Finding “Home” (Part 2)

Thank you so much for the response to my last post.  I really (and I do mean, really) appreciate all the encouragement and the stories I heard as a result.  It sounds like God has really been working in a lot of our hearts in this area recently.

When I was re-reading the post I wanted to clarify something.  For a long time, I rebelled against the idea of enjoying my town. However, realizing (and living like) my home is in heaven, has freed me up to love my town much, much more than I realized was possible.

I said “Hannibal has always seemed just like a transition town.  Sure, I had friends and a church, and a house, but never really felt that “at home” feeling.”  Ah!  It sounds like seriously don’t enjoy being in Hannibal.

My friends, this is simply not true.  I love this town; I love my friends ; I love my church; I love my house; I love my Walmart…  I’ve given seven years to Hannibal, and I don’t want them back.  They have been wonderful years!

Now that the pressure is off Hannibal (or any future mission field) to be perfect, I can enjoy it much more.  Just in the last couple of weeks, I have realized what a huge blessing this town has been to us.  I think this is probably how it’s supposed to be.  My real home is in heaven, so obviously I’m going to be more content here when I stop expecting it to be heaven.

I’m really thankful for this truth because even if this isn’t where I belong, it is where I live.


About Kassie Phillips

My name is Kassie. I am wife to Brian. I am mom to Malaki, Cora, & Jairus. We live in Southwest Missouri. Life for us is crazy, overwhelming, messy, and fun.
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