The Holy Spirit

Quarrel and Strife

"In quarrelling, the truth is always lost."  (Publilius Syrus - First Century B.C.)There is a legend from Greek mythology that the god Hercules was once walking along a narrow road when a strange-looking creature appeared threateningly in front of him. ...

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The Other Side of Clouds

"I have read in Plato and Cicero sayings that are very wise and very beautiful; but I never read in either of them: “Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden.”"  (Saint Augustine of Hippo 354–430)The world owes much of its beauty to the clouds in the sky. ...

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Words of Praise

"O for a thousand tongues to sing my great Redeemer's praise!" (Charles Wesley 1707–1788)Hymn writer Henry Francis Lyte (1793-1847) was born in Scotland and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. Lyte entered the ministry of the Church of Ireland. After a curacy in...

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Darkness and Light

“There is not enough darkness in the world to extinguish the light of one small candle.”  (Spanish proverb).We are surrounded by tragedy - both personal and as a society - these are the dark periods in our lives, in the lives of our nations and of the world.  At...

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Ordinary People

“The real tragedy of life is not in being limited to one talent, but in the failure to use the one talent.” (Edgar W. Work)It’s all very well to be impressed by the contributions that are made by the world’s leaders, the great men and women, the five talent people who...

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Fear

"God incarnate is the end of fear; and the heart that realizes that He is in the midst . . . will be quiet in the midst of alarm."  (F. B. Meyer 1847–1929) In these frightening times when our well-ordered life is beset by trouble, what are we to do?  The...

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