I've decided to make "Quaint Words" a weekly post on Saturdays!
These posts will contain thoughts, poems, and prayers from old books that I have found at antique stores, flea markets, and garage sales (with an occasional treasure from a bookstore).
I love the rhythm and sound of the older English language, and am blessed by other believers who have gone before me!
"A little probing often reveals bitterness in the heart, a great wrong which it seems impossible to forgive, a spirit of envy or dislike of some one which makes his success a source of discomfort and his failure an unconfessed satisfaction. When this has been laid before God, generally in private prayer, not in general terms but with specific mention of the individual's name, an awareness of God breaks out in the soul. This is entirely natural. It is necessary to agree with God in his feeling about an individual who has done wrong or suffered a wrong, in order to have any peaceful awareness of his presence. It is impossible to work with God for a friendly world so long as there is an unfriendly state of heart."
(From "What It Means to Be a Christian" by Edward Increase Bosworth, c. 1922)
(A listing of books and authors, and also dates of individual postings from those books, will be found on my "QUAINT WORDS" page)
BLOG = "Blessedly Leaning On God!"