"Let all the world know that the Lord Christ is full of pity*, and of tender mercy. He will not break the bruised reed, nor quench the smoking flax. As a father pities his children, so He pities them that fear Him. As one whom his mother comforts, so will He comfort His people (James 5:11; Matt. 12:20; Psalm 103:13; Isa. 66:13). He cares for the lambs of His flock as well as for the old sheep. He cares for the sick and feeble ones of His fold as well as for the strong. It is written that He will carry them in His bosom, rather than let one of them be lost (Isa.40:11). He cares for the least members of His body, as well as for the greatest. He cares for the babes of His family as well as the grown-up men. He cares for the tenderest little plants in His garden as well as for the cedar of Lebanon. All are in His book of life, and all are under His charge. All are given to Him in an everlasting covenant, and He has undertaken, in spite of all weaknesses, to bring everyone safe home. Only let a sinner lay hold on Christ by faith and then, however feeble, Christ's word is pledged to him, 'I will never leave thee nor forsake thee.' He may correct him occasionally in love. He may gently reprove him at times. But He will never, never give him up. The devil shall never pluck him from Christ's hand."
~ J. C. Ryle
Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.
The screen door slammed behind me, as I hurriedly headed outside to get my chores done. Once down the steps of the front porch and into the ...
"He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end."
~~Ecclesiastes 3:11 NKJV
"I believe in the immortality of the soul, because I have within me immortal longings." ~Helen Keller
The American's Creed
I believe in the United states of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people;
Whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed;
A democracy in a republic, a sovereign nation of many sovereign states;
A perfect union and inseparable;
Established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortues.
I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it, to support its Constitution, to obey its laws, to respect its flag, and to defend it against all enemies."
~~William Tyler Page
Thoughts on Success....
"That man is a success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much; who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who leaves the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem or a rescued soul; who never lacked appreciation of earth's beauty or failed to express it; who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had."
~ Robert Louis Stevenson
(or that which should be)
"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else." ~ Charles Dickens
"There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, pure, simple, and useful life" ~ Booker T. Washington
James Oliver Curwood
"What the caterpillar calls the end, God
calls the butterfly."
"That gracious thing, made up of tears and light" - a rainbow.