Seven months later I wrote a blog titled “Pursuing A God-Sized Dream” (posted 07/16/2010). I acknowledged the frenetic pace which I had lived for so many years, and the realization that many others – particularly women – do the same thing. Because of my concerns, I had an idea to create a place for women to relax, experience beauty and serenity, and draw closer to God.
And so the months have passed. We started our life here in Oregon, renting a 100-year old farmhouse from a member of our congregation. We quickly fell in love with the stately trees, and the wrap-around porch. This place speaks of history, and beauty, with many squirrels feasting on our nuts, and our sweet neighbor’s outdoor bunny, Farnsworth, hopping from pasture to orchard, and back. After almost two years of waiting, and praying, we believed it was time to buy this home and property; and to begin building “The Lavender Pavilion”.