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Chip and Joanna Gaines are Inspiring

March 5, 2018

David and I escaped to my parent’s cabin this weekend. As we always do, we sat on the porch (my favorite place in all the world) and talked about our dreams and goals for our future as we looked out over the lake. Throughout our marriage we’ve made many decisions while sitting on the porch with the clarity that comes from having no distractions and the deep level of peace found there.  We’ve also lifted up many a prayer, most in praise for the blessings bestowed on us, but also we agree in prayer about concerns that we have. Through it all, we have found God to be faithful in His time.

This weekend on the porch we talked of changes we would like to see in our home, which is badly in need of repair and revision. But when it comes to home repair and renovations, we’ve lacked vision because we couldn’t see the possibilities available to us in our own home. But then, after deciding to watch a little TV, we discovered a show on HGTV that I’ve heard many of my friends rave about for years, #FixerUpper, with Chip and Joanna Gaines. Wow! Have we been missing out. They are amazing! Together they are able to make possible what seemed impossible to us. Such talent! Needless to say, we did some catching up on the series and thankful for the opportunity to binge watch. Although I would love to have @chipgaines and @joannagaines share their vision and talent with us on renovations they would do to our house, truthfully, just watching their show has given us the hope and vision we dare to dream and stirred our faith that it can truly someday happen.

As a bonus, we also saw the episode where the Gaines family, with the help of their community, the Make a Wish Foundation, and the Tim Tebow Foundation, renovated a house for a couple with two special needs boys. Not only was the house made handicapped accessible to meet their needs, the house was designed to meet their dreams as well. It was an amazing show. In the Hurst house, we have great respect for @TimTebow and his foundation and the love and help he freely offers others. And clearly, the Gaines family has a heart for others as well. This episode brought tears to my eyes.

Now, once again, we’ve returned from the cabin refreshed and with a new vision. Sometimes we find answers to problems in the most unlikely of places. I must say though, watching #FixerUpper is addicting, but also educational and often times a warm fuzzy, all at the same time.

Article and photo by Rebekah Hurst

From → Family Treasures

One Comment
  1. Michele permalink

    Our FAVORITE couple on HGTV!! We watch a lot because tv lacks a lot of choices in my book!!

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