Particularly note this section,
"Paul lived under the laws and governance of the Roman Empire. Rome, during the first century and into the second, was increasingly hostile toward Christians...and unjust. The churches to which Paul wrote his letters often suffered persecution and sometimes had their property confiscated like we have. Nevertheless, here is what Paul wrote to Roman Christians about the civil authorities: "Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. 2 Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment." Romans 13:1-2 We are under a lot of stress right now.
I'm sorry, I don't have time to blog.
THANK YOU to everyone who has helped so far. There is light at the end of the tunnel. We are beginning to take stuff out today, so I am trying to be on my toes to say where everything should go-where we're going to be, or into storage. Obviously, I haven't had time to label OR sort (boo). Everything is just being packed up and we're out of here. Hopefully I'll have occasion for an Amazing Garage Sale in the spring. And, naturally, today and tomorrow are the coldest days we've had for some years, so I entreat your prayers for the guys who are going to be out in it, and the ones who are going to try and take down our frozen swing set and carry it away.
There goes the phone. More updates as time (ha!) allows.