Before I begin, to be honest, I was dreading this post and writing it because this is one area I lack contentment in. Drew and I do not own our own place. We rent a one bedroom apartment. We often hear comments such as, "You need a bigger place because you have a daughter." Or, "Your daughter needs to have her own room." Or, "You need a bigger place so you can have more things or places to put those things." As if having a bigger place will solve all our problems. They won't. I right this post reminding myself that this world is not my home. My ultimate home is in heaven. Having a smaller place has slowly taught me the importance of prioritizing. Do I really need to keep this or that? No, ultimately that's not important. My mind needs to be focused on God and what He has done for me.
But with that being said, a few characteristics of my dream house are having a:
- Front porch
- Knitting/craft room
- Enough space so I can have a garden and free range hens [Drew is warming up to the chicken idea. This also means before we buy our own place, we need to look at laws re. chicken ordinances.]
I would also like to live in Pennsylvania, near a solid church, and within driving distance [less than 1 hour] of a Trader Joes.
These all died in faith, not having received the things promised, but having seen them and greeted them from afar, and having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth. For people who speak thus make it clear that they are seeking a homeland. If they had been thinking of that land from which they had gone out, they would have had opportunity to return. But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city. [Hebrews 11:13-16]