Welcome to "Quaint Words!”
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 listing of books and authors, and also dates of individual postings from those books, will be found on my "QUAINT WORDS" page)
"Strange fact it is that some of us are quite abashed to be found in love with Christ. We hide our prayers lest we should be caught chatting with Him. We steal into church with questioning eyes, lest others might detect us. We while away the hours with earthly friends, yet His name is scarcely sounded, or, if so, with almost an apology. But why?
Is there aught of fault or blemish in Christ, that we should hang shameful head, if known to have His friendship? - Queer folk we are! Christ is God with all God's boundless perfections and He is Man, the highest, holiest, noblest man that has ever graced our world - and it is for this that we would keep concealed our love for Him?
Men may know from the great facts of our lives that we hold Him for our King and God, but in the little ways of daily habit do we fear to let them see that we have a royal Lover to whom our lives are pledged in troth and whom we mean to please in all our ways?
...Sweet, then, oh, sweet beyond the power of words ought it to be to us to tell all the well-loved ways of this our Friend, and let all men know that it is our one ambition to be like to Him in every thought and every word and every deed, for this is the mastering passion of our lives."
(From "My Changeless Friend" by Frances P. LeBuffe, c. 1921)
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