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Halting in Haran (2 of 4)
Series: Famous Failures
Genesis 11:31-32, 12:1
Theme: ‘‘Some Christians never live in Canaan Land’’
The average American will move 11.4 times in their life span. The average 18 year old will only have moved twice but a 30 year old person will have moved six times. Between 2012 and 2013 28 million Americans 15 years of age and older moved, that is 11% of the population of that age group.
The wealthier people were less likely to move with only 7% of people making over $100,000 moving and 13% of those making less than $5000.00 moving.
- 15% moved for a better home
- 8% moved for cheaper housing
- 2% due to eviction or foreclosure
- 10% were Non-Hispanic White Americans
- 13% Asian Americans
- 14% African Americans
- The average move uses 50 boxes to pack things
- In your lifetime you will pack up over 550 boxes to move
- Military families move once every three years
- Moving is biggest cause of stress behind death and divorce
I am 55 years old an I have moved 11 times, so I am hoping that my moving days are minimal from here on out.
‘‘When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I found them.’’
‘‘Settling into a new country is like getting used to a new pair of shoes. At first they pinch a little, but you like the way they look, so you carry on. The longer you have them, the more comfortable they become. Until one day without realizing it you reach a glorious plateau. Wearing those shoes is like wearing no shoes at all. The more scuffed they get, the more you love them and the more you can’t imagine life without them.’’
Tahir Shah, In Arabian Nights: A Caravan of Moroccan Dreams
‘‘There aren’t any rules to running away from your problems. No checklist of things to cross off. No instructions. Eeny, meeny, pick a path and go. That’s how my dad does it anyway because apparently there’s no age limit to running away, either. He wakes up one day, packs th ...
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