Category Archives: service

Desert Rose

The wonder lies in the (desert) floor itself.  It is a layer of crystallized gypsum, several feet thick, that underlies the sand of this district, and serves the land for all building purposes.  You will see scattered along every roadside … Continue reading

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Living Love

“I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.”  Notice this secret in the first words:  “I am the Way.” This does not mean a series of difficult rules to be obeyed, but “a new and living way” – a … Continue reading

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Living in the Meanwhile

  “When God delays in fulfilling our little thoughts, it is to have Himself room to work out His great ones.”    29 December 1903 “How do we live in the meanwhile?”  These words have been playing over and over in … 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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Saved to Save

“We ourselves are ‘saved to save’ – we are made to give – to let everything go if only we may have more to give.”                               … 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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