Saturday, January 29, 2011


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)

"Our weeping night soon turns into joyous day...

Come, my heart, begin thy hallelujahs! Weep not all through the night, but wipe thine eyes in anticipation of the morning. These tears are dews which mean us as much good as the sunbeams of the morrow. Tears clear the eyes for the sight of God in his grace; and make the vision of his favour more precious.

A night of sorrow supplies those shades of the picture by which the high lights are brought out with distinctness. All is well."

(From "Daily Readings by C.H. Spurgeon, by C.H. Spurgeon (1834 - 1892)

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  1. "A night of sorrow supplies those shades of the picture by which the high lights are brought out with distinctness. All is well."

    Oh, WOW.
    Have I ever mentioned that Spurgeon is my very favorite of all? I like John Gill, but there is no one quite like Spurgeon to me.

    I think a pastor could just do a recitation of his sermons every Sunday, and I'd be just fine.

  2. This is wonderful. I do so love the writings
    of Spurgeon and this is actually something
    new to me that I have not read.
    Thanks for sharing, Sharon.
    Have a blessed weekend.

  3. Joy cometh in the morning - you do not know how many times this has come true for me! It is one of my favorite verses.

    Things always look better in the morning.


  4. Love this, Sharon. So often our problems seem so dark and troublesome during the night, but when morning comes... we'll it brings joy - even in the midst of trying circumstances.


  5. I am so much better, thank you for asking! I still get very tired, but I am running a marathon compared to where I was! Thanks so much for your prayers, encouragement, and sweet comments at Arise 2 Write.

  6. Love these quaint words....they just seem to soak right into the soul..thanks for sharing.
    Yes better than Geritol, for energy!

  7. Debbie - No, you've never mentioned that Spurgeon is a favorite - and you're probably right - sermon recitations of Spurgeon would sound pretty good right now, wouldn't they? I loved that last line, too. ALL IS WELL...

    Sandy - How fun that this is something new! Spurgeon is really so good, isn't he? His words just seem timeless. And I just LOVE how he points us to Jesus - time and time again!

    Sandie - How true. Sometimes when I can't sleep at night, I keep telling myself that when the light comes, it's going to be better...and it always is.

    Joan - A light in the middle of dark circumstances, that's what our Savior provides. Nothing like a good dose of SONshine to brighten the spirit!

    Andrea - I'm so glad to hear that you're coming out of your time of illness. My, what a LONG haul! That last line - all is well - I guess for you it could be taken quite literally, too!! Thanks for stopping by today.

    Janette - I really let this one soak in - especially the sure fact that hope is always present, even when things look bleak! (And yes, better than Geritol, and EVEN BETTER than Red Bull!!)

    Thanks for enjoying some "quaint words" with me today!


  8. I was watching a movie the other day. A character in a courtroom scene from the 1800's was referring to needing to call on "His ancestors" for help. My first thought was one that said "You can't do that". And, obviously, you can't...literally. But we can listen to people from the past who we hold in high regard. Spurgeon, in my opinion, is one of them. There are many, many, many people who have so much wisdom they can impart to us...and have chosen to do that -via- books and quotes, etc. Thank you for acknowledging that and sharing it!

    Take care~

  9. Shay - I'm so glad that you enjoyed these quaint words. (What movie was that, by the way?) Spurgeon is indeed one of the great voices from the "past." I really like the way these old stalwarts of the faith speak. The language itself makes it sound "weighty" - know what I mean? And they speak such great truths. And I love how God STILL uses their witness across the years!



"So [I] have been greatly encouraged in the midst of [my] troubles and suffering, dear brothers and sisters, because you have remained strong in your faith. It gives [me] new life to know that you are standing firm in the Lord. How [I] thank God for you!" (1 Thessalonians 3:7-9)

Thanks for your comments - it is such a joy to be sharing my journey with friends like YOU!

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