You know how every once in a while you come across a slogan or a motto or a thought someone has shared or something along those lines and you think, "Wow! That really says it!"
I've been on this unwelcome journey, these part two-and-a-half months, and at the beginning, some people said either "Everything happens for a reason" or "When God closes a door, He opens a window." I didn't want to hear either of those things because my opinion is that they are bad theology. I believe, instead, that God gives us the grace to make some sort of sense of our circumstances.
I received other messages during this time, insightful and helpful messages, and they would pop up on Pinterest or on Facebook or other odd places. These messages would resonate with what I was feeling.
I wrote in my most recent blog post about the things that have helped me to hold body and soul together. Perhaps those things will help someone else who is facing this kind of struggle. Perhaps someone facing any kind of struggle right now would appreciate from my accumulated messages. They are so rich that I prolly should publish them one at a time, but instead, in no significant order, here they are now: