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Category Archives: Patience

Picture Perfect: The Problem (Part 1)

What creates the frustration and unhappiness that comes with perfectionism is what lies under the surface and drives these behaviors—the motives, beliefs, desires, fears, anxieties, and goals that live in and rule the heart and mind. These beliefs and desires interfere with loving relationships with God and others. Happily, our beloved Savior offers to rescue us from these passions that create so much tension in our lives, and offers us instead joy and peace that are given in such abundance that they overflow. Continue reading

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3 Things the Father Never Says to Me

Though I have a great earthly dad, my heavenly Father has been my best example when it comes to loving and training my children well. Recently, the Spirit called my attention to a few specific things that I was saying to my children, phrases that the Father never says to me as His beloved child. Continue reading

Topics: Anger, Faith, Men/Husbands, Parenting, Patience, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: , , , , ,

The Waiting Game

Who likes to wait? Whether it’s for something trivial like a seat at a restaurant, or something more serious like the examples above, waiting is never an easy process. Yet life does bid us to wait. Sometimes it forces us, in fact, to wait for things that seem unbearable to wait for. Continue reading

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When You Long for Morning Sickness

God isn’t silent in the face of suffering. He wants us to come to Him with our questions and our grief. As we do, He answers through His Word and through the life of His Son, Jesus. Continue reading

Topics: Bitterness, Patience, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Pregnancy, Women/Wives | Tags: , , ,

Never Pray for Patience

You may have said (or heard someone say): “I made the mistake and prayed for patience this morning and got stuck in traffic for two hours today. I learned a very valuable lesson today: never pray for patience!” That’s often the way we think about patience, but what does the Bible say about patience and impatience? Continue reading

Topics: Love, Methodology, Patience, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: , , , ,

One Little Degree of Glory to the Next…

Crockpot Sanctification Crockpots are truly an exercise in patience for me! They take time and require maintaining a low, steady heat to cook. Unfortunately, my doubts and impatience with the claims and promises of my crockpot often tempt me to … Continue reading

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