Home is Where God Has Been All Along


we're home!

My husband and I recently relocated from Missouri to North Carolina. As my now out-dated bio below states, I ran a residence hall. We went from living in a university owned (and paid for) apartment to being homeowners-- 2 weeks in and all the boxes are unpacked...I'd call that a record.

I lamented and worried about leaving the home that we had lived in for three years. We began our journey as newlyweds in that town. Our friends were in that town. Our church, our activities, our identities were wrapped up in those streets and favorite restaurants, and Sunday evenings with our small group.

But while I was grieving over my loss and worrying about the future, the Lord had already made the trip and was preparing a home for us.

In the transitional seasons of our lives, the Lord goes before us and prepares for us. Our homes (near or far, new or lived in) is where God is waiting for us, where He has been all along.



8 comments:

  1. Welcome to NC!!!
    Love this and whole heartedly agree-->

    In the transitional seasons of our lives, the Lord goes before us and prepares for us. Our homes (near or far, new or lived in) is where God is waiting for us, where He has been all along.

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  2. You will LOVE North Carolina! I wish you all the best during this time of transition. You'll feel right at home before you know it. Congratulations on being a homeowner :)

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  3. Three years ago we also moved to North Carolina (Charlotte) from Missouri, where I had been in grad school (MU). I had never even been to Charlotte before we pulled in with the moving truck. We had no jobs and no apartment. It didn't take long for us to fall in love with this place, though. I hope you come to love it as much as we have!

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  4. I'll echo the welcome to the Tarheel state! I absolutely adore this state, and think you will too!

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  5. How exciting! I just stumble upon your sweet blog and love your heart :)
    Looking forward to reading more!

    xo
    Erin

    sweetnessitself.blogspot.com

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  6. Thanks for these words Laura - they are such an encouragement as my husband and I work to re-build our home (which we lost in a forest fire last year). I've experienced God in all the transitional places we have been so far, and I know He already has our future home solidly in His hands. May you be blessed as you settle in to your new community.

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  7. How exciting and congratulations on your new home!! So sweet! God is so good! xo Heather

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  8. This is very helpful and refreshing. Thanks!

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