Faith is a funny concept really! We believe in a God we cannot see or in a dream that may not be fulfilled. We trust that our prayers will be answered but oftentimes they aren't! Faith is supposed to help make life easier but what happens when it doesn't! Faith isn't about guaranteed answers or results. Faith does not always make our dreams come true or help to shift the dark clouds overhead. But perhaps it is our faith in a kind, compassionate and merciful God that helps us to carry on when we would rather not. Maybe it is our faith in this same God that helps us to see that little by little, even when it seems totally and utterly impossible, that just like that mustard seed we have grown a little braver, stronger and more hopeful.......          Margaret Theresa Naughton