When someone goes through a hard time, most of our attention is focused on how to bless and help the person through her trial. But the reality is, when you’re the one facing hard times, it can be difficult to receive help. You may feel like you’re constantly draining other people’s resources and you have nothing to give back. You may feel helpless and needy with no outlet to express your gratitude.
The band was warming up in the sanctuary and I had a box full of decorations in my hands. We were getting ready for our very first conference with Planting Roots. Angela Kay began singing a song I’d never heard before. It was a song to gently reach into my heart,…
It had been a long, hard day and by now the toll of it was beginning to show on my face. I tried to hide it but my silence said more than I was willing. I figured if I didn’t say anything, she wouldn’t notice.
I make a career of waiting. I am a military wife–hurry up and wait is part of my life.
How do you handle being alone? I am alone a lot. I often wait for my husband to get home after 3 weeks away at a field operation or return from a 6 month deployment. I wait a lot. Add in being a mom–you know how that goes–and I pretty much have to wait for everyone. Patience does not come easily. I wait alone.