Lately I have been in a stage of waiting. I’ve been flooded the last few years with craziness around me, and a quiet time of waiting is just what the doctor ordered. Yet rather than embracing this time of “peace all around”, I find myself wondering if it is the lull before the storm? Continue reading “Waiting – for what?”
“Pray for Patience? Are you out of your mind? Everyone knows that patience is the one thing you NEVER pray for willingly”. That is what I thought for most of my life. See, patience can only be developed under trial, and goodness, do those trials ever hurt! Continue reading “Praying for Patience”
Lately I have been sighing a lot.
I want you to pray for patience. I want you to aggressively seek to grow in patience.
Really God? Don’t you know that no one prays for patience?
Sigh. Yes Lord. Continue reading “Growing Pains”
I have had a quick temper my whole life. I have blamed it on my genes, “I am a hot-blooded Italian.” I have called it by other names: irritation, impatience. I have justified it, “If they would just do their job, I would not get angry.” Continue reading “Rooting Out Anger”
My need to be “right” has caused a lot of arguments in my house. Take the other day for instance. I went to sit down to eat my breakfast and my Money & Kiplinger’s Magazines were both GONE from the table (horror of horrors)! I had left them nicely stacked in the center of the table the day before and SOMEONE had moved them. Continue reading “When being right is over-rated”
Pray for Patience? Are you out of your mind? Patience is the one thing you NEVER pray for, because patience can only be developed under trial, and wow – do those trials ever hurt! I learned that lesson the hard way when I was in junior high. I didn’t have to learn that one twice, I never prayed for patience again! Continue reading “Impatiently Waiting”