Monthly Archives: May 2011

A Poem on Prayer, Part Two

. . .’His bell must ring at last.’ ‘ “Thank God, thou whining knave, on land, ‘ “But thank, at sea, the steerman’s hand,” ‘The captain’s voice above the gale: ‘ “Thank the good ship and ready sail.” ‘ “Come … Continue reading

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A Poem on Prayer

“The Silent Tower of Bottreaux” ‘Tintagel bells ring o’er the tide, ‘The boy leans on his vessel side; ‘He hears that sound, and dreams of home- ‘Soothe the wild orphan of the foam. ‘ “Come to thy God in time!” … Continue reading

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A look back at our old posts in coming to a new section

Well, we have finished the section called, ‘Examples of Wisdom in Ordinary Lives’.  But before I tell you what we will be reading next, I will look back through our archives and share with you some of the stories, one … Continue reading

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A King Reproved by a Soldier

A King was riding along in disguise, and seeing a soldier at a public door, stopped and asked the soldier to have a drink with him; and while they were there, the king swore.  The soldier said, “I am sorry … Continue reading

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Talk of What You Know

Sir Issac Newton was a sincere believer in revelation; and one day when Dr. Halley had uttered some loose expressions with regard to religion in his company, Sir Isaac reproved him in these strong terms: “Dr. Halley, when you talk … Continue reading

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