Mother’s Day has a way of centering thoughts on home, doesn’t it?
For some it’s the home of their youth where boo-boos were kissed and stories were read.
For some it’s a beloved home-state where the soil smells like childhood and dreams.
For me, at it’s simplest—it’s where my people are. My four guys who bring the blessed mix of beauty and chaos that claims home to my soul.
But, at it’s most true—Home is Him.
An excerpt from my welcome page reads:
I’m a middle-aged woman who spent much of life chasing roots…looking for the belonging my soul craved. Not knowing a familial sense of belonging, I longed to be enough.
As you might imagine, my heart holds a tender place for others who’ve also known the hunger for roots.
Over the years, the Lord has spoken belonging over me, whispering into my famished heart that—He is my Home.
Some days, I’m still a little girl searching for home—then Jesus shows up and reminds me I’m welcome, I’m claimed, I belong. Because He said so.
And, just like that, in the midst of chasing roots, I’m touching Sky…keeping company with the One who placed Heaven in my heart so I’d search for Home—and find Him.
What about you, friend? How do you fill in the blank? Home is ________?
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Home is where the Army sends you…. LOL That’s what we say here. I truly believe this nomadic lifestyle helps keep me longing for my true home in heaven. Blessings, friend!
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Praying for you as you set out on another adventure, friend. May the army send you to a beautiful place to call home. ((xoxo))
Bev @ Walking Well With God says
I love this excerpt….beautiful. I would have to agree and say Home is where Christ is. I have moved around the country and I have made several houses my earthly “home”. Each home has been an oasis from the battering of the world and is a place where Christ was worshiped as King. Ultimately, my true “home” is in heaven with Jesus. There will always be a homesickness in my soul…a feeling that something is lacking or not quite as it should be until I am finally “home” in my Savior’s arms. Until that time, I wholeheartedly agree that home for me is Jesus and with the family and friends that walk through my door and choose to do life with me. Good thought provoking question for today. YOU are home to me….what a blessing you are. You are the hands and feet of Jesus in motion here on earth!
Blessings and love,
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Bev, you bless. Thank you for such sweet words I don’t know that I’m deserving of. Praying for quick and full recovery on your foot, friend. One week down! ((xoxo))
Michele Morin says
Home has become surprisingly important to me — I pictured myself rootless and single, but God had big surprises in store. In my pile of books is a treasure by Jen Pollock Michel called Keeping Place. She writes about the meaning of home, and I can’t wait to begin reading!
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Oh, I can’t picture you rootless sand single at all, Michele. Interesting. 🙂 I’ve not heard of that book, but it sounds like one I need to read. Let me know what you think of it. ((xoxo))
Joanne Viola says
Home is where I am loved and that is surely where He is. I am also grateful that home is wherever my family may be. Precious to think on today. Th
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Where we’re loved. Yes, amen, Joanne. Love is home’s foundation, isn’t it? ((xoxo))
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I like that Tyra. Thanks for sharing! ((hug))
Janis@Heart-Filled Moments says
Home is where my family and friends are. Where I find strong, loving Christian fellowship. Sometimes my heart has been torn because my extended family are in California (my birth place). But I know that where He has planted me is where my true home is. Always in Him.
I understand that feeling of displacement, Janis. When we lived outside the south for a decade, I always longed for the familiar. It’s such a blessing when we’re able to get to that place of being home where He’s planted us. Love your perspective. Thanks for sharing, lovely to meet you. ((hug))
Home is where I am loved just as I am. What a heart-warming post-Brenda!
I hope your Mother’s Day was good:)
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ooh, loved just as you are. –Love that, Julie. Thanks for sharing, friend. Hope your Mother’s Day was great as well. ((hug))
Lisa/Syncopated Mama says
Home is happiness (oh, not all the time, but it just feels right to give that answer.) I hope you’re having a great middle-of-May!
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Your home does seem happy, Lisa. All the fun things you do with your little girl. 🙂 Thanks for sharing. ((hug))
Jeralyn Egger says
Home is becoming my identity as His daughter. I’ve had the head knowledge of that spiritual truth and now I am living the heart experience of my adoption…Abba! Daddy!.
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Maree Dee says
Home is where I feel loved. Your question has perplexed me because our home we reside in isn’t what I had expected or planned. I envisioned a calm, loving environment where people want to be. But quite honestly it isn’t always like that. So home is a place in my heart where I feel loved, where I find God.
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Linda Stoll says
Home is wherever HE is.
That’s where I feel safe and warm, rested and loved.
Thanks for this powerful question to consider, friend …
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Lux G. says
Hope is where love is. 🙂
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