The past couple of weeks around our house have been a little…well, if not ugly exactly, then not very pretty. As happens too often in my life, overcommitment, upcoming plans, and unexpected challenges have all converged into the same space of time, leaving me feeling frantic, a little claustrophobic, and a bit like throwing a temper tantrum.
For the past year and a half, I’ve been trying to end my day by writing down three things I was thankful for that day. I confess that more than once in the past week or so the very fact that the day is at an end has made the list.
“When He purposes to build, He seeks for a ruin. When He plans to plant a garden, He starts in the desert.” – Patricia St. John
Do you ever feel like you’re one of the Israelites stuck wandering in the wilderness? Maybe, like the Israelites, you have a penchant for grumbling and letting other things compete with God for first place in your life. Or, perhaps, you’re just waiting on God for His timing and leading, but it seems like an eternity, and your patience is starting to dwindle. Whatever the reason, we all have times in our lives when we know God has something great for us just around the bend, but the road seems to stretch out in front of us as far as the eye can see. Continue reading