Shuffling through my small Kentucky kitchen, I flipped the calendar page. October 2008 — new month of the year, same cry of my heart.
Time was younger then, and so were we. We’d moved a lot, and while I believe those years of wandering were part of God’s plan, I longed to feel at home…somewhere. We’d had happy times; there wasn’t an absence of joy. But my heart craved home.
That October day, we had a house for sale in one state while living in another. Life was less than settled, and I was less than patient.
Weary and spent, I lifted the calendar page to expose a new month — more time that wouldn’t cooperate with the longing of my heart. Join us over at Proverbs 31 to continue reading…
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Michele Morin says
So glad your heart has found its home in Jesus — heading over to read at P 31.
♥♥♥ I pray the Lord blesses you as well, friend.
You’re singing one of my heart songs that seems to be on repeat. No, we will never find place or peace in the temporal, only the eternal. Thank you for your words today. Wise reminders as we turn another calendar page.
Only the eternal…amen, friend. Thanks for sharing, Debby. ♥
Sarah Geringer says
Loved your devo, Brenda! Congratulations!
Thanks for your sweet encouragement, friend. ♥
Paris Renae says
Congratulations on P31 publishing 🙂 Great job!
Your encouragement blesses my heart, friend. ♥
Loved your devotion, Brenda! Esps my friend. Especially, the last line so powerful. Congrats my friend! Blessings to you in the New Year! <3 Misty
Praying so many blessings for you in the new year as well, friend. Thank you for all your encouragement this year. ♥
Maree Dee says
I am leaving a duplicate comment here as well as what I left at P31. I wanted you to know how much your words spoke to me this morning.
Brenda, You have no idea how timely your words are to me. I have tears streaming down my face as this is exactly what I needed to hear. I went to bed last night longing for home, friends, and what I thought my life would like. I know I am right where God wants me, but somehow over the last few days, I have gotten hung up with longing when I needed to just abide with him. He is with me. Thank you, my beautiful friend, for your words. Blessings, Maree
This makes my heart smile, Maree. Thank you for sharing that. Prayers for you, friend. I know the longing well. May we continue to find all the Home our hearts need — in Him. Happy New Year, Maree. ♥