Sunday, March 29, 2009

Welcome to my home!

I wanted to share our home in Paraguay with you all. We were blessed with a lovely house to rent here and have slowly been making it our home over the last few months.

This is the living room as you come in the front door.

The other angle.
You can see Clint's office area tucked away into the corner.

Oh, and the cat!

Looking back towards the room from the other end.

Heading down the hall. Excuse the messy book shelves.
I gave up on trying to keep them organized!

This is a hand made Ye'kwana bench which sits by our door. It is carved from one solid piece of trunk to have the form of a cat/jaguar. and is known as the chief's seat. An elder in the village made it for us many years ago. It is one of the few things we managed to bring out of the jungle with us.

Whenever I think of the many happy years we spent living in our simple jungle hut and compare that to the comfortable home with which we have been blessed to live in here, I am always reminded of Paul's words in Philippians 4:12;

I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.


Kitchen, Dining, Living room of the jungle hut. Good times!


Most Rev. Gregori said...

Your new home in Paraguay looks beautiful, and you have been blessed.

Your little home in the jungle is also beautiful in its own way. It kind of reminds me of my living quarters when I was in Vietnam.

Mrs. C said...

Prayers for the people you left behind in Venezuela. *sniff*

So many blessings. So much spoken in this post; it was truly beautiful.

Lisa said...

Ahhh, I miss your house!

M.J. said...

How sweet! That bench is awesome! Scotty and I have the same piece of art hanging in our family room above our couch! I love your living room! It looks so inviting and comfy, can't wait to come and visit you! Those couches look like they need my fanny on them!!!!! LOL

Pam said...

Your bookshelves looke neater than mine right now!

Glad you enjoy the greetings from Aunt Tommie and Aunt Donna. Aunt Tommie warned me she would just say a quick hello and then let Donna speak. For a gal who normally talks so much, she sure is shy when a camera is rolling!

Julie said...

I love all the wood! Yes, the key is to be content, isn't it.

Jungle Mom said...

MJ! I will reserve a spot! just fpor your, ahum....!

John_n_Tascha_Piatt said...

your home is beautiful and God is, indeed, good! and about the only organizing I can keep up with on my husbands books is to put his commentaries in order by author... anything else - we just hunt for :)

Lady Glamis said...

You home is beautiful! Thank you for the tour. I did receive your email with your answers. *HUGE THANK YOU*. I sent an email in return. Hope you got it.

Betty said...

I feel blessed to have seen your home in person. You should show the rest of the house also.
That really is a big difference from the jungle hut!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful home Rita.

Long time no talk!

Christopher Hamilton
The Right Opinion, for the Right Wing

Starla said...

Beautiful home and I love the book cases. I just love books!!!

Ken, Christie, Camille, Caroline said...

The hardwoods are beautiful! And that's the same rug I had in South Carolina!!! Did you buy it HERE?

We just got our first bookshelf last night, and it felt SOOOO good to get the books out of suitcases and up where I can see them. YAY!

I'm a big fan of your Venezuelan house, too. :)

Joy said...

Your home is lovely.

I love seeing people's homes in other countries. You know just being nosey. :)

I'm glad you posted the jungle hut too. I had no idea.


Anonymous said...

A very nice home, JM. Notice, I said "home," not house ... an important distinction.

Now, on behalf of 173 million Americans, can we all come and live with you as an alternative to living in the Soviet Socialists States of America?

Pretty please?????

A Note From Theresa said...

Hello Theresa here from A Note From Theresa. Just dropping by to say I'm back on the web and two pictures of our new house is posted.

Have a blessed day!

Tammy said...

Lovely home! :o)


I love your home. It is so warm and inviting.

I was thinking had you never lived in the Jungle Hut then you might not know what a blessing you have in the place you have to live in today. I am so glad God is blessing you and your family. connie

Humble wife said...

Hi Rita,

Boy I love both homes that you shared!

I have been slow on my blog as of late to publish comments, I have about 50 or so awaiting, and I need to respond to each. I have been canning for the last several days and have had little time. I wanted to let you know I thank you for swinging by. I am going to get to the comments tonight, and perhaps will post, but life on the farm has taken much of our time.

Praying you are all well...awaiting news perhaps of another grandbaby on the way!!well if the Lord wills!

Take care to you and yours

Dani Joy said...

We have brown sofas too! :) and so does Tori and Nina! funny!

Love the colors and the high ceilings! What a blessing to have such a comfy home.

Kathy said...

I'm going to try and leave a comment...I love both houses! You really made both of them great places to be! :) I should send you a picture of Ramon's bookshelf in the office, but he probably wouldn't let me! :) I'll just say that yours look nice! :)

groovyoldlady said...

You literally "bloom where you are planted"! :-D

Gringo said...

Nice house. Those high ceilings are definitely good for hot weather, though not so good if you are trying to cool it off w air conditioning.But you already know that.

For a house in Latin America, there is an awful lot of wood.

Jungle Mom said...

The owner of this house moved to Spain. He owns a lot of land in the chaco and harvests wood as a business. He used his own wood for the house and it is lovely. As you mentioned, this much wood is not common here so we feel blessed to have it!

MK said...

Like the Ye'kwana bench, more pics of the cat please.