This week has been an interesting one for Hasten Home. It seems that in life, things rarely go as planned; yet God is a faithful Guide. He knows the end from the beginning, so we can rest assured that as long as we faithfully follow His lead, we are heading in the right direction.
This week I realized, much to my distress, that Hasten Home’s primary email address was not working properly. (I was going to say “to my dismay”, but God is helping me to keep courage amid the enemy’s attacks!) This was the last straw, as they say. I had been contemplating changing registrars for Hasten Home’s domain on the web; I decided to get with it.
So much time was spent this week finishing up my research to decide on a new company to go with. The switching process seems to be going smoothly, and hopefully our email will be functional as intended here very shortly. [Update: Contact us here.] (Please accept my apologies if you have attempted to contact us by email and received an error message. Also, feel free to contact us by phone at 541-450-9525.)
This week, too, we ended up spending some unanticipated hours in town for some repairs on my personal vehicle. While my first choice would have been to be at my desk working on VBS—The Land of Milk & Honey, we decided to enjoy the day anyway. As the van was being taken care of, my children and I went for a walk and enjoyed the sunshiny day. In the process, I found some sweet flowers, which had invited some of the honeybees I had been watching out for. I took the opportunity and happily pulled out our camera to catch some of the busy little creatures on disk. Then, I had double fun on the last part of our walk, snapping pictures here and there. Digital cameras are really a blessing—no worries about what it is going to cost to develop those pictures, just the fun of catching them!
Although it has not been as much as I had hoped, I did get to finalize some of my worksheet drawings with pen and ink. It is always exciting to see hours of hard work come to a finished product. The Lord’s hand really becomes especially evident to me at that point. What a privilege to be His hands in this great work! It is a humbling thought—yet a greatly encouraging one.
May your heart be likewise encouraged today; and in all our pursuits, let us continue to Hasten Home!