Saturday, March 12, 2011

the struggle before growth

over the past week. my life has been a time to a. work, b. enjoy others, c. see the gospel spreading around the world, d. feel the effects of taking ABx on an empty stomach, and e. realize how God answers every time.

sometimes it seems that life is just challenging event after challenging event...then a moment of rejoicing and then another event.  well, since the death of my aunt almost a month ago, i am realizing that every event that happens allows an opportunity to rejoice in a way and continue to appreciate life in a new way.  even in death can we celebrate a life lived...mainly when a life is lived for Christ.

in every struggle, there is hope.

a way to grow.

truly thankful for those that i get to share my life with on a daily and weekly basis. i encourage those of you i may or may not know to see life in a new way-- even in those strange, challenging, and struggling times.  growth happens.  the Lord's work always prevails.

1 corinthians 15:56-58 --the sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.

for a few of my readers who enjoy inspiring places, check these out:
the marion house book
the paris apartment 
the neo-traditionalist
abode love

happy weekend. :) xo

1 comment:

shanda said...

i think of you so often. i've prayed for you every day since the passing of your aunt. God does have a way of making something beautiful from ruin, and i hope you continue to embrace this. love you my dear.