Author Archives: mhrockness

Love Without Limits

I have been thinking lately what a work for God it is, just loving people. 25 April 1891 It was my first year of teaching.  A life time ago – or so it seems.  But one incident remains as fresh … Continue reading

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Finishing Strong

It is a very solemn thing to realize that the physical, as well as the spiritual, life depends on that channel to the Upper Springs being kept clear for the quickening of the mortal body by the Spirit that dwelleth in … Continue reading

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New Publication! “Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus: A Story & a Song”

I am pleased to announce the release of a new publication, “Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus: A Story and a Song,” which is now available on Amazon!  Kimberly Wood, Communication Coordinator for “Lilias Trotter Legacy,” relates the BACKSTORY of how … Continue reading

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The Purpose of Life

“Lord, we have not much to give Thee – but we give Thee our hands today.”   Diary Mr. Rogers.  Who of us parents, who sat our children in front of the TV screen to watch “Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood,” would have … Continue reading

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A Neighborhood Tea Party: Goodwill, Gratitude, and Good-bye

For decades, Evelyn Bence has encouraged and advised me in my publishing pursuits. I’m happy to introduce her as my first guest blogger, with this delightful essay. Her hospitality to North African neighbors reminds me of Lilias in a bygone … Continue reading

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“Tell ’em about the Dream!”

      “‘You do not test the resources of God till you try the impossible.’ *   Let us give ourselves up to believe for this new thing on the earth.  Let us dare to test God’s resources on it.  … Continue reading

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The Glory of the Ordinary

Such a day of small things, still, but on God’s terms, and that is enough.   1 January 1902 The last day of January and only now am I penning my new year thoughts.  I love a new year, ripe with … Continue reading

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