Tuesday, October 2, 2012

There's No Place Like Home

This past weekend my husband David and I drove to Sonoita, Arizona to search for properties for The Oasis Renewal Center. We absolutely love the area, and as you can see from the photo, it is just gorgeous. We know that we are meant to develop The Oasis in that area.

The search for our new "home" has been really interesting, as we look at houses and ranches. Some were so run-down and dilapidated that it surprised us that they were trying to sell them and not paying someone to take it off their hands! One ranch house had a large family of ground squirrels living in the bedroom and several black widows in the bath. And another had great views, lots of solitude, a nice house...and a 7 mile unpaved, rutted, dirt "driveway."

Of course, as a non-profit, we're only able to afford so much. Unless we win the lottery, we aren't going to be able to afford a multimillion dollar property. And that's OK! We know that God has already set aside a property for The Oasis; we just have to find it! And I know that once we set foot on it, we will know we are home.

" What a beautiful home, God-of-the-Angel-Armies!
    I’ve always longed to live in a place like this,
Always dreamed of a room in your house,
    where I could sing for joy to God-alive!
 Birds find nooks and crannies in your house,
    sparrows and swallows make nests there....
 How blessed they are to live and sing there!" 
(Psalm 84:1-4, The Message)

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