This morning I was on my way out the door, from our new apartment, to the
market when I stopped for just a minute to make sure that I had all the
things that I would need with me; my tram pass, my coin for the cart,
shoes, shopping bags, umbrella, jacket, sunglasses, wallet, and of course,
that shopping list. Lists, I seem to have so many of them lately. I hate to
admit that I am getting a little forgetful these days, but praise God that
He has given lists in His Word that all things may be done decently and in
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are
honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure,
whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if
there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
I mentioned above that we are in our new apartment. God is so good to us.
He provided an apartment for our family that met all, but one of the items
on our "need/desire" list. We now live in the city of Brno, walking
distance to restaurants, markets, the library and a beautiful park, also
near the building in which we rent a room for our services. Our apartment
has four rooms: an eat-in kitchen, living room, David's bedroom/game room
and mine and Jeff's bedroom. We have a small balcony, a garage for our car
and a shared storage room for our bikes.
Moving into our new apartment was just the beginning of things. First we
realized that our refrigerator, washer, and dryer were not working after
the long time in storage. Not only did these appliances need to be
replaced, but the list of things to renew, update, and change seemed to
never end. Insurances (health, personal, and auto) needed to be reinstated,
driver licences changed, our resident visas had to be changed, as well as,
the cancelation of James' resident visa. Well, I do not need to go on and
on, you get the point, the list was quite lengthy.
Jeff and I met with Nicky the landlord of the building where we rented a
room for our services in the past. We were able to negotiate a contract and
a weekly price for the room, which remained the same as before. Our first
meeting in our rented space, but not before a new list of items to be
purchased was composed, was on Sunday morning August 14th.
David started the 11th grade this school year with a list of
difficult classes to complete. He is not looking forward to geometry or
chemistry, but finds memorizing dates for history class much easier than
his brother, James, found.
As for me, time and space keeps going. I have not started back with my
English students. There are just too many things to do right now, maybe
later, when my lists are not so long and so time consuming. I love our new
apartment and the location in the city; the Lord is so good to us.