Abundant Joy in Times of Waiting

The room was small and filled with only a couple of filing cabinets and a desk. I signed my name on the check with a mixture of nervousness and excitement. The woman sitting across the desk from me looked to be in her mid fifties. She seemed pleasant enough, but the routine manner in which she […]

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Finding my Anger Times of Waiting

    Sunday evening could not arrive fast enough. I was expecting the kids to come running in excited to be back. Instead three exhausted, hesitant people walked in dragging their feet. I wanted more than anything to find out how things went, but I feared if I got started with questions it would soon feel like an interrogation. I […]

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A Rock in Times of Waiting

I stood barefoot on the concrete watching the taillights as they faded away. The picturesque night belied the gravity of what had just occurred. From the moment he arrived he carried a defensive air about him. He requested to speak with me alone, and we made our way out back to the closed-in porch. He took my hands, looked […]

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Compassion in Times of Waiting

I hugged my son goodnight. As I turned to walk from the room, he gently grabbed my wrist. “Mom, what do we do if something goes wrong?” My kids had witnessed way too much to be unaware of their Dad’s state of mind. I swallowed back the fear threatening to overtake my words and tried to reassure him as […]

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Words of Wisdom in Times of Waiting

We got in the van, each of us looking as though we had aged a few years since leaving home earlier that day. Neither Dad nor I enjoyed driving, so we both instinctively headed for the passenger side of the vehicle. Chuckling he mentioned the fact I was younger than him, so I got this shift of driving. […]

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Someday Justice After the Times of Waiting

We pulled into the courthouse parking lot. I broke into a cold sweat, and paralyzing waves of nausea caused me to tightly grip the door handle. I knew this day would come, I just wasn’t sure I was ready for it today. We walked down the long marble hall toward the elevator. As we rounded the corner, […]

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Thought for the Weekend – Confidence, Fear & Faith

Psalm 139:14  I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. I John 4:18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears punishment has not been perfected […]

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Discovering Your Value in Times of Waiting

I took a deep breath, we shook hands, and I stepped into her office. I deplored the thought of hashing over the history of events which brought me here. I silently cried out that she would simply let me sit quietly as she read the notes of the past seven to eight months already spent in counseling. I mean, […]

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Comfort in Times of Waiting

I sat in the waiting area of the quaint old home the church had converted into office space. There was a sense of calm in the fact this was once someone’s home, and yet an air of discomfort for the very same reason. I remember thinking how strange it is that life is little more than a series of momentary still shots. Once […]

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Perfect Provision in Times of Waiting

Mom and Dad helped me so much through the first few days back at their home. I felt as if I were learning to function all over again. In the beginning I woke up, put my feet on the floor, brushed my hair and teeth and took care of the bare essentials for the day. By the end of […]

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