Quote from "Stepping Heavenward" by Mrs. E. Prentiss

"She says I shall now have one mouth more to fill and two feet the more to shoe, more disturbed nights, more laborious days, and less leisure or visiting, reading, music and drawing.

Well! This is one side of the story, to be sure, but I look at the other.

Here is a sweet, fragrant mouth to kiss; here are two more feet to make music with their pattering about my nursery. Here is a soul to train for God; and the body in which dwells is worthy of all it will cost, since it is the abode of a kingly tenant. I may see less of friends, but I have gained one dearer than them all, to whom, while I minister in Christ's name, I make a willing sacrifice of what little leisure for my own recreation my other dear darlings had left me. Yes, my precious baby, you are welcome to her time, her strength, her health, her tenderest cares, to her lifelong prayers! Oh, how rich I am, how truly, wondrously blest!"

Monday, November 2, 2015

Great Advice!

"Times of discouragement, suffering, and opposition will come to every Christian, so it's worth preparing ourselves for situations like these, before we are in the thick of it.  Here are some things that can help a Christian to stand firm in times of trouble:  developing a routine of personal Bible-reading and prayer that can keep you going when facing difficulties; memorizing key passages of Scripture that you can bring to mind at moments of stress or crisis; developing friendships with mature Christians who will pray for you and look out for you; reading about Christians who have suffered and being inspired by their perseverance and achievements...Why not choose one of these practical steps and start putting it into action?"  ~Mary Davis "Women of Faith from the Old Testament" 

{This looks like a Bluedorn picture, but unfortunately I saved it to my photos without the name.  However, I have three of her books, and this beautiful art looks like her work]

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