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HARTLAND Four Winds subdivision and Arrowhead Schools. 5-bedroom, 4.5-bath, 4,410-square-foot contemporary home. Great room has a gas fireplace and 20+ ft. ceilings. The open concept chef’s kitchen offers massive center island and pantry. Main floor master is spacious with double vanities, walk in shower, jetted tub and heated floors. $810,000 SOLD

PEWAUKEE Prestigious Golf Hills Estates with the tree lined, private back yard abuttting the 12th green of the Nagawaukee golf course. Stately French chateau style is all brick. Kitchen remodeled with cherry cabinets, granite, and maple hardwood floors. Lower level is fully funished with a theatre room. Gorgeous family room with natural fireplace and full wet bar. $660,000

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SUSSEX Welcome to this luxurious masterpiece! Enjoy expansive open living perfect for everyday and entertaining. The finishes are exquisite from a Dekton waterfall island, quartz counters, Viking appliance package, top shelf Kohler finishes, manmade porcelain tile programmable double shower, and Natural Cork flooring. $736,000 SOLD

OCONOOWOC Gorgeous, almost brand new split level Ranch. Immaculate 3-BR/2-BA home has 10-foot ceilings, natural hardwood floors throughout the main living area, a fireplace, and a beautiful tray ceiling in the living room. An egress in the basement for the potential for a 4th bedroom. Recent updates include an expanded patio, lawn and landscaping. $429,900

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COLGATE Country living at its finest. Gorgeous 12-acre hobby farm. This exposed ranch offers 5 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms and over 3,600-squarefeet. The main level offers beautiful hickory hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings and much more. Walk-out twotier deck plus a private pool. Separate 30’ x 40’ garage can fit four additional cars. Sold for $593,200 SOLD

WAUWATOSA Luxury and charm in one! Impeccable 4-BR/2.5-BA Lannon stone Colonial. Renovated twostory features original hardwood floors and a refinished natural fireplace. Open concept kitchen has granite with breakfast bar and walk-in pantry. The lower-level boasts a huge family room, bar/mini-kitchen plus wine cellar & built-in sauna. $624,900


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The Ottoman Society The intense blues and greens of a summer afternoon in the Wisconsin northland pulls us in, and the great spires of ancient white pines affirm our deep connection to the northern forest. Famed Wisconsin artist Williams Buxton, oil on canvas. Visit us at The Ottoman Society, 13408 Watertown Plank Rd. in the heart of Elm Grove just behind Great Harvest Bread. 262-786-1786 or www.theottomansociety.com Open Monday through Saturday, 10-5pm and Thursdays 10-7pm.

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River’s End Gallery Studio blown glass was made famous by Dale Chihuly in the 1960s. The artist who created this piece, is the award winning glass blower, Colleen Ott, who studied under Mr. Chihuly’s mentor when she was at the University of Wisconsin where she received her Master of Fine Arts. Colleen’s art ranges from sculpted and hand blown glass objects to sculptures with messages encased inside. You can find pieces by Colleen at the River’s End Gallery, 380 W. Main St., Waukesha, 262-780-1191, www.RiversEndGallery.com.

Riverview Antiques Carved and painted fanciful Pegasus was made in the Town of San Martin Tilcajete in Oaxaca Mexico. This town is famous for its painted and carved animals. This early 20th century piece is signed by the artist. This unique gem can be viewed at Riverview Antiques, located at 2045 West St. Paul Ave., Milwaukee, WI. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am-5 pm and Sunday, 11 am-4 pm. For more information call 414-278-9999, or www.RiverviewAntiqueMarket.com. APRIL 2021

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8 The Sage Of Monticello Both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died on the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Unaware that the “Sage of Monticello” had died earlier in the day, Adams, as he felt his own life slipping away, uttered his last words, “Thomas Jefferson still lives.” And so he does. By Jean Yarborough

13 The 2021 Greater Milwaukee Car & Truck Show The 2021 Greater Milwaukee Car & Truck Show races into town with the latest cars, crossovers, trucks and more from a variety of manufacturers. Held this year at Wisconsin State Fair Park, May 5th through May 9th.

