Christ Is Our Treasure, Not Our Homes

February 13, 2019

Christ Is Our Treasure, Not Our Homes
The home exists for Christ. Our marriages, our children, our physical spaces — all these are means of joyful response to Him. Through the home, we treasure Christ and show others how to treasure Him also Titus 2:3–5Proverbs 31:10–31

It’s been cold here, really cold. My bones anxiously await Spring.  You know what they say in Texas……”if you don’t like the weather, wait 15 minutes and it will change!”We’ve been exploring Abilene and I’ve been feeling more comfortable here. Being I am a small town girl I like Abilene, it’s down to earth! And, I genuinely like Texans, they look at you in your eyes when you talk with them. Mi Corazón has been doing what he loves best from his childhood; hunting. We drive to Ozona, Texas to spend times outdoors. 

The Joy of Anticipating, I think at some point in our lives we all get the opportunity to do a little rebuilding. Be it a career, relationships or sandcastles. Augie and I feel amazingly blessed to have the opportunity to build our home.  I know we both felt our last home was our “forever home.” And never thought we would be building, but if it is our Lords will, we will abide. 

We made a list of the things we desired for maximum happiness “minimally.” Hope this makes sense we want a simple modern ranch or mountain home. That does not tie us down to it!  With a low maintenance yard and  zero landscaping. In order to focus more on our true passion; our Lord and traveling.
We searched and researched. We knew our place was out there.We have found our space and will begin building in the near future.
Nothing can be more fun than designing your dream home. I have performed all the steps on the list, etc. simple! I have this in excess and more! Ideas and thinking is free! I have the vision, I’ve looked through tons of architectural publications, toured countless neighborhoods, taken pictures, budgeted, kept a design notebook, know essential features and needs and drawn- up countless floor plans. Then I wad up the sheet of paper, changing my mind the next day, and start over! Although, I have met with an architect. Which is a sign of progress to me.

Recently, we met with our builder of our future home, (Hacienda Hug). Due to some unforeseen weather conditions, he will not finish his current project till about August. Then will start to build our home, to be completed about winter 2020.I was able to live in our 5th wheeler about seven months. We’ve decided to rent a small duplex in Tuscola. Population 746. Till our home is completed, to not endure another winter in our 5th wheeler! Thank you, Father. It is small, not even completed, brand new duplex. Just 23 minutes northeast of  Abilene. I am trusting in my Lord. Proverbs 24:3-4 ESV 

By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.

Abrazos y Besos

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I am perpetually creative, and my eyes “feel” art everywhere. Who am I, I am an open book. I believe that sharing “from the heart” with one another is what connects us, heals us, and inspires us! My love for my Lord, family, friends, cooking, crafting, gardening/nature, vintage, sewing and different cultures; these passions and too many more to list, have moved my hand to paper, thus, Abrazos y Besos. In addition to a nudge by my baby sister, Dudies. My last name is Hug which means Abrazo in Spanish, hence the name of my blog: “Abrazos y Besos” translating to “Hugs & Kisses.” I will focus on our personal life journey with Mi Corazon (Augie Hug) sprinkled with love, spice and fun. Please tune in. Philippians 4:13 New King James Version (NKJV) 13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

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