Definition:  the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset; the state of endurance under difficult circumstances, which can mean persevering in the face of delay or provocation without acting on annoyance/anger in a negative way; or exhibiting forbearance when under strain, especially when faced with longer-term difficulties. Patience is the level of endurance one can take before negativity. It is also used to refer to the character trait of being steadfast.







In the Epistle of James, the Bible urges Christians to be patient, and ” see how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth,…until it receives the early and the late rains.” (James 5:7-11, NAB).

I’m patiently waiting for spring and the first sign of spring on our farm is this little bird.

One problem, I don’t have the patience I used to have!!

5 thoughts on “Patience

  1. Colin Huggins

    Patience!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ????
    The only recall of I have of this word irrespective of ‘biblical quotes”, is a rather pompous and sadistic Physical Education Instructor at boarding school who put we poor sods through rigorous regimes of torture – supposedly to strengthen mind and body. Anyone and there were many of us caught slacking had a booming voice roar out your name – “Huggins – one hundred lines to be on the college directors desk before 8.00 pm”. Surnames always – he never knew christian names!!!
    “Patience is a virtue, a virtue I must strive to attain”.

    Just for the record the above does not fit onto a standard exercise page on one line! The “P.E. sadist” delivered the wicked ‘slackers’ names to the Brother Director – know doubt with a sadist grin and departed the college grounds for a week to continue his rounds of private colleges to do the same. Of course the miscreants got these lines done somehow between other lessons etc etc. Boarding colleges have very strict time regimes, I can assure you!!!
    Nobody wanted demerit points at the end of the month for our
    free Sunday to be denied us – out of the college from to 8. pm.
    to freedom from routine and GOOD FOOD – ha ha!

    Now I will have nightmares with your “patience for Spring blog and flowers, robins, chickens and calves”.

    It is no wonder I do not posses any little weeny bit of patience, eh Rita?

    PS: Been raining here for 24 hours straight – plenty of minor road closures and people obviously with no PATIENCE being rescued from stalled cars on roads. Some people just can’t read warning signs.
    The good news in the country (rural) areas that they are also getting a great summer drenching – will bring plenty of smiles to the faces of the farming fraternity.
    Now off to bed – 11.30 pm. Late night tennis watching – the Australian Open. Two weeks of late nights!!! I am usually in bed by 9.00 pm.


  2. Barbara Malone

    My friend Holly and I always look for the first robin in spring — I gave her a porcelain robin one year for her birthday 🙂



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