Poetry: Longfellow – Snow-flakes

Out of the bosom of the Air,      Out of the cloud-folds of her garments shaken,Over the woodlands brown and bare,      Over the harvest-fields forsaken,            Silent, and soft, and slow            Descends the snow.Even as our cloudy fancies take      Suddenly shape in some divine expression,Even as the troubled heart doth make      In the white countenance confession,            The troubled sky reveals            The grief it feels.This is …

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Battles: Spiritual and Physical

Recently, my family has been through the wringer. There have been a series of small things that were just odd but made our lives much more difficult; there were also a series of big things that could have been devastating. One of the biggest things, and most recent, is that while my husband was driving …

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Find Rest in God

My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will never be shaken. Find rest, O My Soul, in God alone; my hope comes from Him. He alone is my rock and my fortress, I will not be shaken. …

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Hymns: What a Friend we have in Jesus

Joseph Medlicott Scriven was in 1819 born to John and Jane Scriven of Banbridge, Ireland. Joseph had a rather turbulent life even from a young age. He had wanted to serve in the military, but his poor health led to him studying at Trinity College, which he graduated from in 1842. A year later, his fiancée drowned …

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Hope in Spite of Suffering

While people are more frequently reminded as they get older that things wear down and waste away, Christians can forget in their daily life that what we labor and strive for is not for this world but the next. We build up castles for ourselves when the Lord has promised us the world. We make …

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