Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Little days of Great things

   I wish life were such that I could wake up and do something grand and important tomorrow-- that it were possible to simply step out and fix a problem, create something beautiful, rescue a soul. To wake in the morning and be someone spectacular. But the only worthy things that can be quickly done are the little things, repeated often, day and again, loyally accumulated, until they mature into those great things that can produce changes.

   Where do we find the daily propulsion to accomplish these great-little tasks? In the daily meditation of the law and promises of God!

The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want

Proverbs 21:5

My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word

Psalm 119:28

 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless. 2Peter 3:14

 And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts.
Psalm 119:45


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Mother, Home, and Heaven

 "It has been said that the sweetest words in our language are 'Mother, Home, and Heaven;' and one might almost say the word 'home' included them all; for who can think of home without remembering the gentle mother who sanctified it by her presence? And is not home the dearest name for heaven? We think of that better land as a home where brightness will never end in night. Oh, then, may our homes on earth be the centers of all our joys; may they be as green spots in the desert, to which we can retire when weary of the cares and perplexities of life, and drink the clear waters of a love which we know to be sincere and always unfailing."
~Saturday Evening Post late 1800's issue