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Book Title: When God Says Wait



When I saw that today’s Stream of Consciousness prompt was, “book title,” I thought, yay! I get to write about my book. Then I read the directions further: “Take the title of the book you’re currently reading or the one sitting closest to you when you’re ready to write your SoCS post and base your post on the title only.” 

On that title only? Well, that’s different. And clever. But this is my Stream of Consciousness, so I don’t know if I can keep my own book title from creeping in to the stream. You never know.

I thought about moving my book to the nightstand for just one tiny second. It WAS there just two days ago. But my usual tendency toward honesty chased that temptation away with a tsk, tsk. What I am reading now, what I’ve been reading for quite a while, because I’m such an embarrassingly slow reader, is the book, When God Says Wait. I’m afraid to look back and see if I posted about this book before, because it might tell me how long I’ve been at it. It’s a good book! But I’m S L O W. Like always the last one done on tests in school slow.

But I can’t blame the fact that I’m still reading this book on being a slow reader. Reading  books seems to be the last thing on my list – after blog posts, reading other blogs, comments, responding to comments, book marketing, book technicalities, taking my daughter to work because her car broke down, and all the other things that come before reading a book, even though I love reading books.

Oh, I’m supposed to be writing about that title. When God Says Wait. I love the title and the idea of the book.  Sometimes God says, yes, sometimes, no, sometimes, wait. Like God said, wait when I asked him (or her) to send me a partner who would be a good fit, and God sent my sweetheart to me when the time was right. I had to wait til we were ready. I had to Trust the Timing (which is the title of my book which is available on Amazon.)

When God Says Wait is very closely related to my book. It’s like the “how to”  guide to my story. I thought about titling my book, Perfect Timing…. God’s timing was perfect. But who likes to wait? Right now, I’m waiting for my e-book to be up next to the paperback. This whole thing has taken sooooo long. But I guess God knows I need to learn this lesson of waiting and trusting better, like when you pray for patience and then get all these opportunities to practice.

I’m going to finish reading When God Says Wait (by Elizabeth Laing Thompson) very soon. I’m going to schedule an appointment with this book – a date with a book – and not wait. I just put an appointment in my phone, with an alert, for Wednesday at 11:00 AM. But I might not  wait til then. Depends on what God says.

You can find more Stream of Consciousness posts about book titles at:

Here are the rules:

1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing, (typos can be fixed) and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.

2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.

3. There will be a prompt every week. I will post the prompt here on my blog on Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” “Begin with the word ‘The’,” or simply a single word to get your started.

4. Ping back! It’s important, so that I and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post you can write “This post is part of SoCS:” and then copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of this post into yours. Your link will show up in my comments for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top. NOTE: Pingbacks only work from WordPress sites. If you’re self-hosted or are participating from another host, such as Blogger, please leave a link to your post in the comments below.

5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read everyone’s! If you’re the first person to link back, you can check back later, or go to the previous week, by following my category, “Stream of Consciousness Saturday,” which you’ll find right below the “Like” button on my post.

6. Copy and paste the rules (if you’d like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers you’ll meet and the bigger your community will get!

7. As a suggestion, tag your post “SoCS” and/or “#SoCS” for more exposure and more views.

8. Have fun!

Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

26 thoughts on “Book Title: When God Says Wait

  1. Reading about waiting? Waiting can be hard. Tips?

    • Yes, it sure can be hard. Enjoying the gifts of the present can help. What can give you joy and peace in the here and now? For me, it was being in nature, swimming, and spending time with my dogs. I did a lot of painting right during my waiting time.. Coloring in a coloring book, gardening, volunteer work are other things that come to mind. Thanks for asking, Sarah. I wish you well.

      • Blogging, being in a choir, reading keeps me busy. Sometimes I can’t help thinking there’s more to life than this 😐😐

        • I remember thinking that, too. And it was true! Trust the timing, Sarah. I have a feeling the best is yet to come. In the meantime, enjoy the gifts of singing and reading. (I sing in the choir, too. It’s surprising what a good workout it can be sometimes.)

  2. I like the idea of making a date with my book.

  3. I definitely want to start reading books again. We are thinking along the same lines. 🙂

  4. I love your SOCs. They always make me chuckle as well as think philosophically. This one is no exception. And you did manage to put a plug in for your own book afterall, haha, which I plan to get very soon. Sounds great.

  5. I like the idea of making a date with the book I am reading, I completely understand how reading can fall to the bottom of the pile.
    And what a great title, When God Says Wait. It gives me a new perspective on being in the moment, and being there for a reason.
    I too, am a big fan of your #SOCS. 🙂 Harlon

  6. That’s such a nice connection, between what you’re reading and what you’re writing. I sometimes make dates with my books, too. Sunday afternoons, mainly. Poor books, feeling neglected Thursday, Friday, and Saturday around here…

  7. I read before bed to relax myself. Sometimes I relax enough to sleep after five minutes, which means it takes me AGES to read a book. If I had anyone to sleep with, I might not read at all. 😛 (You know, the whole light issue.)
    And how did I not know you’d published your book already?!? Going over to check it out. 😀

  8. i’m grateful for your honesty, JoAnna
    when nobody, except maybe you
    would know otherwise!
    wishing you ease
    & book success 🙂

    • Thank you for recognizing that, David. Writing in the stream of consciousness does tap into my honesty. 🙂 And thank you for the good wishes! 🙂

  9. Sometimes waiting is what we must do… 12 years ago I lost my true love in a road accident. Thinking I could never find that kind of love again, I made the huge mistake of accepting something less, a mistake which ended in disaster – probably for both of us, though I still don’t really understand what was going through his head throughout our relationship. I then had more than 4 years, alone (with my young daughter) learning about myself, processesing my earlier loss properly, and developing in so many ways, so that when love did come back I was ready 🙂

    • I’m so sorry you lost your true love. How hard that must have been. And I can relate to accepting something less after a loss. Waiting definitely has its rewards, especially when we are ready. 🙂

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