17 A Growing Inspiration Gardening saw record growth in 2020 and experts expect this trend to continue this spring. From “Victory” vegetable gardens to balcony containers, outdoor gathering spaces and mood-lifting landscapes, gardening is providing an outlet during the pandemic.

19, 23 Bring On The Sun Spring has arrived and summer is on the way with fashions from The Garment Shop, Cambridge, Wisconsin.

20 Cozy Up Your Space Several surveys found that more than half of Americans working from home are doing so from their bedrooms. To help reclaim your bedroom as a place designed for sleep, interior designers offer the following design tips and trends to inspire your bedroom design .

24 Enhancing Wellness Wellness is at the forefront of nearly everyone’s mind and creating surroundings that promote mental and physical health. Even small, but important, spaces like the bathroom can benefit from changes with wellness in mind.

27 Outdoor Spaces No matter the season or the region, outdoor living is hot. As spring approaches, here are six top trends that will influence the look, feel and function of outdoor spaces in 2021.

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MONTICELLO Thomas Jefferson and the American Enlightenment

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IT IS ONE OF THE WONDERS of the modern political world that John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Unaware that the “Sage of Monticello” had died earlier in the day, the crusty Adams, as he felt his own life slipping away, uttered his last words, “Thomas Jefferson still lives.” And so he does. Without question, pride of place must go to Jefferson as the author of the Declaration of Independence. That document established Jefferson as one of America’s great political poets, second only to Abraham Lincoln. And fittingly, it was Lincoln himself who recognized the signal importance of its first two paragraphs when he wrote: “All honor to Jefferson—to the man who, in the concrete pressure of a struggle for national independence by a single people, had the coolness, forecast, and capacity to introduce into a merely revolutionary document, an abstract truth, applicable to all men and all times,” where it continues to stand as “a rebuke and a stumbling block to the very harbingers of reappearing tyranny and oppression.” That abstract truth, of course, was that “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.—That to secure these rights Governments are instituted among Men, ?deriving their just powers from the consent of

the governed.” It is surely a sign of our times that so many Americans no longer know what these words mean, or what their signal importance has been to peoples around the world. The one thing they are certain of, however, is that Jefferson was a hypocrite. How could he assert that all men were created equal and yet own slaves? What these critics fail to notice is that this is precisely what makes Jefferson’s statement so remarkable. Under no necessity for doing so, he penned the immortal words that would ultimately be invoked to put the institution of slavery on the road to

extinction. His own draft of the Declaration was even stronger. In it, he made it clear that blacks were human and that slavery was a moral abomination and a blot upon the honor of his country. Jefferson was serving as Minister in Paris while the Constitution was being drafted, and played no direct part in framing it. But he did make known his objections, the most important being the omission of a Bill of Rights. After the Constitution was ratified,

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he returned to the United States to serve as Secretary of State in the Washington administration. In and out of government in the 1790s, he challenged Hamilton’s expansive views of federal power, warning against a mounting federal debt, a growing patronage machine, and what he considered dangerous monarchical pretensions. In the tumultuous contest for the presidency in 1800, Jefferson presided over the first peaceful transition of power in modern history, assuring those he had defeated that they too had rights that the majority was

bound to respect. His observation, “We are all Republicans, we are all Federalists,” established a standard toward which every incoming administration continues to strive. As president of the United States, Jefferson sought to rally the country around the principles of limited government. His First Inaugural Address reminded his fellow citizens that their happiness and prosperity rested upon a “wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.” This, he thought, was “the

