The Book of Esther does not mention the name of God within its pages, but He is apparent throughout the entire story. It is a story of patience – waiting for God’s will to be accomplished – and faith that His will is going to be done. Several years ago, I wrote a musical play based on this amazing account of a woman who had her patience tested, who was placed in a beauty contest of sorts – spent a year in the harem of the king while her own people were living in slavery outside the palace. She was born for that particular time and God had great plans for her life. Read this amazing story when you can. It’s a beautiful testament to waiting for God, being patient in your waiting and trusting that His will is going to be done.

These are the lyrics I wrote for the song “Waiting,” with music written by Sarah Siegler those many years ago. I have often had to remind myself of the words. We all have a reason to be alive when we are. God will use us to continue His story.

My God, you have placed me here for a reason.

I don’t know what it is.

I wish I knew your plan for me.

I know I should be patient,

But my mind is filled with fear.

I sit and wait and wonder why.

Why have you chosen ME to be in this place?

Am I the one who must make sure that your work is done?

I know that with you I can do anything.

I will always trust in you.

You are the God of my people.

Just help me to understand what you would have me do.

It’s hard to wait, Lord.  It’s so hard to wait.

I give to you my all.

Use me as you will.

I trust in your direction for my life.

I know I am your instrument

And you will guide my way.

Even when the world is closing in on us, we can rest assured that God has plans for each of us to accomplish during our lifetime. This is your time!



As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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  1. Myrna Migala says:

    Your post today reminds me of Catholic thought that we can DO NOTHING without the grace of God.

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  2. Yesterday, the Lord used my husband and me to help save the lives of two of our friends! They called and said they were stuck in the middle of nowhere, under a blazing midday sun, the temperature was over 100 degrees, and the air conditioning in their truck had stopped working. A tire had blown out, and they did not have a spare. Our friends are 77 and 70, with serious health issues. They were an hour and a half away from us. What were we to do?

    Long story short: I prayed, and I followed the Lord’s leading. It took some doing, but everyone got home safe!

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    • says:

      What a wonderful story to display Gods purpose for you at that moment. Not only we’re you able to help that couple, but your prayers were answered. God still has work for you to do!

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  3. aoportal says:

    Thank you for your posting.

    Many years ago as I awaited answers to similar questions, I received a call from a minister related to a good friend. He said the Holy Spirit had pressed on him to come tell me … “God doesn’t steer parked cars!” Seems I needed to stop “waiting” and “start doing”as God opens and closes opportunities according to His will 🙏☦️

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    • says:

      I hope the waiting was worth it for you. God places each of us in places we don’t often expect to be and it’s best to follow His will for us.

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