i am getting heaps of comments from "you are very brave" to, "you are crazy." (i don't think folks are trying to be mean .... i just think that people don't understand why we would do this at our age!)
not helping much with the commitment to this "adventure" ... perhaps because the doubts are already there in my head and heart. those niggling thots are hitting me from all around.
why are you doing this?
think of the kids!
you deserve more!
you should just stay put until you can afford to build a house.
do you realise that the living conditions you are putting your kids in
are the most difficult they have had since the orphanage?
yup ..... these are the things that are attacking my brain. let alone the desire to have some comfort and ease .... to, well, quite frankly, have what i deserve at the age of 51!
but we have chosen a different path .... to the tune of a different drummer. i don't expect others to understand. but we have chosen to simplify our lives .... to appreciate the natural things in our world that God gave us.
now that's a story that goes back to Adam and Eve! he made this world because he loves us and he wanted us to enjoy it.
THAT is what i need to keep my eye on. the prize. the prize of enjoying this good earth ... this amazing place and time that He has put us in. keep my eye on the prize .... for what God has called our family, INCLUDING OUR KIDS, to live ... a sustainable life that honors Him above all else.
I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God
has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.