A House Is A Home

FullSizeRender-35 years ago next month I bought my first home. And starting on Friday I’ll have my first renter in that home.

Becoming a homeowner has been a strange journey, one I never could have (or would have) scripted the way it played out.

In the fall of 2009 I had just gone on full time as the Director Of Student Ministries at The Hill Baptist Church. I was back living at home after moving out for a bit in college.

With a freshly printed degree, a full-time salary and a wide-eyed optimism I was eager to move away from home. Originally I wanted to rent a small house in town.

At the time, though, the government was giving an $8,000 tax credit to first time homeowners. My parents and I decided this was a deal I couldn’t pass up.

So I found a 2 bedroom townhome a few minutes away from work and decided to pull the trigger on the American dream of becoming a homeowner.

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Monday Morning Music: How Could We Not Believe

What do you believe in on a Monday?

Do you believe in a dreary, hopeless work week?

Or do you believe in the first day of a new set of possibilities and opportunities?

If you’re having trouble believing this Monday could be any different than the rest, maybe you could use some Monday Morning Music.
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(Click Here to listen to How Could We Not Believe from Ben and Ellen Harper)

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