I see a main part of my vocation as someone who “kicks at the darkness until it bleeds daylight” (to borrow a phrase from Bruce Cockburn’s song “Lovers in a Dangerous Time”). And there are times when I feel like the darkness kicks back.
Adversity is the state in which man most easily becomes acquainted with himself.
There are days when I feel positive, days when I struggle to stay out of a negative mindset and days when I don’t know how I feel simply because I am overwhelmed by details.
All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me…You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.
Our Internet began to slow down to a crawl late one Friday afternoon, which was surprising given our Internet provider had performed an onsite service call just six weeks prior. The onsite service call came after repeated complaints about slow Internet connection going back a year.
When the service technician arrived, I asked, “Do we have the fastest Internet connection available?” I was assured that we did.