I have felt recently like I’m in limbo. Waiting has become a habit of life, but not one I usually get excited about. That’s changing.

When we wait on God, we get His blessings down the road, but more importantly, we get Him now. We seek Him harder than we would have otherwise. We understand better who He is and what’s He capable of doing. Maybe at first, we cling to Him because we think that’s our only option. But then we want to cling to Him and follow Him more than pursuing our own whims and selfish desires. Our dependence on Him grows, and we want what He can make out of our lives, not what we can do with it. 

 

 

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By Erin Elizabeth Austin

I have the privilege today of posting a guest blog by a good writer friend, Erin Elizabeth Austin. We met at the Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference two years ago, and since then, I have been greatly encouraged by her brave spirit and beautiful words. The topic for today’s post is timely for me, and I hope it encourages you too!

Did you ever play the game Limbo when you were a kid? You know the one I’m talking about the game where two people stand holding the opposite ends of a yardstick or broom while a line of people see if they can go underneath the stick without bending forward or touching the stick. The point of the game is to see how flexible people are, something that’s fun when you’re a child, but not so much when you’re an adult.

I’ve always been very flexible, which made Limbo one of the few games I won in gym class. Unfortunately, I can’t say the same thing for life.  ...

 

 

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By Tessa Emily Hall

Tessa is one of my best writing friends. She is a writer of enchanting characters, charm and wit, and heart transformation. I met her four years ago at a writers conference, and we have seen our first books published at about the same time. I am privileged to share the writing journey with her. Tessa’s award-winning book and blog are inspiring, and today I gladly share with you this guest post.

Imagine there is a kid who is from a wealthy family. He has no reason to fret over where his next meal will come from because his father has all the money necessary to provide for his son. But for some reason, this child spends all day worrying over just that! He even starts agonizing over how he will have enough money for college when he gets older.

Doesn’t that sound silly? A kid should be spending their days enjoying their childhood and being thankful for what they do have—especially one who is from a family of means.  

And yet, as silly as that sounds, that is exactly what many of us do every day. ...

 

 

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The Scrapbooked Bible Study: A Blog by Katy Kauffman

Award-Winning Author, Editor, Bible Teacher

An editor for Refresh Bible Study Magazine, Katy Kauffman is also a Bible study author who loves to write about the treasures of Scripture. Her Bible studies focus on winning life's spiritual battles, and her blog shares snippets of "scrapbooked" encouragement. Learn more about The Scrapbooked Bible Study, and follow Katy's blog to receive weekly posts. 

 

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