Look For The Light

This post is by Christopher Udall.

Finding God through surfing is not what I expected when I got out of class on a beautiful Aloha Friday. Like any other day after class I grabbed my surf board and headed to the beach. For the past year I have been going through some very difficult trials that have really got me down. Surfing has been my only release and on this Friday it has given my a new perspective on life. The waves where raging on the north shore of Oahu and I was so exited to get out there. As I was paddling out I entered what is called the impact zone, or the area where the waves are crashing down on you.

I'm Trying to be Like Jesus

This post is by Jess McKenna.

I love that primary song. It gives me the hope that I can keep trying each day. It reminds me that I have an example and pattern to follow.

The Dirt is Part of the Glory

This post is by Miranda.

I read somewhere recently a simple proverb that has had a profound effect on my mentality: Every flower and every tree must grow through the dirt. And some even have enough courage and fortitude to grow through the rocks...

Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life. - J.K. Rowling

This is something that I once again reflected on during Sunday School today. We were talking about trials and afflictions and those inevitable questions and attitudes we can develop when going through hard times. 

Why does this have to happen to me? 
What did I do to deserve this? 
Why does a loving God allows such tragedies to occur? 
How can He sit by and watch and not intervene?  
Why won't He step in and help me/us/them?  
When will it ever end?