Thursday, April 12, 2012

hurry up and wait

This is my swing. Well it is one of my swings. This is the one I can lay down on. I know I have shown it to you before, but I do adore it. I am already trying to figure out where I can put it on the farm. Ya know, if we move. You are probably wondering how things are coming along. I am wondering that too. Right now we are waiting. Waiting to hear this and waiting to hear that. And there is not a damn thing I can do to make any of it happen quicker. So I might as well lay down on this swing and soak up the sun. 

Earlier this year, when I was praying/thinking/meditating on my word for this year I heard to distinct things.
I heard the word Slow and I then a few days later I heard the word Abide. 
I didn't like the word Slow because I suspected that in-part it meant that things were going to go slow with this house business. They would take longer than I would like. I would have to go slower. Admit my limitations and lack of control. 
But then I heard the word Abide. And I knew it was an invitation, and that I had the choice to accept or not.
I could fight the Slow or I could embrace it. I could rail against The Way Things Are or I could take a chill pill and Abide in Christ all the way through it. Even the most awful parts. The draining savings account, the roller-coaster emotions, the choices, the arguments, the exhaustion, the not knowing. 
Those things don't wear him out like they wear me out. Thank goodness.


  1. Beautiful swing and post!! Have you ever heard this hymn before " Abide With Me"? Amazing hymn, and it is one I listen to almost everyday from this CD "Wake Thy Slumbering Children: Idelible Grace!! Here is the YouTube link:

    xo Heather

  2. What is better than a swing? I can't think of many things! I hope you get to be on your farm soon! Very, very soon!

  3. This is a great posting I have read. I like your article. Thank you

  4. Thinking of you, friend. So excited to see how He is working in you and the life of your family.


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