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sum of good government” and all that was “necessary to close the circle of our felicities.” Although Jefferson had omitted property from the inalienable rights enumerated in the Declaration, he strongly defended private property because it encouraged industry and liberality—and, most importantly, because he thought it just that each individual enjoy the equal right to the fruits of his labor. From these political principles, Jefferson never wavered. Writing in 1816, he once again insisted that the tasks of a liberal republic were few: government should restrain individuals from encroaching on the equal rights of others, compel them to contribute to the necessities of society, and require them to submit their disputes to an impartial judge. “When the laws have declared and enforced all this, they have fulfilled their functions.” At the same time, Jefferson believed that constitutions must keep pace with the times. If the people wished to alter their frame of government, say, to fund public improvements or education, they were free to do so. But they should do so by constitutional amendment and not by allowing their representatives to construe the powers of government broadly. He particularly objected to the Court’s sitting in judgment on the powers of the legislative and executive branches, or acting as an umpire between the states and the federal government. To cede to the judiciary this authority, he believed, would render the Constitution a “ball of wax” in the hands of federal judges. In his battles with Chief Justice John Marshall, he defended the principle of coordinate construction, as Lincoln (and almost every strong president since then) did after him, arguing that each branch of government must determine for itself the constitutionality of its acts. After his retirement from politics, Jefferson returned to Monticello, where he continued to think about the meaning and requirements of republican government. Republicanism, he was convinced, was more than just a set of institutional arrangements; at bottom, it depended upon the character of the people. To keep alive this civic spirit, he championed public education for both boys and girls, with the most talented boys going on at public expense all the way through college. He envisioned the University of Virginia, to which he devoted the last years of his life, as a temple that would keep alive the “vestal flame” of republicanism and train men for public service. And here, I cannot help but notice how the recent renovations and additions to the E X C L U S I V E LY Y O U R S


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Hillsdale campus seem to take their inspiration from Mr. Jefferson’s university, paying graceful homage to an architecture of democracy that inspires and ennobles. As Jefferson understood it, education had a distinctly political mission, beginning at the elementary level: schools were to form citizens who understood their rights and duties, who knew how earlier free societies had risen to greatness, and by what errors and vices they had declined. Knowing was not enough, however. Jefferson also believed that citizens must have the opportunity to act. Anticipating Tocqueville, Jefferson admired the strength of the New England townships and sought to adapt them to Virginia. The wards, as he called them, would allow citizens to have a say

on those matters most interesting to them, such as the education of their children and the protection of their property. If ever they became too dispirited to care about these things, republican government could not survive. The wards were certainly not the greatest of Jefferson’s contributions to the natural rights republic—that honor must be awarded to the Declaration—but they were his most original. Instead of consolidating power or attempting to forge a general will, Jefferson went in the opposite direction, “dividing and sub-dividing” political power, while multiplying the number of interests and views that could be heard. He saw these units of local self-government as a way of bringing the large republic within the reach of citizens and so keeping alive the spirit of republicanism so vital to its preservation. And in this day and age, when the federal

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The American story, still young, is already the greatest story ever written by human hands and minds. It is a story of freedom the likes of which the world has never seen. It is endlessly interesting and instructive and will continue unfolding in word and deed as long as there are Americans. The stories that I think are most important are those about what it is that makes America beautiful, what it is that makes America good and therefore worthy of love. Only in this light can we see clearly what it is that might make America better and more beautiful. © Imprimis, Hillsdale College.

