26 June 2013

time in-between time again

I needed to write a paragraph about myself to accompany a poetry submission. I wrote brief and from my heart:
I am a former lost city soul, found and transplanted to the Canadian prairies where the beating of my heart better matches the pace of a slower life.  Forty-four urban years have been cleansed by thirteen years of country air.
It is here on the prairies I am learning to lean on His patience as I find myself one again restless in the time in-between time.

I feel like a plane circling the clouds, in a holding pattern until receiving clearance to land; or like a strategically stacked pile of logs and kindling, waiting for a spark to catch the flames.

Day follows night follows day, simple and familiar.  There is comfort here. But I know we're not meant to stay in the boat when He asks us to walk on water.  We have taken faith steps as we reopened our application for long term mission placement with Operation Mobilization.  And night follows day follows night.

The kindling seeks the heat.  The soles of my feet itch to feel the water.  Soon those small steps will be replaced by giant leaps.

"Soon" my heart cries; "soon".

walking with Emily and the broken but redeemed


s.rae said...

visiting from emily's.
i hope you feel the water on your "beautiful feet" soon. :)

Dea Moore said...

Praying the day will come soon for the sun to rise on a new day out on the water. I think know the longing you describe. I believe it is a gift but it doesn't always feel like it.

~Brenda said...

Patience is a virtue ... that I do not possess. :) God bless as you wait. It's almost always worth it!

elizabeth said...

Wow! I can't wait to read about the next part of you journey!

1 of the Creekside Team said...

mmm ... that circling, that holding pattern, that waiting room ... and He's in the midst of it all.

Mia De Vries said...

I just love your description of how your feet longs again to walk on water! Praying with you that it will happen soon. I just love seeing you through your eyes.

Jody Lee Collins said...

Karin, the metaphors fit your marvelous heart....thanks for sharing the slow, small embers of faith you're extending to the world. You will be in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

I read this earlier today and so much of it resonated but particularly your statement "The kindling seeks the heat. The soles of my feet itch to feel the water. Soon those small steps will be replaced by giant leaps." on yes my friend. praying for this possible new journey with OM.

BARBIE said...

Exciting! I'll be praying that He will strengthen you as you wait in your in between.

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