Give me my scallop-shell of quiet,
My staff of faith to walk upon,
My script of joy, immortal diet,
y bottle of salvation.
My gown of glory, hopes true gauge,
And thus I'll take my pilgrimage.

~Sir Walter Raleigh

A hiker, walking for pleasure, likes to choose between several alluring trails.
The pilgrim desires only the road that leads home.

~Frank W. Boreham

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Two For This Day

Some days the thoughts are scattered, the spirit unsettled and searching. Then everything picked up, regardless of the source speaks to the issue at hand.

For today, Dear Reader, I shall offer only two voices with one and the same thought. The style varies, the words are different, the message the same.

And yes, both answer the question of the day that is on the heart, the question regarding future decisions, choices, steps.

"It has been well said that no man ever sank under the burden of the day.
It is when tomorrow's burden is added to the burden of today that the weight is more than a man can bear.

Never load yourselves so, my friends. If you find yourselves so loaded, at least remember this:
it is your own doing, not God's.
He begs you to leave the future to Him, and mind the present."

~George MacDonald

"As for the things which God has prepared for those who love Him, the Bible tells me that no man can conceive them.

God has conceived them;
God has prepared them;
God is our Father.
That is enough."

~Charles Kingley, Sermons for the Times, 1855

Yes. I touched the pages to see 'if the ink was dry'.
It was.


  1. The ink seemed wet to me also...
    footprints... and love, Dame Judi

  2. Thank you for the refreshment... it is amazing how old words are brand new.
    I am re reading The Gift of the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh and it is doing the same thing. Old being brand new again.

  3. I love the C. Kingsley quote! God is deliberate in what He does!