Challenges and opportunities

I came across this post this morning while “reviewing my life” on Facebook, the last couple of years of it anyway, and decided to reblog it. Why? First, because it still tugs at my heartstrings and second, because it reminds me that inherent in every challenge is the opportunity for the grandest effort or the smallest step, either of which moves us closer to our God “manifestedness”. It may not be the easiest thing we’ve ever done, but it is possible to relinquish the mask, burn the cape, and embrace who we really are, flaws and all.

And in this grand life of mine, the journey through the good, the bad, and the ugly continues…and it is good.

My Cross-Country Road Trip & Beyond

I’ve blogged lately about how wonderful it is being home on the farm. As great as it is, though, my visit here has also presented a few challenges that are giving me the opportunity to resolve some issues. It often feels like I’m walking back in time learning things I missed the first time and unlearning a few things that I did.

The challenge isn’t a problem most days but on the days that it is, I find myself asking, “What am I supposed to take from this experience?” The answer is clear but the process isn’t so easy. I won’t go into detail about it but sometimes I resent having to go through it. I know that once I do, though, it’ll be behind me and I’ll be a step closer to my destination.

I spent yesterday cleaning the deck and chairs then washed my car. During that time…

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