[From April 27, 2015]
"Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations."
Jody & I got back from a trip where we spent 3 days in Palmdale, CA last week. Though I wasn't able to get together with many of the Palmdale UMC members (our Conference asks that pastors who are moving severely limit contact with the new church prior to July 1), we did get to look for a house to rent. Rev. Jim Powell (the current PUMC pastor) and his lovely wife, Stephanie, were very gracious hosts and helped us in this endeavor.
Jim drove us around and gave us a whirlwind tour of the Palmdale community. He showed us areas he thought would be good for us to live in (and some areas we should probably think twice about before choosing).
Then we saw some 3-bedroom places... some 4-bedroom places... even a 5-bedroom house (though a couple of the bedrooms in that home were super-small!). A few of the places showed great promise & potential. But none appeared to be 'the one' (Jody said we'd know it when we walked in!).
We won't be back before July 1. We may or may not find a place by then. But Psalm 90 reminds me not to worry. GOD IS OUR HOME. We'll be fine. God will provide the right place in His time. AMEN.