strong and surprising

      Until a storm hits, you never really know how strong and surprising God’s grace is.

“The delicate whimsy of the columbine is deceiving. After violent hail and wind, I’ve seen the flowers . . . blooming in the mud, the long stems bowed down but not broken.” Kathleen Norris

“[S]orrowful yet always rejoicing. . . .” 2 Corinthians 6:10