Monday, April 25, 2011

A Gentle and Quiet Spirit

It’s not so much what you say
As the manner in which you say it;
It’s not so much the language you use
As the tone in which you convey it;
“Come here!” I sharply said,
And the child cowered and wept.
“Come here,” I said-
He looked and smiled
And straight to my lap he crept.
Words may be mild and fair
And the tone may pierce like a dart;
Words may be soft as the summer air
But the tone may break my heart;
For words come from the mind
Grow by study and art-
But tone leaps from the inner self
Revealing the state of the heart.
Whether you know it or not,
Whether you are mean or care,
Gentleness, kindness, love and hate,
Envy, anger, are there.
Then, would you quarrels avoid
And peace and love rejoice?
Keep anger not only out of your words-
Keep it out of your voice.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Troubled about many things

Luk 10:40 But Martha was encumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.

41 And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things:
42 But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

White Rose: Innocence and purity, honour, reverence and

But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Brighter than Sunshine at Noon

Job 11:14 Put away evil and wrong from your home.
15 Then face the world again, firm and courageous.
16 Then all your troubles will fade from your memory, like floods that are past and remembered no more.
17 Your life will be brighter than sunshine at noon, and life's darkest hours will shine like the dawn.
18 You will live secure and full of hope; God will protect you and give you rest.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Constant Love

Psa 36:5 LORD, your constant love reaches the heavens; your faithfulness extends to the skies.
6 Your righteousness is towering like the mountains; your justice is like the depths of the sea. People and animals are in your care.
7 How precious, O God, is your constant love! We find protection under the shadow of your wings.
8 We feast on the abundant food you provide; you let us drink from the river of your goodness.
9 You are the source of all life, and because of your light we see the light.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Betrothed to the Redeemer

Hos 2:19
And I will betroth thee unto me forever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies.