Being Thankful For Our Thorns

It’s one of my favorite Thanksgiving memories… My cousins and siblings and I singing the Pilgrim hymn “We Gather Together” at the top of our lungs… and not just in our classrooms, where we were learning it for the annual elementary school Thanksgiving Feast, but in the car both to and from school, and in […]

Perseverance vs. Endurance

“Perseverance means more than endurance — more than simply holding on until the end.” ~ Oswald Chambers I’m meditating on these words this morning… thinking about some areas of my life where  I’m just “enduring,” just holding on, waiting for the challenge or struggle or hardship to pass — rather than actively persevering. Actively learning […]