My thoughts, as shared with a friend, just a few days post the Oklahoma tornados:
"It's a strange dichotomy to see both heaven and hell in the same place. As a mother, and an overall feeler, I'm emotionally exhausted...yet thankful to be on this side of the situation. I think if God told us in advance what was ahead of us, not one sane person would accept this job (ministry), or this life, for that matter. I think you rely on faith and trust. But there's still pain. The Buddhists have this saying, well Buddah does, that in life, pain is inevitable but suffering is a choice. What I've witnessed is the pinnacle of pain...and yet a tremendous amount of faith and perseverance...this refusal to suffer. Humanity is a strong and tenacious breed. Beauty rises from the ashes."
**More to come.**