• “They only did what God permitted them to do, which enabled me always to keep God in sight… When we suffer, we should always remember that God inflicts the blow. Wicked men, it is true, are not infrequently His instruments; and the fact does not diminish, but simply develops their wickedness. But when we are so mentally disposed that we love the strokes we suffer, regarding them as coming from God, and as expressions of what He sees best for us, we are then in the proper state to look forgivingly and kindly upon the subordinate instrument which He permits to smite us.” – Madame Guyon

Puritans

Keeping Up Acquaintance with YOURSELF (3) by Mabel Hale

“Know thyself” is an old and wise maxim.

Did you ever have a friend with whom it was hard… Continue reading

From the Child to the Woman (2) by Mabel Hale

“Who can find a virtuous woman? Her price is far above rubies!” Proverbs 31:10

One day I had a great… Continue reading

True beauty is not of the face–but of the soul! by Mabel Hale

(From, “Beautiful Girlhood” 1922)

“Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain; but a woman who… Continue reading

PRAYER by Hannah More

Prayer is the application of need to Him who only can relieve it, the voice of sin to Him who… Continue reading

THE PILGRIMS (an allegory) by Hannah More

“These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of… Continue reading

These constant, inevitable, and lesser evils by Hannah More

Remember that life is not entirely made up of great evils or heavy trials. The perpetual recurrence of petty… Continue reading

The LETTERS of Ruth Bryan, 1805-1860


“Your eyes shall see the King in His beauty.” Isaiah 33:17

“Throughout her letters, it will be seen that her… Continue reading

Gleanings from the Inner Life of Ruth Bryan

“Your eyes shall see the King in His beauty.”—Isaiah 33:17

DIARY

1822. Early religious impressions—Mourning over a hard heart—Halting… Continue reading

The BIOGRAPHY of Ruth Bryan, 1805-1860

“Your eyes shall see the King in His beauty.” Isaiah 33:17

Reader, This little book is sent forth with much… Continue reading

The Valley of Vision – Puritan Prayer

Lord, high and holy, meek and lowly, Thou hast brought me to the valley of vision, where I live in… Continue reading

  • “The greatest satisfaction I can have is the knowledge that He is what He is; and that, being what He is, He never will be otherwise. If I am saved at last, it will be the free gift of God; since I have no worth and no merit of my own.” – Madame Guyon

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Verse of the Day

[Doers—Not Hearers Only] Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. — James 1:21 (NKJV)

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