Okay, so the title is a little childish since the Disney's Frozen movie has a song entitled, "Do you want to build a snowman?" I should know since my husband sings it to our granddaughter whenever it comes to mind! But honestly, I've wanted a barn for a long time. Why, you may ask? Because it would be a great place to entertain, have an office with tons of room for all my projects (that I would leave open if I had enough work space) and on I could go! As I have written on my Welcome link, barns have always held a fascination. I can't tell you why, but it seems that I would dearly love to return just one day into the life of a farmer's daughter! My mother, who was raised on a tobacco farm in Virginia, once reminded me it would only take one day and I'd be done!
But more than just having space, wouldn't it be wonderful to have a place where individuals could come and wind down from the fast paced speed of today's world? A place where you could talk with another person, maybe share your faith or simply be a listening ear for someone who desperately needs to empty themselves from the trials of life? We need more venues of connection; simple, inviting, unplugged places where you can actually hear the birds, watch nature, read a book, or possibly close your eyes for a few minutes. Ahhh.....
Yes, I want to build a barn.....anyone interested in helping?
Lord Jesus, help us to build places of solace regardless if it's in the shape of a barn or our own screened-in porches. May we look outside ourselves to be a bridge of hope. In Your Name, Amen..