Sgt. Matthew Pennington

Resiliency is often about a choice to keep moving forward in our lives. At times, that movement can be painful. And in the end, we may learn how to turn it over to God in a new way.

This is Sgt. Matthew Pennington's story as he worked through losing a leg in Iraq and battling PTSD.

Needing to choose. Not wanting to choose.
 But being able to choose. And choosing life. 

There is much wisdom in the words above by Walter Brueggemann. They tell us how we might think about resiliency. In many of the challenging areas of life, the last thing we want to believe is that we have a choice. But we always do, in at least some fashion.

Three buckets

Everyone faces trials in their lives: families fall apart; death of a loved one; financial problems, etc.

Are there practices that can help us move forward? We do have choices.

"It is no exaggeration to say that resilience is an essential ingredient for success in life, if not the most essential ingredient."

Join us for some practical suggestions.

Daily Inspiration

"Let anyone who wishes to be happy for evermore know and believe that they are going to be alive after death; ...[and] that the Word is the one and only teacher of how a person should live in the world in order to be happy for evermore."

Arcana Coelestia 8939:3