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THE 2021 GREATER MILWAUKEE CAR & TRUCK SHOW races into town with more than 500 of the latest cars, crossovers, trucks and more from more than 30 manufacturers. Held this year at the Wisconsin State Fair Park will feature the latest vehicles in a fun, non-selling environment. The show will be packed with the latest vehicles as well as specialty vehicles, exotics, family fun and more. Always popular with showgoers, see extraordinary luxury and premier high-end vehicles from Reina International Auto. Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz and more will be on display in the in the Luxury Zone. The show will also feature some of Milwaukee’s finest restored cars at the Bennett Coachworks Showcase. Wisconsin Clean Cities will host the Electric Zone featuring the latest in plug-in electric vehicles and charging options. The Tricky Trails Golf Links is back featuring a mini golf course inside the auto show. Get ready to make a hole-in-one for a chance to win some great prizes. Minimum donation to play is $2 and all proceeds benefit Feeding America of Eastern Wisconsin. The 2021 Greater Milwaukee Car & Truck Show is presented by The Automobile Dealers Association of Mega Milwaukee (ADAMM). The auto show will be open to the public Wednesday, May 5th through Sunday, May 9th, at Wisconsin State Fair Park. Show hours are Wednesday: 3pm-9pm; Thursday: 10am-9pm; Friday: 10am9pm; Saturday: 10am-9pm & Sunday: 10am-6pm. For more details go to www.autoshowmilwaukee.com n ADAMM photos by Jeffrey Phelps

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(BPT) - GARDENING SAW RECORD growth in 2020 and experts expect many more people will be digging in the dirt again this spring. From “Victory” vegetable gardens to balcony containers, outdoor gathering spaces and mood-lifting landscapes, gardening is providing an outlet during the pandemic. Research conducted late last year found that 86% of homeowners plan to continue gardening in 2021. Nearly half of respondents say they’ll be planting more and expanding their garden spaces this spring. With all that expansion and enthusiasm comes the need for inspiration and advice. Help for beginners One source provides both inspiration and advice, with a goal of helping people feel more successful in their gardening endeavors. The National Garden Bureau was founded in 1920 in the wake of World War I, when an increasing number of suburbanites needed basic backyard gardening instruction. The nonprofit organization’s mission is to provide education to motivate people to enjoy plants, from indoor houseplants to outdoor gardens. Try something new How do they do it? One way is with their ‘Year of’ program. Each year the National Garden Bureau selects one annual, one perennial, one bulb crop, one edible and one shrub as their ‘Year of the’ crops.

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“Our ‘Year of’ program puts a spotlight on timely, interesting varieties,” says Diane Blazek, executive director of NGB. “Plants are chosen because they are popular, easy to grow, widely adaptable and versatile.” One of the more popular picks for 2021 is The Year of the Sunflower. “If there was ever a time where we needed to add some sunshine to the world, it’s now,” adds Blazek. “Sunflowers add bright, cheery color to the garden, and they’re extremely easy to grow. They’re simple to start from seed, or you can purchase new potted varieties that promise multiple blooms throughout the season.” 2021 is also the Year of the Green Bean, Hardy Hibiscus, Hyacinth and Monarda. A look into the future “A big trend we’ve seen in our Future of Gardening survey is all about creating beautiful spaces,” says Blazek. “Planting sunflowers, hibiscus, hyacinth, monarda and other easyto-grow flowers can help add color and curb appeal, but they also add natural beauty to outdoor gathering spaces, another COVID-19 world trend.” Food gardens are also hot, especially with newer gardeners. “History shows that when there’s a national crisis, there is an increased interest in edible gardening,” she says. “That’s why we’re including more info on growing vegetables.” Learn from the experts NGB’s members are horticulture experts who know gardening. The curated information the organization provides comes directly from those sources, offering new and experienced home gardeners advice they can count on to create great garden spaces. “The increased interest in gardening is great news,” adds Blazek. “Our goal as an industry is to keep people engaged in gardening even beyond this season. We feel an even greater need to provide quality information for new gardeners and exciting ideas for gardeners who want to take their experience to the next level. NGB is a great resource for everyone.” New plants for 2021 A popular area of NGB’s website is the New Plants section. In addition to searching by name, visitors to NGB.com can search by plant category, type and height to find the perfect variety for their garden. NGB.com also provides inspiration for plant combinations, delicious new vegetable varieties and tips to keep plants thriving throughout the season. Need more information or inspiration for your garden this year? Visit www.NGB.org. n E X C L U S I V E LY Y O U R S


Bring on the sun Spring has arrived at the Garment Shop, with great in-store specials. Featuring the latest in spring and summer fashions. The Garment Shop, unique specialty shop for women. 125 W. Main St., Cambridge, WI 53523. 608-423-3740.

