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The Waiting Place: Learning to Appreciate Life's Little Delays
Thomas Nelson / 2011 / Paperback
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Some of the most priceless gifts can be discovered while waiting for something else.
In the voice of an old friend or wise-cracking sister, Eileen Burton takes you back to the days of curling irons and camping trips, big dreams and bigger reality checks. Chock-full of humor and poignant insights, her stories will make you laugh and cry. They'll challenge you to enjoy--or at least endure--the now. As Eileen has learned, "To wait is human. To find life in the waiting place, divine."
We all spend precious time just waiting. We wait in traffic, grocery store lines, and carpool circles. We wait to grow up, for true love, and for our children to be born. We even wait to die. But while we work hard at this business of living, life can sometimes feel like one long, boring meeting. Even today, with instant gratification at our techno-laced fingertips, we cant escape the waiting place. Somehow, in between our texting and tweeting and living and dying, we end up there again and again.
In the voice of an old friend or a wise-cracking sister, Eileen Button takes us back to the days of curling irons and camping trips, first loves and final goodbyes, big dreams and bigger reality checks. With heart-breaking candor she calls us to celebrate the tension between what we hope for tomorrow and what we live with today.
Chock-full of humor and poignant insights, these stories will make you laugh and cry. Theyll challenge you to enjoyor at least endurethe now. As Eileen has learned, To wait is human. To find life in the waiting place, divine.
Come discover miracles in the mundane. Come celebrate life in The Waiting Place.
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Author: Eileen Button
Located in: Davison, Michigan
Submitted: March 24, 2011
Tell us a little about yourself. I am a weekly columnist, adjunct professor, mama, gardener, book lover, laundry hanger, coffee junkie, and a reluctant pastor's wife. My faith journey is one that has more questions than answers, but God has gently held my hand as I've stumbled along.
What was your motivation behind this project? The Waiting Place has been rattling around in my soul ever since I read the section from Dr. Seuss's, "Oh, the Places Youll Go!" that reads: You can get so confused that youll start in to race down long wiggled roads at a break-necking pace and grind on for miles across weirdish wild space, headed, I fear, toward a most useless place. The Waiting Place . . . Everyone waits. Sometimes we find ourselves in multiple waiting places simultaneously. It's maddening, but I've discovered it can also be quite beautiful.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? By sharing my story, I hope readers peer into their waiting places and discover God, life, and humor in the midst of the mundane.
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? In the beginning, I thought I might discover a plan to escape The Waiting Place and present it to readers in an easy seven-step plan. I've come to believe it doesn't work that way. Instead, to live is to wait; it's how we wait that makes all the difference.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? I'm deeply inspired by the work of Anna Quindlen, Elizabeth Berg, Philip Gulley, Katrina Kenison, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Frederick Buechner, Robert Frost, Richard Foster, and Rosie Thomas.
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: The Waiting Place can often feel like a lonely place, but we're never really alone.
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