"I have hacked my life up into grace moments and curse moments. The chopping that has cut myself off from the embracing the love of a God who "does not enjoy hurting people or causing them sorrow" (Lamentations 3:33), but labors to birth grief into greater grace. Isn't that the crux of the gospel? The good news that all those living in the land of the shadow of death have been birthed into new life, that the transfiguration of a suffering world has already begun."
-Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right where You Are