Author Jo Huddleston

Sweet Southern Romance

Monday, November 14, 2011


Monday Musings On This’N That

The leaves are falling and the trees are almost bare, their naked limbs reaching…  I would suspect they are reaching for a better season for their purpose on this earth. A season of shrubbery budding and bright green leaves to once more adorn them. It’s a long time till spring and these bare trees and not-so-pretty bushes must wait…they have no choice.

Do you ever find yourself in a similar place…waiting? We all wait at times in our lives. What we wait for is important to us. Are you patient, knowing you have no other choice? Or do you lose your patience, your life filled with strife and stress from the waiting?

Impatience will gain us nothing but fretting and worrying. Impatience will not cause whatever you are waiting for to appear sooner than it’s supposed to. Can you recall a time when you were forced to be patient and it was worth the wait when what you desired came to be? If so, share it with us in the comments section below.

Who or what makes your life complicated by causing you to wait? Waiting is not easy. It’s usually downright nerve-racking. Impatience is a close cousin to worry; neither will gain us anything. The secret to being happy while you are patient is to wait with hope.

“All human wisdom is summed up in two words: wait and hope.”
—Alexandre Dumas, French playwright

Till next time ... keep on smiling.


  1. Yes, you said it well. As Christians, we need to wait on the Lord according to His own time and His own will.

    I am a new member of ACFW.

  2. Dicky, thank you for your comment. We are in agreement on what you say.