Category Archives: Inspiration

Transformation 2012: Day 6

Today I finished the last of the wallpaper removal at Lodestone, stripping the layers of brown paper from the master bathroom. I quickly learned that I needed to change my ways or accept the consequences; this situation required patience and … Continue reading

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Transformation 2012: Day 5

If you visited yesterday’s post, you’ll see an image of the dining area wall at the end of the day (i.e. the start of the day today). To the uninitiated, it might not look that bad. I dared to feel … Continue reading

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Transformation 2012: Day 4

Today, I was back in the wallpaper mines. In the grand scheme of things, removing wallpaper is horrible. Two layers of wallpaper is terrible. Three layers of wallpaper is heinous. A wall-art paneled mural, glued directly to sheet rock, is … Continue reading

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Transformation 2012: Day 2

For reference, I’ve included a “before” image. My 10-day transformation is independent of the work that Mr. H has already completed. Prior to my jumping in to strip wallpaper, he’s already removed tile, modified cabinets, etc. Yesterday I spent the … Continue reading

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Transformation 2012: Day 1

We’re flipping another property, code name: Lodestone. Today was Day 1 of a 10-day transformation, for the property and for myself. I focused on wallpaper at the house. In the dining area, there was a lovely silver/white textured paper: After … Continue reading

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Editing, editing, editing

Tom Petty says that the Waiting is the hardest part, and God knows I’m not good at waiting (and that is not part of the process I’m looking forward to). Thus far, from where I’ve spent my day sitting, at … Continue reading

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Slaves to Righteousness

I’ve been thinking about the meaning of the scripture from Romans 6:13-23. Paul said we are “slaves to righteousness”. That seems like an odd concept, but I like his logic. We are slaves to whatever is dictating our actions and … Continue reading

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Yeah…about that first week….

Sometimes when we say “if you know what I mean….” we’re really saying “I don’t have the time, energy or inclination to explain what I mean right now. Mark‘s open-mindedness has impressed me and I’m still exploring some of his … Continue reading

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Ask and it shall be given unto you

Yesterday I prayerfully asked God to guide me in my response to Mark. I don’t generally consider myself an evangelist, yet I’m growing as an apologist. If I take some small liberty with the definitions, I could say that an … Continue reading

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God, our Father and the Creator of all things

God’s ways are mysterious, of this I have no doubt. These days I’ve been too busy to keep up with the blogs I typically savor, much less to comment. I do occasionally glance at a dozen or so tweets, just … Continue reading

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