 91 this month, quoted the above verse ... he said he lets the peace of God rule his decisions ...

good advice! and a wonderful reminder ...

we didn't have peace about the condo - so we didn't pursue it any further ...

the condo was absolutely lovely to look at, brand new ... yet the question mark that wouldn't go away was "the well" - all the condo's were tapped into this 2 stage (160 and 300 foot) drilled well ... and that didn't sit well with us ...
another door closes on this housing thing ... yes, it is a teensie bit frustrating ... i have to admit it ... i am STILL hoping to find something before the snow flies!
my whirring brain came up with an idea this morning ... since there is NOTHING on the market locally - why not go fishing for a place? ... so, i put an ad in our local newspaper ... just saying that we're looking for a maintenance free home or condo ... maybe i am taking the verse "ask and you shall receive" very literally!!! but one never knows - until one tries? right?

10 comments:

Catherine said...

"we didn't have peace about the condo - so we didn't pursue it any further ..."

That sounds like the wise thing to do. That's why I didn't accept the Miami firm job. :)

"maybe i am taking the verse "ask and you shall receive" very literally!!! but one never knows - until one tries? right?"

Absolutely right! You never know who might be listening. :)

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

I think that you did the right thing. Always go with your heart also...I feel like you have both prayed about this and God will let you know when the right place is there for you..Sandy

Jammie J. said...

You never get what you need unless you ask. :)

Lee-ann said...

Hello! what lovely comments you have made on your post and as wise as can be!
I am over from "its a flip flop world and any friend of sandy's would have to be a nice person to visit...so here I am.

I am going back now to take another look at your posts.
see you again real soon.
Lee-ann

Badoozie said...

oh, i think thats a great idea, putting the word out. fishing is always good because you can't catch anything unless you throw in the line.

Saija said...

catherine ... leo and i would like to be settled in our own place before winter - that sometimes desire wants to overrule reason ... thinking through with prayer and faith has been the best of solutions! :o) ...

sandy ... i always thought i was a fairly patient person - but i am seeing another side of myself ... another building block in maturing, eh? !!

jeanette ... and i do take "ask and you shall receive" literally at all times - it just struck me as funny to put it in the newspaper and expect to receive!! *chuckles, shakes head* ...

lee-ann ... hellow there ... i visited your blog and see that you are from australia ... have you read rodney olson's "the journey" blog? he is a christian DJ from your neck of the hemisphere ... :o) ... blessings to you and thank you for the kind words ...

susie ... leo liked to fish, so i thought i would try it with the written word! and i have definitely been seeking a home - you would just not believe how dead the real estate is in this area ... it seems like no one wants to move!

Maggie Ann said...

'before winter'...what will His will be in this...I'm offering up prayer tonight for you as I read your post. How hard it is to just 'wait'. We went to visit my sister tonight after my hubby decided he was feeling well enough to drive...he's awesome, really. She was thrilled to see us, her Birthday is tomorrow, she's 56. She so reminded me of Mom a few times I could have cried like a baby. I miss Mom so much but am doing well overall thanks to God's calming presence and His grace. I know you know just what I mean. Better go before I go on too much here.I hope the Lord brings just the right home to your attention...and soon. =) *hugs*

Saija said...

maggie ann ... i so appreciate your prayer! thank you ... and you know, yesterday i was so missing my dad - i even mentioned that to leo - it'll be 5 years since he died on the 11th of this month ...

Maggie Ann said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours! What a beautiful time of year to celebrate Thanksgiving. And isn't the word itself...beautiful. If you can forget all the hustle and bustle of the dinner preperations..smile. And, in regard to our missing our parents...its funny when I think of it...but the truth is that time has no effect on love. Time cannot change love or lessen it. Thats just the eternal truth of it too that our heavenly Father teachs us over and over in his word. Love is eternal...its been just over a year since I was able to see Mum or talk with her. Oh, glorious day, when we shall be either caught up to meet them ...or fly away to Jesus after we leave this mortal body. ...the words from the hymn come to mind...."he lifted me". In more ways than one, someday eh? *hugs* I'm glad I have a kindred spirit in you...smile.

Saija said...

maggie ann ... aww, such truth in your words ... "time has no effect on love" ... *hugs* backatcha!!!