A miraculous view!

For all ten years of our marriage Joyce and I have been on the waiting list to reside at Manhattan Plaza, which offers subsidized housing to those who make over half of their income in the performing arts. About a month ago we got a rejection letter because we make too much money. Because Joyce is in grad school and my income as an actor varies wildly but has never been impressive, Joyce was surprised when she read the letter. She called and found that they base part of our income on a percentage of our savings, but the number they calculated was actually below the limit! So they looked into it and discovered that they had assessed our income the very day that the limit was raised! if they'd made the assessment the day before we couldn't have gotten in. If they'd assessed us the next day we'd never have known how close we were. We knew eventually that Joyce would leave the workforce and that our income would plummet. We sensed that the time was right, and if we'd waited much longer we'd be back at the bottom of the list for another decade or more.

Yes, that's the Empire State Building we can see from our window. We move in soon.

August 18, 2013
We've LOVED being in this miraculous apartment. This morning, during Joyce's sermon she told the story of how God opened things up for us to get into this amazing space.



For the whole sermon click here.

Here are some shots from a lightning storm...

6 comments:

FritzPhoto said...

Sweeeeet! I can't wait to come visit!

JoAnn said...

FANTASTIC! Congratulations. What a great testimony of how God's timing is always perfect! Blessings!

Dave Hodder said...

Nice view! Thank you for the Christmas card and update. We hope you have a Merry Christmas. Dave and Jen

Laura said...

Wow ! Subsidized housing for the Arts ! Do other places have this ?

What a blessing you got it !

Rich and Joyce Swingle said...

This is the only place like it that I know of, but I know there are performing artists outside the city that are on the waiting list. So if you ever wanted to try your hand in New York, this is one way to do it.

Irene said...

I love hearing this story again & again. What a testimony of His love for those that follow Him! :)