It is a common false belief that when things are going the way we want, then it’s God’s kindness to us, but when things are going contrary to our wishes, then it’s the devil or the world or some other oppositional force.  Some times God gives us difficulties that we need, and sometimes he allows things to go the way we want even when that is harmful for us.  But when things do go well for us, we can be grateful for his goodness, all the same.

Moving tally:

  • Caring landlords who are willing to do work on the house we’ve rented, and they’re also Christian.
  • A sublet that we rented for longer than we thought we’d need, which is now coming in handy.
  • First church visited in town seems very good, and also happens to fulfill most of my and my wife’s preferences.  (We accept a broad range of Christians and churches that we will worship with, but we also have a long list of less essential things that we prefer, such as that the congregation will accept theology nerds…)
  • Found good new primary care doctor on first try.
  • 10th anniversary.

Moving is still a painful experience, but these good parts have been surprising (okay, apart from the anniversary; we saw that one coming).  Thank you, God, for your kindness in providing us with what we need!



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