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a thankful heart is a happy heart

“Not all the bounties of Providence can make us happy if we have a thankless, ungrateful heart. You may have all that the world can give you, and yet be wretched; or you may be very, very poor, and yet … Continue reading

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ceasing to be great in our own eyes

“I will magnify God with thanksgiving.” (Psalm 69:30) “What does an all-sufficient God, who owns and controls all things, demand from the creature he has made? That we cease to be great in our own eyes and become small that … Continue reading

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delight with a purpose

Rapt were my senses at this delectable view… If so much excellence abide below, How excellent is he that dwells on high? Whose power and beauty by his works we know. Sure he is goodness, wisdom, glory, light… From: The … Continue reading

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the northern light’s speak

“Human beings have fallen in love with the echo of God’s excellency in creation and lost the ability to hear the incomparable, original shout of love. The message of creation is this: There is a great God of glory and … Continue reading

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Beware of having more and appreciating less

The aim of life is appreciation; there is no sense in not appreciating things; and there is no sense in having more of them if you have less appreciation of them. (G.K. Chesterton) Don’t store up treasures here on earth, … Continue reading

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A present far too small

Were the whole realm of nature mine, That were a present far too small; Love so amazing, so divine, Demands my soul, my life, my all. There is a difference between having an opinion that God is holy and gracious … Continue reading

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Hearts of great gratitude

When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude. (G.K. Chesterton) Jesus went without comfort so that you might have it. He postponed joy so that you might share … Continue reading

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