What The Years have Taught Me

What would you dare to do if you knew you could not fail?

What would I dare?

I would build my Samaritan House. I would lay my hands on the sick.
I would write that book that is dormant inside my soul. I would reach out to the homeless. I would speak those things that I keep silent for fear of it coming out wrong.

But I don’t.

Why not, Barbara? What is stopping you? Are you short on courage? Or are you too lazy? Have you stopped dreaming and hoping? Have you run out of energy?

I may not have the energy of a nineteen year old, but I have the wisdom of a 57 year old Momma who has learned a few tricks.  No, I am not short on courage. No, I am not lazy. No, I have not stopped dreaming and hoping.

I think that my view of God just hasn’t grown big enough yet.

I have tread on some waters where I could not stand, but there are others calling my name. And I must practice keeping my eyes peeled on God. One moment at a time.

But ONE THING I know: I will not throw in the towel. I will continue to do what I know I am called to do.

I am building this Samaritan House, but it started in my prayer closet, and no one can see it quite yet.


I am practicing yielding to the Lord and letting life flow through me. I will lay my hands on the sick in His name and diseases will flee. I will learn His Way. I will not give up.

I will keep on writing and let Him draw that book within my heart.

I will be so involved with His love for mankind that the homeless will become my intimate family.


I will continue practicing having the tongue of a disciple and speaking the Word that gives grace to the hearing.

And this 57 year old Momma, she’s got the advantage of patience. She knows that good things take a long time to grow, but the harvest will not be denied.

This 57 year old Momma, she will continue to commit her ways to the Lord so that He can direct her steps. She will continue to dare.

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One comment

  1. It is amazing when God opens the doors of our dreams. He knows your heart and his ways are past finding out. Take a look around you in your city and see where you might be able to do some of the very things you are desiring to do. Thank you for sharing with us here a Tell me a Story.


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