“While you are debating in your mind where you shall fix your abode, you will insensibly be a loser and your heart will grow cold unless your eye and heart are ever toward Jesus. In choosing your place of residence, consult the Lord, and pitch your tent nowhere where you cannot hear the gospel in all its purity and sweet simplicity. Remember Lot’s great mistake! He pitched his tent towards Sodom because it pleased his carnal nature; and God, for this, stripped him of all, and he barely escaped with his life.

The Lord has given us instructions how to walk before a gainsaying world; and if we depart, he will chasten us with the rod, nevertheless, he will never leave us or forsake us. Do not, I charge you…, make your dwelling where the gospel is not faithfully preached, and where the ordinances of Christ are dishonoured…Let not house nor pleasant prospect be your first aim. Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and God will bless you and make you a blessing.” – Mary Winslow