Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Just another Wednesday

~scuppernong jam and apple butter~

I haven't meant to keep everyone in suspense about all these fabulous miracles. It really has been a busy week.

This afternoon we are scheduled to close on the land for our community. I am truly amazed at the way God has brought so many factors together to make this happen. I assure you that when this project gets underway, it is fully in God's hands. We have neither the knowledge nor the finances to make it happen on our own. And, quite frankly, I can think of much simpler choices to make.

My husband asked me a question the other day from a book he was reading. If God were to cease to exist, would you continue to live your life the same way? In other words, are you living for God now? If you are, if He would cease to exist, you would change everything about your life, because your focus would change. If God did not exist we would not be building this community. It's not our idea. It is his. I have seen so many houses for sale that I would love to live in. Already built! Available NOW! Simple!!!

But he does exist. And He is going to build an amazing community right here, just like the ones he is building across the world.

.....well, I had better run. Apple butter and scuppernong jam down. Muscadine jam, pear preserves, mixed muscadine and scuppernong jam, and maybe some more apple butter to go. And, oh yeah, I have a closing to go to today....

~what a view!~


Anonymous said...


Congrats to you both... the future residents... the new beginning of yet another fabulous plan of the Lords... and to the Lord for making a way and giving you both favor for your obedience to Him. I'm so excited because I can't wait to see how He's gonna work this all out and have you post a new pic with houses, people, and who knows what else!

XO, Heather

Little Shadow Creations said...

~Congrats on the closing of the land!:) Your jam sounds great, what is scuppernong jam ???

koinonia community said...

Thanks y'all!

Scuppernongs are the light colored (bronze or green) wild grapes, muscadines are the purple ones.


Nick Brady said...

Natalie...I want to see this land in person. And perhaps frolic in it a bit. ASAP.

koinonia community said...

Any time Nick!

Dragon Cowboy said...

Reflecting on your journey, I'm reminded of Abraham's journey with Isaac. How difficult that journey must have been and what great faith it required. Congratulations, just keep putting one foot in front of the other and you will get there!

Hebrews 11 (MSG)

Faith in What We Don't See
1-2The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It's our handle on what we can't see...