i’ve learned so much this past year. suffering, in particular…james 1:2-4 has been a good teacher to me many times. joyful suffering. this was uncharted territory for me. i still have much to learn. but i can say that with God’s grace…i know just a little bit more about this. i know a little bit more about suffering and a little bit more about joy. my understanding of both was a misunderstanding. thanks be to Jesus…He carries me through the highest mountains and the lowest valleys. and the seasons in the valleys are not wasted. thanks be to Jesus…His joy is my strength in all seasons of life. hallelujah.