Hello? Remember me? I used to blog here.
I don’t know what happened to get me off the blogging track, but I have an idea.
The new school year has started and we now have a 4th grader in the house.
It’s not that 4th grade is much different than 3rd. Yet. But I’ve made some new goals for myself, trying to take this being his teacher thing more seriously.
We have an old-school assignment book. I used it to plan the whole month of September. I wrote in pencil. And erased a lot. I’m getting less annoyed about the erasing and re-writing.
But so far, so good. I just don’t have much time to blog anymore. September is bananas.
But tonight I am catching up.
We celebrated the groundbreaking of our new church building. We are busting at the seams of our little Bible church, and we have waited a very long time for this. We are so excited! We’ve been meeting in high schools on Sunday mornings for over 15 years.
A little history in the Sincerely Anna version: we are on 4 or 5 acres of land in the center of a booming area. A developer could make oodles of money by putting row after row of high-end townhouses (what they do here in Maryland) and one approached us about selling. We sold it for $$$, purchased a bigger plot of land for $$$ (a much bigger 225 acres, fifteen miles away, worth much more than what we paid for) but couldn’t build because our county suddenly changed the zoning on us. It was so disappointing. We questioned why God would take us through that crazy-town nightmare. But we sold the 225 acres and the developers that bought our 4-acres of land re-sold to us (one good thing about the bad economy and God was just in that all the way). So, all that stuff happened in the course of 15 or 150 years. Forever. And it’s so so so so evident that God wanted us right here, in the center of this booming area. It’s unbelievable how He provided for us and meant for all of the crazytown stuff to happen for a good reason.
So now that we’ve broken ground and see these yellow bulldozer thingies moving dirt around, it feels so REAL. (!)
I put this picture in our September frame in our kitchen. Construction is supposed to take approximately a year and I get goosebumps when I think about what God may have planned for the next generation in that building!
Well, more blogging to happen this week, I hope. There’s so much to catch up on.
Max has been doing some catching-up too on his blog. He’d love for you to pay him a visit and leave a comment!