Thanks for difficulties, scrutiny and Mrs. Harbuck

Love all the Mrs. Harbucks in my life.

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So often we don’t see the benefit of long-term gain of God’s plan because we’re lost in the aggravation of today.  Let me offer a personal experience of how sometimes, at the end of a difficult time, we find we have traded pain and stress for joy.  God puts the right challenges and difficulties in our pathways to teach lessons well beyond the immediate.  I learned to do hard things in a unique setting when I was in high-school.

pseudo harbuckI have a couple of unusually short “little” fingers, so stretching to type in typing class was difficult and a little painful.  My teacher, Mrs. Harbuck, would have none of my excuses and wouldn’t give me a break.  Avoiding the work not only lowered my grade, Mrs. Harbuck had no problem scrutinizing the students who didn’t finish, or didn’t carefully finish their work – in front of the whole class.  She…

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