Hidden Treasures in Times of Waiting

Homework was done, dishes were washed and put away, and we were enjoying an evening of relaxation watching our favorite television shows. Glancing around the room at my children stretched out in their favorite spots, soothing feelings of peace and contentment filled my world. As with any new home I settled into, I surveyed the room for the […]

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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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Thought for the Weekend – Still Waters

Psalms 23:1-3a “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul” “Only in quiet waters things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.” Hans Margolius Psalms 46:10a “Be […]

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