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Tag: trust

Choosing a Seat for Breakfast

While at a retreat going through the breakfast line I got this intuitive feeling about where to sit so I sat there. Seems the Lord put me in the just right spot because I wound up with a man who had a great impact on me. I saw just how small my problems were and witnessed genuine humility and grace through the person I sat with. It amazes me that when how quickly my Creator can help me from sadness to gratitude when it’s needed.

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God Will Move You

Every once in a while I wonder if God hears my prayers, sees my frustrations, understands my fear, or if he even knows I exist. I try to stay positive and do the “self-talk”, meditation, and relaxation techniques that are so frequently suggested.  Most of the time it only leads me to more questions, more frustration, and a whole lot less serenity.  Today as I was evaluating these thoughts it dawned on me….God moves constantly and often times we are so busy and self-absorbed that we do not even notice it.

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Just In Time

One day while pacing around the apartment, I felt something like a silent scream welling up inside of me. When I finally let it out I heard myself say, “I need a band!” It was a bone-deep plea, a cry to something unseen and unnamed. More restless than ever, I couldn’t bear to stay home, so I threw on a coat and walked to Telegraph Avenue at the end of my block, intending to hitchhike to Sproul Plaza at the University of California a few miles away. Before I got there, though, I was disappointed to see two scruffy characters already standing there with their thumbs out. Great, I thought, I’ll never get a ride now.

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