TODAY, MY HUSBAND, Ed, and I live in a sweet, peaceful home we designed on a piece of land that feels like a sanctuary. It's no exaggeration to say we begin each day in awe of God's all-encompassing care. We feel that this incredible spiritually based sense of peace in our lives is a result of divine restoration.

About seven years ago we suddenly found ourselves in an extended period of professional upheaval, which eventually put us tens of thousands of dollars in debt. But trusting in God has led us to a greater understanding of our spiritual nature and brought substantial renewal to our lives. Those "lost" years have been redeemed through a balanced expression of employment, supply, and home.

When Ed and I married, our primary shared goal was to serve the Christian Science movement, so we voluntarily gave up our careers as architects and worked for several years at Christian Science nursing facilities. We then went on to a shortterm job that also provided housing, but it ended abruptly, leaving us unprepared for what to do next. Our home and income were gone in an instant!

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A spiritual view of fish farming
May 3, 2010

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