Allowing for JOY

01/17/2015 — 9 Comments


“When a sword is tempered, it is first heated to melting point then hammered into a desired shape. It is plunged into cold water. Once cooled it is fired and hammered again until it grows sharp and strong. This tempering makes the sword worthy of being carried by a King. As we learn to endure and surrender to the fire, the hammer, and the cold, we grow strong and uncomplaining. We are able to face whatever comes, holding our temper, while we ourselves we are being tempered.” ~Ann Mortifee, In Love With The Mystery
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[These images are not mine; sourced from Pinterest]

9 responses to Allowing for JOY

  1. 

    I love this quote – it really speaks well of the trials we go through, the end result is we become stronger and better equipped to weather future challenges. “What doesn’t kill us, makes us stronger” as my spouse is fond of saying.

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      Wonderfully put, my friend. Yes, we go through trials as if we are being punished… but what if we are being rewarded as being strong enough to get through this? Being made stronger is worth every moment of hardship. It helps us relax, and feel ‘better equipped’ for whatever the future may bring. xo

  2. 

    So lovely!! 🙂 ❤

  3. 

    Beautiful as usual Gina. ❤
    Diana xo

  4. 

    Happy new year and best wishes to you and yours for health, happiness, peace & prosperity in 2015!

  5. 

    A lovely post to balance Allowing For Grief. I think it’s easy to forget to allow for joy. We get caught up in so many things that need to be done, we forget to enjoy life. 🙂

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