“Life is hard on dreams.  Sometimes recalling deferred dreams is painful, as they are reminders of what did not happen, what went wrong and personal weakness.  This pain lingers.”  From Welcome to the Big Leagues, p. 17

But dream anyway.  Watching the dream morph into something eternal and growing into a wise and strong man is worth every minute of the struggle.

“There’s more to come: We continue to should our praise even when we’re hemmed in with troubles, because we know how troubles can develop passionate patience in us, and how that patience in turn forges the tempered steel of virtue, keeping us alert for whatever God will do next.  In alert expectancy such as this, we’re never left feeling shortchanged. Quite the contrary–we can’t round up enough containers to hold everything God generously pours into our lives through the Holy Spirit.”  Romans 5:3-5 from the Message