Posts Tagged ‘persevere under trial’

Radium Girls — Epiphany Homeschool Theatre Academy

October 18th, 2023 No comments

Epiphany Homeschool Theatre Academy presents RADIUM GIRLS!

Radium Girls is an illuminating true story of three brave women fighting for their lives when a miracle discovery turns poison. Will justice be found before time runs out?

Summary —
In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie an international celebrity, and luminous watches the latest rage—until the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a mysterious disease. Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court. Her chief adversary is her former employer, Arthur Roeder, an idealistic man who cannot bring himself to believe that the same element that shrinks tumors could have anything to do with the terrifying rash of illnesses among his employees. As the case goes on, however, Grace finds herself battling not just with the U.S. Radium Corporation, but with her own family and friends, who fear that her campaign for justice will backfire. Written with warmth and humor, Radium Girls is a fast-moving, highly theatrical ensemble piece with a small cast, who play more than 30 parts—friends, co-workers, lovers, relatives, attorneys, scientists, consumer advocates, and myriad interested bystanders. Called a “powerful” and “engrossing” drama by critics, Radium Girls offers a wry, unflinching look at the peculiarly American obsessions with health, wealth, and the commercialization of science.

Faith Building Verse-James 1:12

February 18th, 2022 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Faith-Building Verse is James 1:12.

James 1:12 says, “Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial, because having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.”

To persevere is to persist in something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.

As we follow Jesus, we are going to face difficult days. Our love for God will be tested. It might come through persecution. It might come through disappointments or conflicts that weigh us down. Jesus promised we would have trouble in this life. But He also promised ultimate victory and blessing for those who were faithful to Him. There is reward for faithfulness through times of testing.

This Faith-Building Verse inspires us to stay faithful to Jesus through the trials of life in the Year of Relationship.

John Shirk