Tuesday, January 29, 2008

My New Commute

If you've been around here for long, then you probably know that, up until just a month ago, I had quite a long commute for work. For the past four years, I have commuted anywhere from ninety minutes to two-and-a-half hours to work. That's each way.

On December 28, 2007, we moved into our new home in Indianapolis, and my commute ever since has been from 20 to 25 minutes. It has been very, very nice only driving across the city instead of driving half way across the state. It has been nice to get an extra hour of sleep each night and have an extra hour with the family each night. And the money I've saved in gasoline has been very nice -- enough to make up half of the increase in our house payment. WOW!

But the commute hasn't completely ended. Just before moving, my wife and I decided to become members at the church we have been attending since the tragic 9/11 attacks. We've both felt very moved lately to become closer to God and more involved in our church. Having recently made the decision to settle down into a church home, neither one of us is ready to start searching for a new church in Indy.

Instead we have decided to make the commute back west every Sunday to go to church. It's roughly the same drive I used to make every day for work, but now we're making the commute only once a week, and making it for a reason of our own choosing -- for a reason that we both feel is the right reason.

There's just so much benefit for us to continue going to the same church that we have both come to feel so at home with. Not only do we feel very comfortable and very welcome there, and very in touch with the message, but the bonus is that my wife's parents are going to church with us every Sunday evening. Until we moved, they were only occasional attendees. Since we moved, they haven't missed a Sunday. It's been a very positive development!

For more info on our church, click here.


1 comment:

Dazd said...

Welcome to Indy!

Nice site too!

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