Thursday, June 13, 2019

When There’s Nothing More To Do But Wait

by Emily Conrad

My solution to most problems is to work harder. I write to-do lists. I order myself to stick with a task that my imagination would rather ditch. I might even make a spreadsheet to track my efforts—that’s how you know I’m serious.

But sometimes, working harder doesn’t work.

I can do all the right things and still find myself in a season of waiting.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Spotting Invisible Blessings

by Emily Conrad

On the plane, I began to feel shaky and off. I’d noticed a headache starting earlier in the flight, and had taken medicine to prevent it from getting worse, but this was something else.

I was traveling solo to see my sister in Colorado.

Though I didn’t have an appetite, I suspected eating would help. I bought food at the airport when we landed, but as I sat down with it, I wondered if I would feel up to the one-hour bus ride to my final destination.