Browsing All posts tagged under »patience«

Into the Wilderness

October 19, 2013

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Originally published at Real Intent I’ve been on a bit of a sabbatical for the past 6 months, moving from one wilderness to another to yet another. Three years in wildernesses of one kind or another, following decades of wildernesses of different kinds. It has been a refreshing experience. If you’ll forgive a bit of […]

Choose Higher Ground

April 20, 2013

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My missionary son wrote his first p-day letter Monday. It was heart-rending. I thought of The God Who Weeps as I pondered on the soul-stretching he is going through, and the profoundly humble way he is embracing it. And I wept too. It caught me at my own moment, on the second day of a […]

Public Dissent and Private Responsibility

January 24, 2013

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My oldest daughter couldn’t find a building for her young mothers group to practice volleyball anywhere last night, even though we live in the land of LDS chapels within every 8-block grid. The reason: their elders quorum had the building scheduled every Thursday night until the Second Coming from 6PM-10PM. Yes, you read that right. […]

Powerful Prayer

January 23, 2013

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This morning I went to my knees again over a situation that I don’t have the ability to change. It’s important and present, and as deadlines approach and I turn again to the Lord in prayer, it is with much less anxiety than I have before. For months I have had prayers answered one after […]

Messengers from my Father

October 11, 2012

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I could use a revelation. An angel would be good. Last week I was thinking about Adam and Eve and waiting for further light and knowledge. I was thinking that they weren’t the only ones besieged by a Satan who is eager to present solutions that aren’t what anyone needs. I was thinking that perhaps […]

A Disposition to be Pleased

April 19, 2012

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He sat silent, his hand on the door handle, steeling himself. I waited, knowing how hard this was for him. We did this often. He took a deep breath but he didn’t say, “Do I have to go?” Instead, he said, “I wish I weren’t scared.” My mother heart leapt into my throat, but I […]

Waiting’s Worth

February 27, 2012

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I stood for nearly three hours on a little hill with 6 other women, dressed in white, under a large branch with white tissue flowers tied to it, holding little crystals on fishing line necklaces, and waiting. We stood in the twilight and then the dark, quiet and immobile, and when we received the sign […]