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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.

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Inspiring, moving and delightfully entertaining August 4, 2012

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.

Review by melandria romero

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The Waiting Place : Learning to Appreciate Life's Little Delays, Eileen Button
  • The Waiting Place : Learning to Appreciate Life's Little Delays, Eileen Button

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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.

More Information

Length 240 Pages
Occasion
  • Mother's Day
Publication Date June 7, 2011
Company
  • Thomas Nelson
ISBN-10 0849946255
ISBN-13 9780849946257
Height 8.3"
Width 5.4"