We moved into our new home along the banks of Flat Creek. It has been a joyous year being able to step outside our home; especially out the back doors, and hear the sound of the creek as it rolls down toward Table Rock Lake several miles away.
It was a joy to last Winter watch the Eagles as the soared above our heads, house and land. It was also with joy that when the tornado struck Joplin, MO. we had the house and space for our son James, his wife, and Archer and for a short while even Pillar and Skillet; to move in with us for a couple of months until they could find them a new home. Archer, ended up finding his home with us permanently. We have really enjoyed having him around too. I do not remember as a boy with a dog having as much fun and joy as I have had with Archer.
Anyway, the year has gone by quickly. There is much work we need to do around our home yet. We need to get a front porch built on it. We also want to built a back deck. That will still come.
One day we would like to get the old house my father was born and raised in fixed up and use it for family and friends to stay in when they come visit. That will be a while in coming. There is much work to do, and with being a pastor, driving a school bus there just does not seem to be enough time in the day to accomplish everything I would like to do.
I just thank the LORD Almighty for His blessings, His grace and His mercy. I also thank Him for our home which we are only stewards; and I pray will be always faithful stewards of what He has entrusted to our care.
Being blessed daily along the banks of Flat Creek.