Heirs of Death and Resurrection

Sketch by Patrick Murphy The Lord promised Abram and his seed the land of Canaan. Abram grew into this promise through a series of events: the death of his father, Terah (Gen. 11:32); leaving Haran for Canaan (Gen. 12:1); going down to Egypt because of famine (Gen. 12:10); coming up out of Egypt (Gen. 12:13)….

St. Francis Wasn’t a Sissie

Francis of Assisi Francis of Assisi is known for giving it all.  His father, a wealthy merchant, demanded Francis relax his zeal for Christ or renounce all claims to his inheritance.  Francis answered by removing his clothes and returning them to his astonished father.  This attitude marked the rest of Francis’s life. I have always…