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The village area of Raheny where we’ll be looking at a house today.

This morning as I was walking back from my morning trip to Starbucks, I was praying & two thoughts came to mind:

1) I don’t think this is the right place (meaning the place we are trying to rent.)

2) I think the landlord is waiting for a better offer.

When I got back, I checked my email, and there was a note from the landlord saying that: she will not be able to let us in as soon as she had said earlier; she had other tenants willing to pay full price; and perhaps we should keep looking.

In talking to Liz, her sense has also been, “this isn’t the right place.” It’s weird, because in so many ways it makes sense…and there still aren’t any other 4 bedroom options in Clontarf. So this afternoon we are looking at a place in Raheny, and tonight, another in Fairview. (Both places are in Dublin, and border Clontarf.)

Again, the big issue for us is that when I arrive back on the 14th, I will have Hannah and Erin with me, and we don’t really have a place for all of us to stay. Well, that and the fact that the stuff we shipped over in early July is needing to be delivered soon & it would be great to have a place for them to deliver it. So if we could wrap something up in the next few days, that’d be great.


While you’re praying for that, please pray for finances @ Trinity…turns out a form did not get sent to the person who needed it when they needed it & things are a bit up in the air at this point.

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I am a church planter living on Dublin's Northside. I also serve as Director of Marketing for Communitas International. I write about various topics that happen to be going through my brain.

  1. Sorry to hear about that the housing issue still hangs over your heads. But, as you’ve noted, your need for a larger sized accommodation means that the choices are fewer and more expensive. Praying that you’ll come across that “just right” place sooner rather than later and that the issues at the school can be worked out!

  2. Bob Wilson says:

    We saw both places…and made an offer on the one in Raheny. We both had a much better sense of this being where we are supposed to be. It is close in price to what we were going to be paying on the one in Clontarf…and I’m still not really sure what to do with the fact that it isn’t in Clontarf.

    We are hoping to hear back soon as to whether or not our offer was accepted.
    Thanks for praying.

  3. Agnes Mc Grath says:

    Praying for you,Hope all works out for you, Hope the baby is well again.


    1. Bob Wilson says:

      Thank you! She is doing much better today.

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