I love that the STRENGTH stone is green with a fiery red-purple blaze in the center. Green for quiet strength practiced daily, hourly, minute by minute through a never ending onslaught of trials. The blaze is that fire that wells up in my soul when I feel my strength is depleted, when I reach down deep and find just a little more to keep me going. It is an unexpected cool wind in the morning that reignites the coals from last night’s fire.

How perfect that the HOPE stone is soft and quiet grey, in the background, underneath it all, supporting everything. My hope in a greater story, in an intimate redeemer, this hope is what gives me strength. Hope justifies the continued effort.

LOVE is the greatest of these. All other things shall fade away. But I don’t know the first thing about love…