Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Another neat quote...

Here's another quote I'd scribbled on a scrap of paper, this one taken from Streams in the Desert, Volume 2, by Mrs. Charles Cowman. The author of the verse is unknown.

"I want to make a quiet place
Where those I love can see God's face,
Can stretch their hearts across the earth,
Can understand what spring is worth,
Can count the stars,
Watch violets grow,
And learn what birds and children know."

The first two lines speak to me especially. I want my home, and my life, to be "a quiet place/where those I love can see God's face."


  1. Anonymous11:54 AM

    Yes! With all of the electonic gadgets these days. All the "things" that we have to Fill our time, a Quiet Place of Rest is what I would call a "Jewel" in our day!

  2. My mom gave me Streams in the Desert this past Christmas and I love reading the devotionals. I remember reading some that seemed so specific to what I was going through while we were waiting on God to show us His will concerning our move south. Thank you for writing down this poem today.

  3. Hi ladies,

    Thanks so much for stopping by my kitchen table today!

    Streams in the Desert is my favorite devotional book. My copy is falling apart and is held together with a sturdy rubber band! You might have noticed, Rachel, that many times within the devotionals there are Scripture verses quoted, but the references are not given. Over the years I spent a lot of time with concordances and found most of the references, and wrote them right into the book. This book has been a huge blessing to me through the years! Springs in the Valley, by the same author, is wonderful also.

    Glad you enjoyed the little poem!


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