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(BPT) - YOU PUT A LOT of care into curating your bedroom, but these days, it may look more like a gym or an office than your sleep sanctuary. In fact, Stanford News points to several nationwide surveys, which found that more than half of Americans now working from home are doing so from their bedrooms. To help reclaim your bedroom as a place designed for sleep, Joy Cho and Corey Damen Jenkins, interior design experts who work with Stearns & Foster - a luxury mattress company known for handcrafted style and comfort - have identified the following design tips and trends to inspire your bedroom design and help you get the sleep sanctuary of your dreams. Relax with color For a fun and easy weekend project, Cho - founder and creative director of the lifestyle brand and design studio, Oh Joy! - recommends adding a fresh coat of paint to give new life to your bedroom space. Consider painting an accent wall behind your bed, choosing a color that ties into other areas of the room using accessories, throw pillows or art. Often, people assume they need to start from scratch and then feel overwhelmed while making their bedroom seem more inviting and cozy. Instead, Cho encourages thinking about

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color like layers - adding pops of a varying shade in small areas or using easily changeable items. Start with a limited color palette and utilize patterns to add depth to your space. “The proper color palette is essential for creating the best sleeping sanctuary,” states Corey Damen Jenkins, the nationally acclaimed interior designer behind Corey Damen Jenkins & Associates. “Certain color combinations may seem amazing in theory, but in application, disrupt sleeping patterns. Everyone is different, so it’s important to know what works for you.” Make it personal Decorate using objects with stories to tell, such as heirlooms passed down between generations and items picked up from travel or found at a vintage market. “Pieces that are collected and well-worn add meaning

and therefore end up looking much more intentional and thoughtful,” affirms Cho. “Nightstands will always be both in vogue and in need for the bedroom,” says Damen Jenkins. There are countless options to match your personal style and he encourages people to “think beyond the box,” especially in smaller spaces, as unusual alternatives such as a martini table can sometimes fit a space better than a traditional nightstand.

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WELLNESS IS at the forefront of nearly everyone’s mind, including keeping germs at bay and creating surroundings that promote mental and physical health. Even small, but important, spaces like the bathroom can benefit from changes with wellness in mind. A bathroom can be one of the easiest rooms in your home to give a little extra TLC toward creating a healthier lifestyle. These cost-effective measures can turn your bathroom into a more practical, functional space that promotes your well-being. n n n

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being easy to clean, a solid-surface option like quartz never needs to be sealed or polished, making it an aesthetically pleasing, long-lasting option. Clean Green Bathrooms are often hot and steamy places, and water vapors in the air can carry potentially harmful chemicals from cleaning products. Green cleaning products are made to control the spread of bacteria and viruses using safe and effective means. Not only are they helpful in preventing asthma attacks and other respiratory ailments, but they are a low-cost way to improve overall indoor air quality. What you use to clean yourself is just as important. Using green or organic personal care items can help reduce toxin exposure and lessen the likelihood of an allergic reaction.

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Reduce Humidity All that steam can affect your health in other ways, too, since it creates a humid environment that encourages mold and mildew. A heated towel rack is an inexpensive way to add a touch of luxury to your space while generating heat that helps reduce humidity and the growth of mold and mildew, therefore benefitting indoor air quality. Heated towel racks like those from Amba Products come in a variety of finishes and styles to coordinate with your decor. For modest accommodations, the Radiant Small is a space-saving choice, and freestanding models are available if wall space is at a premium. Another advantage: Since the racks dry towels, they’ll stay mildew-free longer and don’t need to be washed as often, which helps save valuable natural resources. Enhance Air Quality Creating a green, spa-like oasis with plants can bring wellness benefits that don’t break the bank. Indoor plants help rid the environment of pollutants, and the energy and ambiance they add may have mental health benefits, too. Plants like mother-in-law’s tongue or peace lily are popular options to incorporate as natural air purifiers. Explore Color A bathroom’s color palette can also play a role in your wellness goals. Warmer shades like red and orange enhance energy while cooler colors like green and blue can be calming. Begin planning bathroom upgrades that improve your health and well-being with more tips and ideas at www.ambaproducts.com. n

