At the time I joined this new church community, my youngest nephew was just turned 6 years old. I was excited he came to visit and pick me up with his Dad one time. My sibling's kids have been such a source of joy in my life, and, for me, a free gift!
But there's a fine line between faith and courage...how do you know when to just stand back and have faith, or when to have courage and make things happen? Me, I'd rather have courage and try than to not and always wonder "what if?".
You are without needs. There is nothing that you need to be perfectly happy. You only think that there is. Your deepest, most perfect happiness will be found within, and once you find it, nothing exterior to your Self can match it, nor can anything destroy it. ~ Neale Donald Walsch
Nothing happens in life by accident, nothing occurs by chance. Nothing takes place without producing the opportunity for real and lasting benefit to you. The perfection of every moment may not be apparent to you, yet that will make the moment no less perfect. — Neale Donald Walsch