Saturday, September 17, 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!

"We need never be anxious about our mission. We need never perplex ourselves in the least in trying to know what God wants us to do, what place He wants us to fill. Our whole duty is to do well the work of the present hour.

There are some people who waste entire years wondering what God would have them to do, and expecting to have their life-work pointed out to them. But that is not the divine way.

If you want to know God's plan for you, do God's will each day; that is God's plan for you today. If He has a wider sphere, a larger place for you, He will bring you to it at the right time, and then that will be God's plan for you and your mission.

Our lives we cut on a curious plan,
Shaping them, as it were, for man;
But God, with better art than we,
Shapes them for eternity."

(From "In Green Pastures" by J.R. Miller, c. 1840-1912)

(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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  1. Excellent words, Mr. Miller. (Or is it Mrs. Miller? Miss Miller? Ms. was created then.)

  2. encouraging truth...thanks Sharon...hope you have a great weekend.

  3. Those "Quaint Words" are very wise! Enjoy your weekend, Sharon!

    Blessings, Joan
    (for some reason I couldn't post the normal way on your blog. I had to use the "name" option rather than Google Account)

  4. Sorry, Joan - Hopefully things are OK now!

  5. Wonderful truth - thank you Sharon. sandie

  6. Glad you guys enjoyed this one.

    I picked it because I REALLY needed to hear these words. Still trying to look ONLY at the Lord, and learning not to FRET about the "mission."



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