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Be A Fleecer

After my oldest son’s birth, I went back to part time teaching.  It became very clear, very quickly that I couldn’t do this “mother thing” and “teacher thing” at the same time while not having my heart crack into two pieces.  

Sexy Neck and I decided that we needed to come up with a creative financial solution so that I could stay at home from work.  This involved selling our first “forever” home and finding a house with income.  This process took over a year and involved using our “fleece” to help us figure out where we should move to.  

Here was our fleeceImage

Fleece: The things we wanted in a house, our rankings plus all the houses we looked at.

What is a fleece? 

First, Sexy Neck and I believe that God has a plan for our lives… how can so many things be coincidences?

Second, there is a story in the Old Testament (before Jesus lived) about Gideon.  I am not a preacher so I will leave it up to God’s word.

Here is what it says:

Gideon said to God, “If you will save Israel by my hand as you have promised – look I will place a wool fleece on the threshing floor.  If there is dew only on the fleece and all the ground is dry, then I will know that you will save Israel by my hand, as you said.” (Judges 6:36-37)

My faith sometimes falters, my mind wanders, I get confused, but I know from experience that I can trust God completely.  

Today our house has been sold – signed on the dotted line. 

We have also created our “fleece” for our new home, praying that God will guide us the entire way.  

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Sexy Neck and I will now go look at some houses, rank them and see what unfolds.  We have 11 weeks to find a new place for our family of five to live.  Go God!