Training. Such a word either conjures up dread and fear in us or the flip side of excitement and a sense of challenge.
"What do you do to “rest?” What do you do to truly get away from all-consuming work? What do you do to make yourself better as you go to work on Monday, hopefully after a weekend off?" -- Rex Dickey
In every darkness there is hope, for the light is/was not extinguished. This is so important to remember in the midst of suffering.
"Today, the community of Orlando needs our love and support without turning their tragic situation into a point of debate about God's nature. Our prayers are with them today and all who are suffering with them. If I didn't learn anything else at all in seminary, I did learn one thing: when people are suffering it is not the time to carry on a theological conversation with them about suffering. It is important to be there for them in that very moment in whatever way we can." --Rex Dickey, Chaplain
"The man and woman made clothes out of fig leaves. Have you ever felt of a fig leaf? It is about as course as sandpaper. I couldn't imagine wearing clothes made from it." -Rex Dickey