- 9:30 am - Thu, Jun 13, 2013
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Spiritus Sanctus - Puritan Prayers and Devotions
O Holy Spirit,
As the sun is full of light,
the ocean full of water,
Heaven full of glory, so may my heart be full of thee.
Vain are all divine purposes of love
and redemption wrought by Jesus
except thou work within,
regeneration by thy power,
giving me eyes to see Jesus.
showing me the realities of the unseen world.
GIve me thyself without measure,
as an unimpaired fountain,
as inexhaustible riches.
I bewail my coldness, poverty, emptiness,
imperfect vision, languid service,
prayerless prayers, praiseless praise.
Suffer me not to grieve or resist thee.
Come as power,
to expel every rebel lust, to reign supreme and keep me thine;
Come as teacher,
leading me into all truth, filling me with all understanding;
Come as love,
that I may adore the Father, and love him as my all;
Come as joy,
to dwell in me, move in me, animate me;
Come as light,
illuminating the Scripture, moulding me in its laws;
Come as sanctifier,
body, soul and spirit wholly thine;
Come as helper,
with strength to bless and keep, directing my every step;
Come as beautifier,
bringing order out of confusion, loveliness out of chaos.
Magnify to me thy glory by being magnified in me, and make me redolent of thy fragrance.
- 5:38 pm - Fri, Jun 7, 2013
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Who indeed, after reflecting upon his own weakness, would venture to attribute his purity and integrity to his own strength?
- 8:15 am - Wed, May 1, 2013
O my God, I bid farewell to sin by clinging to his cross, hiding in his wounds, and sheltering in his side.
- 2:17 pm - Fri, Apr 19, 2013
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“I am a Man”
stumbled across this photo recently and found it more than worth sharing.
- 9:39 am - Sat, Mar 9, 2013
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When the right and opportune moment comes for speaking, say something that will edify.
Thomas a Kempis
- 8:00 pm - Tue, Jan 29, 2013
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How To Wear A Chunky Shawl Collar Cardigan
Shawl Collar Cardigan & Tie: Club Monaco | Tie Bar: The Tie Bar | Oxford Shirt: Gant Rugger
not shown: Jeans: J.Crew 484 | Belt: Tanner Goods | Boots: Wolverine 1000 Mile
this dog dresses better than you.
- 10:03 am - Tue, Jan 22, 2013
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…[T]here is indisputable proof that the talents bestowed by nature are not intrinsically virtuous, that they are in no sense inherently moral, because, without exception, they can be employed as much for ill as for good. Strength, beauty, intelligence — all natural gifts received at birth — are self-evidently qualities, but not on a moral plane. You can use your strength, your beauty or your intelligence to commit the most wicked crime, and you demonstrate by this alone that there is nothing inherently virtuous about natural gifts. Therefore, you can choose what use to make of them, whether good or bad, but it is the use that is moral or immoral, not the gifts themselves.