Our first step with our vision, which is to open a community-type coffee shop, is to relocate. Even though this is a beautiful area, my husband and I no longer enjoy the cold and wet of the great Northwest. We both love dry, arid and desert type communities. After all, I grew up in Eastern Washington so I remember the cold bitter winters and the dry, hot summers. I miss those and I am starting to feel claustrophobic in Western Washington. It is time we move on and so we are preparing to move to the great desert land called Nevada.
We visited this area not too long ago and feel God calling us to go down there and set up our dream of a community-style coffee shop. This process of deciding where to go has been long and we have visited many other states including Montana. We decided that Montana was not for us and that we need to find another land so we drove down to Nevada last month.
That was a long drive but it was a great drive especially when we were in the Death Valley National Park. Even as I admired the beautiful landscape, the temperature was quite hot and I discovered that we would need to acclimate to the warm weather especially when I became frequently dry and thirsty.
Why do we want to move here? For one thing, along with the call, my husband and I noticed our aches and pains seem to go away. I have arthritis in my hips and the pain lessened as my joints soaked up the heat. Furthermore, my husband’s health improved as his diabetes related aches and pains lessened and he seemed more alive in that area then he does up here. Normally, bedtime is 10 o’clock for us; while in Vegas, we were staying up until midnight and still had energy to burn even on just a few hours of sleep. My husband’s appetite was tremendous down there; here I would be lucky to get him to eat a few bites for each meal.
As we study the pros and cons of this move, the pros outweigh the cons and we are pushing forward as we look at movers, medical staff, and rentals in that area. We are praying that God opens the right doors since we hope to move at the end of our current lease in August.
What step do you need to take to fulfill your vision or purpose? Where is God leading you? I am praying that God opens your eyes to your vision or purpose.
Stay tuned for our next blog as we describe our vision and learning that cats do not like halters!