I (bethany...by the way...unless the post says it is from Jeff, it is mainly me posting to our blog...i simply have more words to use up than Jeff does)...okay...where was I...thinking...yes, I was thinking a lot this morning about the verse in James that says, "For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow." [NLT]
Well, we are certainly not lacking in "chances to grow" over here at the Bracht household. LOL. Is it tempting to get irritated at the abundance of "faith tests"? Sure. But it wouldn't be "exciting" if we weren't tested. It is the growth of faith and endurance that makes life abundant...and brings God the glory He deserves.