C\A aving been through the waiting room experience, I've noticed ^ l-there are some general, unspoken rules observed by all of us waiters: Eye contact is not made for at least the first three hours. Conversation is private, in quiet ...
Author: Carrie George
Publisher: Xulon Press
Have you ever found yourself in a "waiting room", feeling alone and totally helpless? These true stories inspire you to see His beauty, even in the midst of your trial.
Release on 2019-01-05 | by Elizabeth Reynolds Turnage
ROOM FOR HOPE During our son's health crisis, which coincided with the final months of my Dad's life, I sat in many varied waiting rooms. During seemingly endless spells in such spaces, I began to wonder—what if—this space could make ...
Author: Elizabeth Reynolds Turnage
Publisher: Living Story
Whether you are the caregiver or the patient, the what-if’s of the waiting room can feel terrifying, and the wait can feel agonizing. Cancer, tumor, stroke, traumatic injury, or major surgery—a health crisis of any kind involves waiting. This waiting arouses many emotions: fear, uncertainty, sorrow, agony, and anger among them. In this devotional for caregivers and patients, Elizabeth Reynolds Turnage reminds us of the certain hope and surpassing peace of the gospel: God has worked miraculous deeds and redemptive wonders in the past, and Jesus will “soon” come again to end our wait, and to bring full and final healing. These sixty meditations for peace and hope will encourage you as you wait. “This brilliant book is a tender gift of the presence of God for those caught in the deep woods of medical uncertainty. Elizabeth Turnage offers a wisdom that has been hard won, meets the test of the gospel, and is beautifully and brilliantly written. Dan B. Allender PhD Professor of Counseling Psychology and Founding President The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology “Elizabeth meets us in the waiting room as an empathetic friend reminding us what is true in His Word and urging us to listen to the refreshing lyrics of the gospel.” Karen Hodge Coordinator of Women’s Ministries Presbyterian Church in America (PCA)
He suspected the fitful dozing to which the waiting room inclined him was actually imposed by the place. Outside its walls, hefelt no inclinationto slumber through parts of the night.He was combatready, he realised.
Author: F.G. Cottam
Publisher: Hachette UK
Martin Stride is a retired rock star, enjoying the quiet life with his young family on their beautiful estate. On the edge of his grounds lies a derelict Edwardian railway station waiting room once used to transport troops in The Great War. Silent for many years, it has become a playground for Martin's children but now they won't go near it. Strange occurrences in the waiting room lead Martin to seek the help of TV's favourite ghost-hunter Julian Creed. But Creed's psychic ability is a fabrication to gain viewers. He doesn't believe in the paranormal. Until he spends a night in The Waiting Room.
In other word you don't get a quick fix from him, especially if he knows this will help you to grow in an area of your spiritual walk. ... Wait in 'The Waiting Room' of your life for God, you never know what He wants to ...
Author: Carolyn Baker
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
This book brings out the fact that although not necessarily the same, we all have a past. But more importantly, it helps us realize there is a God that loves us and is ready, willing, and able to help and deliver us. This book is a testimony that proves there is nothing that can separate me from the love of God in Christ Jesus. The Waiting Room is one of the most anointed, inspiring books that have been written in a long time. This book is raw, and it is real. It is honest and will help people from all walks of life to be delivered from their past, no matter what it was.
The waiting room was now apparentlyempty savefor its own instinctive burden of settlement: was it the blindness of Susan Forrestal which remained like a stumbling block upon which one fell and was stunned into deafness, archaic lover, ...
Author: Wilson Harris
Publisher: Faber & Faber
In this 1967 novel Wilson Harris explores the spiritual and psychic realities beyond the mundane facts of relationships, boldly constructing his story on the basis of fragments. When the Forrestals died in an explosion that wrecked their home and destroyed most of its contents, there survived a disjointed diary - or 'log book', as Susan Forrestal called it. She had suffered from an affliction of the eyes which, after three operations, left her almost blind. Abandoned by her lover, who disappeared without a trace, she eventually married a kind and solicitous husband; nevertheless her lover continued to haunt her in such a way that his presence had an almost living reality. 'I admire Wilson Harris's novels greatly; he is one of the very few living novelists whose works are too brief for my tastes.' Anthony Burgess
The room or area I was in was too dark for me to see anything. ... Suddenly like a light switch, the light flooded intot the room. I felt a lash of nostalgia as the color turne a white color like I was in the Waiting Room.
They found their way to the waiting room, even though the space was the same as it had been for all their visits, ... just been taken to the recovery area so they could get ready for theatre and they were told they'd be going in soon, ...
Author: Aidan McMahon
Publisher: Austin Macauley Publishers
Mark and Sarah meet and fall in love at university and while he thinks it will last forever, she isn’t quite so sure. Inevitably they drift apart bit by bit. Over half a decade later the successful city lawyer meets her old postgraduate boyfriend and despite obvious differences in career success they start to fall in love all over again. Moving in is only the first step in their grown-up west London lives and despite all the fun, they start to feel their lives, while full, are not quite complete. The Waiting Room tells the story of Sarah and Mark’s disappointment and pain in facing recurring loss and the frustrating journey navigating the complex world of IVF clinics and treatments. It follows them as they experience excitement, grief and ultimately resolution as they discover as much about themselves as they do about each other.
