Today my shirt says “A Smooth Sea Never Made A Skilled Sailor.” designed by the super talented @seanwes. What a powerful statement about living life to the full. A full life isn’t all sunshine and rainbows, sometimes it’s pain and frustration. The key is how we respond to that pain and frustration. We always have a choice! James sums this truth up perfectly in James 1. “ Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” Pain will come but when it does let’s choose to persevere! - T.J.