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Late last week, I went to lunch with one of my dearest and oldest friends. She is one of those friends that you don’t need to see daily, monthly, or even yearly to maintain the friendship; a card in the back pocket that you always know is there for you. Someone you can always count on. I have been blessed with several of this type of friend. True friends… Thanks Emily! She allowed me to vent and gave some wise and much needed advice. She also showed me this beautiful talk. I would like to share it with you. Please read the entire talk but I would like to share just a few of my favorite quotes.

“At times it may seem that our trials are focused on areas of our lives and parts of our souls with which we seem least able to cope. Since personal growth is an intended outcome of these challenges, it should come as no surprise that the trials can be very personal—almost laser guided to our particular needs or weaknesses.”

“Time after time we see marvelous blessings on the heels of great trials.”

“On a few occasions, I told the Lord that I had surely learned the lessons to be taught and that it wouldn’t be necessary for me to endure any more suffering. Such entreaties seemed to be of no avail, for it was made clear to me that this purifying process of testing was to be endured in the Lord’s time and in the Lord’s own way.”

Read the whole talk More Than Conquerors through Him That Loved Us

So I know this is kind of a cheesy song but it has a good message. Check it…

Miley Cirus – The Climb