Before leaving home one day last week, it was apparent the skies were getting stormy as the house became quite dark. Starting to head down the street, there were clouds but no rain yet.

Suddenly, 3 blocks south of my house, torrential rains began. Going a few blocks further south, however, despite rain making it very difficult to see, you could spot clear blue skies and sunshine in the distance. By the time I crossed the intersection 8 blocks south of where the storm had started, the rain abruptly ended and the gorgeous day was back in all its glory.

Here’s a thought: when the skies of your life look stormy, and it’s tough to see in front of you, keep peering into the distance. There may be blue skies and sun right ahead. Don’t ever overlook the possibility your life storm is only 8 blocks long. - Mike Brown