Elizabeth Cecelia Clephane was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1830. Her parents died when she was a child. And she died at the young age of 39, having lived most of her life with illness.
Deeply religious and concerned about others, Elizabeth ministered to the downtrodden in the village of Melrose, where she lived most of her life. She was bright. Clever. And cheerful. People in the village called her “Sunbeam.” But Clephane didn’t see herself that way. She wrote these words: Continue reading