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The Waiting Place

Learning to Appreciate Life's Little Delays
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Some of the most priceless gifts can be discovered while waiting for something else.

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 can’t 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. 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.”

Come discover miracles in the mundane. Come celebrate life in The Waiting Place.
Contributor(s) Eileen Button
About the Contributor(s) Eileen Button

Eileen Button is a weekly columnist for The Flint Journal. Her commentaries have also appeared in multiple online and print publications, including Newsweek and Christianity Today. In addition, Eileen is an adjunct professor of Communication.  She lives with her family in a town where she is often stuck in a waiting place, such as a doctors' office, athletic field, school auditorium, and carpool loop.

ISBN-10 0849946255
ISBN-13 9780849946257
Release Date Jun 7, 2011
Weight (lbs) 0.5500
Height 8.38
Width 5.50
Length 240
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Price $15.99
Format Paperback
Language English

Customer Reviews

Review by melandria romero
Eileen Button vividly tells you that there is always a glorious outcome in waiting. She doesn't portray life through rose colored glasses but through clear glass that in spite of the shortcomings or longing for something and being an imperfect people with an imperfect life, we can survive the trials and we can learn to be great.

As the saying goes, those who wait can expect great things and there is always happiness to those who patiently waits. (Posted on 8/4/2012)

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