Stephenson Family Ties The Barn Burnt Down
And Now I See The Moon

Sabbath Reflections

At times it may seem that our trials are focused on areas of our lives and parts of our souls with which we seem least able to cope. Since personal growth is an intended outcome of these challenges, it should come as no surprise that the trials can be very personal—almost laser guided to our particular needs or weaknesses. And no one is exempt, especially not Saints striving to do what’s right.
A pattern in the scriptures and in life shows that many times the darkest, most dangerous tests immediately precede remarkable events and tremendous growth. “After much tribulation come the blessings.”
Paul Johnson

The Descent from the Cross c. 1435. Oil on oak panel, 220cm × 262 cm. Museo del Prado

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