Leaves of Life - October 7


  • Sir Philip Sidney died 1586.
  • Edgar Allan Poe died 1849.
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes died 1894.
  • Mary J. Holmes died 1907.

Yet in opinions look not always back;

Your wake is nothing, mind the coming track;

Leave what you've done for what you have to do;

Don't be "consistent," but be simply true.

—Oliver Wendell Holmes.


A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has nothing to do. 

—Ralph Waldo Emerson.


Speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward. 

Exodus 14. 15.


Heavenly Father, I pray that I may not be so consistent in the small things of life that I will lose the great inspirations that come to the soul. Broaden my life, that I may have the freedom of heart and mind to pass over the failures and interruptions, and with vigorous energy continue in the progress of life. Amen.

Originally published October 07, 2018.