Leaves of Life - October 9


  • Michael Cervantes born 1547.
  • Jacques Auguste de Thuanus (De Thou) born 1553.
  • Charles Camilla Saint-Saëns born 1835

I will not doubt, though all my ships at sea
Come drifting home with broken masts and sails;
I shall believe the Hand which never fails
From seeming evil worketh good for me;
And though I weep because those sails are battered,
Still will I cry, while my best hopes lie shattered,
"I trust in Thee."

—Ella Wheeler Wilcox.


Cease every joy to glimmer on my mind.
But leave, O leave the light of hope behind.

—Thomas Campbell.

Hope deferred maketh the heart sick; But when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.
—Proverbs 13. 12.

Loving Father, help me to pass by my discouragements of yesterday and look into the hope of to-day. Make me more careful of my strength, and less forgetful of thy promises and of my trust. Amen

Special permission W. B. Conkey, Hammond, Indiana. Copyright 1912.

Originally published October 09, 2018.