It’s summertime, and the guest posts continue to roll in! Up today is a Wandering Wednesday from one of my faithful readers, Philippa Ball, as she tells a wonderful wandering tale all the way from the UK. You can follow her on Twitter @philamina11. And if you’d like to guest for me this summer, check out this post and shoot me an email!
I can’t remember ever making the decision.
I remember deliberating over it. I remember countless hours talking it through with friends, and praying about it, and thinking over all the ins and outs – but I can’t seem to recall the moment when ‘maybe I should do this crazy thing’ became ‘I’m actually going through with this.’
Somehow I ended up packing everything I owned into the back of my car and leaving the city that had given me the four best years of my life. As much as I longed to stay and hold on tightly to that life, God had gently whispered of church plants and youth work and breathtakingly beautiful views, and it seemed the decision had been made for me.
I found myself living in one of the most deprived areas in the UK. I didn’t have a job; I knew maybe three people living within half an hour’s drive; I couldn’t even pronounce the town name correctly. But it was okay: God had called me there, and I was certain He wouldn’t have done so without having the rest of it all ready to fall into place … right? Read more “Steadiness in the Wandering: A Wandering Wednesday by Philippa Ball”