Promise: I’ll try not to talk about this in every post for the next several weeks! You can accept though, that writing things down is a good tool for sorting out the confusion in one’s mind/heart. After all, I do this blog for me… Our friends who made the sudden decision to move, well, they’ve only been in that house for 15 years, vs our 33. And they’re not moving 4 hours away!
When I think about the good things about moving to Ottawa, it’s a little hard to remember why I feel so very… what’s the word… scared about it? In the night times. If I could be sure (totally, absolutely sure) it’s what we’re supposed to do, it would be much easier. If the other two in my family are both excited, at least a little, about moving–that would bring me along.
What I should do is, when I’m feeling that “I just can’t!” thing, at that time: write down the reasons. Also, perhaps I should look up a list of things one should think about when moving (changing doctors & dentists, bank branches, etc. etc.).
At the moment, we’re noticing a couple things:
- Our friends’ thoughts about moving really got into gear when a house on their street was put up for sale on a Thursday, had a showing on Saturday, and the “SOLD” sign went up on the following Tuesday with a selling price for $65,000 MORE than they’d asked!
- There seem to be quite a few homes available in the Ottawa area (lots with fireplaces on the main floor, open concept, large windows, hardwood floors, backyard deck, etc etc.)
Funny… yesterday I said “what does renewal have to do with anything” (the word for yesterday)… silly me!
Today’s word: “gift”. And this is not the verse for that word, but it’s a neat verse. :P Oh, and it does have to do with making sure you know what’s true (about what you should do), and about *being in step with each other*…
“God wants us to grow up, to know the whole truth and tell it in love – like Christ in everything. We take our lead from Christ, who is the source of everything we do. He keeps us in step with each other. His very breath and blood flow through us, nourishing us so that we will grow up healthy in God, robust in love.” (Ephesians 4:15-16)