Saturday, October 26, 2013

Our New Home: A journey of transformation

Hello bloggy friends!

I've been wanting to post some more pics of the new home that God provided for us, but we dove head first into several "transformations" that will ultimately make this little home "ours".

 I also thought it would be fun to use the house's transformation to highlight the concept of personal transformation in our lives.

As believers, we are constantly being challenged and refined. When we seek the Lord's plan for our lives, He takes our tacky, dirty, slimy, broken selves and transforms us into a clearer picture of God's love. 
Even the most "despicable me" 

is not outside the scope of God's redemption.

So it was that we attacked our new home. 

A home that had sat empty for the past three years. 

 A home where we knew we would encounter some "surprises".

Our goal was to start with the most significant issues and work off the list of "desired modifications" as we could.

We decided to start in the garage. Thanks to the incredible generosity of a friend with "mad skills", we transformed our garage from a large, open space with a TON of wasted space above....

to this incredible storage loft where cars can be parked underneath. That's right! 
Cars. IN. the garage. 

Novel concept, eh?

Just LOOK at all the STUFF we can store on this upper loft?  We are so thankful!

Our next priority was the kitchen. 

Stay tuned. This is almost finished and we hope to post the full transformation soon!

Just the first of several transformations that our family is experiencing in this season.