Are we having fun yet? I woke up to 4″ of snow at our house this morning. ETSU is closed for the day because of accumulated ice in the parking lots and on the sidewalks. I just love this East Tennessee weather. Spring is next week but we will have to wait and see how that comes in around here. Is your life sort of like the weather around this area? Things are going great (remember the 70-degree weather of a couple of weeks ago?) and we get used to that and then the storms come. How we handle these variations depends entirely on Who is our anchor. Are we fastened to the Rock that cannot be moved or have we built our faith on sand? Faith is something we have to exercise and strengthen. James 1 says the trials we face build maturity and patience. Some of us don’t like that but it really is the only way to grow stronger in Jesus. Would you like to talk about this with me? Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can discuss growing in Christ.