Monthly Archives: March 2013

Holy Hush

“There came such a lovely sense… of what it means to be “buried with Christ” – not only dead but buried – “put to silence in the grave” – ‘I can’ and ‘I can’t put to silence side by side … Continue reading

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The Price of Power

“‘Two glad Services are ours, Both the Master loves to bless: First we serve with all our powers Then with all our helplessness.’” “Those lines of Charles Fox have rung in my head this last fortnight – and they link … Continue reading

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The Lesson of the Dandelion

This dandelion has long ago surrendered its golden petals, and has reached its crowning stage of dying – the delicate seed-globe must break up now – it gives and gives till it has nothing left.  What a revolution would come … Continue reading

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He Who Inhabits Eternity

We have to do with One who ‘inhabiteth eternity’ and works in its infinite leisure. Some years ago, when a new railway cutting was made in East Norfolk, you could trace it through the next summer, winding like a blood-red … Continue reading

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Lesson of the Buttercup

Have we learned the buttercup’s lesson yet?  Are our hands off the very blossom of our life?  Are all things – even the treasures that He has sanctified – held loosely, ready to be parted with, without a struggle, when … Continue reading

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