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January 18, 2010

Monday, January 18, 2010

I was reminded on the blog of a Spark Friend today (Annies'Adventure) of the strength necessary to keep going sometimes in the face of pain, less than hoped for success, prolonged struggle. It is the struggle that makes us strong, molds our character, gives us identity. Success that comes too quickly and easily...that costs too little...may not give us the strength to endure the lives we are called to live. What must it require to be Haitian at this point in history? What must it require to move among them in an attempt to render meaningful aid? Arthur Burk writes that, "Endurance is a vital resource, and you can't buy it. You must grow it." None of us will reach our goals without endurance. (If they are worth reaching, they are worth fighting for.) Endurance means struggle, pain, failure, falling down and getting up over and over again. Don't be afraid to "start over"...to take those "baby steps"...to keep doing just the "little bit" that you are capable of.

Read Annie's blog entry at:

http://www.sparkpeople.com/m
ypage_public_journal_indiv
idual.asp?blog_id=2762008
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ANNIESADVENTURE 3/12/2010 11:58AM

    How did I miss this one? Thank you for the kind words.

My heart goes out to the people of Haiti. This is not going to be a quick fix. I pray that people don't get over the intial horror of what they are experiencing and move on.

Sparker CLAIREMZM passed on a letter from a missionary in Haiti that will make you glad you read it. She reports on the spiritual revival/awakening that is going on in Haiti now. Here is the link:
http://www.sparkpeople.com
/mypage_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=2881324

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ROYALETBONE 1/19/2010 5:45PM

    Thanks for leading me to Annie's blog.
We all need infusions of strength now and then- the Spark pages really help sometimes.


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SASSY70748 1/18/2010 4:09PM

  We live in an imperfect world.

"For we walk by faith, not by sight." 1 Corinthians 5:7

God Bless you. emoticon

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