Careless or cruel, thoughtless or depraved, the choices others make affect us,” writes author Cynthia Ruchti. “Short-term. Long-term. Sometimes causing indigestion. Sometimes leaving scars. We labor to breathe through the fallout of what those choices mean to us, our sanity, our stability, our sense of well-being. Other people’s choices aren’t always life changing. Sometimes they’re merely annoying, mildly disturbing. We still need grace to cope with their negative effects on us.” Ruchti loves to tell stories of those who are walking through the aftermath or current hot zone of other’s people’s choices. Though shrouded in darkness, they point us to the ray of light and hope God always offers, even in the darkest times.