The Purpose of Moving

We humans keep brainstorming options and plans, but God’s purpose prevails.

What is the purpose in moving some may ask?  Why not stay where God has placed you?  Is that place not good enough?  Is that place not perfect?  I thought that Winter Park, Florida would be my home kind of forever.  Until I turned 17 years old.  I was a senior in high school and realized that my dream college, Rollins College, was not only extremely expensive but also in running distance from my house.

My house was perfect.  We lived in the “old Winter Park” area that was established in the 1950s.  There are older parts too.  We just lived where my parents bought a house, brought us home as babies, and raised us in good schools etc.  My parents came to central Florida in the late 1970s.  I was born, a few years later my sister was born.  Our family was complete.
The Sunshine State
The complete family is relative.  Now our family has grown…
My parents now have two son in laws, three grandsons, and one grand-daughter.
What is the purpose of moving you ask?
Get back on topic girl!

I am a girl who moved to Tallahassee for college.  I got a BS and MS and my Mrs. there.  Yes, I did meet and marry my college sweetheart.  Cliche.  I know.  We know.
Photo by: Random FSU fan, FSU @ OU, Anniversary Weekend Away

We moved to the Atlanta area, then we felt called to move Kansas City.
Each of these homes and moves had a purpose.
Then, slowly I cried and prayed my way back to Central Florida.
Photo by: Jennifer Jordan, circa 2015

We are here now.  I cannot run home, but we have talked about my husband biking there.  My parents live in a different city, but it brings me comfort knowing we have each other close by.  The purpose of moving is finding comfort in new people, new places, and learning what “home” means.  It has many definitions.  Home has a purpose.
Dear God,
You are weaving a story for each of us.
Forgive me when I want to write the story.
Only You know our beginning, middle, and end story.
Give us grace, peace, hope, love, and light to go forward with each day, each month, each year, and each place you call us to. 
You have a purpose for me Lord.  You have a purpose for those who are near me. 
Thanks God.  You are a cool dude!

p.s. Here is a link to Ed Sheeran, on of my favorite artists.  If you need a pick me up song he is your man!  His new album releases this week, and I’m excited.  Yes, I am a faith blogger and listen to secular and Christian music.  IF you have a problem with that please don’t tell me.  Click this link to do a little dancing:
“Bibia Ye Ye” by Ed Sheeran
“hi!”  Ed Sheeran/Music World



7 thoughts on “The Purpose of Moving

  1. I like this: “The purpose of moving is finding comfort in new people, new places, and learning what “home” means.” We have moved several times in our 14 years of marriage. Each move has been different and has brought something new into our lives. After moving many times, I truly do have a better understanding of what home is to me. Thanks for sharing. 🙂


  2. Yay to great FMF neighbors and dancing and central FL and super good graphics. That FL map with all the cities? Can I borrow it? Would love to use it in a post next week about our trip THROUGH FL just last month. To whom would I give credit? xo

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    1. Hopeful50 yes please feel free to use it. I have the graphic linked to its original source so just click on the map and it should redirect you to the site where I found it. Pinterest to a real site 🙂 Jenn


  3. I totally get the move thing. I’ve moved so many times I’ve sort of lost count. However, I agree that it’s hard. Here in less than two months, we have to move. I’ve struggled over the last move we made, It’s been less than five years. I feel like we’re moving more toward a place I really do not want to go. It’s God purpose and plan. We just have to go with it. Even if I don’t like it.

    My blog is here. Visiting from FMF community.


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