Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Thoughts on Quarrelling

The beginning of strife is like letting out water,
So abandon the quarrel before it breaks out.
~ Proverbs 17:14 (NAS)

answer an angry word - it is the second one that starts a quarrel.
~ Anon

The test of a man or woman's breeding is how they behave in a quarrel.

Photo from the NY Times

Friday, January 8, 2010

One Heart's Joyous Song of Thanks and Joy

With song and dance my praises make,

With harp and timbrel sing.

My Savior chose me for his own,

My Advocate, My King!

Though foreknowing all my faults,

My flaws and pride and sin,

He has promised to complete

The work begun within.

His glory, not my own, I wish

To be made manifest.

Conformed to Him, in Him abide,

His joy in every test.

So by His grace and strength I’ll run

In all that He commands.

That I may “faithful servant” hear,

When all my journeys end.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

No So in Haste, My Heart

Not so in haste my heart!
Have faith in God, and wait;
Although He linger long,
He never comes too late.

He never cometh late;
He knoweth what is best;
Vex not thyself in vain;
Until He cometh, rest.

Until He cometh, rest,
Nor grudge the hours that roll;
The feet that wait for God
Are soonest at the goal.

Are soonest at the goal
That is not gained with speed;
Then hold thee still, my heart,
For I shall wait His lead.

~Bradford Torrey (circa 1875)