I am the oldest of five children, and I am the only one living in Pennsylvania where we were all raised. I have a brother and sister who live on opposite sides of Maryland, a sister in North Carolina, and a sister in Georgia.

Suggested Scripture(s): Philippians 4:4-9, 13

Suggested Scripture(s): 1 John 1:9 & Colossians 2:8-15

Suggested Scripture(s): Psalm 138

Presidential debates — even those featuring 10 or more candidates well over a year before Election Day — can tell us much about those self-confident enough to offer themselves as the nation’s next commander in chief.

It is time to remind ourselves of the Four Stages of Political Defeat and whether the losing side — in this case, the Democrats who suffered an unexpected and stinging rebuke in 2016 — will be able to recover and compete.