Pride may enter a poor man’s heart; avarice may reign in a cottager’s bosom; uncleanness may venture into the quietest home; and anger, and envy, and malice may insinuate themselves into the most rural abode. Even in speaking a few words to a servant we may sin; a little purchase at a shop may be the first link in a chain of temptations; the mere looking out of a window may be the beginning of evil. O Lord, how exposed we are! How shall we be secured! To keep ourselves is work too hard for us: only thou thyself art able to preserve us in such a world of evils. Spread thy wings over us, and we, like little chickens, will cower down beneath thee, and feel ourselves safe!
- 11 months ago
- 1 year ago
Oh praise the one who paid my debt and raised this life up from the dead
"This time I’ll be different I promise you. This time I’ll be better, I want you to know. This time I’ll be special, oh God, make it so."
Yay for seeking opportunities and making things happen.
"Come up to meet you, tell you I’m sorry, you don’t know how lovely you are."
"This time I’m going to be stronger I’m not giving in"
I forgot how much I appreciated the creative arts. How much good art affects me. It’s like I can hear my heart again after being deaf to it for a very long time