Thursday, April 21, 2011


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A little over a month ago after much prayer, the Lord opened a door for me and the kids to move to a small town a couple of hours away. As we sat at the table one day talking about moving, my oldest said, "We are going to paradise." "I like that," I said.

The property has a rental cottage on it and there is a family of seven there this week, so we were all outside on the deck having dinner last night and the mom said, "This is paradise." "Yes! It is!" I replied. The fenced in yard is spacious and has beautiful gardens full of many varieties of roses, irises and much that has yet to bloom.

Today I looked up paradise in the Strong's Concordance and it said:

  1. a place of future happiness

  2. a place of blessedness

and today I would say BOTH are accurate.

Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. John 16:13


Mari said...

This post makes me smile! I'm so glad you like your new home and I like the promise in the name!

Kelly said...


How are you doing my friend? I have been so absent from blog-land lately. I almost feel as though God has taken me on a journey of simply being still. Step away from the hustle and bustle (outside of the house that is.. with little ones, there is always some kind of hustle and bustle!! lol) of life and just be still.

How have you been doing? I saw in one of your posts that you had a birthday recently! How exciting - Happy Birthday to you!!! :) Are you still homeschooling? How is that going? What else has been going on? I hope all is going well with you and your family!

I suppose I should go for now. All three girls are sick - and I can now hear two of them coughing like crazy!

Many hugs to you my friend and Happy Birthday (sorry I am so behind..)


Missie said...

A place of blessedness...I love this. I think I need to rethink my idea of paradise.

Anonymous said...

God is so good! "ALWAYS" ...I rejoice with you in your new paradise home

A multi-dimensional life said...

Mari, I hope you and yours have a beautiful Resurrection Sunday!
Bless you in your new home!

Cindy said...

I'm glad you have found your earthly paradise! Yet, I KNOW our future Paradise will be absolutely Breath~taking!!
Glad you are looking to your future and blogging again!!
I've missed you!

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