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Posts Tagged: waiting on God

3 Ways to Wait Well

  The pandemic has canceled our overseas ministry travels this year. I’ll be honest—I don’t miss the challenges that go hand-in-hand with international travel. Especially the waiting. A couple of years ago, a flight to Slovakia topped all.   The trip began in Vancouver. While waiting at the gate for our flight to Toronto, I… [ read more ]

Getting Out of the Pit of Despair

I waited patiently for the Lord to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along. ( NLT)   I was kindergarten age when my… [ read more ]

Why Don’t We Consult God First? (Part 2)

On Friday’s blog I wrote that God’s been convicting me of my need to ask His direction first before pursuing opportunities albeit good and necessary and honoring to Him. Today’s blog is a continuation of that topic based on the Scriptures I read this morning.  Lots for me to ponder as God pinpoints this area… [ read more ]

Relearning a Faith Lesson–and Needing Craft Suggestions!

Do you ever feel as though life is one l-o-n-g lesson in learning? If so, welcome to the club.   Just when we think we’ve mastered the art of trusting God for finances, bam! A situation lands in our lap that reveals how much we still need to learn.   Just when we feel like… [ read more ]

3 Reminders As We Wait to To See Hopes Fulfilled

For what are you hoping today?    I’ve spoken at numerous women’s retreats and conferences across western Canada this spring. Judging from private conversations at these events, it seems many women struggle with difficult family relationships and hope for restoration.   Some wrestle with medical issues and hope for renewed health. Others live in difficult… [ read more ]

3 Questions to Ask Yourself When Waiting on God

Sometimes my heart fairly bubbles with joy when I find nuggets of encouragement buried in the Bible. Today, for instance, I read about God appearing to 99-year-old Abram.   Considering the circumstances and the 24-year wait since God had appeared and made a huge promise to him, Abram had multiple reasons to doubt seeing this… [ read more ]

How to Respond Well to Life's Challenges

Have you ever had to will yourself to do something? I have. A month ago, I sunburned my knees badly. When I applied aloe vera gel, I suffered an allergic reaction (the label said it was pure and alcohol-free, but the label lied). The pain was so intense that I had to will myself to… [ read more ]