“God changes caterpillars into butterflies, sand into pearls and coal into diamonds by using time and pressure. He is working on you too.”
– Rick Warren
“I think there is no suffering greater than what is caused by the doubts of those who want to believe.”
“There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them. But they are there for a reason. Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Fifth Mountain
“With patience and persistence, even the smallest act of discipleship or the tiniest ember of belief can become a blazing bonfire of a consecrated life. In fact, that’s how most bonfires begin – as a simple spark.”
Dieter F. Uchtdorf
“Put yourself in a state of mind where you say to yourself, ‘Here is an opportunity for me to celebrate like never before, my own power, my own ability to get myself to do whatever is necessary’.”
~ Dr. Martin Luther King
“People live through such pain only once. Pain comes again—but it finds a tougher surface.”
You Pronounce It: [koh-uh-les]
verb (used without object), coalesced, coalescing.
1. to grow together or into one body:
The two lakes coalesced into one.
2. to unite so as to form one mass, community, etc.:
The various groups coalesced into a crowd.
3. to blend or come together:
Their ideas coalesced into one theory.
verb (used with object), coalesced, coalescing.
4. to cause to unite in one body or mass.
I found it while reading Adrienne Rich’s prose “When We Dead Awaken: Writing as Re-Vision” when she states, “For a poem to coalesce, for a character or an action to take shape, there has to be an imaginative transformation of reality which is in no way passive” (Rich 174).