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In Remembrance of Joella

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his...

The Power of Seasons

First, let me acknowledge that as a Southern California native, I haven’t really experienced four seasons in an annual, sustained way. I have, however, traveled sufficiently and seen enough pictures of fall colors and first snowfall to be able to say that I’m a big...

Fifteen Quotes on Gratitude

“A joyful heart is good medicine…” Proverbs 17:22 As we gear up for Thanksgiving this week, here are fifteen quotes on gratitude to help prime our hearts and minds to give thanks. These reminders will do us all good, and doubly so if they inspire us to express our...

Salutary Suffering

“The saints all passed through many temptations and trials to profit by them. There is no state so holy, no place so secret that temptations and trials will not come.” Thomas à Kempis Perhaps you have had the experience, as I often have, of coming across something in...

Beholding Tokens

“Discerning signs has to do with comprehending the remarkable in common happenings, to see portents of death where others find progress or success, but simultaneously, to behold tokens of the reality of the resurrection or hope where others are consigned to confusion...

Stubborn Prayer

There are few things that feel better than answered prayer. A crisis arises. An illness flares. A conflict erupts. You go to prayer, asking God to intervene, to heal, to restore. And in due course, the crisis is averted, the patient recovers, the conflict is resolved....