Thought Provokers for Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015

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Every one knows how to be resigned amid the joys and happiness of prosperity,
but to be so amid storms and tempests is peculiar to the children of God.

St. Francis of Sales
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No Christian escapes a taste of the wilderness
on the way to the Promised Land.

Evelyn Underhill, The Fruits of the Spirit
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Most of our comforts grow up between our crosses.

Edward Young
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I must say that the biggest lesson you can learn in life, or teach your children,
is that life is not castles in the skies, happily ever after.
The biggest lesson we have to give our children is truth.
And that’s what I’m saying:
That we’re all built with illusions.
And they break.

Goldie Hawn
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No man is fit to comprehend heavenly things
who hath not resigned himself to suffer adversities for Christ.

Thomas a Kempis
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It is a fact of Christian experience that life is a series of troughs and peaks.
In his efforts to get permanent possession of a soul,
God relies on the troughs more than the peaks.
And some of his special favorites
have gone through longer and deeper troughs than anyone else.

Peter Marshall
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About Daniel Mochamps

Church Planter, Anglican Diocese in New England (Anglican Church in North America).
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