Posts Tagged ‘ patience ’

The Fourth Watch

5th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Have you ever thought, “I didn’t sign up for this!” in life, in ministry, in your family? Oh the ideals we chase, and the reality we crash into! So often, even my best intentions are short sighted. And I end up feeling like I’m stuck in a place not my choosing! I think Jesus’ disciples […]


Waiting is Good?

15th May 2018 | 0 Comments

“It is good that one should hope and wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.” Lamentations 3:26 Jeremiah, the weeping prophet wrote these words. And they come after he expresses his own soul’s trembling  anguish. He reminds himself of the Lord’s mercies, and concludes with these powerful words.  What struck me is his assertion […]


Time for Patience

29th November 2017 | 0 Comments

“with patience, bearing with one another in love…” Eph. 4:2   “Come right now!” She shrieks, motioning frantically with her hands. “We don’t’ have time for this!” He rises, from tying his shoe and slowly walks toward her, swinging his arms nonchalantly. She glances at the “Departures” screen, then at her watch, then back at […]


“Pendiente”

26th September 2017 | 0 Comments

In Spanish we have a word for active waiting, pendiente. It means to be available, to wait expectantly, but without angst, to anticipate but with patience.  It is not a rushed or stressful word. It is a pause, with an expectation of an end to the pause at some point. When I was a kid, […]


The Mountains in our Lives

7th February 2017 | 0 Comments

Recently I posted a question on Facebook: “If you had to name the number one ‘mountain’ you know you are facing in 2017, what would it be?”  The answers ranged from “developing better health habits” to “healing from terminal disease” to “Satan’s attacks on our children.” It was a pretty thorough list of the kinds […]


A Peace Unbreakable

16th August 2016 | 0 Comments

Years ago, I spent a period of time reading Scripture in Spanish. One day I was reading in John and came across this oh-so-familiar verse (14:27) “My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give it.” In Spanish however this verse said, “My peace I give to you, the peace […]


What Happens in the Middle

15th July 2016 | 0 Comments

We are a culture of the immediate.  Certainly we don’t want to wait for anything. Any task undertaken is expected to move at a reasonable (of course what determines reasonable) or we get impatient.  Nobody wants to be stuck in the middle. Last week, Marshall and I took a road trip to Canada as a […]


A Redemption Story

30th September 2015 | 0 Comments

Life isn’t perfect…even the good isn’t the best. Even happy endings, don’t erase the trauma. But redemption promises something more. Something that starts in the imperfect of this world, but culminates in the perfect of eternity. Something that takes the horrible and the good, and works in it all for the best. Something that reminds […]