Category Archives: Faith

Parables of the Cross

It is in the stages of a plant’s growth, its budding and blossoming and seed-bearing that this lesson has come to me:  the lesson of death in its delivering power.  It has come as no mere far-fetched imagery, but as … Continue reading

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Linkings

  The results need not end with our earthly days.  Should Jesus tarry, our works will follow us.  God may use, by reason of the wonderful solidarity of His Church, the things that He has wrought in us, for the … Continue reading

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Many Things Begin With Seeing

Come and look. . .  the colour plates and letter press are with one and the same intent – to make you see.  Many things begin with seeing in this world of ours.  Between the Desert & the Sea Lilias, … Continue reading

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Fire Upwards!

“A story of the wars of the first Napoleon has often come back to me.  He was trying in a winter campaign, to cut off the march of the enemy across a frozen lake.  The gunners were told to fire … Continue reading

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Pilgrimage of Prayer

“The days have seen the completing of another of the longings that have been brooding with its stress on the need of making Mission Houses to be houses of prayer, not just centers of activity.  The longing had shaped itself … Continue reading

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Room in My Heart

“As the Bread satisfies the hunger of the body, so this indwelling of Christ in us satisfies the hunger of the soul, until it becomes rested through and through.”                       … Continue reading

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Stored Energy

“There is something wonderful in the thought that all the world’s commerce of late, and much of the political movements that stand co-related hang on the coal supply; in other words, on bringing to the surface the buried lives of … Continue reading

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Safe Am I

Can you not remember, my sister, as if it were yesterday, the hour your first born child lay in your arms and how your heart glowed with such love and joy that all you suffered in bearing it to life was … Continue reading

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Deep Waters

“‘I am come into deep waters’ took on a new meaning this morning.  It started with perplexing matters concerning the future.  Then it dawned that shallow waters were a place where you can neither sink nor swim, but in deep … Continue reading

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Endless Expansion

There is a wonderful sense of expansion – endless expansion – about our love for those who are gone, as if it had escaped earthly fettering.  The pain of the parting is just the rending of the sheath, as it … Continue reading

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