Saturday, July 16, 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!

"If only simple faith were in exercise, there could be no difficulty. Trouble of soul arises from mixing faith and feelings...It is a common mistake.

You acknowledge, are looking to Jesus as your Savior; that you do believe in Him, but you want to feel it more within yourself: you own that you are not happy. No, and you never can be happy, so long as you are looking partly to Jesus, and partly to yourself.

You must learn to look only to Jesus, and to have faith in the Word of God, as to what Christ has done for us. Then you will have peace and rest...

This is a point in which many make a great mistake, who speak of peace as if it were a mere feeling - a feeling peaceful in his own mind, but the mind may soon change, and where is the peace then?

...The finished work of Christ is the alone foundation of true, settled, solid peace in the sight of God.

The believer is set in the presence of God, in virtue of that finished work, without his sins. He is at home and happy there."

(From "Things New and Old" by Anonymous, c. 1859)

(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. Good Word, Sharon. Sounded a little like Oswald Chambers - but the speech pattern would be the same being from the same era. Love old things! Love you! Kathy

  2. God is like the air we breathe - we don't see it but it's there.

  3. Kathy - I also love the texture and pattern of these words written so long ago. Their truth is wonderful - and the way the truth is spoken really reaches my heart. Yes, it did sound a bit like Chambers...

    Sandie - Oh yes! The very air we breathe. I just love that image. He is there, everywhere - in the world around us, and within us. He is Life.



"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!

(NOTE: Anonymous comments will be removed. Thank you for understanding.)