Category Archives: life

Who Wants To Be Holy?!

“Holiness, not safety, is the end of our calling.”  Parables of the The Cross How Lilias loved the young Arab women who peopled her life in Algiers.  Her heart reached out to their common plight:  married off by their families at … Continue reading

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Seed Sowing

“. . . & so the seed scatters, & we know not which shall prosper, like the seed sowing that is going on before our eyes on every hillside.”   Journal 1894 Seed.  November 20, 1894.  Lilias and her colleague, Blanche … 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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August Oranges

All little miniature beginnings but all “beautiful in their time,” like the dark green August oranges in the court below.  The fact that they have got thus far into being is more than a promise.  Like all the promises of … Continue reading

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Lesson of the Crab

“I had a beautiful day alone at Pescade, in a fresh little cave that we had never found before.  My sermon was from a little crab perched on a rock below, which matched his light-brown shell exactly.  He was just as alive and just … Continue reading

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Lilias’s Legacy

“It is when the death of winter has done its work that the sun can draw out in each plant its own individuality, and make its existence full and fragrant.  Spiritual growth means something more than the sweeping away of … Continue reading

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Glimmer of Light

“In the garden there is an African ‘soldanella’ – not a real soldanella – only an African version of the same truth of the wonders that God can do in secret.  A garden border of a kind of thick matted grass, a … Continue reading

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