Doing "Hard" with Grace and Courage"But Daniel RESOLVED not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this way." Daniel 1:8
Learning to do hard things with grace and courage takes resolve. Life is about choices. We don't always have a choice about what happens to us, but we always have a choice about how we react to it. On July 9, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Everything has happened so quickly, and I know that to some degree I am still in shock. Still, I have a choice. Daniel resolved long before the challenge was put before him to trust God in every situation. I can face this challenge with grace and courage, or I can play the victim and wallow in self-pity. I know that there will be some tough days ahead of me. There will be days when I am emotionally drained and days when I feel physically lousy. This journey will not be perfect because I am not perfect, but at the end of the road I want to look back and see, and I want my children to look back and see a woman who placed her trust in God and RESOLVED to choose grace and courage in the face of a storm. I have a lot of lessons to learn on this journey, and I can't wait to see what God has planned to teach me. I would love to share this journey with you.