It's been a while since I last wrote. So much has gone on in this mind of mine and in our lives. I was really thinking the direction of this blog would quickly change and thrive. We had recently moved into a new place, started learning and mastering estate sales and learning how to budget friendly design a home. And that was the route I was wanting to take this blog. But I found myself more and more away from my camera and more and more away from the computer. I just couldn't bring myself to take a break from our new lives to sit. And in the busyness, I felt convicted.
Jon and I have really been feeling unsettled with the lack of community in our lives. We wanted something deeper with the people we were starting to surround ourselves with, so we decided to pursue it. We decided to pursue life with others. And that is drastically changing the way we view our lives. While I had planned for this blog to go one direction: sharing all the tips and tricks that I learned as I thriftly decorated my home, I found God pull at my heart to use this new found joy and craft to give within our new community. And let me tell you, that really isn't easy. And as hard as it is to say goodbye to all the oohs and ahhs of accolade that come from friends that gather inside my home, the easier it gets to give it all away for friends we have come to love dearly and be loved in return. It is a feeling of community we haven't felt, but it's a community we are coming to feel ALIVE in.
I believe in giving to the poor and needy. I believe in sacrifice for others. But I can honestly say that if what I love and treasure in my heart revealed what I believe then I wouldn't have fully been living what I spoke. And as we are learning to invest in others, and in our community of friends, where I was investing my money needed to shift. And even now, I'm uncertain how it will look. And I am uncertain how this blog will go. It might just be a collection of rambles along the way. Or a series of Jossie posts. Or maybe, it will be put to rest. But for now, I thank you for following along! For the community I had found here in Blog Land, had helped me process some pivotal years in my life, and for that I am forever thankful!