Hermits: Looking for Home

Spending their lives continually looking for a new home, the hermit crab finds vacated shells and crawls into them, for a while. Then they go looking for another home. Hmmmm. Finding home has also been a theme of my life.

I have dreams about looking for home. Having had ten moves in my adult lifetime across four states, with possibly another move in the near future, I increasing think about my cousin, the hermit crab. Which shell will I be crawling into?

My favorite dream about finding home is the one I have had several times. I walk up a hill, weary and tired, to rest near a very large house. I go in and I am in a large kitchen where there are many people preparing a meal. I ask who is this feast for? I hear it is for me. I feel unworthy, but loved.

In my father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, 
I would have told you. 
I go to prepare a place for you. 
             ----John 14:2
Hermit Crab, North Sea, Wildlife
There is a magic in that little world, home; 
It is a mystic circle that surrounds comforts 
And virtues never known beyond its hallowed limits. 
             – Robert Southey  

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Do you have dreams about finding home?

Winter, House, Snow, Season, Tree, Home, Landscape

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More information about hermit crabs:

https://www.thoughtco.com/fun-facts-about-hermit-crabs-2291854#:~:text=%20Fun%20Facts%20About%20Hermit%20Crabs%20%201,they%20grow.%20This%20involves%20shedding%20their…%20More%20

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  1. Nancy E Buhrer says:

    Gloria you know that I love the scripture and pictures that you weave into your wisdom! thank you!

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