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When God Says Wait: Navigating Life’s Detours and Delays Without Losing Your Faith, Your Friends, or Your Mind!

When God Says Wait: Navigating Life's Detours and Delays Without Losing Your Faith, Your Friends, or Your Mind

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Chapter One: Wait Is a Four-Letter Word


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Praise for When God Says “Wait”:

When God Says, “Wait” is a must-read. Elizabeth gives us confidence and courage in times of waiting, ensuring that we will be “better because of the wait.” We are better because of this book, too! With solid scriptural advice, practical prompts, and unmatched wit, Elizabeth helps us find faith in times of uncertainty. Whether you’re a mom, student, business owner, or wife, this book is for you!

Lara Casey Isaacson, author of Make It Happen

In When God Says, “Wait,” Elizabeth captures readers through previously unexplored anecdotes of familiar Bible stories and then connects you with these ancient icons, venturing deeper into their narratives. With Elizabeth’s own graceful confessions and by linking our own emotions to those of these past heroes, we internalize so much more than just the moral of their stories. We take on their hope, their insight, and their love for God in a way that helps us navigate this “lonely, unmarked territory” that is waiting.   

We have known Elizabeth and her husband Kevin for many years. We value their guidance, direction, and most of all their genuine desire for a relationship with Christ. This book is the culmination of years of grappling with questions and faith-testing waiting with practical insights of the way God works in these times. 

Pauli and Chip Wade, Lead Creative at Wade Works, star of HGTV’s “Elbow Room” and “Curb Appeal”

Elizabeth Thompson is a kindred spirit. I love her writing style, heart, and quirky humor. She writes with authenticity and wisdom. When God Says, “Wait” gives practical, biblical precepts, but it also unites our hearts with beloved biblical characters. Thompson masterfully paints scenes from these characters’ lives in such a way, you feel you’re there. Time is removed. Rather than biblical saints, they become people just like us. Their stories are ours. It’s a must read for anyone struggling with God’s timetable. Healing, hopeful, and filled with grace to help us trust God as we wait on Him. 

Andy Lee, author of A Mary Like Me: Flawed Yet Called

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The Tender Years: Parenting Preschoolers

Coauthored with Geri Laing, 2009

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The Tender Years: Parenting Preschoolers book features 30 short chapters to encourage and equip moms as they raise young children. This devotional book contains biblical insights, parenting advice, and sanity-saving tips for young moms, and also features some of my poetry, celebrating the joys of motherhood.

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Praise for The Tender Years from readers:

“I absolutely love this book. As a working mom of a two-year-old, it can feel so overwhelming that every day when I go to bed there is a list of things in my head that did not get done—sadly, that often includes spending ‘quality’ time with God. This book is a great resource for quiet times as well as ideas for parenting and marriage survival of these years—three for the price of one! The poetry is timeless and does a fantastic job of capturing the emotions of motherhood—from marveling at fat feet and pudgy hands to the trials and tribulations of fits over chocolate milk—feelings we all have shared as mothers. Elizabeth’s and Geri’s humor and sensitivity to the challenges of these years is heart warming and welcomed! If you are a Christian mother of young children—you will treasure this book—and re-read it over and over!” –Terese

 

“I received this book as a gift when my second child was a few weeks old, and in spite of being busier than I’d ever been in my life, I could barely put this book down. The authors use a lot of applicable Bible verses and Christian insight, and I came away from each short chapter with feelings like, ‘I am not alone. I can do this. I am so relieved that someone else has thought that, too!’ It is peppered with practical advice, funny stories about their own children, and beautiful original poetry about motherhood. When I finished the book, I couldn’t wait to pass it around to my girlfriends . . . now, that is my measure of a great book!” –Lesli

 

The Tender Years is one of those books that is destined to become a classic in my house. Hearing the words of wisdom Geri Laing echoes from the riches of having struggled through raising four children to love God with all their hearts is alone worth it. But then you hear from one of those children she raised . . . the oldest, Elizabeth Laing Thompson . . . who is in the throes of living the joy and mayhem of raising her three preschoolers. Wisdom’s voice and a living example . . . a dynamic combination that brings to life the joy, heartache and absolutely endearing intensity of trying to raise a godly family in this world. This book is like having a mother and a sister telling you their stories, and it gives you hope that even though you aren’t perfect, raising godly children can be done.” –K. Morrison

 

“I opened this book when I started a little ‘new moms’ group in my home. I am new to grandparenting, so I thought this little book could jog my memory, providing some ‘words of wisdom’ to my young friends. I ended up reading the book for me! The mother/daughter co-authors pulled me in with the insightful yet witty vignettes detailing everyday ups and downs of parenting. The chapters are short, but packed with punch. This is helpful for the sleep-deprived new mother who may, from time to time, need to be reassured that she is not losing her mind! Practical helps are thoughtfully doled out; they do not overwhelm but spark the ‘I can do this’ mentality every mother, especially a new mother, needs. Elizabeth’s poems are sprinkled throughout the book. Each one made me smile and remember that these years with our young children pass very quickly. The poems, the entire book, will help any reader regard these ‘tender years’ as a treasure.” –P. Brush

How about you? Did you love When God Says “Wait” or The Tender Years: Parenting Preschoolers? The first nicest thing you can do to support your favorite authors is share our books with your friends. (Ahem, books as birthday or shower gifts, anyone?!) The second nicest thing you can do is write a review on Amazon, Goodreads, Barnes & Noble, or Christianbooks.com! Thank you, friends! -xoxo