When I was in high school, my dad built cork bulletin boards for my sister and me. My mom found a magazine clipping and stuck it on my board. It was a picture of a flower blooming from the crevice of a rock. When I saw my volunteer begonia growing in the silt that washes down our driveway to the front of the garage doors this year, I was reminded of the quote below the picture my mom gave me.
"The pursuit of excellence
in the face of adversity
is invariably matched
by the glory of the result!"
I took that clipping with me to college, to grad school and then past that. Thanks, Mom, for that wise inspiration!
And then we have these promises:
Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance, perseverance, character, and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, Whom He has given us.
Fear not, for I have redeemed you,
I have summoned you by name;
you are Mine.
When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass throught the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.
For I am the Lord, your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.
Thank You, Lord, for keeping us.
Have a blessed Spiritual Sunday!
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