How did this Texan end up in England?
When I first landed in England in July 2014, my husband was super excited about his new job. This move came with an instant network and purpose for him. As for me, I gave up my career, my friends, and my family. I had to find meaning and community, and in many ways, this blog channels that journey.
I had a pity party about the move when I first arrived. I felt as though I was just baggage my husband brought across the ocean so he could pursue his career. But that’s when I heard God beginning to call me.
God told me this move wasn’t about his job; it was about me and how He wanted to shape and mold my attitude, pride, and character. I have a passion for people, and in my area, there is a distinct lack of community. My vision is developing, but it has to do with people seeing other people and responding to what they see. I am desperate not to let other people feel unloved, unworthy or unnoticed. At my New Year’s Eve party my dear friend had us all draw a Bible verse out of a hat for 2015. Mine was Isaiah 43:18-19
“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See! I am doing a new thing. Do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”
That’s my life right now. Being open and willing to doing a new thing and walking through a wilderness and bringing life and order to it.