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Restoration

on December 8, 2015

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And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.  

 1 Peter 5:10

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A little old house…

We were in search of some old wood to use to build a decorative wall for the stage of our church, and I happened to mention it at just the right time!  Someone very dear to me mentioned this little old house that was falling down on their property, and said that we could use this wood if we’d like.

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The house was over 100 years old-perched on top of a hill, nestled under some amazing trees…

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we removed nails and prepared the wooden boards to use for our project

So on a recent chilly morning,  we went up to that little hill

and began prying off the old orange wood.

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a tree of ginormous proportions

I thought about the people who had once called this little peace of heaven their “home”.  It may have been old and crumbling, but the view from this place is heavenly!

And that old wood still had a lot of life left in it!

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one of the mini walls we were in the process of constructing…

These old pieces of wood were falling down, worn and weathered from the elements.  And now we have repurposed them for our worship service!  They turned out so beautiful, even more special since they are from a dear friend- whom I say is more like family!

When we give our lives to Christ-

He restores us- He makes us new and uses us in ways we could never dream of!

He has made everything beautiful in its time.  

Ecclesiastes 3:11

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6 responses to “Restoration

  1. ColorStorm says:

    Love that tree too! And one can’t go wrong with old wood that tells a story.

    Well done, and put to good use..

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    • Julie Harris says:

      Thank you 🙂 I have always loved old things…and am thrilled to have put it to good use! I need to take pictures of the finished project- it came out better than I even imagined…and I even learned to use a nail gun for the first time 🙂 It was such a fun day!!

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  2. atimetoshare says:

    Just like God makes everything new again. How cool to repurpose this wood in such a special way.

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    • Julie Harris says:

      We made the walls on a Saturday a few weeks ago and on that Sunday, I showed the pictures of the old house that it came from. I told them “I bet those old boards never saw this coming! Now they are being used for His glory!” 🙂 One of the guys who helped put the walls together had the great idea of putting ledges on them to hold candles… it looks so beautiful 🙂

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