Four years ago we bought a house with an acre of land and settled in a small Wisconsin town. It was the first time in my life I had ever put down roots. Growing up, we had moved around A LOT. I just got used to never “planting” myself. After two years of sinking our roots into the soil, we were uprooted. God called Ben into the ministry years ago and now he felt that we needed to go back to school for him to finish up his ministerial degree. We moved to Faith‘s campus in Ankeny, IA with our first 2 children, while I was expecting #3. During our time at school, we lived in a 2 bedroom apartment. Number 3 was born and #4 caught us by surprise! It’s been two years since coming to Iowa. It is wonderful to be able to witness the extraordinary situations that God has orchestrated in our lives. Because of several AMAZING developments, we are finally looking forward to moving back home.
The rest of Ben’s bachelor’s (1 more year) and all of his M.Div. is now available online through BBS. Our dreams of living the simple life–having a garden, a few chickens, perhaps some rabbits, maybe a goat–is beginning to take shape again. Yes, life will be hectic with him taking Seminary courses, but there is something peaceful about having a place to call home. I’m not just talking about a temporary dwelling place, but a real home. I’m so excited to be getting back to basics.