This is a book about longing. About waiting, the painful hours ticking by. About depression and anxiety so great they could crush you. It's set in a season of waiting, and the author's journey through that season. The ups, the downs, and everything she experiences along the way. The hope is that you'll be able to see yourself in these pages and find validation and belonging between the carefully thought-out words.
It also became an opportunity for our family—an unforeseen time to redefine relationships and reflect on and share stories in and about the waiting room. Quickly we all understood that, truly, the best gift we can give to each other is ...
Author: Angela Marie Zimmerman
Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Throughout our lives, we all need a place to be, to belong, to contribute, and to be loved. These elements define us and help create our story. At times, the dynamic nature of life can take us to places that extend well beyond our means and make us feel as if we have no control over our destiny. Everyone enters the waiting room at very deliberate times in their life--at times for reasons unknown--but everyone passes through. When we experience these life moments in the waiting room, there are lessons to embrace. If we allow our eyes to see and our hearts to behold, we can readily integrate these lessons learned. It is truly in living in this waiting room that we can turn to the next challenge with renewed strength and insight. This enables us to greet our next triumph with a lens that acknowledges and celebrates the attainment of these gifts, furthering human development and connection. The greatest present we can give each other (and ourselves) is this time, and yet one of our greatest fears is that of authentically being connected. These are among the many prolific revelations for our reflection as we frequent the timeless waiting room. _____________________________________________________ I know what you are thinking...how many of us remain in the waiting room as we continue to navigate these dynamic COVID-19 times. So much of what we have come to know--how we work, learn, love, celebrate, mourn, communicate, and connect--has been transformed. As we frequent this place, the waiting room, what lessons will we come to know? How will our lives be transformed? How will you live in the waiting room?
I look around the waiting area at the nameless faces; I touch my bloated belly full of smiley faces and wonder where that magical stork is? ALECIA COFFIN Alecia lives with her husband Jeffrey in Southern THE WAITING ROOM 19.
Author: Kalle P. Fletcher
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Family & Relationships
Join couples from across the country as they deal with infertility, miscarriage, pregnancy after infertility, adoption, and childfree choices. Each remarkable story is an honest account of what the road to motherhood looks like through the eyes of women from all different backgrounds and situations. No longer satisfied with hiding behind their smiles, these incredible women open their hearts for the first time. Sharing their experiences, these women prove that their journey has made them stronger than they ever thought possible.
Well, a portacabin-stroke-waitingroom. Isn't there room inside the station? They're doing some building work. It's rather makeshift, don't you think? So, what. I won't be here for long. Why are you here? I'm currently waiting to see the ...
Author: Julian Wright
In this quirky single act comedy from J. S. Wright, three men from three completely different walks of life meet for the first time in the waiting room of their local police station. As their evening wears on, however, they all will discover that they're perhaps not as disconnected as it may first appear.
... but now it's a supply room Filled to overflowing with things you'll never need again Followingtheexitsign, you passxray, pharmacy And administration, there aredoctors' offices, waiting rooms Someone you recognize takes a number and ...
Author: Lisa Rainbird
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Lisa Rainbird's poems tug us into a world rich with paradox, as she invites us to reflect upon the complexities of daily life. Rainbird's verse creates a quirky, vivid world with a freshness of language that is both exciting and accessible.
What you expected. Zoe picked up an old Time—circa Nixon's resignation—and pretended to be interested. During her early training, she used to glance into the solariums and lobby areas, the cafeterias and waiting rooms, where loved ones ...
Author: Mary Morris
Mary Morris, the acclaimed author of Nothing to Declare, the remarkable journal of a woman traveling alone, now brings us an absorbing and evocative novel of healing and forgiveness, love and war. THE WAITING ROOM is the intricate tale of three generations of women whose lives have been shaped by the essential experience of all women, that of waiting—for love to grow stronger, for wars to end, for life to move ahead. In its richly woven texture, its movements through time and space, the novel introduces us to the unforgettable members of the Coleman family: Zoe, who returns home after years away to confront her brother Badger’s break with reality—the result of taking too many drugs in Canada, where he fled to avoid the Vietnam War; June, Zoe’s mother, who first suffered a deep estrangement from her husband when he returned from World War II; and Naomi, the grandmother, who fled the pogroms of Russia. From the Home on the Road Motel to Badger’s residence at the austere Heartland Clinic, from the plains of the Midwest to the swamps of Florida, three women confront men, madness, dreams, and ultimately one another. Filled with humor and the wisdom of generations, THE WAITING ROOM is a novel of hope in the face of loss, of war and its casualties. It is also about freeing oneself from the dark side of waiting, and escaping into the light of love. Written in a magical, almost fablelike manner, and with the inimitable humor that informs the fiction of Mary Morris, THE WAITING ROOM fulfills the promise of Morris’ earlier work, which, from the start, has distinguished the author as a unique American voice.
