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The Barked Fig Tree!

The Barked Fig Tree! (Author unknown) "He has laid waste my vine, and barked my fig tree ; He has stripped it bare and thrown it away!" Joel 1:7 There will be memory in Heaven. Will Noah ever forget the Ark, or Abraham Mount Moriah, or Jacob his wrestling with the angel? No — never! Will Joseph ever... Read More


HOPE ! Author unknown "Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God!" Psalm 42:11 Fellow-Christian, we live in trying times. Nations are convulsed, thrones totter, crowns fall, confusion reigns — and men's hearts a... Read More

Jesus, a Friend!

Jesus, a Friend! Author unknown "There is a Friend that sticks closer than a brother." Proverbs 18:23 Who do you think this Friend is? JESUS! You are right. I was sure you could not hesitate a moment — it is indeed the man Christ Jesus. "There is no other name under Heaven given among men," to which... Read More

All Sufficient-grace!

All Sufficient-grace! Author unknown And He said to me, ' My grace is sufficient for you , for My strength is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me!" 2 Corinthians 12:9 There has been a great deal of curiosit... Read More

Christ in the Storm!

Christ in the Storm! Author unknown "Take courage! It is I. Do not be afraid." Mark 6:50 Blessed Jesus, if You are with us — what shall we fear? All we dread is Your removal. Only assure us of Your presence — and let the rains descend, and the waves beat vehemently — none of these things shall move ... Read More

Divine Superintendence!

Divine Superintendence! Unknown author "My times are in Your hand!" Psalm 31:15 Obviously the changes and vicissitudes of life are in God's hand. Times of worldly prosperity and adversity are in God's hand. He fixes the bounds of every one's habitation, and determines his lot. The rapid and arbitrar... Read More

Unpleasant People!

Unpleasant People! ("Pleasant Readings for the Home" Author unknown) Where are unpleasant people to be found? The difficulty is to say where they are not — for we find people with unpleasant notions and peculiar habits almost everywhere. There is a diversity of character in every community, all exer... Read More

Keep The Home Light Burning!

Keep the Home Light Burning! ("Pleasant Readings for the Home" Author unknown) The light that has beamed from many a noble lighthouse on a dangerous coast, has been the means of saving many a noble vessel from being dashed upon the rocks. A traveler once visiting the lighthouse at Calais, said to th... Read More

To Be — Or Seem To Be?

To Be — or Seem to Be? ("Pleasant Readings for the Home" Author unknown) Life's little day is drawing to its close — its golden moments, minutes, and hours are passing away; yet they are full of responsibility. They are given to us that, in rightly making use of them, we may mold our lives, and form... Read More

Profane Speaking

Profane Speaking ("Pleasant Readings for the Home" Author unknown) "You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain." Exodus 20:7 "Our Father in Heaven, hallowed be Your name." Matthew 6:9 We mean by profane speaking — all... Read More

Days Past, And Days To Come

Days Past, and Days to Come ("Pleasant Readings for the Home" Author unknown) "Trust in the Lord, and truly you shall be fed." Days that are past! Yes, they are passed away forever, and can never be recalled. Days full of precious hours, laden with opportunities for good or evil — either improved or... Read More

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