Tag: trust

22 Apr. 2016

How does Your Garden Grow?

That nasty grass is back? Wow. Yesterday I hunkered in the little patch across from the sliding glass door where our rose tree fell in […]

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Dating in Winter- Do We Have to Date?

A relationship is more than an application, it’s how you feel and think and how they feel and think. It’s how you treat each other when you’re together and respond to life, the good and the bad, on off days (or seasons) and on. And feeling safety- that they are good because they are…good. It’s about trusting eachother and respecting space yet desiring closeness. It’s how you feel about the way they treat others when you are quietly observing. It’s a heart and soul thing.
“Sheila,” I spoke to my friend as well as to myself, “If we’ve been dating and we know what it feels like to be alone with a man, then we will know something is different when we’re with a special man. We will know this is a special man. And somehow, even through rainclouds, we will see God’s hand bringing us together. Like the colors of a rainbow joining together at the right time and place to create a beatiful bow in the sky…
We will know it is God’s doing.”
She sighed.“ I feel better now.” We prayed and hung up. I ALSO felt good. Encouraging each other is all part of the process. And it is a process that has worked for decades for most of my friends. Dating is the carriage for that miracle we singles call marriage.
We just forget sometimes… when we’re dating and waiting. But like Grandma said, “the only thing worse than waiting…is wishing you had.
We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield.
In him our hearts rejoice for we trust in his holy name.
May your unfailing love rest upon us O Lord even as we put our hope in you. Psalm 33:20-22

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