guest post: he's in the boat

Yet even in His slumber, there wasn’t a wave that crashed over the bow that He didn’t form. No gust of wind took Him by surprise. Not one drop of rain bounced off the splintered wood without Him knowing. He was in the boat, anticipating the calm, on the very sea he spoke into existence.

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of a morning

At times like this, where the moonshine and birdsong make an early morning so appealing, I'm grateful. So I lit my candle and I prayed actual prayers and I sipped coffee with frothy coconut milk and I waited for the sun to rise on the day. I can only hold the morning flurry off a few more minutes.

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advent longing

It's okay that I need time to fully see. Sometimes it takes the quiet and it takes time before we can see more clearly. So I'm waiting and being quiet (or trying!) and looking for ways the longing is fulfilled - not in my hopes for a particular outcomes, but in the with-us God, Emmanuel.

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and i listened

When I was busy listening, I stopped looking for ways to distract myself from my life. I wasn't wrestling the noise and feeling like I. just. can't. I was on the watch for what God might say or show me during the day.

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on hope

I think that hoping in the Lord is going to mean far more than a pleasant and safe and secure fulfillment of my deepest desires. It is a MERCY when He grants them - but His righteousness is displayed regardless.

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