Crosses are erected daily in boardrooms and family rooms. Vice president and CIO Peter Stone struggled to understand why after doing everything right so much was going wrong at work and at home. His guardian angel, Ardama, spoke the answer into the ether in tones incompatible with Peter's sense of hearing. Ardama whispered, "Peter, there are crosses for every believer and none will escape the path, lest they defect to the losing side and what awaits them there is far worse than the cross. The cross is formed in every believer's life, and we angels erect those crosses not of wood, but of ordered circumstances. Peter, even the boardroom is put to our uses so that in your life you might experience the path of Him whom you profess."