I used to think that storms in life were bad, but now I'm learning that are just part of the seasons changing.
It in the face of the storm we discover what we're really made of. It's in the face of the storm we find what truly is inside of us. In the storm, the winds blow away what's died and the depths of our roots are tested. It's in the storm we grow.
Growth is optional. Growth only occurs when we choose to learn from the mistakes of yesterday and practice a new way of living today. This new way embraces weakness, uses vulnerability as it's healer and hope as it's guide.
some really really good words by george macdonald that i heard today: "i would rather be what God chose to make me than the most glorious creature that I could think of; for to have been thought about, born in God's thought, and then made by God, is the dearest, grandest, and most precious thing in all thinking"