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There is a growing dissatisfaction within my spirit. Yearning for more than what I’m currently experiencing spiritually and relationally. I know this ache well. I’ve experienced each time a chapter in my life was ending.

Living in this “no man’s land” of what was and what is to be is disconcerting. Physically, mentally and emotionally draining. Clinging desperately to hope. Patiently waiting for direction from the Lord. Persevering rather than curling up in a fetal position and withdrawing from the world. Awakening each morning. Hoping this is the day the next fabulous chapter in my life begins.

How am I surviving in “no man’s land”?


  • Increasing the time I’m spending in the place of spiritual solitude.
  • Praying more.
  • Being quiet and still. Listening for the Lord’s voice.
  • Meditating upon His promises that are in His Word, and the promises He has planted in my heart.
  • Remembering His past faithfulness.


  • Random acts of kindness for both loved ones and strangers.
  • Continuing to serve at the Samaritan Inn, a homeless shelter.
  • Offering words of encouragement and hope on social media and my blog.


  • Not dwelling, lamenting about what’s missing in my life.
  • Not numbing the ache by whatever means possible.
  • Not throwing in the towel and settling for a life of average.

I know I will exit this “no man’s land” stronger and more like Christ. So until that day…Untitled design


Thanks for listening to my voice! Feel free to like and share it with your friends.

Have a great day! Rita

Be the VOICE heard amidst the deafening sound of sameness!






















4 thoughts on “No Man’s Land

  1. stacilys says:

    It’s also an exciting place to be because that mean change is coming right. Some people don’t like change. I consider it a good thing. And exciting. Let’s see where God will take you to now.

  2. Rita Poynor says:

    Hey Stacilys! Change is exciting! I know the Lord has something great for me. It’s the waiting that is soooooooooooo difficult! Are you traveling in connection with your husband’s film?

  3. CBurns says:

    I’m in the same place. No man’s land is exactly how it feels. Thanks for your encouraging words.

    1. Rita Poynor says:

      I knew I wasn’t alone. I’m glad I could provide a “twinkle” of hope to light the way out of “no man’s land”. Have a wonderful week!

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