It wasn’t so long ago that we ourselves were stupid and stubborn, dupes of sin, ordered every which way by our glands, going around with a chip on our shoulder, hated and hating back. But when God, our kind and loving Savior God, stepped in, he saved us from all that. It was all his doing; we had nothing to do with it. He gave us a good bath, and we came out of it new people, washed inside and out by the Holy Spirit. Our Savior Jesus poured out new life so generously. God’s gift has restored our relationship with him and given us back our lives. And there’s more life to come—an eternity of life! You can count on this.
Ian may look excellent in a kilt — hands down my favorite look for him, by far — but our library’s starting to look pretty awesome with bookshelves on.
To refresh your memory, here’s how the previous owners had set it up. This is what it looked like when we toured the house. (That’s a piano you can just see off in the bottom left-hand corner — it was a self-playing thing and they had it playing some smooth jazz or something equally inviting.)
Ian and I painted one wall red, but left the big one blank. We had the bookshelf brainstorm and picked a design. Then just a couple weeks ago, Deborah and I added this:
Now, after a day of one of Kenis Loven‘s craftsmen working on it, we’ve got this:
I love the color we picked for stain; as our pastor at church would say, “Love it, love it, love it!” There’s a lot left to do, but I’m extremely excited with how it’s looking so far. Stay tuned. I’ll keep updating with pictures as it progresses.