Wait with Jubilation — Dianne Barker

Today I’m happy to introduce Dianne to you…


Dianne Barker is a speaker, radio host, and author of 11 books, including the best-selling Twice Pardoned and award-winning I Don’t Chase the Garbage Truck Down the Street in My Bathrobe Anymore! Organizing for the Maximum Life. She’s a member of Christian Authors Network, Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, and Christian Women in Media Association. Visit www.diannebarker.com.

Wait with Jubilation

What are you waiting for?

Writers spend a lot of time waiting. Waiting to complete a book proposal. Waiting for a publisher’s acceptance or rejection. Waiting to finish a rewrite. Waiting for a contract offer. Waiting for publication.

Waiting. Everyday. For something to happen.

How do you wait?

With apprehension or anticipation? With frustration or satisfaction? With joy or discouragement?

I’ve chosen to wait with jubilation. Love these synonyms. Elation. Triumph. Joyousness. Euphoria. Joy. Delight.

Yes! That’s just my kind of day. I’ve had enough gloom and despair.

Real life brings ugly stuff. Heartbreaking news. Disappointing outcomes. Changed pathways.

Whatever the circumstance, I’ve learned I can trust Sovereign God. My life is in his hands, and anything he allows to come my way will be for my good and his glory.

Settling that allows me to give my expectations to him and wait in jubilation.

A song of praise sends worry and discouragement scooting aside as faith strengthens and hope soars. Just my kind of day.

Praising my Lord as I wait is a choice…a decision…a mindset.

I will praise you, O Lord, with all my heart;

I will tell of all your wonders.

I will be glad and rejoice in you;

I will sing praise to your name, O Most High. (Psalm 9:1-2 NIV)

What are you waiting for? Praise while you wait with jubilation!



About the Book

I Don’t Chase the Garbage Truck Down the Street in My Bathrobe Anymore! gives a light-hearted perspective on the problem of clutter and disorganization, offering practical strategies to organize space, time, and family chaos. It encourages personal renovation–purging interior garbage (low esteem, inferiority), and submitting fully to Christ, gateway to balance and abundant living.

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