What, 3/5 Up a creek without a paddle? Adversity doesn’t develop character, it reveals it. Anyone can feel close to God, especially when times are good, but remember… Whenever you don’t feel close to God, guess who moved…. Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.