“Be patient,” said he, “and of good understanding, and you will rule over every wicked work, and you will work all righteousness. For if you be patient, the Holy Spirit that dwells in you will be pure. He will not be darkened by any evil spirit, but, dwelling in a broad region,(1) he will rejoice […]

What can I do?

“What can I do?” she asked me. “I don’t know,” I replied. It was the simple truth. I had no idea what she could do. But just asking was enough. How many times have you felt helpless and lost when confronted with a friend or perfect stranger who is obviously struggling with something in their […]

Late Bloomer

A cactus stood all alone in the desert, wondering why it was stuck in the middle of nowhere. “I do nothing but stand here all day,” it sighed. “What use am I? I’m the ugliest plant in the desert. My spines are thick and prickly, my leaves are rubbery and tough, my skin is thick […]

Patience of God

I am so glad You are patient, and right now I wish I were too. This problem has deeply affected my family–the very people I ought to have the most patience with. When some-thing doesn’t go smoothly with them. I become entirely too short-tempered and short sighted.


Sammy was a very impatient little wizard. He had been studying under the great wizard Orzo for a year and still could only do the simple tricks. How often he went to the base of the mountain and saw Orzo go to the top where the lightning flashed about him as he called out the […]