May 2014

Challenge House 1 has been full of activity and planning for our busy summer season. We have also been living life with our neighbors...this includes the wonderful blessings and the gritty hard stuff. Here is a glimpse of our month... A huge blessing to our family has been the Durrett Avenue Neighborhood Association. We have [...]

By | 2016-12-08T14:57:35+00:00 May 29th, 2014|Challenge House 1|Comments Off on May 2014

Challenge House 1

Happy New Year 2013! Our family of five moved into Challenge House 1 on November 3rd after a couple of months of painting, changing flooring, and various home maintenance projects. We are excited to provide not only a cozy home for our family, but for all our neighbors and friends that will come to visit! [...]

By | 2016-12-08T14:57:35+00:00 December 31st, 2013|Challenge House 1|Comments Off on Challenge House 1

Throw Caution to the Wind

Remember: A stingy planter gets a stingy crop; a lavish planter gets a lavish crop. I want each of you to take plenty of time to think it over, and make up your own mind what you will give. That will protect you against sob stories and arm-twisting. God loves it when the giver delights [...]

By | 2016-12-08T14:57:35+00:00 November 20th, 2013|Challenge House 1|Comments Off on Throw Caution to the Wind

Year One in Review

A year ago we set up this blog anticipating our move to Challenge House 1 and excited about all we would experience and have to share as we embarked on our adventure. The year has not disappointed in experiences and adventures....we have made new friends, learned many lessons, and had so many new experiences. What I [...]

By | 2016-12-08T14:57:35+00:00 November 10th, 2013|Challenge House 1|Comments Off on Year One in Review

AT&T: Attitude Training and Team Work

Two weeks ago, 19 teenagers in 9th -12th grade ascended upon our home...each one chosen from many applications received for the AT&T program...the goal was to earn the $150 paycheck they would receive at the completion of their training and work. I would guess that many of them came knowing the fun, friendships, and break [...]

By | 2016-12-08T14:57:35+00:00 July 26th, 2013|Challenge House 1|Comments Off on AT&T: Attitude Training and Team Work

Depraved Indifference

  God has been working on my heart since moving in Challenge House 1. You see for years I have been blind to the hurt and struggles of my community...my neighbors. There is an indifference in our society if we do not see it and if we do not cause it, then it [...]

By | 2016-12-08T14:57:37+00:00 February 25th, 2013|Challenge House 1|Comments Off on Depraved Indifference

4H & Challenge House Woodworking Program

A time for learning new skills... Pallet Projects: 02/15/2013 and 02/22/2013 (5pm – 6pm) Cornhole Boards: 03/8/2013 and 03/22/2013 (5pm – 6pm) Woodworking projects can be entered into the local fair as a 4H project entry. Classes are for ages 9 – 19 and will be limited to the first 10 kids to complete the [...]

By | 2016-08-03T16:05:01+00:00 February 1st, 2013|Challenge House 1|Comments Off on 4H & Challenge House Woodworking Program

Power of a Moment

This week as I was reflecting on the recent changes in our life, the new paths we have made, people we have met...it struck me that each moment now must be intentional...we are in a battle for souls. I turned on my iTunes and this was the song that played by Chris Rice:  The Power [...]

By | 2016-08-03T16:05:10+00:00 January 27th, 2013|Challenge House 1|Comments Off on Power of a Moment

A Week in the Life of a Neighborhood Ambassador

Living in a Challenge House brings with it the title of Neighborhood Ambassador. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary an ambassador is: ambassador AMBAS'SADOR, n. 1. A minister of the highest rank employed by one prince or state, at the court of another, to manage the public concerns of his own prince or state, and representing [...]

By | 2016-12-08T14:57:37+00:00 January 11th, 2013|Challenge House 1|Comments Off on A Week in the Life of a Neighborhood Ambassador