“There is a consanguinity between all the graces of the Christian. His faith agrees with humility, and so is not presumptuous. His zeal is kind, gentle and benevolent, so it denegrates not into bigotry and rage. His penitence has hope in it and so is free from despair. His fear has joy in it and so it does not bring distress. His joy has fear in it and so it does not pass into levity. Bates: ‘This fear of God qualifies our joy. If you abstract fear from joy, joy will become light and wanton; and if you abstract joy from fear, fear then will become slavish.’ There is symmetry, and there is harmony in the Christian character. It is not a jumble, it is not a contradiction, it is one.” –William S. Plumer “Psalms” p. 51
Grateful to have been married to my wonderful husband Michael for nearly 35 years who is now with the Lord, I would like to share from writers from the past who have strengthened our faith and walk with Jesus Christ our Savior and Redeemer. His walk with God was deeply enriched by the writings of authors from the past and I dedicate this blog to him and to them.
NoteUnder Archived Posts, note that posts from October 2009 through September 2010 were written by Michael Stohlmeyer
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