Kate said PLACE.
Kate chose the word to support her friend Christie Purifoy’s new book, PLACEmaker; I am glad she did that because the book is excellent. It is good and pleasant — sharing about home and friendship and hospitality and PLACE!
We moved from our home of thirty years in June 2018 – the grandkidz were sad they would never see the old homeplace again – you see it is the only “place” they’ve ever known us to be. We took our final trip there with Hannah and Simon mid-June because we had to return for a wedding. They walked through the house. Up the stairs. On the porch.
Then, as the four of us stood in the empty kitchen, one of them said, “It’s not the same place.”
Amen and Selah.
When my dear friend went back to the unoccupied house to pick something else, she texted me, “Holy Spirit left the place when you left.”
That wonderful place we called home for thirty years now belongs to another couple – I hope they fill it with all the right things, including God’s Spirit! We will probably never know.
Several weeks ago my daughter came up to the flat, where we have lived since June, and declared, “No wonder the kids like to come to this place – it’s cozy and quiet and feels so peaceful.”
What makes that kind of place?
God makes a place “that” kind of place, where soul and spirit find peace, refreshment and hope.
#fromfarmtoflat – our “place” remains a place of belonging.
Kate said “place” in August 2017 also, you can read that post here.
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Today’s yellow rose in the graphic is in honor of my mom, Terry Chamberlain. March 7, 1926 – October 27, 2012.