Eloise so many years ago was tucked away in a drawer of the large 18th century dresser in the sewing room. A week later, a photo shoot ofthe interior ofthe house was scheduled; the photos would be used as a pictorial tour of the home on ...
Author: Stephen Hatrak
Publisher: Archway Publishing
While an assistant district attorney for Philadelphia County prepares for the biggest trial of his young career, he receives a shocking diagnosis from his doctor. Never one to give up easily, the attorney now must battle the effects of a brain tumor, while also seeking justice for a woman presumed to have been murdered. In his collection of short stories filled with intrigue, mystery, mysticism, and surprise endings, author Stephen Hatrak shines a spotlight on a colorful cast of characters facing unique challenges. After Ryan and Nadine arrive on the beach for a day of respite, Nadine decides to walk along the shoreline, unaware of what she is about to encounter. When Sarah Jochian’s Pennsylvania farm becomes the focus of a search for two missing children, an old man waits to exact his terror on Sarah and her coven of witches. Three best friends, all coping with equally as distressing dilemmas in their lives, purchase lottery tickets without any idea that the odds of winning may not be as far off as they think. The Waiting Room Book is a collection of entertaining short stories that leaves the ending to the imagination while reminding all of us that life can change in an instant.
In the first stanza of “In the Waiting Room,” Bishop sets the scene: the speaker is a young girl accompanying her aunt to a dentist's appointment, and she must sit patiently in the waiting room during her aunt's procedure.
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Category: Literary Criticism
A Study Guide for Elizabeth Bishop's "In the Waiting Room", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.
So we moved to another house when I was 11 years old, well a few months went by, and we had gottan settled in the new house, I had to share a room with my second to the oldest brother, because my oldest brother wanted his own room, ...
Whatever earths end, whether by fire or ice that moment will meet us in one of the waiting rooms. The room fills with a bright light. Akmed turns back toward the others. An envelope is pushed under the door with the name Tau 742p on it.
Author: Perry L. Angle
The Waiting Room Cronicles offers an insightful look into the ancient concept of the Pool of Souls which illustrates the interplay of mythology, science and religion. In the short story, The Jubilee, set in the author's beloved Alabama, on a stormy day Greek gods befriend the young pure of heart. There are truths uncovered in these pages which reflect a portrait of man that changes with the political, environmental, and religious upheaval that daily forces man to confront his existential nature. It is the relentless pace of progress that makes man hessitant and brings him depression and pain. In the room people await an assignment which will interject them into another situation either in the past, or future. Unfortunately, the ultimate outcome will be death. All believe an escape is possible if the beloved messenger brings the hoped for assissigment.
A 28-year-old autistic man, over objections from his parents, gave up his apartment, sold his belongings, and set out with his dog to hike 90 miles along the Escalante River in the desolate Escalante desert area and then hitch a boat ...
Author: John E. Seaman
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
In 1850, after the Gold Rush and Californias admission to the union, two brothers acquired some valuable land. There was a young tree on that land. It was growing fast and began to exhibit a peculiar feature. Its roots didnt seem to go deep but instead spread out above-ground. One brother became concerned. Why didnt the roots go down? He thought something sinister must be buried beneath that tree. The roots seemed to balk at going there. His brother thought it wasnt anything to get worried about, just the natural way of that tree. It didnt look right though, even to him, and as the tree continued to grow, he wondered too. A century and a half later, the tree is still there, with roots, tendrils and knobs extending in every direction, strange, unnatural, at times bizarre. We still wonder, not even sure what to call it.
She went through all of the empty rooms on the ground floor her footsteps intruding upon the silence which was now resident in the house. Hannah saw the rooms as they once were— filled with antiques, the old Mendelssohn piano, ...
Author: Stephen B. Lourie
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
IN THE WAITING ROOM OF FORGIVENESS encompasses love, treachery, deceit and triumph. The story starts in Germany in 1912 and ends after World War II. It revolves around Lily von Wallenstadt (nee Mendelssohn-Bartholdy), a concert pianist, her daughter Hannah, and the individuals in their lives. It is mainly a tale of people, but also one of the nation in which they live. The characters are emblematic of their time and background. This constrains them all, but ultimately liberates some. The story is told in a realistic, hard hitting manner that promises the reader a compelling, powerful and shocking experience.
Release on 2012-12-19T00:00:00+01:00 | by Emmanuelle Lepetit
... replied Gus, thinking he must begoing completely crazy. And just then, an enormous blast ofa sneeze made the door shake on its hinges... “ATCHOOO!!!...” he lumbered intothe waitingroom –not without some difficulty, itmustbe.
Author: Emmanuelle Lepetit
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Bye-bye boredom! 1 illustrated story to make time fly while you wait! Do you hate waiting? So does Gus! And waiting to have a vaccination is the worst wait of all! Except when you’re in the company of a mammoth with a cold... Join Gus in the waiting room and see what happens. This story is from the collected volume Bye-bye boredom - Dinosaurs, Stories to Help Pass the Time, also available in digital format.