Quotable Friday, Vol. 13

“Everybody has to leave, everybody has to leave their home and come back so they can love it again for all new reasons.”

–Donald Miller,

Through Painted Deserts

About a month ago I was browsing Amazon.com and came across this Donald Miller book I’d never heard of. Miller is the same guy who wrote Blue Like Jazz and Searching for God Knows What. Anyway, on Amazon they had the Author’s Note available to read online. So I did, and it was one of those weird experiences where every single word I read felt like it was meant for me to read, at that moment. I know the above quote is true. Southern California is my home and is home to most of my family and friends. I’m not leaving with a “good riddance” attitude. I hope and pray that when I do come home from my trip, I will be so full of love for the people and places I left, and that I can bless them as they have blessed me.

Warning: next week my quote will also come from Donald Miller’s author’s note for Through Painted Deserts. It applies SO much right now…so just deal.


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