It seems that the subject of success and failure is much on my mind these days, perhaps because some of my failures have been brought forcibly home to me.
At these times, I try to remember some of my heroes, including George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Both experienced many failures. Washinton lost several key battles in the Revolutionary War as general. Lincoln lost many elections on his path to the White House.
Both also experienced great success. Both were also men of God, men who knew the power of prayer, who, indeed, spent much time on their knees, begging for the Lord's tender mercies.
Joy for today: remembering great men.