Saturday, February 26, 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!

"You have now begun, dear reader, the life of faith. You have given yourselves to the Lord to be His wholly and altogether, and you are now entirely in His hands to be moulded and fashioned according to His own divine purpose, into a vessel unto His honor.

Your one most earnest desire is to follow Him whithersosever He may lead you, and to be very pliable in His hands; and you are trusting Him to 'work in you to will and to do of His good pleasure.'

But you find a great difficulty here...[you] are therefore in great doubt and perplexity as to what really is His will concerning you...

Settle this point then, first of all, and let no suggestion of doubt turn you from a steadfast faith in regard to it, that Divine guidance has been promised, and that, if you seek it, you are sure to receive it."

(From "The Christian's Secret Of a Happy Life" by Hannah Whitall Smith, c. 1888.

(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!"


  1. Great words to start my Saturday...thanks for posting, such richness in these words of truth.

  2. I love the way this is written as a charge to the new believer but it applies to all of us who ever wonder from time to time, "WHAT IS YOUR WILL, LORD?"

    It goes beautifully with my SS lesson of last week. Sure wish it had been quaint a week ago. Grin.

  3. OOH, I like that - if you seek you WILL find. Good thought to go to bed on. Love yah, sandie

  4. Janette - What a tremendous promise we have been given - seek and you will find...

    Debbie - I thought this was a great encouraging word. I liked "let no suggestion of doubt turn you..." I am all too often turned and tossed by doubt and indecision. I'll try to have more timely quaintness!

    Sandie - I liked it too. My Bible says, "Keep on seeking..." I also like that idea - persevering seeking, persistent seeking - seeking that does not give up. Yes, that's what I want.

    Love you guys!



"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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