I just loved this post so much, I had to share.

This Lent Season, my priest, who has become a good friend, said that I should give up my fear, and the negative thoughts that go along with it (I’ve been going through one of the darkest periods of my life for some time–where everything past has to be faced once again, and the future is uncertain, but HOPEFUL :).

I told him that this may be one Lent that I will actually enjoy!

And so, here is this lovely article that reminds us to be hopeful, have courage, and dance in the rain!


UpLift Girl

Life is sometimes bland, crappy and occasionally interesting. Be hopeful. Don’t just “be hopeful”; be JOYFUL in hope!

That’s basically all I have to say in this post. Cool isn’t it? (Or not.) it’s the truth. 🙂

I’ve been struggling with cynicism. I, the optimist, have faced my biggest challenge yet: REALITY. You see, I’m a dreamer. It’s my design to dream – a lot. I forget sometimes that God uses the real stuff to test me. By test, I mean to cause me to grow. We don’t grow when everything is green and perfect. That’s a heaven type experience really. We grow when we are faced with affliction. The thing is I’ve been trying to follow Jesus’ way because the Bible says that “Christ, even though He was a son, learned patience by the things He suffered.” I’ve been working on my patience, but it turns out that I’ve…

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