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Wait, Seek, Hope.

Jenny Jerkins

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Wait, Seek, Hope.

Wait. It’s one of those words that really just gets under our skin a little bit if we are honest. In loose terms it means that we are not getting what we want the very moment that we want it. We, in a sense, wish our lives away. We “can’t wait” for that next big thing. And of course we also live in an instant gratification world – one with information at our fingertips within seconds of our requests. This doesn’t bode well for our already impatient natures. But the thing about this kind of waiting is that it relates...


How Waiting Led Me to Resting

Kristen Hatton

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How Waiting Led Me to Resting

We don’t like waiting do we? Whether it’s in a line, at the doctor’s office, sitting in traffic, or being left on hold, we become easily agitated and impatient. What’s worse is we act as if such inconveniences give us a free pass to project our now foul mood on whoever crosses our paths.If this is how we are affected by the relatively small occurrences of daily life, no wonder the big things really rock our boats. You know, the waiting on God things? Those things that consume our thoughts and can change the trajectory of our lives. Perhaps it’s waiting for Mr. Right, a...


Beauty in the Wait

Jennie Jeffery

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Beauty in the Wait

Patience and I have never been good friends. It seems I have always wanted to be at least one step ahead of where I actually am, no matter the season of life I happen to be in. What’s next, and when will it happen? And why can’t it be right now? Yes, I have struggled with these questions for as long as I can remember. And this has been especially true since the beginning of my marriage. From the time my husband and I were engaged (and that was only three months after meeting, talk about patience!), we have been...


Waiting For God Alone

Kacie Feeney

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Waiting For God Alone

Waiting can be tiresome. When we focus on waiting for all-the-things, they can easily overwhelm our lives and consume our minds.   In my world, waiting looks something like this: Waiting on the funds to afford my next haircut. Waiting on those email responses. Waiting for that painful injury to (finally) fully heal. Waiting for God’s guidance in what ‘to do next’. Waiting for our family to grow from two to three. If I had to list all the things I’m waiting for, it would quickly fill a page, or three. Like most people, I struggle with waiting, and with...


A Quiet Surrender

Valerie Woerner

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A Quiet Surrender

If I had to describe surrender, I’d say it’s quiet. Not flashy or something the world sees and is impressed with. It’s hard for us humans who strive for approval to accept these moments of surrender but when I get quiet, I am able to see the reality: the bigness of God and the smallness of me. And I’m able to understand that that is exactly how it’s supposed to be. That when I am not surrendered is when my rose-colored glasses are on distorting everything in my world.    My story in itself is pretty quiet and not flashy....