The two entries below are excerpts from my journal during the 'waiting room' season of our adoption process. One of the reasons I have kept journals over the years is in order to be able to go back and see how the Lord was at work in the hard places, when I couldn't see what He was doing. ENTRY: August 21, 2008 The earth is the Lord's and everything in it, the world and all who live in it.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understand
The cursor blinks at me questioningly. My fingers rest on the keys waiting for some fleeting thought of inspiration to flow through them and randomly press this indecipherable arrangement of letters into meaning. I once imagined that I could harness some kind of power in organizing my thoughts and translating them onto a page. Some kind of satisfaction, at least. Perhaps I even thought I might shed some light on the darkness within – in emptying it all out, spreading it thin,