Tuesday, December 17, 2013

When you feel more snuffed out than sparkling this Christmas...

It's almost Christmas...and some of you might be like me this year, desperately searching for the magic of the holiday season, but falling short. Attempting to grasp the joy and the peace and the yuletide cheer, but woefully watching it slip through your fingers. You WANT to. You LONG to. But where did it go?

Then I would love for you to visit my personal blog today and read a post I made yesterday "For the Broken This Christmas". It might encourage you or someone you know who is struggling this holiday season. I pray God uses it in your life.

http://writergetsreal.blogspot.com/2013/12/for-broken-this-christmas.html

Thursday, December 05, 2013

At the Perfect Time

Last night I received an e-mail inviting me to do something that I've wanted for a long time. I was so excited that I lost all sense of maturity and professionalism. Thankfully the person inviting me to this wonderful opportunity was a friend who knew me wellb so I could freely reply with exclamation points and gushy expressions of joy.

What made this all the more thrilling is that I had given up on seeing this desire fulfilled right now. I had prayed myself to the point of feeling like a whiny child and finally had to give it over to God, knowing he would allow it when He considered me ready. The last time I journaled about it, I wrote, "God, help me to trust Your timing and be content with whatever happens,"  and made up my mind to have a good attitude.

The e-mail came--as always--when I least expected it and needed it most.  

Are you still praying for God to answer a prayer of fulfill a desire? Let this story encourage you that His answers do come, and always at the perfect time.

Girls, God, and the Good Life

 
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