I took this photo last year in Arkansas. I never grow tired of looking at the leaves when they are the most beautiful - in the fall. They are dying, preparing to drop to the ground. Yet in their most colorful state of death, they are giving life to the soil...replenishing it...preparing it for the next year of growth.

Sometimes without realizing it - in our most difficult, trying and 'deathlike' experiences of our lives, we are actually producing vital life-giving strength within our souls. ...


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