Encouragement

Just a Broken Teacup

Just a Broken Teacup

I inherited a teacup when my Grandma passed away, A reminder of the love she showed to others day by day. It was such a pretty teacup, as it sat upon the ledge, So I picked it up to use it—and it dropped right off the edge! As it lay before me shattered, so my heart was shattered too, For its value was far deeper than its pretty shape and hue. As I stooped to get the pieces, in my mind there came a plan-- One by one I glued and fit them, till the cup was whole again. Then I set my pretty... Read more
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The Anchor of My Soul

The Anchor of My Soul

My little ship sailed calmly on the sea, engulfed in stillness ‘neath a clear, blue sky. My soul was lifted up in grateful praise for life, and love, and blessings from on high. What wonder this, to sail beneath His flag, to launch my boat in service to the King! Commissioned to my voyage by His Own hand, my heart with cheerful confidence could sing.   But suddenly the sun was hid from view, and dark, foreboding storm clouds filled the air. Within an instant, warmth and light were... Read more
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The Rest Upon My Page

The Rest Upon My Page

The orchestra played on, and all who heard were carried off in rapture sweet— But none as sweet as mine!  For in my hand the finest instrument I held! As perfect as it was, I knew full well it made no sound apart from me! And so, with every note, my heart and soul poured out and joined the symphony.   The song was fine, indeed!  And yet the thrill I felt within my deepest soul Was not the lifeless thrill of splendid notes inscripted there upon the page. Oh, no! ... Read more
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In the Conqueror''s Name

In the Conqueror''s Name

Midst the ripened harvest, I heard Jesus say,   “Who will be my reapers?  Who will go today?”   Loving well my Saviour—loving, too, the lost—   To His call I yielded, counting not the cost.     Oh, the joy of serving, reaching precious souls,   Blissfully fulfilling all my dreams and goals!   Suddenly a foe loomed fiercely overhead!   Visions of the conquest filled my soul with dread:     Merciless attacker, swinging... Read more
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It Takes One

It Takes One

There’s a wise but simple saying:  “It takes two to make a fight.”   it takes two who blame the other, neither seeking to do right. It takes two who point at something that the other’s said or done,   as if that misdeed would justify a misdeed of his own.     It takes two who live as though they think a wrong can be excused,   if the other of a greater wrong than his can be accused. It takes two who are determined to retaliate... Read more
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