Saturday, August 6, 2011


From "Streams in the Desert":

Sometimes God causes severe winds of trials to blow upon His children to develop their gifts. Just as a torch burns more brightly when waved back and forth, and just as a juniper plant smells sweetest when thrown into the flames, so our richest qualities often arise under the strong winds of suffering and adversity.  Bruised hearts often emit the fragrance that God loves to smell. - L.B. Cowman