Thus it is that we may patiently pass through this life with its misery, hunger, cold, contempt, reproaches, and other troubles – content with this one thing: that our King will never leave us destitute, but will provide for our needs until, our warfare ended, we are called to triumph.

John Calvin, Institutes II. xv. 4.

Enjoying life’s small pleasures: Baby moorhens taking their first steps among the rushes of the local park’s pond; Avocado spread thickly on toast with a little pepper and vinegar.