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!
"The great adventure with the will of God never seemed more inviting than it does today. Upheaving forces are felt underneath all the life of this world. Great loves and hates are kindling, whole layers of society that have seemed stolid are beginning to stir with the consciousness of wanting more life.
It is time to preach the Gospel of God in terms that people on the street can understand. It is time to infuse into the lay membership of the church an enthusiasm for communicating the wonderful way of living...
Christian men and women everywhere in business and social life must find out how to make those whom they meet every day feel the power of life that beats within them. They must know how to share it with others and so be true to its inmost spirit."
(From "What It Means To Be A Christian" by Edward Increase Bosworth, c. 1922)
Is this message any less timely than when it was written almost 90 years ago?!
(A listing of books and authors, and also dates of individual postings from those books, will be found on my "QUAINT WORDS" page)
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