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Do you ever feel STUCK? In 2000, I began looking for answers to some tough questions in my life. I'd searched high & low and finally conceded to search the promises found in the Bible. Those promises have sustained & guided me through the loss of a parent, the struggle with anxiety & depression, the loss of a valued relationship and so much more! I've found joy amid the pain. And, I want to share it with you!

31 October 2014

The Best Way Out

"Two Worlds II" (oil on canvas) by Jessica Bentley, Artist
Life is full of seasonsAnd, some of those seasons are grueling... shame, fear, grief, illness, insecurity, loss, persecution... and the list goes on. At times we feel paralyzed by what's happening in our world -- with those around us or what's happening to us -- inside our bodies or our minds. 

My first thought when facing a tough season has often been a question which is probably asked often by many people, "What's the fastest way to get through these seasons?" 

Perhaps the question of what's the BEST way out is what we should be asking. What about the lessons we learn in the journey? What about the strength & confidence we gather when we are successful at making it through a particularly rough season? So what IS the best way to get beyond the tough times in life? Robert Frost has a great quote about the best way to handle life's challenges:

"The best way out is always through." ~ Robert Frost

Above is what I call a "stuckinindiana Pairing" and, I've fallen in love with putting them togehter. Above the pairing is... 
Painting: "Two Worlds II" (oil on canvas) by Jessica Bentley, Artist
Quote: "The best way out is always through." ~ Robert Frost 
For more pairings & quotes, search for the label Pairings on this site and check out the Facebook page, When You're STUCKinindiana.

Have a blessed day & keep on going!

Linked with the Nesting Place community through the write31days challenge, October 2014. FINAL POST - Day 31.  Special thanks to those who have followed along this month!!


  1. I read your blog all the time but from my Kindle and I can never comment! So today, I'm on my big-girl computer and wanted to give you a hearty "YOU DID IT!" Your graphics are always so darn good. One of my dearest friends lives in Paragon, are you near there?

    1. Thanks Susan. It was SO HARD to read as many of the posts as I wanted to but, I enjoyed yours :) Paragon is approx 2 hours southwest of us. It's in a beautiful part of Indiana too!! I enjoyed writing & came up with TONS of ideas & "starts" for posts. It was a great year!!

  2. The best way out is always through ... love that!

  3. A beautiful pairing :). It's so easy to create a bigger mess when we strive to find the easy way out rather than taking the journey through!

    1. Thanks for stopping by BLESTBUTSTREST :) LOVE your blog title. We are blessed regardless of the stress :D