Category Archives: Laughinghouse Family – Blog


Materialism and Moving

Posted by in City Mission - News,Laughinghouse Family - Blog | November 26, 2012

I felt awkward standing there way too long in the meat department staring at a nice cut of lamb.  It had been marked down 50% so it was a good deal.   I knew exactly what it would taste like coming off the grill because I’ve had it plenty of times before.  This was the first time though that I hadn’t just thrown it into my basket and kept on walking.   Now it’s way out of our budget. 

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LONGING FOR HOME

Posted by in Laughinghouse Family - Blog | May 1, 2012

It was just us now.  Our helpful friends had gone back to their own homes.  After three days of moving stuff we were finally standing in an empty house.  “Is that everything?”  The words echoed and seemed so loud in the vacant space.  A few tears welled up in Kristi’s eyes as

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UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Posted by in Laughinghouse Family - Blog,Uncategorized | March 28, 2012

Renovating an old house is dirty work.  You have to disturb stuff that has not been touched in years.  You find gross and disturbing things.  You never know what you are going to find when

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UNEMPLOYED AND HOMELESS

Posted by in Laughinghouse Family - Blog | March 4, 2012

I woke up this past Thursday morning and stared up at the ceiling.  “I am unemployed.”  I whispered it so I wouldn’t wake Kristi up.  “I……..am….….un…….employed” I said it slower this time to see if it that would help it sink in.  Maybe it’s too soon.  Maybe I needed to give it some more time.  I tiptoed downstairs to the nook where I meet with Jesus in the mornings and as soon as

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Resignation Letter

Posted by in City Mission - News,Laughinghouse Family - Blog | February 8, 2012

Saying goodbye is a hard thing to do.  We mailed the letter below out to our former church family, Fellowship Community Church, in February of 2012 letting them know that God was calling us into a new chapter of our story.  Our resignation took effect on March 1, 2012.

Dear Church Family,

It has been over ten years but I remember it like it was yesterday.  And I could take you to exactly where I was when I finally let go of my own plans for my life.  It was like

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