The first thing expressed in my seal is a cross, black, within the red heart, to
remind me that faith in Christ crucified saves us. “For with the heart one believes
Now, although the cross is black, shameful, and intended to cause pain, yet…it does
not kill but keeps alive. “For the just shall live by faith” – by faith in the Savior.
But this heart is fixed on the center of a white rose, to show that faith causes
joy, comfort, and peace…
This rose, moreover, is fixed in a sky-colored background, to show that such joy
of faith in the spirit is but a promise and beginning of heavenly joy to come. This
joy, though not yet revealed, is looked forward to and held by the hope which we
Around this background is a ring, to show that such bliss in heaven is endless. And
since the ring is made of gold,…it also shows that the bliss of heaven is more precious
than all other joys and treasures.