Saturday, June 11, 2011

Learning to Appreciate Life's Little Delays

The Waiting Place:
Learning to Appreciate Life's Little Delays

By Eileen Button

Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (June 7, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0849946255
ISBN-13: 978-0849946257
Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.4 x 0.7 inches

The Waiting Place by Eileen Button is a wonderful collection of essays describing her life. She takes us to the waiting times of life.  We go through so much of life waiting.  It seems we are always waiting. We wait in line, traffic, for love, children to grow up, retirement, etc. Eileen Button shows us that if we open our eyes, we will see so much. She takes us to times in her life that were very difficult but shows us that beauty is there, experience heals, and God can be found in it all. During these waiting times we don’t usually see the beauty, etc. until we move from the present to the past. Eileen has seen that special gift that can only be recognized by our faith. She has seen the beauty of every day events.

The Waiting Place includes stories on waiting for:
  • · the day to end
  • · a place called home
  • · the fish to bite
  • · a baby's healing
  • · church to be over
  • · a husband's return
  • · children to grow
  • · a mother's acceptance
  • · a loved one to die

The Waiting Place was a lot different than I thought it was going to be when I saw it was a collection of essays. But when I started reading them, I didn’t want to quit until I finished. 

I gave this book a 5 in a 5-star rating. I also posted a review on and

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