We may find ourselves in seasons of disappointment and hopelessness if we choose to focus on unmet hopes and expectations instead of looking for the blessings of today. pg 91
Logan Wolfram, Curious Faith
It’s February. We live on the outskirts of Chicago. Normally, the ground is covered in snow this time of year. In fact, this time last year, we were digging out from the 4th largest snowstorm in Chicagoland history.
Other areas of our country are experiencing an insane season of winter. I watch the Weather Channel with a twinge of jealously, wishing for a snow day for my kids.
Last week it was 50 degrees. Today, 19. There’s a light dusting of snow covering the ugly brown grass but it has rained so much this winter that we already have some spring flowers starting to peek through the soil.
This has not been the season that you would expect.
It’s hard for me to embrace the season when it’s misbehaving and not acting like it’s true self.
But perhaps, the real problem is me.
When the season doesn’t turn out the way I expect, I hide.
When I became a mother almost 16 years ago, I took me 5 1/2 years before I fully embraced motherhood. When Gunnar was born, Greg and I were in full blown ministry spending every waking hour, and sometimes all the hours, with students. Students were our life.
I was leading small groups & doing one-on-one mentoring. I knew and understood students. I loved them. They were our family.
Babies? I was clueless about them. So was my husband. We had absolutely no idea what we were doing. It really took me until my third child was born to figure out that my new ministry was my kids. For 5 1/2 years I was silently disappointed in my current season of life.
In her book, Curious Faith, Logan Wolfram encourages the reader to rediscover the “hope in the God of possibility.”
It’s possible to choose to focus on our blessings instead of whatever unmet expectation we’ve placed on ourselves and the world around us.
They change. We change. That is, if we are listening.
I wasn’t listening for 5 1/2 years. I was stuck in a season of disappointment, until I started to focus on the blessings right in front of me.
If your journey finds you in a bit of wilderness now, searching for answers to some unmet expectations, you’ll be so encouraged by Curious Faith. Logan’s stories of hardship & joy are gracefully & sometimes hilariously told but always surrounded with hope.