Fighting the Feeling of Futility

We are taking our annual anniversary blogging break and reblogging some past posts. Here’s one that’s always relevant from 4 years ago today. May it provide help. Hope. And encouragement.



The 17th century author and theologian, Thomas Fuller, lamented, “We are born crying, live complaining and die disappointed.”

“Youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, and old age a regret” opined the 19th century British statesman and Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli.

Noted for his wit, word play and short stories, William Syndey Porter, known by his pen name O’Henry quipped, “Life is made up of sobs, sniffles and smiles.” Then he added, “With sniffles predominating.”

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