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nathan f. elmore

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Just James: Without Hardly Knowing

Just James is a series of occasional, meditative, tweet-like renderings from the homily collection otherwise known as "The Letter of James," who was otherwise known as the brother of Jesus

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

"The Letter of James," Chapter 1, verses 2-4


For such a thing like joy to arrive, via hardship or suffering, is not written in the stars. Rather, it is signed in the heart who knows where endurance has been, without hardly knowing why.