Embracing My Place

This is the little town of Garner. This is the town I never thought I would find myself in. I thought God was calling me to more. I thought He wanted for me to be doing big things in adventurous places. Instead He called me close to my hometown, to leave friends, to leave adventure. What I didn’t realize until praying anything is that anything is anything – even Garner, Iowa. This is my place to embrace. This is my place to take simple steps toward obedience to serve people right here. To leave behind “You’re not doing enough” and move towards urgency in the here and now. So, my next simple step of obedience? Prayer circles. Circling my workplace – the elementary school, praying anything. Circling vacant downtown buildings, praying anything. Letting go of everything to embrace my place, my God, my anything.