Home Sweet

this is the place I like
this is the person I am
this is my heart

here I breathe slow
except to quicken with surprise, delight
at His voice, His gifts

don't tell me I can't live here
pragmatism cannot rob me of my ideals
this is how I am made to walk this journey

anywhere else is just pretending
and pretending is not living

I invite you, yes, to visit my place
maybe even to stay awhile
but not to live
that wouldn't be fair
to you

my prayer is you will find your place too
the one He made when He made you
you'll know it when you're there
and when you find it, have courage to set up house
to lay claim and to rest
in your heart's home

and we'll be neighbors