Tuesday, December 25


There's a quote from An Affair to Remember (amazingly, I can't seem to find it). Nicky is relaying a fictitious story to the heroine, Terry. He finishes with "and they're waiting, waiting, always waiting.."
"and what is he doing?"

It's a rough quote, but it is running through my head because I am waiting another day, and have been waiting this last week. You'd think I'd have become very patient during all of this waiting. I have not. I've been very restless.

Earlier this week, I thought I would write this post from the point of hopeful expectation in a sure thing. How I've grown in my spiritual understanding of waiting. Instead, it's from the perspective of worry, nervous prayer and the feeling of futility.

So I BibleGateway'd "wait on the Lord."

Psalm 27:14
Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.

Psalm 33:20
We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield.

Psalm 5:3
In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.

Psalm 38:15
I wait for you, O LORD; you will answer, O Lord my God.

Psalm 40:1
I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry.

Psalm 119:166
I wait for your salvation, O LORD, and I follow your commands.

Psalm 130:5
I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope.

Psalm 130:6
My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning.

Apparently God has something to say about waiting upon him. I must admit, it is hard work. It was much easier to worry and fret this afternoon.

But I'm praying.

Saturday, December 15

No Idea

I realized yesterday, after I had finished my last final of the semester, that I have been in classes since January 2007. "Oh, but what about summer vacation!?" people ask, thinking they've caught me in an exaggeration.

Oh no. I was in class. All summer. I had a class that met once a week for the entire summer, and one that met twice a week for half of the summer. (The second one was really great because Dr. Peterson is a sweet man and a great teacher.)

So here I am, sitting on a Saturday morning, thinking that I really must be missing something. There must be SOME theological book that needs to be read.

I have no idea what to do with myself.

Thursday, December 6

Resist if you can

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