Impatience / Patience

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Scripture: Psalm 40

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Take it Further: “Waiting” by Dara Weaver

The almanac said it would be
warm enough this week,
warm enough to plant seeds,
so I did.
Now I am pulling my sweater
back out from the attic closet
and still I’m shivering.
The seed packet says they
germinate at seventy-five degrees,
but it’s 55 and starting to rain.

I stand at the window and wait.
I yell at the cat
to get off the table.
I criticize him for his laziness.
I wanted flowers!
Instead I get this cold, miserable

Turns out these kinds of seeds
Like to “stratify”.
They need a good, long nap
in the cold before the warm sun
can tease them awake.
More of them will sprout this way
than would have otherwise.
Who knew?

Now I wait another sixty-some
endless days
for blossoms.


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Mike is responsible for creating a vision and structure for spiritual formation that stimulates leadership development and active participation in the life of the Warehouse community. His desire is to help the Warehouse community to grow in its desire to love God, each other, our neighbors, our city, and our world through active interaction with Scripture, prayer, relationships, service, and the classic spiritual disciplines. Mike spends a ton of time shepherding small groups, affinity groups, mentoring, discipleship, and other formation opportunities. Oh by the way, he thinks church ought to be fun and he believes Die Hard is the best Christmas movie of all time.