I was cleaning my home office the other day and ran across several small scraps of paper on which I’d written what I consider ‘delicious’ words. I’m forever jotting down a catchy phrase or quote worth pondering on whatever is handy—back of a receipt, napkin, envelope, torn-out-page.
Perhaps not the best habit, but truthfully, one I have no intention of breaking!
The day I was tidying up my office, I came across a quote scribbled on a now-expired coupon. Right about that same time, I received photos my husband took while he was on a guys’ getaway to Palouse Falls in southeast Washington. This photo seemed tailor-made for the quote:
Perseverance in an essential characteristic necessary to accomplish any significant undertaking, whether a river cutting through massive rocks, completing a daunting project or changing an undesirable habit. I like how the NIV translates James 1:4:
Are you, like me, involved in an endeavor that will require perseverance in order to succeed? Yeah, it’s hard. At times it’s boring. Sure, sometimes it’s wearying.
Despite all these inconveniences, how about we agree to hang in there and let perseverance finish its work?
I’ll be cheering you on each step of the way…