Monthly Archives: January 2011

New ‘Christian Anecdotes’ Section Introduction

And Now, For the next few weeks we will be looking at excerpts from the book in a section that I am calling ‘Examples of Godly Christian Women’. We will be starting on Thursday as soon as I have had … Continue reading

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The Curious Mirror; Part 2

Continuing from Monday: . . . but is not time, . . . just such a mirror as this? You look at yourself as you are at the passing moment, and your self-importance and self-sufficiency are wondrously magnified; magnified to … Continue reading

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The Curious Mirror, Part 1

It is said that among the curiosities displayed at the Exhibition in Paris, was a large concave mirror, the instrument of a startling species of optical magic.  On standing close to the mirror and looking in to it, it presents … Continue reading

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Big and Little Things

Over the past week, in our home, illness has been taking its toll. But now I am back with ‘Illustrations of Providence!’ This week’s post is rather short, but there is a lot we can get out of this post … Continue reading

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The ‘Thoughts About Questions’

Well here it is Sunday the 9th of January and I have finally gotten around to Posting some ‘Thoughts About Questions’.  So here they are! Back on December 17th there was a story about a man and his family (called … Continue reading

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John Newton: Alone on the Ocean

[When] in July 1752, he sailed in a new ship from Liverpool to Guinea.  “I never knew,” says he, “sweeter or more frequent hours of Divine Communion than in my last two voyages to Guinea, when I was almost in … Continue reading

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‘Wonderful Escape of a Sailor’

A sailor named Campbell, on board a Guinea-man*, on the Congo, a river in Africa, was bathing in that river.  When he had swam some distance from the vessel, some persons on board discovered an alligator making towards him.  His … Continue reading

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