Sometimes when God leads you to a door, He pushes you through it! We were simply looking for a place to go in Florida that would allow us to work in exchange for low rent, but we found so much more! We didn’t really have any plans when coming to Florida. Our main goal was to not get established in jobs or ministry in the North, since we knew that was not home for us. Our plan was to trust God completely in coming down to Florida, as we did not
I was able to spend the most amazing weekend in Nashville at the Trades of Hope retreat and training called Empower. I roadtripped down with some other ladies! We stayed in Dundee, OH with one of the ladies’ brother-in-law’s in Amish country and picked another one up in the Cincinnati area on our way down. This trip was…. wow. It’s taken me all day to write up this post because of how many things I could talk about with this trip. I feel like it would be a really long
It was a crazy weekend! We headed up to Norwich on Thursday night so we could get ready for the garage sale we were having at Luke’s parents’ house. We sold about $100 of just our stuff, and considering that we were probably going to just take it to a thrift store anyway, that’s a win! We were able to put that money toward a new futon that will be going into our camper! (With the help of his parents–thanks!) Can’t wait for it to get here this week!
We headed up to Belleville, NY this weekend, which is where Luke’s extended family lives. We were able to attend one of his cousin’s graduation party, and take some senior photos of her brother! This is probably one of the last trips we will be making up there before we make the big move South. Here are some pics of our weekend.
We met Luke’s family at Cracker Barrel on the way up. Luke got a campfire meal!
Luke saw this bag in the gift shop and we totally agree.
There’s a town
We headed out to Rochester this weekend to visit Luke’s aunt. If you’re following us on Instagram you saw a couple pics already, but here are some more!
We headed out to the farmer’s market in the morning just the two of us. It was a rainy morning so that was kind of a bummer, but we still have a fun time! I loved the little strip of shops on the side, they made it almost seem like you were on the set of a movie since they were kind of
We are feeling very encouraged, inspired, and refreshed after a long weekend filled with connecting with missions-minded people just like us.
On Thursday morning I met with a friend that I met at a vendor fair last year. She introduced me to an amazing company called Trades of Hope, and I have been interested ever since. Love their handmade, fair trade jewelry… love their mission as a company… literally everything about this company makes it so perfect for me. I’m SO impressed with them! You will be hearing more about them
For the past couple months we were catching ourselves listening to a lot of music that didn’t necessarily have the best messages. (That is, when we’re not listening to the Spanish radio) We were looking for really good music that also had really good lyrics, preferably Christian. There’s no way we’re going to stop listening to music, so finding some alternative tunes was a must. As one of my friends was just saying to me the other day, having God-honoring, uplifting words in our head would be a lot better