But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ…
Here is the latest and, barring unforeseen emergencies, final major (cost-wise) change to our home for the near future: Bookshelves made by Kenis Loven.
This is essentially the final design of shelves that will be built some time mid-October. They’ll go into the library (below), along the right-hand wall, where we currently stack all our boxes of books.
Of all our home improvements, this is the least necessary but most exciting. I’ve seen some of Kenis’ work before, and it’s quite beautiful, true craftsmanship. I have complete confidence in Kenis’ ability to create shelves that make our library feel cozy and complete. It’s been my great joy to welcome people into our home and have it feel truly homey, comfortable enough that guests help themselves to a glass of water without asking. Maybe this seems odd, but I think these shelves will give a sense of solid and calm. My goal is for the library to be a quiet oasis where friends and family can curl up with a good book undisturbed and just relax for a while.
Now I’m off to Value Village to look for pictures and lamps. Guess it’s clear where my priorities are!