It is when things go wrong, when the good things do not happen, when our prayers seem to have been lost, that God is most present. We do not need the sheltering wings when things go smoothly. We are closest to God in the darkness, stumbling along blindly. There is no such thing as belief without doubt or struggle.

Source: Two-Part Invention

“I don’t think I would have wanted anybody else to have brought up our children,” L’Engle says of writing while parenting.