a time of waiting

waiting

“It is often during a time of waiting, of seemingly just treading water, that God is silently, imperceptibly at work, molding and forging us as His instruments. One British candidate for the ministry became frustrated and impatient that it was taking so long for her to go through the preparation to be released for missions […]

when the bluebirds go awol

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We hang the bluebird feeder from the geranium hook on the porch. Fill it with yummies–crumbled suet, freeze-dried-berry-flavored mealworms (I actually scoop them with my bare hand), a few softened raisins, and a handful of blueberries. I don’t know if they like blueberries–but they’re berries, and they’re blue, so surely they’d make a bluebird happy. […]

Still Saturday: Who’s Waiting?

So many times I whine that I’m “waiting on God,” but the truth is He is the one waiting on me. In our confession, surrender, and stillness God works a miracle: He turns our “waiting” into praise. What joy it must bring the Father when His children begin to understand that kind of love. Can […]

Still Saturday: No Hurry

“There is a particular weariness that rises in this space of waiting. But I don’t think it’s the waiting itself that is wearying me – I think it’s my resistance to the wait. I’m like a dog straining at the end of a lead, wearing the pads of my feet raw on the sidewalk as […]

Sunday Seasoned Sayings: Wait for Hope

When life is heavy and hard to take, go off by yourself. Enter the silence. Bow in prayer. Don’t ask questions: Wait for hope to appear. Don’t run from trouble. Take it full-face. The “worst” is never the worst. ~Lamentations 3:28-30 (Message)   Linking with my friend, Deidra, and community for some simple Sunday inspiration. […]