We rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
How often do we view our lives in the same way we view our hiking trips? We have joy set before us, so we rejoice in our sufferings, sweat, blood, long strenuous uphill climbs, dangers, and toils.
|Yes, this is basically next door.|
|Where is Tom Beachy when you need him? What is this extremely friendly little guy?|
|A self-rerouted river makes for a 3 meter ;-) deep ravine where there used to be a path and creative (slimy) crossing...|
|"There are mountains to climb daddy." "Yes there are son!"|
|An hour and a half up the side of the mountain the warrior dwarves had to turn around|