“There is a way into the greenwood which is not much used in these days of feverish rush. Its name in the Scriptures is Meditation. (“Let my meditation be sweet unto Him.”) We would plow a deeper furrow if we knew more of that way. We would be quieter then, and there is nothing creative in noise. “Friend, when dost thou think?” asked an old Quaker after seeing a student’s class schedule. We cannot think by acting like machinery. We cannot consider the lilies without giving time to the lilies. Often our flash of haste means little. To read a book in an hour (if the book has taken half a lifetime to write) means nothing at all. To pray in a hurry of spirit means nothing. To live in a hurry means to do much but effect little. We build more quickly in wood, hay, and stubble than in gold, silver, precious stones; but the one abides, the other does not.” –Amy Carmichael, “Gold By Moonlight” p. 126

About Maureen Stohlmeyer

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.
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