OK, so this is kind of a Stream of Consciousness post about an ugly idiot, selling my house, and God’s plan for me

Good morning everyone!

So, it’s 4:30 in the morning as I am writing this and I am sitting at the breakfast bar in my kitchen so I can work on homework for a couple hours before church.

Anyway, before I was going to dive into the homework that I was nowhere near ready for because the coffee isn’t even done brewing yet, I decided to check the WordPress viewer to see what’s is going on when I found a comment from a long time follower and commenter who describes himself as “ugly, disgusting, abusive, foul and a fucking idiot.”

I don’t want to waste a ton of time and effort on this person who clearly just wants attention but I would like for a few people to click on the link and ask themselves if he is someone who is worth dialoging about matters of faith with. I think there is a lot of truth in the old saying, “you can catch more flies with honey than you can with vinegar” but apparently my non-believing friend does not agree. I’ve never really been able to wrap my head around why some people who set themselves up as tolerant and peaceful lovers of science and universal truths appear so vile and nasty, smh…

Did I mention that it’s 4:30 in the morning and I haven’t had any coffee yet?

To change the subject to what I was originally going to write a quick post about. My wife and I have thought for a while that I have been called to full time ministry and that this calling may be somewhere other than where we are currently living and we are OK with that. Problem is, we have a house to sell and no real direction as to when and where God may send us. So, sometime this winter, we decided we were going to do a few things to get the house ready to list in the spring when everything is green and pretty. Then my sister-in-law got sick and my wife went to Florida to help her out which was fine with me, I am happy we are in a place where she can take off for four months to help a family member in need.

Problem is, I am working, traveling, going to school, and it’s now almost July and not very much has been done to the house to get it ready to list. And by not very much, I mean next to nothing except that I have done a pretty good amount of work in the yard which is more of an every spring thing rather than a sprucing up the joint because we want to sell it thing.

So I had a conversation with a realtor who lives in my neighborhood about something totally related to buying or selling when she happened to mention that she had been talking to a couple who was coming from out of state who was looking for a house in the neighborhood like mine (now that I think about it, realtors may work such things into conversations all the time, cant, know for sure, I don’t talk to many, but it makes sense). I told her what was going on and that my wife and I had planned to list our house by now but couldn’t get it done. So, she asked if they could come take a look, I said they could, and they loved it. They are going to look at a couple more but, from what I am being told, it looks like an offer may be coming soon. And, get this, she told me to ask for 10 percent more than I thought the house was worth. So, long story short here, I had all but decided to put God’s plan to move us on hold for a while and it seems like God is telling me that the plan goes on. Must be God working this because, really, who sells a house without even trying to? I mean, I guess it’s not unheard of but it seems unlikely or, at best, very rare.

Anyway, prayers we get an offer this week and my wife and I can move forward into the next chapter in our lives, whatever that is.

Good news here, whatever happens, is that I have been forced to do some maintenance and staining on my deck which I have been putting off far too long because I haven’t had time, so there’s that.

Hope this post makes sense, I’ve been just kind of rambling. Did I mention it’s 4:30 in the morning and I haven’t had coffee yet?

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11 replies

  1. Gods timeing isn’t always ours.


  2. When you set price don’t forget to include realtor commission and closing costs above what you want.


    • Good advice Carl. We have a ton of equity in the house (north of 75%) so we don’t need X amount to avoid writing a check at closing.

      The agent is also lowering her commission because she won’t have to do any of the work to list it.

      And we are asking about 10% more than we thought we would when my wife and I crunched the numbers the first time so I think we are going to come out of this in pretty good shape


  3. We’re going through a similar journey. We hope to move out of state to a more conservative area. Doubt if our place sells before we list it, especially before we actually find a place to move to.

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  4. My dad was fixing up his house to sell, and just before he finished the upgrades found out his neighbors wanted his house (family of 7 living in a 2 bed, 1 bath house compared to his 4 bed, 3 bath). They made the offer for exactly what he planned on listing at 3 days before he planned on listing!
    Yep. God timing. He was hoping to move at the beginning of June, and he did.
    If nothing else, you have a kindled hope that it will sell quickly, either way, so congrats, either way!

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  5. Just prayed for you. That troll definitely is…a troll.

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    • Yes, absolutely a troll, or what the Bible would call a scoffer.

      Scoffers have always been and will always be present in the world. But there is coming a promised day when “at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:10–11). On that day there will no longer be any scoffers. They will at last accept the truth, and their scoffing will be forever silenced.

      I need to learn to ignore these people and just pray for them. There is nothing I can say or do to change people like them. The work to prepare the soil of their heart’s is God’s and God’s alone.

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  6. Cool story about the house, God’s plans are not our plans, as the Word says. I clicked on the link and you friend is an obvious troll and not a very bright one at that.

    If I were you I would block him and stop wasting time. I know people like to think they can change the hearts and minds of those who hate God but preparing one’s heart is the work of God and God alone.

    If God does not chose, for whatever reason He may have, to soften this person’s heart, there is nothing you can say or do to change his mind.



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