Monday, August 16, 2010

The Longest Yard Sale

Joey and I decided to check out the World's Longest Yard Sale this year since it does run right through Chattanooga. I have come to figure out that my design style is very rustic and antique-y, so I found TONS of furniture I would have loved to have...maybe another year when we have built a house that needs to be furnished.

I did find something cool, though, that we could afford. I found this really neat old ceramic butter churn. It was missing the lid and stick, so I got it very cheap compared to other ones we saw. I figured I didn't need the lid anyway because this was my plan for it...

We also found a working VCR for 4 bucks! I'd been wanting one since ours began eating tapes (yes, I still have some VHS tapes), but I didn't want to spend 50 or more dollars on a stupid VCR! So if you like deals like that check out The 127 Sale next year.

Godly Legacy

As most of you probably already know, my Granddad, Fred Gunter, went to his eternal home several weeks ago. I'm finally getting around to writing down some of what he meant to me.

I found these Scripture verses while writing something for my Dad for Father's Day, but as I was thinking about my Granddad, these verses came to mind again...
"Hear, O Israel!
The Lord is our God,
the Lord is one!
You shall love the Lord your God
with all your heart
and with all your soul
and with all your might.
These words,
which I am commanding you today,
shall be on your heart.
You shall teach them diligently
to your sons
and shall talk of them
when you sit in your house
and when you walk by the way
and when you lie down
and when you rise up.
You shall bind them
as a sign on your hand,
and they shall be as
frontals on your forehead.
You shall write them
on the door posts of your house
and on your gates."
(Deuteronomy 6:4-9, NASB)

The legacy of Godly men in my life began with my Granddad. He embraced these verses as he raised my amazing dad and several of my uncles to also live by these words. I can't imagine my life today without God's grace having poured out on my Granddad (and Granny) at a Billy Graham conference 60 years ago. Granddad was a man who stood up for what he knew was right and loved people, especially my Granny and his family, through Christ's love. It was so amazing to hear and see at the funeral (and through conversations) the many people whose lives he touched for the Kingdom. Between him and my dad, I have an amazing Godly legacy. Thank you Lord for blessing me with Fred Gunter as a grandfather!