Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things.

God’s children are like tea bags: they have to go through hot water before the aroma becomes more pleasant.

If you want a rainbow, you must put up with the rain.

A storm-weathered tree is stronger and deeper-rooted than a sheltered one.

It takes darkness to see the twinkling stars, and it is in the darkest hours when we appreciate God’s bright promises most.

Deep Waters and a Bubbling Brook