Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Oct 15, 2008
This past week I read about a first-grade teacher who was having a difficult day. It had rained that entire day and the children couldn’t go out for recess, so they got more and more restless and hyperactive as the day wore on. The teacher couldn’t wait for the bell to ring at 3
And, of course, my favorite given to me some time ago by my elder, married daughter, Jennifer:
I pray for -
Wisdom - to understand my man;
Love - to forgive him;
Patience - for his moods;
1. Is the ability to sit back and wait for an expected outcome without experiencing anxiety, tension, or frustration.
2. Is the ability let go of your need for immediate gratification and be willing to wait.
3. Patience is the trait that displays tolerance, compassion, understanding,
My Mother always used to say, 'Only Fools rush in, son!' As I grew and matured, I heard that a lot less because I started to see the wisdom in what she had said and the foolishness in which I, as a young man, was a prime example. Matter-of-fact, if you had looked up foolishness, you would
Contributed by Sean Harder on Dec 4, 2009
PATIENCE IN WAITING
Here’s one I am sure you can relate to. You’re in a hurry to get somewhere and your wife or girlfriend, or kids don’t share your sense of urgency. There you are waiting at the door or in the car for them to get ready to go. Now what are you experiencing inside? Are you
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 19, 2009
ROAD RAGE AND PATIENCE
(From Bob Bob Mionske’s Blog on Cyclists and the Law)
Charles Montgomery writes:
"The driving experience primes car drivers for meltdowns. They are conditioned by popular culture to see cars as symbols of freedom, yet city driving is a slow-motion trap that subjects
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 6, 2011
PATIENCE AND JELL-O
Jell-O celebrated its 100th anniversary in 1997. I was fascinated to read the story of the man who invented it. In 1897, a man by the name of Pearle Wait wore several hats. He was a construction worker. He dabbled in patent medicines and went door to door selling homemade
Contributed by Jim Kane on Sep 27, 2008
Edward Bulwer: "Patience is not passive; on the contrary it is active; it
Contributed by David Insell on Jul 29, 2003
Patience is not passive; on the contrary it is active; it is concentrated
PATIENCE MAKES IT HAPPEN
"The history books are full of stories of gifted persons whose talents were overlooked by a procession of people until someone believed in them. To name a few ...
"Einstein was four years old before he could speak and seven before he could read". Einstein became
WHEN PATIENCE IS REQUIRED!
A man and his wife are awakened at 3 o’clock in the morning by a loud pounding on their door. The man gets up and goes to the door where a drunken stranger in the pouring rain is asking for a push. “Not a chance” says the husband- “It’s three o’clock in the morning!”
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
"Patience is the ballast of the soul, that will keep it from rolling and