A Double Portion [excerpt]
But I noticed something else: I surprised myself. When my wife was still around, I was psyching myself out. Once she left, the reality that I was alone and my children were dependent on me was all I needed to get up and going. Her departure produced more energy and motivation, not less. There was something in me that I had that I didn’t know I had until I was required to use it.
As it turns out, things like spiritual gifts and “double portions” have a tendency to be latent until they are called forth by an absence or loss.
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