On Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2, Lynette graciously opened her home, a 100-year-old barn her family disassembled, moved 12 miles, and restored on a quiet country road near Goshen, Indiana.
The unique setting prompted many questions. Lynette explained that turning a barn into a home was a longtime dream of her husband, Conrad. The barn itself was moved piece by piece to its current location. Family memories are tucked into these walls that were so lovingly restored by Conrad, Lynette, and their children. There were originally four sections of the barn, but only three of them were used for the home. It was designed around the original structure and turned into a charming home.
Restoration. Isn’t this what God does for us? It is He “who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s” (Psalm 103:4-5, ESV).
Rustic beams and decor from around the world created a welcoming atmosphere. Warmth leaked through the artwork, quilts, bookshelves, candles, and the aromas of spiced tea and coffee. All of these things were so much warmer in contrast to the gray sky and brisk air.