We have a new address: Limestone, TN!

The Year of the Farmhouse

Birthplace of Davy Crockett, and (we’ve been told) Granny Clampett from “The Beverly Hillbillies.”  🙂  So, we are cool, indeed.

After a lot of prayer and searching, we rented this farmhouse built in 1900 with plenty of room inside and out for homeschooling, church meetings & guests, and business.  We did a lot of cleaning and some painting to get in and can’t have too many appliances running at the same time or the house goes black, 🙂 but it’s a great place for us this year.


God has been kind in giving us great connections.  We have met several pastors and church leaders in the area who have believed our crazy story (!) and accepted us as friends and allies in the Kingdom.  I’ve gotten to lead worship at a great church who have welcomed  as family.  I’ve also been  welcomed at pastors’ meetings and even been invited to speak next month.  So, we’re grateful for these relationships that the Lord has started and the Kingdom-minded, Jesus-lovers we’ve met.

The kids, semi-enthusiastic about deep cleaning the rent house. 🙂



Well, this one’s taking longer than I want, but we’re slowly getting ready to make pralines here.  We’re still a couple of weeks and inspection away, but when all is done, we’ll be able to sell wholesale and retail from our home kitchen.  We’ll also be able to start the art biz again soon.  I’ll send website addresses again when those are up and going.


We’re continuing to ask Jesus to show us those who don’t know Him and our place in introducing them.  I’m thinking He’ll give us more on that in another couple of weeks when we’re better settled.  I’m really looking forward to those conversations.

The FunderFamily minus Laura, who was taking the photo.  (Notice Silas’ hat…in case you didn’t. It’s made of K’Nex.)

I’m looking forward to relationships with hurting people who start to follow Christ and grow to know Him.  This will take time, but it’s our Father’s heart, and we (and lots of you) get to be part of the journey.


So, we’re grateful to finally be in the place the Lord has been leading us to for years.  Two years ago when Laura asked the Lord how long this whole journey/waiting/thing was going to last, He said, “Seven years.”  Interestingly enough, when we moved into this area at the end of August, it was seven years and a month since He spoke and started this crazy journey in 2009.

Our Father has a plan.  And He will see it through.

Are you in the middle of a situation or a year or a decade that seems off God’s radar or slipping His notice?  It surely can feel that way, but it’s not true.  He sees and knows, and one day you’ll see how good the plan was.