It’s all in the details…

I’ve been a bit preoccupied lately with unpacking, organizing and trying to transform this old “foreclosure home” into something pretty. I typically only have space in my mind for one creative pursuit at a time, hence, writing has taken a back seat for a brief season.

But I’ve been amazed at how God is still present even when I’m focused on simple, temporal matters – such as… which faucet to buy for the powder room.

You see… this faucet couldn’t be too copperish – it had to be really dark bronze – almost black. And then there is this one style that I just love. I call it the waterfall faucet, because when it’s on – it looks like a small waterfall. What can I say? It’s the little things that lift my spirit!

So, I’m standing in Home Depot – eyeing that elusive waterfall faucet – but the color is just not right… way too copperish – and that means it will totally clash with Eric’s mother’s antique mirror that we just HAVE to put in the powder room, right? Right! :-)  …But then my eye stopped on an open box – an outdated box – but with all the right parts – and guess what was in that box??? My waterfall faucet!! But it wasn’t copper. It was dark, dark bronze with just a few copper accents! Oh yeah baby! It was the old model – before they updated it to all copper, and God saved it just for me!!! I’m still a little giddy.

You wanna see it?

And while I’m at it, I’ll show you a few more favorite spots in my old foreclosure home….

I love this pillow!

I love the modern light fixture juxtaposed against Eric’s grandmother’s old fruit paintings :-)

I like this color combination… red with bluish green. It matches the colors in Eric’s grandmother’s painting above. Gotta love that!

More new and old things.

I’ve also been thinking about how our 2 year anniversary of the accident is almost here. And how much both Anne and I have changed in the past year. But I’ll write more about that later. I have to help Eric install the new faucet ;-)

7 thoughts on “It’s all in the details…

  1. Kerry says:

    I love your faucet! And the other favorite areas are so pretty. You are do a great job at making your house a home that is perfect for the Jacksons.


  2. Lucel-Melody Wings says:

    LOVE your faucet…..and love how God gifted it to you….not as something brand new, but as something cast aside and out-of-date (by decorator’s standards). A nice reminder that He indeed sees value, when others do not. (And that things do not need to be “unopened” or “new” to be a gift. Remind you of anything?

    Yes, 2 years is almost upon us….for me it was a different sort of devistatingly incredible time. It was when my crem-de-la-crem of a Service Dog, Pandy, died….and when God was already provicing the solution as Mocha, unbeknownst to me, was already born……and then Mercy-Ministries, thru AnWhitney & Curtis, stepped in.

    2 Prayer-meetings……the regular Wednesday one, with Pandy in my arms, and the next day the special impromtu one for all of you, with my arms empty and heart full.

    So many transformations in that two year span…… your awesome faucet….not all easily recognizable, at first glance, for the gift it is. Yes, L-I-F-E is indeed in the little things.

    Love your home.
    Love you more, grin.
    Prayer-Songs continuing to flow…..


  3. Pam says:

    I love it! Thankfulness is funny thing, isn’t it? And so often when we’re in the throes of something (we think is) huge, we forget that God is God of all things, huge and small–like faucets-and we forget to pray. He wants to delight us in the little things when we least expect it–because He loves us and wants us to remember that nothing is too small-or too big- for Him. He’s in control of “every little sparrow, every little king…” =0)


  4. Love it!!!! Love you!!!!
    Can’t wait to sit at that table in a year when we are on furlough with my whole family playing with yours.

    And can’t wait to wash my hands in that faucet! I love those faucets too!!!


  5. Jane Smith says:

    I don’t know how you do it! Creating such a wonderful space in the midst of all that’s continually on your plate…I love what you’ve shown us of the house and your decorating! Can’t wait to see it in person! (although I don’t know when that will be…) You are another one of my heroes (Tracey Clarke is one, too)…Love you, friend!


    • Tracey Clarke is my hero too! But you know that God gives us what we need only when we need it. As Al always preached… Jesus is the only true hero and the only true martyr. Amen to that!


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