This one seemed fitting to listen to for a rainy Monday jog: Norah Jones, Come Away with Me, 2008 (song: Shoot the Moon). It is February, in the dead middle of winter, and I am anxiously awaiting for some sign of spring to appear. It is easy to let things pile up during the winter – the worries and weight of it all. As I plod along on my jog today, I am reminded of the ethereal experience of diving down into the cold, turbid waters, perhaps going a little deeper than I should sometimes, and then beginning to feel those same waters slowly smooth and strip away the worries of the day. I turn and start my ascent back to the surface, swimming just a little harder now, and soon I lift my head above the water and catch that first breath of air. That is life. Just breathe. The rest will take care of itself.
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Sue McCusker is a writer, Bible teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life, hope, and faith she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study.