20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.”
Come on in!
I can have a meal ready for you in minutes.
Our home is a place where we welcome all who welcome all!
We want you to feel at home here!
Or just walk right in – because we don’t have a solid wood door where I can put a beautiful knocker. Our front doors are glass. The entry welcomes you with words on the wall that say “The greatest of these is love.” The word art was a Mother’s Day gift from our son & his wife, that first May after we moved here.
You can’t read it… it’s backward for some reason…
and it’s blurry… but trust me,
it says, “The Greatest of These is Love”
right above the windows.
Those are the stairs that lead up to my sanctuary –
my “Angel Room.”
So, that is what you see when you enter our home here in Ennis, Montana.
Our Dream House
But, this house has not always been my “dream home.” I don’t have a photo of my original dream house. It was in Heber City, Utah. I lived with that house on my screensaver in California for a year. We were ready to retire, looking for a place away from the growing congestion of California. We saw it near Salt Lake City, Utah. We toured it, fell in love with it, put a bid on it, and I dreamed of living there. But, the Lord had other ideas, I guess. The owner never responded to our perfectly generous offer, even after we went back a year later and put another bid on it.
The house was made of logs from the 1988 Yellowstone fire. Many of the logs still had the scorch marks on them. The front door was a massive wood entry with no handle. It had a lovely knocker like the one pictured at the top of this blog.
When you knocked on the door and someone came to let you in, a painting of Jesus (clearer and more beautiful than the one below) was on the wall just inside. The scripture from Revelations 3:20 was written beneath the painting.
The house seemed God-inspired – and I longed to live there.
However, it seems that Utah was not the place God had in mind for us.
This house, in this Pintail Ridge neighborhood, with lovely neighbors, this church in Ennis with these friends… this was (is) God’s dream house for us. When we put in a bid here, everything went like clockwork. (By the way, the trees were much smaller 15 years ago, and you could see the house from Mallards Roost Road clearly. Now we have a lovely forest!)
In God’s Will
Have you ever noticed that when you are walking in God’s will, the path seems smoother?
When you are walking in God’s will, deals ultimately work out better than you could have dreamed.
When you tune in to God’s will for your life, you end up in a better spot than any place you could have imagined for yourself!!
So, come on in, my friends!
Mi casa es su casa!
Thanks for visiting JanBeek today.
Thank you – so many of you-
who sent your love following yesterday’s blog
when I told you about my heavy heart
following the death of my cousin, Cliff.
Your outreach warmed my heart.
God bless and Keep you!
See you tomorrow.
Comments on: "Come On In!" (24)
Good afternoon, Jan, Revelation 3:20 is one of my favorite verses. I enjoyed your house story. Praise God for leading you to the one He picked. I am sure He is pleased with His servants 🙂
We are pleased to bee His servants! Thank you, Julie, for comin’ on in!! <3
Thank you for the warm welcome Jan!
Jan, what a beautiful post. The pictures are beautiful as well. You have a lovely home and are truly blessed. Thank you for sharing. Stay safe.
Thank you so much. You Bee well, too! <3
That dream home sounded so awesome, but the one you live in right now is beautiful! I would love to visit that angel room! Sorry to hear about your cousin!
Thank you, Renee. Put Ennis, MT on your bucket list!
Oh, and thank you so much for your condolences. It’s always hard to say good-bye (especially when we aren’t permitted to do so in person!)
God’s dream home for you is certainly special. Isn’t it interesting the home had the perfect place for your angel room. I love your angel room 😇
Thank you, Susan, I do, too! It’s where I am right now! Come join me!
A fine welcome
My door is open!
We were led by God to Ennis and were an answer to Jean’s prayers. Amazing work our lord does in our lives. hugs
Who is this “Someone”? Elaine??
Such a beautiful place to live! I would love to come visit you and sit on your porch and take in that view! Sorry to hear about the loss of your cousin. Hope you have a great day!
Thank you, Dwight. It’s an overcast Wednesday here. A good day to cool it! Thank you for your kind comment.
You are welcome. As they say here in the South, just chill out!! :>)
I’m doing just that. Reflecting on the angels in my life… just finished and posted that blog. <3 Thanks for being one of them, Dwight <3
Thank you I am honored to be considered one of your friends. … and you are mine as well!
I am so sorry for your loss, my prayers are with you during this time
Thank you, I appreciate your thoughtfulness <3
Beautiful place! Lovely post! 😍 You are so blessed Jan. Sorry to hear your loss.
GOD bless ❤️
Thank you so much! 👍🏽❤️