Posts Tagged ‘ wait ’

Of Dreams and Prayers

16th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Southern Botswana is an arid place, especially in late July—their winter. A vibrant blue sky devoid of clouds greeted us each morning.  After about 3 days, I asked the team of Bible translators that I was working with, when the rains would come. It was obvious that they didn’t expect rain for at last another […]


The Urgency of Expectancy

20th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Last week I shared a bit of what I’ve been learning about the difference between impatience and expectancy. Expectancy is a charged wait–anticipation for what God is doing. Expectancy is wide-eyed, ears pricked, neck craned, eager focus on God and His kingdom. This morning I had coffee with a young college student from our church […]


Wisdom–Where to Find it and How to Live by it

7th June 2017 | 0 Comments

We celebrated Marshall’s high school graduation on Sunday! 
At this momentous time in Marshall’s life it’s no surprise that our house is filling up with graduation cards packed with witty, insightful and sometimes emotional words of wisdom.  Challenging words about a future of adventure and focus. Encouraging words of praise for the successes achieved to […]


Reflections

31st May 2017 | 0 Comments

It has been nine years this month since Joel came under investigation for his crime.  Nine Years—nearly a decade of grief and growth, sorrow and joy, despair and hope, loss and beauty.  Lawyers, court dates, confessions, sentencing, jail, prison, half way house, prison visits, moves, rehabilitation programs, family reunions, adjustments, counseling, probation—all mixed in with […]


The Lifter of my Head

24th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Sometimes in life it feels like the troubles keep piling up. One upon another. Unavoidable circumstances, sudden detours, difficult people. It can get discouraging, wearing, down right exhausting. I’ve felt that way the past few days. It seems like this world is out to get me! I think David felt a bit like that when […]


Facing the Mountains (part 2)

21st February 2017 | 0 Comments

A couple weeks ago I shared two important disciplines for facing the mountains in our lives. This week I want to share three more. Remember: When the Israelites crossed over the Jordan on dry ground—finally entering the Promised Land, God told Joshua to have one member form each of the twelve tribes, pick up a […]


Your Name and Your Renown

1st February 2017 | 0 Comments

Our Pastor spoke a few weeks ago from Isaiah 26, a song of praise about the future hope of God’s Kingdom. It is a beautiful passage full of worship and hope, of expectation for the holy promises of God to be fulfilled. Isaiah was a prophet in Judah over a turbulent period in its history. […]


The Sword that pierces

28th December 2016 | 0 Comments

When Simeon saw the infant Jesus, he was overcome with joy at the revelation of God. His song of praise was followed by a blessing on his parents. And then something unexpected, odd, uninvited. Is it a warning? I have often pondered Mary’s response to Simeon’s prophecy in the temple upon Jesus’ dedication. Simeon gave […]


Anticipation

21st December 2016 | 0 Comments

Anticipation…The good kind of waiting. The kind fraught with expectation, with hope. That’s the kind of waiting Simeon had done, all his life, right into old age. Waiting for the promised deliverance of Israel, for the wrong to be made right, for the Messiah’s appearing. Simeon was old; his wait had been long. But his […]


Big Prayers, Big Promises

4th October 2016 | 0 Comments

Hannah, wife of Elkanah, barren, distraught, desperate woman, harassed in her grief, but tenacious in her request. Hannah, mother of Samuel, the prophet and priest who fought for Israel’s heart to be turned back to God. Hannah, a God seeker, who wasn’t deterred from praying big. Her story is found in 1 Samuel 1 and […]