I hope your summer has been a great time to be with families and friends and create memories that will last a lifetime. I had a great time with my daughter and Nori as we spent some time as a family. This month, we will learn together how challenging times can be a blessing to our growth in the Lord. No one wants to go through a difficult time. However we are not always able to control things that enter our lives without our invitation. They are inevitable part of life. But God is always able to redeem these moments so he can bring about his purpose in our life and situation. So don't give up. Look to him and follow him as he navigates you through anything you are facing today. Amen!