At 4:45 AM a still small voice awakened me. “Get up. Go study the Word.” I wish I could tell you I got up, but that would be a lie.
Instead it was, “is that really God? Do you know what time it is? If this is really you God, please wake me up in 30 minutes, You can do anything.” And within seconds I was back asleep. Continue reading “Morning Awakenings”
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”
Barren – such an ugly word. It makes you want to look away. It is a word equated with shame, guilt and sorrow. Something private. Embarrassing. Better to have others think you are “selfish”, that you do not want kids, than to share your sorrow and be judged or even worse – pitied. Continue reading “Barren no more”
I was a freshman majoring in Spanish, so a year in Mexico seemed to be the perfect place to go for an exchange year: Hispanic men, no drinking age, lots of dancing, and oh yeah – I might learn a little Spanish in the process. Continue reading “Sophmore Year in Mexico – the year that changed my life”
“Why aren’t you answering me???!!!!”, I anxiously wondered. I was newly married, living in a new city, and fervently looking for a teaching job. June, July, August, September, the months passed and my prayers grew more intense, even frantic. Still no job offer.
Continue reading “Unanswered Prayers”
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”
I did not pray for almost four months. I did not consciously decide to stop praying, I just did. Continue reading “Unable to Pray”