Tag: disappointment

OUT OF THE CHAOS 11.09.2020

I am writing this before the USA election is decided. In a few days or maybe hours, fifty percent of the population will be disappointed. I don’t know which side of the fence you are on, but I’ve been thinking how I want to respond regardless of the outcome. “The king’s heart is like a …

Daily Reads 05.02.2019

A couple of weeks ago, our family had an impromptu weeknight dinner. After dinner, the conversation turned to our daughter’s work experience. She shared that in every job she had, her coworkers used the same adjectives to describe her. She admitted there might be something in this for her to learn. My husband took the …

Daily Reads 2.09.2019

Saturday already again! Since I am currently hanging out in the sunny south, I will enjoy the 70 degree weather and maybe make a trip to the beach. What does our day look like? Do you have expectations for what you might accomplish on the weekend? Maybe it’s your day off and you have a …

Daily Reads 2.08.2019

Reading: Psalm 62:5-8 This is the last day we will read this psalm but there is one more really important principle I want to draw from these verses. In verse 5, I find these words: “for my hope is in him.”  The same concept is repeated in verse 6 with these words: “He ALONE is my rock and my salvation.” Again in verse 7 it says, “My …

Daily Reads 2.07.2019

Reading: Psalm 62:5-8 I know. I know. This is the same reading as yesterday. Maybe you decided not to read it today for that reason. I encourage you to stop and read it again. Because there’s a chance you are like me and you didn’t read every word. Take another pass through it and see …

Daily Reads 2.06.2019

Reading: Psalm 62:5-8 What does this psalm teach you about expectations, translated here hope? The first phrase that jumps out at me is “Let all that I am WAIT QUIETLY before God.” When chaos swirls in my head, I need to sit quietly with the Lord. I ask him what is causing the chaos and wait to …

But I thought…

A few years ago – okay, so it was about 15 – I had a birthday party for myself. My husband was out of town and I invited a few of my closest friends for dinner and a sleep over. Not everyone was staying the night, but I planned where everyone would sleep and shared …

Daily Reads 2.04.2019

This is my birthday week. Fifty some years ago my mom waited in expectation of a sixth child. She already had five children ages 7-10 and a one year old. She anticipated I would be a good playmate for my brother. Only time would tell if that expectation became a reality. Expectations are funny things. …