I feel the need to share some of my thoughts on our schoolhouse remodel project. In the process of our remodel, I've spent a lot of time thinking, dreaming, and planning. I've had a lot of fun doing so and sharing our progress with others. However, I want people to know that our ultimate goal isn't to have a big fancy house that looks like it should be in a magazine. Our ultimate goals are to reduce our debt and to use our home to the glory of God through intentionally raising our children and opening our home to others. In this day and age, there seems to be a great desire for everything to look perfect and to have a certain trendy look to it. It seems to me as though there is a feeling of superiority if we eat organic food or live in perfect magazine/catalog houses with all the right styles and design, when there are people who are starving and homeless. Not that there is anything wrong with eating healthy or having a beautiful home. In fact, those can be very good things. We just need to remember what's really important: are we going to find our identity in those things, or in Christ? It's easy to get caught up in the temporary things of this world, but I want to have an eternal focus. I want our home to be comfortable and inviting, not perfect. I know this is a random post, and I'm not a great writer, but I wanted to share some of my thoughts. Please know that I'm not trying to preach, just simply share what's going on in my heart and mind. As the song says, "I don't want a fine mansion on earth's sinking sands. Lord build me just a cabin in the corner of Glory Land."