Since moving to Medford, Oregon in July of 2014 I’ve been asked multiple times if I miss home. Others ask me when I’m going home and still others get a “little mamma bear” and demand that my wife and I return home.


As if my geographical location determines my home. As if the place where I grew up or where my extended family lives is what I consider to be home.

It’s not.

I may have lived in a certain geographical location where I made a home at one time, but that is not home. Home is something far different.

1 Corinthians 7:20-24 tells me this:

“Each one should remain in the condition in which he was called. Were you a bondservant when called? Do not be concerned about it (But if you can gain your freedom, avail yourself of the opportunity.) For he who was called in the Lord as a bondservant is a freedman of the Lord. Likewise he who was free when called is a bondservant of Christ. You were bought with a price, do not become bondservants of other men. So, brothers, in whatever condition each was called, let him remain with God.”

I have not doubt that God called me to the Medford Community. And because God called me here, this is home.

Home is not a geographical location, home is in the center of God’s will for my life. That’s home and everyplace else is just a place I’m visiting trying to get home.

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