Place. When I think of “place” it brings to mind our moving journey 4 years ago when I felt like we had no place.

It began when my second son was born in 2011, and we decided to sell our house just a few months later. Thankfully, we were able to sell it empty because my husband’s job took us to Hawaii for several months. That trip set us off on a 3 state, 5 location, 2 year journey to find our “place.”

When you’re displaced it can be so hard to feel connected. But during that time, I learned to be connected and find my place in God. I think that’s the lesson he needed me to learn while we were displaced.

I had become so comfortable in my place in our old community–9 years, good friends, a church that “fed” us as newly weds. It was time to move on and spread what we had learned, but we were reluctant to leave our place, so God finally said, “Go!”

I’m so thankful he did. At the time I wasn’t. During that journey, there were many dark days filled with depression–in our Oklahoma City apartment after Hawaii…

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