Lord, let me learn the paradox:
that the way down is the way up, that to be low is to be high, that the broken heart is the healed heart, and the contrite spirit is the rejoicing spirit, and the repenting soul is the victorious soul, that to have nothing is to possess all, that to bear the cross is to wear the crown, that to give is to receive, that the valley is the place of vision.
Lord, in the daytime stars can be seen from the deepest wells, and the deeper the wells the brighter thy stars shine; Let me find thy light in my darkness, thy life in my death, thy joy in my sorrow, thy grace in my sin, thy riches in my poverty, thy glory in my valley. (from the book the valley of vision)
we had a good weekend with brooke. she got upset at some NEW things we did...overall....it was good. i'll get to see her this sunday for a short visit. I'll be updating soon with pictures from our last couple of visits.