Ponder: Is there a problem or issue in life that you feel like just keeps circling round again, a vicious cycle? Could it be that every time it rears its ugly head, you're not in exactly the same spot as before—that it is in fact not a vicious cycle but a spiral staircase, and that you are "further up and further in"?

Pray: God, next time that person/problem/issue assaults me again, help me to relax, breathe, and look around at the view. Lift me up above it, give me new perspective, and the feeling of freedom that comes from getting unstuck from the ground floor, one stair at a time. Amen.

Author: Molly Baskette - Photo Credit: Peter Baskette

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