We do our best to gloss over the yucky stuff, but is it working for us?
Yucky Stuff 101
This post from Toni Bernhard gave me a huge "ah ha" moment. She shares about her former need to fix things (her health, other people's lives, etc), and how she was stuck in her fix-it desires. I immediately saw that I had been doing the same thing. I also realized another thing - when I didn't want to face a problem, that was when I usually tried to fix yours. Needless to say, not only did I not avoid my problem, but I often made matters worse.
Spring - a time of new attitudes?
Class is still in session
2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. 4 Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. 6 But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. James 1:2-6