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A tale of two homes
About 18 months before the current recession began, I started having an intuition that we should sell our home in Michigan. The idea kept coming to me that the economy was going to plunge and we needed to act quickly. I shared my feelings with my husband, but since there were no signs of a recession yet, he wasn’t motivated to act. Still, I continued to cherish the intuition and pray.
Then about a year later my husband decided it was time for us to move closer to where he worked in Indiana. He had been commuting more than two hours daily for over three years so that we could live near our daughter and her family, but with fall and winter approaching, he didn’t want to have to face another snowy commute. I was reluctant to leave the state, but as I prayed about it, a feeling of gratitude washed over me for the sacrifice my husband had already made to keep us close, and I knew it was right to make the move.
A verse from Isaiah came to me: “And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left” (Isaiah 30:21). It wasn’t surprising that we found a home very quickly, and we were able to complete renovations on it before the winter set in and move enough of our belongings so we could go between the homes as needed.
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About the author
Paulette Watkins is a Christian Science practitioner in Elkhart, Indiana.