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Every individual has a place to fill in the world and

            is important in some respect whether he chooses to be so or not.

 

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued,

            is always just beyond your grasp, but which,

             if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

 

Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but

            the best of our nature.

 

No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself and

            another to the multitude,

            without finally getting bewildered as to which one is true.

 

Time flies over us, but

            leaves it shadow behind.

 

What other dungeon is so dark as one’s own heart.

            What jailer so inexorable as one’s self.

 

Words – so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary,

            how potent for good and evil they become

            in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.

 

(The above are said to be quotes from Hawthorne.)

 

Nathaniel Hawthorne died this date (5/19/1864). 

He wrote both  Scarlet Letter, House of Seven Gables

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Does…unanswered prayer shake my faith in God’s willingness and power to answer prayer?  No, no!  My own child might just as reasonably decide to never again come to me with a request because I have, in my superior wisdom, denied a petition.

  – Rosalind Goforth, How I Know God Answers Prayer (Philadelphia: Sunday School Times Co.,1921), 40.

 

We found that these people – the whole village – were Mohammedans, and had taken no part in the attack.

                – Rosalind Goforth, How I Know God Answers Prayer (Philadelphia: Sunday School Times Co.,1921), 56.

 

I came to seek very definitely for the fullness of the Holy Spirit…I learned then what “paying the price” meant.

                – Rosalind Goforth, How I Know God Answers Prayer (Philadelphia: Sunday School Times Co.,1921), 134.

 

I quietly but definitely accepted Christ as my Saviour from the power of sin as I had so long before accepted him as my Saviour fom the penalty of sin.

                – Rosalind Goforth, How I Know God Answers Prayer (Philadelphia: Sunday School Times Co.,1921), 136.

 

Florence Rosalind Bellsmith Goforth was born this date (5/6/1864) at  Kensington Gardens, London.  When she was three she moved with her parents to Canada. She was converted to Christ at twelve.  On Oct. 27, 1887 she became Mrs. Jonathan Goforth.  The two served China for many years.

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