Adversity | Courage | Opportunity | Strength | Suffering | Trial

I enjoyed an article in ML Journal (Vol. VI, No. 1, Word, Inc.) entitled “Get Ready for The River’s Rising” by Vernon Grounds, President Emeritus of Denver Theological Seminary. He addresses the theme of using the good times to prepare for the tough times: Let me, therefore, tell you how I think we need to get ready for the river’s rising. Let me tell you what I think we can do in these days of relative serenity and peace in order to prepare ourselves for those coming days when life may be almost impossibly tough and tiring. And let me tell you that by telling you about a young man who worked for Lord Joseph Duveen, American head of the great art firm that bore his name. Early in 1915, Duveen was planning to send one of his experts in this country to England to examine some ancient pottery. Passage had been booked on the Lusitania. Then the…

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