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Bathroom Re-do Before & After

When Reid and I bought our house almost two years ago there was only one thing I REALLY wanted to change. The 1970's fabric covered walls in the half bath. My only fear was the the people who we bought the house from had redone every other room and not touched that one. I couldn't help but wonder if that fabric was hiding something I'd prefer to keep hidden. And, Reid wasn't too enthused about finding out what was under there. Although, I think secretly he adored the novelty of that little room.
Fast forward to the beginning of September. On a Tuesday night I called Reid and asked if I could take down the fabric and paint the bathroom. I told him I'd have it done by the time he was home Thursday and was prepared to tackle whatever I was going to find. He said YES and the rest is history that will hopefully never repeat itself. ;)
I kept thinking how hard can it really be? Remove fabric, prime, texture the walls to match the rest of the house, and paint.
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Never Once

Last night at elder led prayer at church we sang a song by Matt Redman. It is one of those songs where you hear the first line and think it was written about you. Well, I felt exactly that way. I looked up the song this morning and found that it had been inspired by Psalm 23:4--
"Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me."
When reading that verse I've always thought it pertained to death. But, a footnote I found says or the valley of deep darkness. "Even though I walk through the valley of deep darkness..." We've all been there - whether the valley of the shadow of death or the valley of deep darkness.
What I loved about the song is that it talks about the mountaintop that's waiting - the redemption and deliverance brought by the hand of a faithful God is waiting for me. I can't wait to stand there and tell you just how gracious He's been.
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