Tag Archives: Patience

The Waiting is the Hard Part


What is it? You are waiting for something. A pay raise? A call back about a new job you interviewed with? News about a loved one’s health scare? A loved one to be delivered…like yesterday? Jesus to return? It is torturous, it almost seems impossible. We feel frustrated, angered, ready to take the reigns and solve things ourselves even though we are no doctor, lawyer, business owner or….*gasp* God. 

However when you are waiting it is nearly impossible to not feel “god-like” at some point, and get to where we are so impatient and frustrated we can “do this”! So we….quit our jobs, “believing by ‘faith’ that’s what God would have us do”. We call and frustrate the administrative assistant at the job we interviewed at five hours ago, to the point where she shreds our resume. We harangue the relative that needs delivered about “coming to church” until they totally disregard God…and us. We. Can’t Wait. Read the rest of this entry »


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Finish the race.

I have to admit, I love sports! My husband and I coached, for many years, peewee football and middle school football; he was the head coach and I coached the receivers as well as being the personal team trainer. I also enjoy watching other spectator sports, but the one that I want to focus on today is track and field. Our youngest daughter participates in this sport; she runs the four by one-hundred, the one hundred meter, and she does both one hundred meter hurdles and shuttle hurdles.

The other day the team had their preliminaries and since my daughter missed track last year because of our move, I knew that she was a bundle of nerves. There were about six other teams competing, and the competition looked tough. My daughter’s last event was the shuttle hurdles, and if you don’t know what they are (which I didn’t at the time) it is where there are 5-6 lanes and each lane has ten hurdles placed among 100 meters, and each team has 4 members poised by two on each end of their lanes; once one teammate clears their ten hurdles the next teammate comes back in the opposite direction, and so on until all team members have cleared their set. *Whew* Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on February 18, 2012 in Spiritual Walk, Uncategorized


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Sounding brass, tinkling cymbals…

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. – 1 Corinthians 13:1

My grandmother used to say, ‘You making a whole lotta noise but you ain’t saying nothing girl’, and I would roll my eyes and think that she was foolish or without understanding. Now that I am grown I realize that my Gran was as wise as she could be for that time; as church folk we are used to making noise, but when that noise overrides the love that we are to show our brothers and sisters it becomes of none effect. This is a scripture that I love to share with others:

But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart. – 1 Sam. 16:7

Why do you think that God looks on the heart? Why not the eyes? They are purported to be the windows to the soul, correct? God looks on the heart because He loves us and God Himself is Love. Paul even tells us in 1 Corinthians about Faith, Hope and Charity and he says that the greatest of these is Charity (or love). Probably the first scriptures that we learned after the 23rd Psalms was John 3:16, For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son… and then there is 1 John 4:19, We love him, because he first loved us. Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on July 14, 2011 in Spiritual Walk


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