Our life is in transition. My husband, Nate, has a new job working in an alternative school. He's the one the students go to for before they end up in Juvy, so pray that he has wisdom with words...and has that listening ear to get those students back on a good track.
I dropped him off school this morning in the Prius and then went on to the coffee shop to write. As I pushed the button to turn off the car, I realized that I didn't have the keys. I pushed the start button again hoping Nate had left them. "No Key Detected". I called Nate. Surely he did because the car did start this morning. Before I went into the coffee shop, I took a walk back to school. I started a walking app. It took me 2289 steps to get there and back. I passed many students and said good morning to them. As I walked I prayed for ways to get more involved in their lives.
Now for a cup of Peppermint tea and a seat. It is time to write/edit/do art work. One of my goals is to finish this post.
We are praising the Lord that our house is sold. We think we have one more trip to clean out our house and ready it for the next resident. It was a great place to live.
We are now living with family...we are looking for a house to buy. We are of the sort that we could live in a fixer-upper. We are finding that the houses are snapped up around this town very quickly. We have looked at a lot of houses. Just a few days ago we went to a garage sale, just a few blocks from Simeon's house and as we looked around the man said..."This house is for sale." So we had a walk through. It was nice, but not quite what we were looking for. I'm sure you know the feeling when it doesn't feel right.
I am choosing not to get a job yet. I am selling a few things on ebay. My name is naven606 there. I have some packages to get out today. I have to fix the printer though. It's giving me fits. I think I need to download a new driver. Guess I will go to the library and get time on the computer there to print out my labels. This ebay selling gives me a chance to stretch my business skills.
An interesting thing did happen this week. My daughter and I went to an art gallery and looked around. We found out about the upcoming art shows. I got a bit excited. When we go back to our old house to get another load of stuff I will pull my art off the walls and present it to them for jury. As we talked to the manager, she asked out of the blue, "Do you know anyone who gives guitar lessons?" My eyes got big. Maybe I will have a job outside the house after all.
"Uh...I have given guitar lessons in the past. My interest is a classical feel, but I can teach how to play." Hmmm. I might be spending a bit of time at the art gallery...I think I would like that.
There is also an art show/contest coming up at the gallery. The theme is on agriculture. I've started a piece. The volunteer ladies that were sitting at the back table working on projects invited me to come visit them on Wednesdays. Here is another opportunity to get to know people in this town.
My verses for today:
I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser.
Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.
Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you.
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.
I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
No matter where I am, I can abide in HIM. He will make the way straight.
Have a great day in the Lord,