Anticipating His Arrival: Waiting on God

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Anticipation.

With desire, there comes a point in your life when you’ve been waiting for something so long that you grow increasingly, out and out weary of anticipation.

How many times have you found yourself in a situation where you have a desire you really, really want to come into being?

To finally receive an outcome that you are really hopeful will (or won’t) happen?

Maybe awaiting the results from a recent test or trial you just went through? Or are still facing?

Or hoping against hope that you’ll find your recent disappointment isn’t really the end of the story, but, dear God, there must be an alternate ending with something of redemption, something good? Continue reading

In Case of Disappointment, Break Glass (Part 2): Frustrated Desire and Faith

sherjc.com_lace_curtain_cirThis is the second post in a 4-part series. Read part 1: Heart Check.

So this curtains scenario… Sigh.

After breathing in, I calmed myself down by honestly spilling my emotions before God. I’ve had many, many times to practice this with Him, so it wasn’t too hard to get started. And then…I um, well…

I had a little meltdown inside.

To be honest, I cried.

Over curtains.

I mean, curtainsSeriously?*

But really, my feelings weren’t simply about the curtains…

It was about desire. Continue reading

The Joy of “Now What?”

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9:53 a.m. On iTunes: Relient K – Two Lefts Don’t Make a Right, But Three Do

I’ve forgotten how to have fun.

There. I said it. Of all I’ve been pondering this morning, this is one of the thoughts that leapt to the forefront.

It’s been about 3 weeks since I said goodbye to full-time employment.

Three.

Whole.

Weeks.

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Lament of the Unmotivated

From the archives – Fall 2002

I just finished listening to an archived Focus on the Family series on Modesty vs. Aggressiveness. Argh! Can I tell you just how much I want to go to the Institute? It’s so frustrating! I feel like there’s just so much I can learn there… I can further develop my Christian worldview; study the family and what God intended it to be; learn among peers that are seeking the same things I am. Continue reading