There is a difference between what you officially believe and what you really trust. It can make a big difference in your life choices. It can make a forever difference in where you spend eternity.

Peace in the Midst of the StormYears ago, a major art gallery sponsored a competition for painters and they were offering prizes for the best painting on the subject of "Peace." The painting that won was a real surprise. The scene was the ocean in a violent storm. The sky was ominous, the lightning was cutting across the sky, and the waves were crashing into the rock walls of the cliffs by the shore. Where was the peace? You had to look twice to understand what was going on. There, about halfway up the cliff, was a birds' nest tucked into a tiny hollow in the rock. A mother bird was sitting on that nest with her little babies tucked underneath her, sleeping soundly. That was peace!

Sometimes life seems to be about building sand castles, and we put a lot into things that ultimately don't last. Jobs can turn out to be like a sand castle.

Feeling Down at the TopIt is said that if you are at the top of Cadillac Mountain in Maine at daybreak, you will be one of the first Americans to see the sunrise that day. That would be something amazing to see, but you wouldn't want to make the valiant effort to get to the top of the mountain only to find the view there a big disappointment. Maybe you have experienced that feeling. You arrived somewhere you really wanted to go or you received something you really wanted, but it turned out to be disappointing.

We all have emotional baggage. In fact, maybe you're carrying a lot right now.

            

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