Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Just A Little


"A little that a righteous man has is better than the riches of many wicked." Pslam 37:16

We live in a little old house, and for this I am thankful. 2 bedrooms, one bath, an office area, a kitchen, eating area & living room. That's it! Some days it feels too small. And with the new baby coming, I'm sure some days its going to feel even smaller. Some days I wish for an extra bathroom or a little more closet space. Some days I think cleaning the floors will never end and wouldn't wish for one more square foot.

Even though its a small house I'm appreciative what we have. We've made it a home. Its cozy, its welcoming & warm, and its our happy place. You could call it a Love Nest but we want all who visit to feel the love & welcome that's there too, despite its size & age.

Like everyone, we have goals & dreams for where we'll live next. More property, another bedroom or two for our growing family, maybe a view, and definitely room for a shop for Lawrence's business. Some days we scan the realty pages and drool over bigger & beautiful homes. Homes you can get lost in with many rooms and areas.

But when we come home, we are always grateful for what we have.

I think when I spent some time in Africa it help me put a few things in perspective. While we travelled, we lived with the bare necessities...but we saw so many living with even LESS! At times we felt sorry for the ones in tiny huts & tiny villages. But what shocked me most was that they didn't seem to feel sorry for themselves. I saw joy! I saw laughter! I saw sharing & caring for eachother! And I felt so much welcome for each place we visited! What was there to feel sorry about? The little they had brought them joy anyways.

I think I need that reminder more often!

16 comments:

  1. Amen Little Sister! Amen!

    "Little is much when God is in it!"

    Hebrews 13:5 [Let your] conversation [be] without covetousness; [and be] content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

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  2. CraftTeaLady2:53 PM

    Amen! For us to be content w/ the things we have... esp when most of us have too much and have a 'yard sale' box of things just sitting... we don't think of the ppl that have nothing. May we be forever grateful.

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  3. IDK why we always covet what God chooses not to give us either now or ever.
    I to want a bigger house and more land...I am not anti-social but when you hear the people next door sneeze...well, so we are saving and looking into doing that before we retire....God willing....

    Thanks for the reminder...how are you feeling lately and the baby????

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  4. We all need to be reminded about this. Thanks.

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  5. Great post Becky.When i look around me and see people in such need I thank God for what I have

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  6. Appreciation for what we have... You hit the nail right on the head. I suppose it is sometimes easier to wish for more than to appreciate little.

    Regardless.... What I would do with an EXTRA bathroom!!! :-)

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  7. Hey Beck, great thoughts my friend. Little is much when the Lord is in it :)

    I'd love to hear more about your trip to Africa some time. Maybe you can post on your trip from start to finish one day?

    Have a great weekend!

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  8. You have what is important -

    1. Faith
    2. Family
    3. Friends

    The rest is extra. I think you hit it right on when you realize some have nothing at all. Its at times like that I almost feel guilty for having what I have.

    All I can attest to, having been in your home, is its filled with love - and that, my friend, is something money cannot buy.

    Besides, being in a bigger home, well, it DOES mean more housework, and who needs that. Every possession possesses you!

    Your visit cheered me more than you can know.

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  9. We added on to our home a few years ago--almost doubled the size. Now that we have more rooms...I notice that we are more spread out...which makes us more into our own worlds.

    While the addition was going on, we had to cram our whole family into the living room. They even set up a sink for us in there, and hauled in the refrigerator. It was like living in a little cabin. And......it was nice.

    Enjoy your little place while you have it. My friend just moved to a bigger home...and her children said they like the smaller home better!

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  10. Hi Becky..Quite by accident I have found your sweet blog...I want to just give you words of encouragement and praise...Our daughter and her husband have a very strong Christian home...as you described yours, their's too is about that size house..They have painted..put new flooring in..lots of TLC..for 4 years now...It is darling but very small..Isaac was born one month ago..now they are 5..(3) children...She shops on Ebay..Home schools..They love the Lord and have such a beautiful little family..They are quite Rich in everything important..God Bless you as you too make new beginnings...Dee Dee

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  11. I found your blog by reading your posts on the Adventure Women website. I loved all the posts you made about your adventurous hobbies. I am a late bloomer when it comes to adventure. I have recently started my own blog about my exercise workouts. It is meant as an encouragement to couch potatoes. I love the way you have incorporated scripture with your blog and your photos are gorgeous. Congratulations on your pregnancy! Anyway, just wanted you to know I am enjoying reading your blog.

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  12. I see the lack of contentment daily, especially in the average teen today and it's heartbreaking.

    I'm back in Blogland and have not read any previous posts for the past couple of [moving] months.

    When is the new little one due? I know you're getting excited!

    Vanessa

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  13. Just wanted to say hi and let you know that I'm thinking about you!

    Vanessa

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  14. Anonymous6:09 PM

    I check all the time and I just have to tell you how much I am missing your blog, time to get back to it, it is a wonderful ministry, you bless many people with it, including your mother and grandmother: Love you Mom

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  15. Very thought provoking!

    I happen to have Wolfe as a last name too! :)

    I wanted to let you know that I am having a book giveaway. To enter all you need to do is post ten struggles you face as a Christian woman and also your age. If you have a few minutes, come check out my blog. Thanks and God bless.

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  16. I selected you for an award, Becky, come check it at my blog www.lalalime.blogspot.com

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