Sunday, July 11, 2010

Must've been His timing...

A year and a half ago we put our house on the market. At the time we prayed that the Lord would help us to sell it if it was His will for us to move. It was on the market for 9 months. We showed the house over 50 times (no, that is not a typo and I have the realtors' cards to prove it). Not a bite, not an offer, not even a sniff. It's a lovely house, in a nice neighborhood, and was not over-priced. We took it off the market last summer.

A month ago my in-laws put their house on the market. They showed it twice. The first people who looked at it made an offer, and then in about three weeks' time they closed the deal. And just like that, they're living with us for a few weeks until they can get into their new place. We (as well as the two of them) have had a complete upheaval in a month's time. So there are seven of us living in our lovely home. Fortunately I dearly love my in-laws, and we are having a great time. Still, moving an entire house full of belongings/furniture and rearranging my own home were not in the plans for these past four weeks. And yet, they were obviously in His plan.

I hope you are all having a lovely summer and staying out of the heat. It has been fairly miserable here the past week or so. But, artwork is keeping me inside. I will post some pictures of my most recent commissions soon. And I am taking a painting class with my mother on Tuesdays. Here's one of my recent paintings from the class...



  1. What a lovely painting that shows only calm and peace, and yet your life is anything by peaceful right now.

    I love that you take life as the Lord leads, and leave the details to him.

    Is your painting watercolor? The reflections are wonderful.

  2. Well, I can certainly empathize with your situation. What are your in-laws planning to do next? Move to a new home of their own or to a retirement community? May peace and joy reign for all the time that they are with you.

    Your painting is lovely and quite different from any I've seen of yours before.

  3. Hi Christi,

    God's timing is never wrong. At times I have tried to "help" him along. Big mistake and I learned to truly trust. Not always easy but it makes for a calmer life.
    The new painting is very different from your other work. I love it all but this one is so peaceful.

    Big hugs honey!

  4. Your painting is beautiful, Christi, full of peace and light.
    The next weeks will pass quickly and then you'll be on your own again. But upheaval is never fun, is it? We are creatures of habits, liking our own nests.

  5. That same thing happened to us back many years ago. We put our house of for sale, and it didn't sell. The next year when we really needed to move to another state, it sold right away. God does know when things need to happen.

    I bet it is so much fun being in a painting class with your mother.

  6. You have a sweet spirit in the midst of a trying time (I realize it's all about love, but still, it's different).

    And your painting is so peaceful...thanks for sharing it. :)

  7. You have a beautiful perspective on God's timing. It's knowing in the midst of the waiting that the answer will come. That is where we are now, the waiting, and I loved reading this first post of your blog.

  8. I love your paintings! I am a new follower.