Saturday, March 9, 2013

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HOME || No One Can Take It From Me

Home to me, has been driving. Alone. In the summertime.  I don't know what it is, but if I am in the sunshine with the windows down-- driving anywhere-- I feel like that is where I belong for that moment.  My first experience was the summer after I got my license!  It soon turned in to me driving 12 hours on my own down to SoCal for a college that God led me away from (Biola)... and driving all the way back home 3 days later with a cell phone that did not work.  That day-long drive back home, feeling spiritually defeated, gave me the time I needed with God to re-focus.  That semester at home was full of: starting work at Starbucks, a near-death experience, depression and the blind decision to go to Calvary Chapel Bible College with my friends.

That drive back down to SoCal was fun with great friends.  But 2 years later, after I could not afford school anymore, I felt called out to Colorado.  I drove the longest, most southern route possible :)  There, I had more time with God... following Him and trying to sort my life out.  That 24-hour trip alone was unforgettable.  I feel I will always be connected with that feeling of freedom, sunshine on my face, and ability to sing anything I want at the top of my lungs.  No one, and no season of life can take this feeling of "home" away from me.



  1. Lovely! Enjoyed reading your perspective of home. :)

    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it, Mrs. Pedersen! Thank you for stopping by :)