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home: our universal ache and longing to belong

February 1, 2017

Home has meant many things to me over the years as an adult… nine different houses around the world during my AF career… my only caution is that while we have that home promised by God in Heaven, we must work as I often pray, to build the Kingdom of justice, mercy, love, and peace here on earth as it is in Heaven… good food for thought, Joy…

Poetry Joy

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Home is where the heart is, our place of safety, solace and security—or at least it could and should be. Though for many, home is far from a haven. It can often be the very place they long to escape from.

Right from our earliest memories, home remains a place we are either joined together by strong ties of deep love and affection, or feel a sense of disconnection to. Because not all of us are loved well or treated right in our formative years. Not all of us desire to stay or return to where we began our days.

It is natural to develop independence and want to spread our wings when we get to a certain age, but some of us have an inner longing to flee a place where we don’t feel cherished, a home where we don’t seem to fit in or truly belong, a need…

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