sherry and i continue to be formed by our attempts at mission in our household. one of the lessons we have learned over the last five years is the high value of bus stops. our home sits on a corner with two bus stops and we are daily given the blessing of meeting people for the first time and deepening relationships with regular commuters. a simple "hello" or longer conversations serve our love of "neighborliness" as we go about our work to "seek the welfare of the city" (jer. 29).
so, if you are looking to rent or own, we encourage you to consider this as a factor as you wonder about a place to make your home. as is so often the case, these 'ordinary' factors become well springs for the holy work of loving a place and its people.