Tag Archives: Lilias Trotter

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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Dreamers Dreaming Greatly

  “Before us all dawned, I think a new horizon – of the glory of the task to which God has called us – a glory in its every hardness & in the sense that we are working for the … Continue reading

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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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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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Endless Possibilities

God only knows the endless possibilities that lie enfolded in each one of us!                                                     … Continue reading

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A Story & A Song*

Gathered up, focused lives, intent on one aim – Christ – these are the lives on which God can concentrate blessedness.  It is “all for all” by a law as unvarying as any law that governs the material universe.   Focussed:  … Continue reading

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The Path of Life

  “Death is the gate of life.”  Does it look so to us?  Have we learnt to go down, once and again, into its gathering shadow in quietness and confidence, knowing that there is always “a better resurrection” beyond?   … Continue reading

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