Well, it seems I haven’t done too well with my new year’s resolution to write more often. Sometimes, even the best made plans get interrupted. Also, amazingly, that “extra” time without school work has quickly been filled with other things. I can’t say it’s all productive, some of it is extra hours trying to keep up with work, some just piddling about the house, and some of it waiting….

I recently saw a post from Proverbs 31 which caused me pause. If you don’t follow them, check them out.  I find God finds ways to connect by using our daily resources to simply remind us He’s here. Similarly, their post talked about the fact that God is always with us, even in the waiting. Whether that be waiting for the next step in a career, waiting on results of some kind, waiting for a child, or simply waiting for vacation; waiting can feel like forever.  And, if you know me, you know I’m not the most patient person. In fact, for years I used to pray daily for patience, thinking that this was a great idea. It wasn’t until I started dating my sweet husband that he told me…. NEVER pray for patience. He said God doesn’t just – poof, grant you patience. He will give you opportunities with which to build patience. DOH! That was a lightbulb moment, a reminder that sometimes waiting is the necessary task at hand.

You see, God’s timing is always perfect. I can literally think back upon major life moments of joy and despair, and in hindsight can now distinguish His perfect timing. It most definitely wasn’t my timing, but it was the right timing.

So, in this world of “busy-ness,” I challenge you to take time each day to be present, reflect, and wait with Him. I know, I know, we’re all busy. It’s a challenge I’ll do with you because I think it’s necessary for our faith, our hearts, and overall well-being. I personally find a few minutes in the evening before bed with a cup of tea the best time.  But maybe you’re a morning person and can squeeze a few moments to yourself before the family wakes, and all the crazy begins. Regardless, I hope you will see this post and be encouraged.

Until next time,


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