University of Northwestern https://unwsp.edu/
Quote from Charles Spurgeon
They who dive in the sea of affliction bring up rare pearls.
Justine’s Podcast http://simpleinthewindycity.blogspot.com/
7 Lessons Learned
He Gives, HE Take Away
HE Is Unchanging
HE Is Sovereign Over All Things
HE Makes Beauty From Ashes
HE Promises Himself
HE Has Not Forgotten You
HE Is Our Greatest Treasure
The Baby Bird Project https://thebabybirdproject.blogspot.com/
The Thorn by Martha Snell Nicholson
I stood a mendicant of God before His royal throne
And begged him for one priceless gift, which I could call my own.
I took the gift from out His hand, but as I would depart
I cried, “But Lord this is a thorn and it has pierced my heart.
This is a strange, a hurtful gift, which Thou hast given me.”
He said, “My child, I give good gifts and gave My best to thee.”
I took it home and though at first the cruel thorn hurt sore,
As long years passed I learned at last to love it more and more.
I learned He never gives a thorn without this added grace,
He takes the thorn to pin aside the veil which hides His face.