One of the secrets of life is using the grit that life gives us -- those unexpected and/or unfortunate circumstances of life. In fact, sometimes living life is enough to produce a little grit.
I've really enjoyed reading the essays from writers and other public Christian figures in the book Pearl Girls: Encountering Grit, Experiencing Grace, edited by Margaret McSweeney.
Pearl Girls also has a website for readers to become involved by posting their own stories. For more information, click here.
Click through the link to read Melissa's review at 5 Minutes for Mom, and enter to win one of 4 copies! Hurry -- contest closes on Sunday.