Beware of Dragons

I saw a great T-shirt:

"Do not meddle in the affairs of Dragons, for you are crunchy and good with ketchup"

I see how this could make anybody have a bad day.

Brenda Wilbee writes:

Did Cinderella live happily ever after without a struggle? Did Sleeping beauty live happily ever after without a trauma? Did Rapunzel live happily ever after without grief? Did Hansel and Gretel live happily ever after without deprivation? Jack and the Beanstalk, Thumbelina, did they live happily ever after with risk or sacrifice? Are there any fairy tales without any dragons? Where in the world, then, did we ever get the notion that to live happily ever after means to live without troubles? For when we look at fairy tales we find it's not the absence of dragons--but the taming of the dragons--that ushers in happily ever after.

James 1:2-4 (NIV) says:

"Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of any kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverence. Perseverence must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything."

and continuing in verse 12,

"Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will recieve the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him."

Now, what dragons will you slay today?