I’ve been under assault the past few days. And though this year has been all about learning to wield my Sword and actually fight, there are still times I lay down and say, “I don’t have it in me right now.” This of course isn’t true, but we can always convince ourselves of it. As I’ve seen in  a coworker’s e-mail signature before: “Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right.”

This, from John Eldredge’s Waking the Dead:

I daresay we’ve heard a bit about original sin, but not nearly enough about original glory, which comes before sin and is deeper to our nature. We were crowned with glory and honor. Why does a woman long to be beautiful? Why does a man hope to be found brave? Because we remember, if only faintly, that we were once more than we are now. The reason you doubt there could be a glory to your life is because that glory has been the object of a long and brutal war.

Joel Maust

Joel Maust is a blogger, marketer and photographer living in the beautiful Flathead Valley of northwest Montana.

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