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There are those moments….

Settled in, loving my new ministry–
and I might do what?

Let’s start with the end of the story. I know, that goes against all the rules, but I think it’s one of those times to break the rules.

The end of the story goes like this: I’m closing on a house next Wednesday!

Yes, you read that right. No typo going on here. Going over my options, financially it just makes more sense to buy than rent down here in Florida. I figured it would take time to find what I was looking for at the price I wanted, but I had time on my side. Start now, I reasoned, and I had plenty of time.

Looking at it that way, I started this process shortly before Jamie left so I could have his input. We went out one night together with the realtor. There was the villa in a nice location that needed too much work for the price; the perfectly priced small home in a neighborhood where police stopping by for domestic violence served as entertainment; two fixer-uppers in good areas that were so involved it was exhausting just to think about it; another with potential if the price ever came down; and then we walked into the last house—and it was a pleasant surprise. It had everything on my mental checklist and was nice besides.

“You really should jump on this one,” the realtor told me, apologizing in the same breath for being pushy. “It’s just the chances of finding another one this nice in your price range is pretty low.” Having followed the market for the past year, I knew she was right.

But how do you admit to your realtor that you really weren’t expecting to find something that quick and you aren’t quite in the decision-making mode? That, in reality, you are more in the window-shopping mode?

I went home and prayed about it. … Then I put in an offer.  Things just started falling into place.

Once the offer was accepted, I was going to say something—but then the inspections were taking place in short order, so why not wait for those?

The inspections passed—and by that night my realtor called to let me know everything else had come in. Paperwork that usually takes a few weeks to process showed up on her desk in a few days’ time.

We were all set. We were ready to close. The realtor suggested we move up the closing date from May 28 to sometime next week.

Right. Next week. Just over three weeks from when I first looked at the house.

Now we’re back to the end of the story: I’m closing on a house next Thursday.

But I guess that’s not quite the end. I may be moving in June—or may possibly be renting it out for about six months. I’m good with either, just waiting to see which way the Lord directs all involved. Your prayers are appreciated!

UPDATE: A quick update since this post may have confused you! Remember that move into missions I heading towards? Well, it happened! On April 1, 2014 I moved to Florida to begin working at NTM in their communications department. I’ve been posting on my NTM blog—but not here. Sorry! The above is a post I copied from my NTM blog from last week. 🙂 


I’m a mother of four great sons. I’m a widow who has transitioned back into full-time missions with NTM as a staff writer in their communications department. I’m also an author of three Christian suspense novels: BetrayedIdentity Revealed, and A Murder Unseen. (Available at: Amazon.com.) Greater than that, I am a child of God with a passion for God, my family, and writing! If you want to connect with me, join me on TwitterFacebookGoodreads, and Pinterest. Interested in updates by email? CLICK HERE!

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  1. May 12, 2014 at 11:23 am

    I wish you nothing but the best of luck Rosie. xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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