Wait

This blog post came up in my memories today. As I re-read this, I am in the now and not yet of the same waiting. Some parts of this story have become clear and other parts are still fuzzy. Three years out from this post I am still learning what it looks like to wait and abide. This post reminded me that it is an invitation to something more not just an endurance test. When I reframe it and see it that way, I find rest and many gifts along the way that I know I would miss if I was hyper-focused on the end of the waiting. Just writing the words “end of the waiting” makes me laugh now. There is no such thing. There is always the now and not yet of life. I am slowly learning to move through these seasons looking for the invitations instead of trying to solve the mystery like I am trapped in an escape room.

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Wait… wait, wait, wait… sigh… wait your turn, wait for me, wait until later, take a seat and wait, wait until the light changes, wait, wait, wait. To be perfectly honest, I am not good at waiting. I totally get little kids and their impatience when they are told to wait for something. It always feels way longer than it is. I have started to look at the clock to see when I start waiting for something, so I can reinforce when time is up that it wasn’t as long as it felt. The lights were only 3 minutes, or the line was only 5 minutes, but this trick does not help when there are seasons of waiting,  those times I did not see the beginning, but the overwhelming message is wait. There is no time frame, and I am not quite sure what…

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What If Jesus was Serious ABOUT THE CHURCH? (Book Review)

https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B09N39HKNP&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_G0AFNMVBNWRDZNJ8ZK8D What if Jesus Was Serious ABOUT THE CHURCH? by Skye Jethani is the third book in this series. I have had the opportunity to review the other two. They are simple but deep discussions on the Sermon on the Mount, prayer, and now Church. This book on Church like the other two includes drawings … Continue reading What If Jesus was Serious ABOUT THE CHURCH? (Book Review)

A Non-Anxious Presence (Book Review)

That title pulled me in. I had just heard John Mark Comer recommend Mark Sayers as an author when I saw the opportunity to review this book from Moody Publishing. https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B09N39SR91&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_JF6TWJRX1G0G916DSNF8 This is a book I will revisit in a different season of life. It was more historical and sociological than I was anticipating. It … Continue reading A Non-Anxious Presence (Book Review)

God Buys Dirt

Today my husband retold this story in church as part of his sermon. The timing was perfect. I needed a reminder. I was making a list of all the hard and seemingly impossible situations in my life and in the lives of people I care about and then today I was reminded that God buys dirt.

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21

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fall 2018 019One of the many blessings of being in full time ministry is getting to hear stories about how God came through in a way that only God could. Sometimes it is through people, and other times through crazy situations that you cannot make up. A verse that is often misquoted, but used as a reminder how God can provide is how “God owns the cattle on a thousand hills.” (Psalm 50:10) The verse is actually about the people’s sacrifices and how God does not need them, but it is a good reminder that God owns everything and He can provide out of that, which he does, and did in an obvious way for my friend.

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Cancer had taken its toll on my friend’s body, but also on her bank account. The church and community helped as much as they could. Everyone was generous, but now…

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