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A poem by Anna B. Warner

“Being perplexed, I say, ‘Lord, make it right! Night is as day to Thee, Darkness as light. I am afraid to touch Things that involve so much; My trembling hand may shake, My skilless hand may break; Thine can make … Continue reading

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Shut Doors – Streams in the Desert 01/10

“They were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the Word in Asia” (Acts 16:6). It is interesting to study the methods of His guidance as it was extended towards these early heralds of the Cross. It consisted largely in … Continue reading

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Made Perfect Through Suffering – Streams in the Desert 01/09

“For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us” (Rom. 8:18). I kept for nearly a year the flask-shaped cocoon of an emperor moth. … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Hymn by William Cullen Bryant

Lord, who ordainest for mankind Benignant toils and tender cares! We thank Thee for the ties that bind The mother to the child she bears.We thank Thee for the hopes that rise, Within her heart, as, day by day, The … Continue reading

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Showers and Sunshine – Streams in the Desert 01/08

“I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing” (Ezek. 34:26). What is thy season this morning? Is it a season of drought? Then that is the season for showers. Is it … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Gift: or, A Wreath for my Darlings by Phoebe Palmer

Phoebe wrote of this after the loss of their first child, at the age of nine months. He was born September 1828. He was indeed a lovely flower, Although of pallid hue, Whilst love maternal, “magic power,” Beheld new beauties … Continue reading

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A Few More Marchings Weary by Fanny Crosby

A few more marchings weary, then we’ll gather home! A few more storm clouds dreary, then we’ll gather home! A few more days the cross to bear, And then with Christ a crown to wear; A few more marchings weary, … Continue reading

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Contentment – Streams in the Desert 01/07

“I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content” (Phil. 4:11). Paul, denied of every comfort, wrote the above words in his dungeon. A story is told of a king who went into his garden one morning, … Continue reading

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Step-By-Step Grace – Streams in the Desert 01/06

“When thou passest through the waters…they shall not overflow thee” (Isa. 43:2). God does not open paths for us in advance of our coming. He does not promise help before help is needed. He does not remove obstacles out of … Continue reading

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A Challenge to Every Christian by Mrs. C.T. Studd

Say not–Is the thing possible? But–God is omnipotent! Say not–Look what I’d lose! But–See what I’d gain! Say not–Have I the wisdom? But–Am I a fool? I Cor. iii. 18. Say not–I might lose my life! But–I must save their … Continue reading

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