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Through the dark and stormy night Faith beholds a feeble light Up the blackness streaking; Knowing God's own time is best, In a patient hope I rest For the full day-breaking!

    Topics: Patience, Rest

Peace hath higher tests of manhood, than battle ever knew.

    Topics: Peace

Oh, brother man, fold to thy heart thy brother; where pity dwells, the peace of God is there.

    Topics: Peace

You don't always win your battles, but it's good to know you fought.

    Topics: Perseverance

Every chain that spirits wear crumbles in the breadth of prayer.

    Topics: Prayer

The simple heart that freely asks in love, obtains.

    Topics: Prayer, The Heart, Love

His daily prayer, far better understood in acts than in words, was simply doing good.

    Topics: Prayer, Service

Tradition wears a snowy beard, romance is always young.

    Topics: Romance

We search the world for truth; we cull The good, the pure, the beautiful, From all old flower fields of the soul; And, weary seekers of the best, We come back laden from our quest, To find that all the sages said Is in the Book our mothers read.

    Topics: Scripture, Truth, Beauty

Our toil is sweet with thankfulness, Our burden is our boon; The curse of earth's gray morning is, The blessing of its noon.

    Topics: Service, Temptation, Thankfulness

Yet, in the maddening maze of things, And tossed by storm and flood, To one fixed trust my spirit clings; I know that God is good!

    Topics: Trust, God

As a small businessperson, you have no greater leverage than the truth.

    Topics: Truth, Business

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