♥ “Thou hast shewed thy people hard things” (Psalms 60:3). ♥
I have always been glad that the Psalmist said to God that some things were hard.
There is no mistake about it; there are hard things in life.
Some beautiful pink flowers were given me this summer,
and as I took them I said, “What are they?”
And the answer came, “They are rock flowers; they grow and bloom
only on rocks where you can see no soil.”
Then I thought of God’s flowers growing in hard places;
and I feel, somehow, that He may have a peculiar tenderness for
His “rock flowers” that He may not have for His lilies and roses.
♣ Margaret Bottome ♣
The tests of life are to make, not break us.
Trouble may demolish a man’s business but build up his character.
The blow at the outward man may be the greatest blessing to the inner man.
If God, then, puts or permits anything hard in our lives,
be sure that the real peril, the real trouble, is what we shall lose if we flinch or rebel.
♠ Maltbie D. Babcock ♠
“Heroes are forged on anvils hot with pain,
And splendid courage comes but with the test.
Some natures ripen and some natures bloom
Only on blood-wet soil, some souls prove great
Only in moments dark with death or doom.”
by Mrs. Charles Cowman – Streams in the Desert
“God gets his best soldiers out of the highlands of affliction.”
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The Hand that Rocks the Cradle Rules the World
What an important job a mother has!
The mothers of the next generation are the ones who are molding the future.
Motherhood is just about the greatest calling in the world.
Of course, taking care of a baby may not always seem very important,
but don’t ever minimize it.
Who knows what an impact that child may have on the lives of many others one day?
the strength of Samson,
the wisdom of Solomon,
the patience of Job,
the faith of Abraham,
the insight of Daniel,
and the courage and administrative ability of David.
It also takes the love of God,
that’s for sure!
What a job!
The thing that makes a mother so wonderful is her
self-sacrificial spirit that is willing to sacrifice
her time and strength and even her own health,
if necessary, for the sake of that child.
Any woman can have a baby,
but it takes a real mother to learn how to
“train up a child in the way he should go”