I am sad. But tears are sliding down the cheeks of many people right now. They’ve been ravaged by recent tragedies; huge tornadoes, giant wildfires, and massive flooding. How does one accept the calamities that overtake us? What do you do after the tears?

There’s only one thing to do. You rebuild your life because really, you don’t have a choice, do you?

But the question is: What kind of life can you build?

What if you could rebuild with higher standards than any home builder would recommend? 

What if you could use quality material that will last through any storms of life?

What if you could build a foundation on solid rock?

And wouldn’t it be fantastic if you could do all this for free?

The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. Matthew 7:25-26 

Your true happiness DOES NOT come from the things you own, or even what kind of home you live in.good life is built with intangible things; smiles, hugs, kindness, memories, and love for each other. Your mindset needs a solid foundation built on immovable building blocks like loyalty, morality, and integrity.

Natural catastrophes CAN NOT destroy these attributes because they’re our connection to God.

They are the blueprints for a new life and the God-given instructions for a rich joyful life.

So I urge you from my experiences, don’t become a victim, “don’t conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”¹

Tears are prayers too. They travel to God when we can’t speak.


For now, you can accept the truth of what is.

Look for what is right and noble around you.

Admire the small lovely things you have left.

And be grateful for whatever is worthy of praise.



Fotosearch_k10149770FROM THE BIBLE
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things. Phillippians 4:8 NIV Bible
"Every big change in life begins when we look at our circumstances from a new perspective." The Celestial Proposal, Chapter 14, Developing Spiritual Maturity, pg 297. Review and Order on Amazon.com

P.S. Here is an audio treat for you. It is OK to be sad.


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¹Romans 12:2 NIV Bible

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