Despite being part of one of the most mobile societies in history, it's easy for us to feel stuck where we are. Whether because of a recent move or because we're still in the exact same place we've been for years, many of us just aren't where we thought we'd be or doing what we thought we'd be doing. Sometimes we may wonder if God knows what he's doing. How can this be part of his plan?
With enthusiasm and contagious joy, Shauna Pilgreen assures readers that, yes, God does have a plan and a purpose for them--right where they are. In fact, he sent them there. She invites readers to "live sent," showing them how to see their surroundings with fresh eyes and renewed energy. Weaving her own remarkable story with biblical habits readers can incorporate into their daily routines, Pilgreen equips us to reach out into our communities with God's love, knowing that our efforts are never in vain.
- Shauna Pilgreen and Randy Frazee
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- Fleming H. Revell Company
- Life Challenges
As a pastors wife, I recently moved from South Florida to rural West Virginia. Finding this book came at a perfect time for me. Shauna Pilgreen’s chapter on Start to Stay was exactly what I needed. I unpacked every box with a determination to choose to settle in. She tells us to be the welcome and not wait for others to take the first step. She teaches us to embrace the culture and love the people. She encourages us to become a part of the community and let God use us. I really enjoyed her personal experiences and honest perspective. She reminds us that God has placed us exactly where we live for a purpose. We can trust God’s plan and make a difference in the lives of the people we come in contact with. I have recommended this book whether you are moving or not. It gives practical guidance to love the people around you no matter where you live. I will keep this book in my library to read again and again.
In this book the author, Shauna Pilgreen, seems to reach off each page to involve the reader and present her challenge to love where you live. The content challenges the "if only": If only I had that; If only I lived somewhere else, somewhere exciting. Shauna uses her uniquely simple, creative, captivating style to challenge the reader to explore where you live and discover practical ways to "Love Where You Live."
The content seems to spring from this foundation presented in the 1st century AD by Saul of Tarsus to all the Greek philosophers that their Unknown God is who made the earth and all that is on it. He gives life and breath to all people and gives them everything they have. From one man God made all people of the world and now they live all over the earth. He, God, decided exactly when and where they should live.