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September 26

THOU judgest us: Thy purity
Doth all our lusts condemn;
The love that draws us nearer Thee
Is hot with wrath of them.
John G. Whittier… 164 more words


Believe the Word, Not Your Feelings

“Believe God’s word and power more than you believe your own feelings and experiences. Your rock is Christ, and it is not the Rock which ebbs and flows but your sea.” -Samuel Rutherford.”

August 6

THE cross of Golgotha thou lookest to in vain,
Unless within thyself it be set up again.
Johann Scheffler

TO repel one’s cross is to make it heavier. 93 more words


July 15

WE take with solemn thankfulness
Our burden up, nor ask it less,
And count it joy that even we
May suffer, serve, or wait for Thee, 189 more words


See that you buy the field where the Pearl is; sell all, and make a purchase of salvation. Think it not easy: for it is a steep ascent to eternal glory: many are lying dead by the way, slain with security. 6 more words

Samuel Rutherford

Samuel Rutherford on childloss

I recently read this letter written in 1628 by Samuel Rutherford, a Scottish Presbyterian Pastor. It is addressed to a woman who had recently lost her daughter and who it sounds from the letter had also lost other children. 1,293 more words