Have you noticed that life has cycles? I had a teacher at church once who called it an exodus pattern. You start off somewhere where you're not growing, and then you go through an intense period of trial and growth, and then you finally arrive at the "promised land" so to speak. 3 steps involved. (I call it Telestial, Terrestrial, and Celestial - if you want to know more about what that means, ask me another time in person) Well, the last year and a half or so has most definitely been all Terrestrial for me. Growth and trial in every place I look. I'm really very grateful for it though because, if I hadn't had those experiences, I wouldn't be ready for what's next. What's next has got to be great, because - dang it, I deserve it and it's time for me to find my promised land (so to speak) I've been thinking of moving for quite some time, and I'm going to do some very serious thinking and praying on this subject. You know, life is just a series of these cycles over and over again. It's a pattern found in every great story (both fiction and non-fiction) What I've learned, I won't share here, but it is profoundly important and I really feel blessed for having learned it and for God's love for me in bringing this knowledge to me. The truth is, even though I suffered great pain, I would have never learned these things any other way. Strange, but I can honestly say that I'm grateful for painful experiences. Am I alone here, or do any of you out there feel the same way?