Learning to Live , Again, On Purpose.

My Journey continues forward….

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Hi everyone!

Sorry I haven’t been about of late, but life did what life does and it carried me away on it’s rapids. Much has gone on since my last “real” post. Not that FOF is not real, but those are the things I do to lighten my day, and while it works for me it may not be the most information blogging I do.

So life…Puppies! Buster and Honey had 6 pups! They are great, but it has been a learning experience. I have only rescued and cared for cats…puppies were very similiar, yet different. I didn’t know what to expect. Turns out that it’s not much different and all went well. Here are some pictures….

New Borns


Honey~A Good Mother

Buster ~ Nervous and Watchful Father

Comfortably Asleep

 The above photos were taken November 16th early morning. The last (Comfortably Asleep) was taken a few days later…The Doxie Pups are now almost 5 weeks old. Wow I have been gone for quite awhile! Here is a photo of them now….

Escape Plan!

Oh and just one more!!!! =}

The Face of Innocence~ Escape Plan 2

Trust me I could post pictures for months! They are funny and fast and smart and beautiful. They will be ready for adoption the week after Christmas…I don’t know how I’m going to do it!   :/ 

So other things have taken place as well. Our pastor has stepped into a much considered evangelistic calling and has handed the reigns of RLFC to his son. This was on November 1, 2009 and things could not be going smoother. Isn’t it amazing when everyone moves according to God’s will, regardless of our fleshley urgings!

God is good and faithful to fulfill promise in our lives. And while I consider change an assault on my lifestyle things are moving smoothly. My job as church secretary remained secure, which was a short lived concern for me. Further my job has become  very productive in a great way. I feel as if I am productive for RLFC and the Kingdom of God. And appreciation! Well, if I didn’t feel appreciated by the former pastors, and trust me I was very appreciated, I am spoiled with appreciation now.

Working @ God’s house has a tremendous amount of fulfillment built in. Peace and productivity are now my favorite states of being! It is amazing…almost too amazing for words. I am learning and growing and maturing in my position. Loving every minute of this change. For me that is huge…positive reaction to change in my life was unheard of. I love this.

Family: Well here in Hutchland things are going great! All is moving smoothly and favorably forward. Most of us now operate under the knowledge that God has us covered in all areas. While each of us polish those areas that we are not as comfortable in, individually with God, other areas of our family life are in unity and full steam ahead…including the consistantly improving finances!

Relief is spelled : G-O-D !

So forward I go on this journey of mine…pups and work and family and the upcoming holiday, which for me is a challenge.

I have purposed to enjoy the celebration of my Lord and Savior’s birth and the salvation of our human race this year. I find I am enjoying, for the first time, older christmas tunes. Particularly the ones that praise God and Jesus! I find I have been thinking about putting up the christmas tree…a miracle for me. In the past I fought and refused decorating until the last minute, and while there are only 14 days left ’till christmas our family doesn’t put the tree up until Christmas Eve.

Me planning for this particular holiday is a miracle and can only be God fixing what is wrong in me. Praise God!

 Life is good! My go to scripture these days is this:  Lord, my times are in your hand. Ps.31:15a

I’m off now to continue this newly attained forward movement in my housework. Another reason I have been away from the Press of late…I am cleaning! NOW that my fine followers is a Miracle from Heaven that should be documented somewhere important!!!

Allowing God to guide my day!

Blessings to you my Beloved Visitors!

many, Many, MANY Blessings to you!  🙂

Author: Hopeannfaith

Welcome, I'm Andrea ... HOPEannFAITH ... I write and take pictures as a way of expression. These are gifts given by a loving and indulgent Father, to a headstrong and stubborn daughter, with much to say. A semi-retired social worker/secretary, I now call myself a writer. I've published one internet article and written many blog posts. However, publishing does not make one a writer, anymore than taking a box camera to the park makes one a photographer. What makes one who and what they are? Well God for one ... formed me before the foundations of this world (Psalm 139); and many, many years after putting away my passion for wordsmithing and picture taking He gave it back ... in droves. I am a culmination of my choices and experiences. It is here that my experiences color the world in print and color. It is my goal to reach just one soul a day with love ... encouragement ... understanding or just letting that soul know that they are not alone where they are today. This is about creating ~ all of it. Creating a HOLY and SACRED place where the ugly truth can be healed and the beauty of a moment or a tear can brighten a day for the experience. Why HOPEannFAITH? Hopeannfaith is my inner child, and she is maturing, as she should have done all along. She is learning all about how Faith fulfills Hope. She is learning how to live. HOPEannFAITH ~ the wonder twins all wrapped up in one, me. These are my Journey Journals ~ written and visual. I welcome your company. I welcome your friendships. My Journey is in the light ~ although I have and will share the shadowy corners and the dark ~ so you know that you are never alone there. If we hold hands in the dark, and we walk, side by side, through the shadow, we will reach the Light together. In relationship with one another and with the Light. Blessings.

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