Saturday, September 24, 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!

"Dryness -

That man is perfect in faith who can come to God in the utter dearth of his feelings and desires, without a glow or an aspiration, with the weight of low thoughts, failures, neglects, and wandering forgetfulness, and say to Him, 'Thou art my refuge.'"

(From "George MacDonald - An Anthology, 365 Readings" by George MacDonald, c. 1824-1905)

(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. Whow!!!! powerful. have a great weekend Sharon...the best.

  2. << Proverbs 17:22 >>

    New International Version (©1984)
    A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.


  3. My favorite hymn is: From every stormy wind that blows, from every swelling tide of woe. There is a safe, a sure retreat. 'Tis found beneath the mercy seat. I love hiding under the mercy seat!


  4. Beautiful thought. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  5. This is simple and beautiful. I'll have to google him since I'm unfamiliar with him.

  6. Nikki - I agree. This *short* passage packed a wallop!

    Sandie - A perfect Scripture to share. Yes, I've felt a crushed spirit, and I'll choose the cheerful heart any day! I think the cheer starts with gratitude to God.

    Pamela - Thanks for sharing that. It was beautiful, and so true. Yes, I also love the mercy seat!

    Charlotte - Glad you enjoyed this!

    Debbie - You'll like George MacDonald. He had a tremendous impact on the life of C.S. Lewis, who happens to be my favorite author. So, because I wanted to know who my favorite author was influenced by, I was introduced to George MacDonald - and of course, my Scottish roots love the fact that he spoke with a brogue!!



"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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