Hanging in my aunt's kitchen is a handmade banner that reads: "This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it." Growing up, I wondered what that meant. Be glad for what? Rejoice how? Then one day it hit me: Be glad to be alive, and rejoice by making the most of each day. "That's right," my aunt said. "Every day is sacred."

Jeremy Langford, Seeds of Faith