Golden Isles Walk to Emmaus Newsletter July 2022
Andy and Carole Amason
1125 Cedar Cottage Rd SE
Don’t Lose Heart
My wife and I have recently taken on a project. This project comes
in the form of an old house, built in 1931, that we hope to make a
rental property. It is a basically beautiful house, on an even prettier
lot in Darien. We have lofty ideas about what can be done with this
room or that room and what it will look like all fixed up. Now the
problem. This place is suffering from years of neglect and just plain
bad ideas in regard to how previous house projects should be
implemented. There are major renovations that need to be done in
parts of the house that cannot be seen before BEFORE we can
move forward on the parts of the house that can be seen. You may
have heard it said before that a house has really “good bones”.
With this place, the bones aren’t nearly as good as the face. So,
before we can move ahead on fixing up the outside, we have some
major work to do on the “bones”. This is a long project that at this
point seems to be getting longer.
I have been tempted several times recently to get discouraged and
dump this place as is. The problem with doing that is that I know
God has blessed us with this place for a reason. I know this because
I can look back at the circumstances that surrounded us buying it,
the price we paid, how it dovetailed with what the prior owners
needed etc... The Lord of Heaven and Earth may want me to have
this place and have this project for no other reason than to teach
me a lesson on redemption, overcoming obstacles, seeing inner
beauty or any number of things, not to mention that one day it’s
going to make somebody a really nice home.
Let’s bring this home to Emmaus. As we prepare for walks in the
fall, there is a lot to do. Most of it in the bones of the ministry
(behind the scenes). As we prepare, it can be discouraging pulling
all of this together. I challenge you to meditate and focus on 2 nd
Thessalonians 3:13 - “As for you brothers, do not grow weary in
well doing. Don’t lose heart, don’t give in or give up. Don’t grow
weary or be faint hearted. Pray, do good to others and focus on the
future-the eternal destination of your soul”.
Don’t lose heart.
Don’t get discouraged.
This is going to be Really Good.
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