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Episode 57- There Is Strength in the Waiting

Milspouse Matters episode 59

Milspouse Matters Episode 57

Waiting is a big part of military life.

On this episode, I’m giving you an update of what’s been going on (fun things like a site relaunch, not so fun things like having COVID–ugh), and the perennial topic of waiting that goes along with military life.

There are some really great guests coming in the next few weeks, and I can’t wait to share them with you! I’ll be talking to Ashley Keller from GlowBodyPT, Stephanie Montague from Poppin’ Smoke, and the awesome ladies from the Spouse Angle podcast

During this past hard year that was 2020, we’ve all become more familiar with waiting. I hear from so many of you–you’re waiting for your loved one at boot camp, you’re counting down the days to the end of deployment, you’re waiting for PCS orders that are on hold, or you just arrived somewhere and you’re the new person…and you’re longing for normalcy so you can connect with others and form a community again. Wait, wait, wait…

Waiting can seem like a waste of time or that we’re doing nothing, but I want to remind you there is strength in the waiting. Join me as I discuss some lessons learned in the waiting. 

Verses mentioned: 

Psalm 46:10- He says, “Be still, and know that I am God.” 

Matthew 11:28- “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Ruth 3:18-  Then Naomi said, “Wait, my daughter, until you find out what happens.”

Poem mentioned in this episode:

Sonnet 19 (On His Blindness) 

By John Milton

When I consider how my light is spent,

   Ere half my days, in this dark world and wide,

   And that one Talent which is death to hide

   Lodged with me useless, though my Soul more bent

To serve therewith my Maker, and present

   My true account, lest he returning chide;

   “Doth God exact day-labour, light denied?”

   I fondly ask. But patience, to prevent

That murmur, soon replies, “God doth not need

   Either man’s work or his own gifts; who best

   Bear his mild yoke, they serve him best. His state

Is Kingly. Thousands at his bidding speed

   And post o’er Land and Ocean without rest:

   They also serve who only stand and wait.”

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Episode 59 Milspouse Matters podcast There is strength in the waiting

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