Sunday, March 4, 2012


Today is a tough day for me.  I just finished painting the back door red-one of the final projects before closing on Tuesday.  I'm trying so hard to let go of this place, but it's really hard.  We have so many wonderful memories here, especially with the kids. 

Anyway, I'm so thankful for all the memories of this place and truly am excited about new ones to be made in a new place, but I'm definitely learning how much your home can become an idol.  My identity has so easily become wrapped up in where I live and it has been a painful process letting go of something I've loved so dearly.   But I'm grateful that the Lord isn't content to leave us in our sin and works to change our hearts. I stumbled over this quote last week:

"It is an irrefutable law: one needs to be dispossessed of the possessions that possess-before one can be possessed of God.  Let the things of this world fall away so the soul can fall in love with God."
~Ann Voskamp

What a great lesson to be learning!