Leaves of Life - August 22


  • John B. Gough born 1817.
  • Warren Hastings died 1818.
  • G. W. De Long born 1844.

I never saw a moor,

I never saw the sea;

Yet know I how a heather looks

And what a wave must be.

I never spoke with God,

Nor visited in heaven;

Yet certain am I of the spot

As if the chart were given.

—Emily Dickinson.


I don't want to possess a faith; I want a faith which will possess me.
—Charles Kingsley.


Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith Jehovah of hosts.
—Zechariah 4. 6.


My Father, may there be no room in my soul for doubt. Help me to be cautious and careful that my own neglect and carelessness may not cause the loss of my faith. May I be trustful as I look for the great light that guides me over the uncertain way. Amen.

Originally published August 22, 2018.