Turns out packing individual items into a box takes infinitely longer than loading those boxes into a truck. Still at the hospital with waiting for his mom to come out of a routine out-patient gall bladder surgery, a small moving crew and a good friend filled my husband’s absence. When the crew reported they needed more to load because they’d loaded everything already … [Read more...] about Waiting: When the Truck is Filled (and there’s more to load) Monday
Our plans were made and gosh darn it- I didn’t want to make any further changes. Already our in wet cement move date changed three times and my determination to get there grew a stiff backbone. That Monday morning the keys to the largest U-Haul truck available for rent became our storage vehicle. Mental down-time rarely sprang-up but as we drove to visit with my … [Read more...] about Waiting With Hired Help
The Heart of Ministry Our second day into our prayer trip I sat on my cousin’s front porch step two states away and stared blankly at the homes across the street while on the phone with our pastor. Uncertain of exactly what to say but confident in what I needed to do we discussed a women's ministry concept. For two years the concept of women deliberately cultivating … [Read more...] about Waiting in the Wait
Perched on my knees our eyes locked as we paused from packing my daughter’s room. My well-earned crows carried tears to my cheeks as I intently told my precious daughter the truth I pray anchors her heart. “Someday God may ask you to move away from Mama and dad. If that ever happens, you need to follow God. It will make me sad and I will cry but more than pleasing mom and dad … [Read more...] about Waiting to Hurt (Those We Love)
You already know I love nestling my kids close, but I haven't spoken often about the internal battle taking place as I snuggle. I should be getting that article finished.... The laundry needs to be switched over.... One more school assignment to complete for the day.... Sometimes while I snuggle my growing babes I miss the moment because I'm thinking about the proverbial … [Read more...] about Snuggles & Deadlines: Can We Have it All?