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No matter the season or the region, outdoor living is hot. As spring approaches, here are six top trends that will influence the look, feel and function of outdoor spaces in 2021. APRIL 2021

Outdoor rooms Thanks to advances in all-weather materials, furnishings and accessories, you can outfit an outdoor living space in much the same way that you would any room in the home. As a result, expect to see decks with features such as integrated benches with upholstered cushions, privacy walls and ornamental post caps and railings with decorative balusters similar to those found inside the home.

Railings that rule Another outdoor element that’s being influenced by indoor styling is deck railings. When it comes to selecting the best railing for your outdoor space, design experts recommend using one of the “Three C’s” – coordinate, contrast or customize. To make the selection process even easier, Trex, the world’s largest manufacturer of high-performance wood-alternative decking and railing, recently introduced a set of curated 27


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railings that pair beautifully with the brand’s most popular decking colors. Cooking with class Americans have taken backyard cooking and dining to a completely new level. Heading into the outdoor living season, expect this trend to continue with increasingly functional outdoor kitchens complete with cooking islands, pizza ovens, refrigerators and all-weather cabinetry and storage features. Warming features One of the hottest trends – literally – for 2021 is the incorporation of warming features into outdoor spaces. From candles and tiki torches to fireplaces and lighting, products that lend physical and ambient warmth will be in high demand. Look for increased use of LED lights integrated into deck railings, stairs and yards as homeowners seek to enhance the ambiance and safety of their outdoor space and extend the time they can spend enjoying it. High-tech decks Home automation is hugely popular right now, so it’s only natural that the tech trend should migrate outdoors. From lighting and music controlled from a smart phone to motorized rear-projection screens synced to outdoor LED televisions, homeowners are now able to bring their entire entertainment system outdoors. Leisure without the labor: For those that want to spend more time enjoying, rather than maintaining, their outdoor space, highperformance composite decking, such as Trex Transcend, is an ideal choice – delivering all the beauty and aesthetics of wood without the time-consuming upkeep. Unlike wood, composite decking, resists fading, staining, scratching and mold–and won’t rot, warp, crack or splinter. For more outdoor living tips and ideas, visit www.trex.com. n

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ARE YOU DISCOURAGED, weary, unhappy? Are you questioning the purpose behind our human existence? Is a sense of frustration and futility of personal accomplishment bogging you down? Do you yearn for peace and comfort and assurance that all is well? Then why not put your hand in God’s and let Him lead the way. The Bible tells us that He knows whereof we have need before we ask Him. Have you ever tried turning quietly to God as a child turns to his father and saying, “I don’t know what to do next. Please show me, God. I am listening.” Jesus tells us that he came so we might have life more

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abundantly. Must we not determine for ourselves what we deem abundant life, and then live accordingly? If we are sick at heart for a peace that escapes us, would we not do well to search the Scriptures diligently until we find that peace which we are told passeth understanding? He who would be a musician practices tirelessly. He who would be a scientist probes and searches and explores in patient devotion to relentless pursuit. Is there any reason to doubt that he who would achieve spiritual strength must strive earnestly and humbly for faith in God and understanding of

Him? Is there any reason to doubt that God reveals Himself to those who seek Him? Has there ever been recorded an instance when God gave a stone in place of bread? Faith in God is a constructive force for good involving a childlike willingness to rely radically upon God. Understanding of God is a serene conviction that radical reliance upon God can bring only good. Radical reliance upon God, reliance that turns neither to the right nor to the left—that deviates not in the slightest degree from the truth that all things are possible to God— such reliance is prayer. n E X C L U S I V E LY Y O U R S


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