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Ideals

Now believe me, God hides some ideal in every human soul.—Robert Collyer Look up, weary traveler, and see your ideals ever shining in front of you, beckoning you onwards and upwards. Are they lost for a time? Is the way so dark that the beautiful vision is hidden? Nay, be…
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Love and Friendship

Sympathy is the keynote to Friendship, it is, in fact, the very essence of it. When two souls realize that they can understand the motives of each other without lengthy explanations, when they find they are in sympathy with each other they should rejoice and be exceeding glad, for each…
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Pillow Thoughts—Or, Mental Sleeping Draughts

Prescription—To be taken nightly. Today I have got out of all trouble; or rather, I have cast out all trouble, for it was not outside but within, and in my opinions. —Marcus Aurelius It is well to acquaint ourselves with the laws of storms in the domain of the spirit,…
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Substantial Comfort (Part 8)

When I assume the listening attitude I am confident God will speak to my soul, some sweet thought will come which shall chew like cud, to the strengthening and refreshing of my soul. My soul, wait thou only upon God, for my expectation is from Him. Immediately the waiting and…
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Becoming as Little Children

You have the child’s character in these four things—Humility, Faith, Charity and Cheerfulness. That’s what you have got to be converted to. "Except ye be converted and become as little children." You hear much of conversion nowadays; but people always seem to think they have got to be made wretched…
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