In the darkness

Look to the right and see:

there is none who takes notice of me;

no refuge remains to me;

no one cares for my soul.

 I cry to you, O Lord;

I say, “You are my refuge,

my portion in the land of the living.”

(Psalms 142: 4-5)

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In the library: Matthew Henry’s method for prayer

“We therefore draw near to you believing that you exist and that you powerfully and bountifully reward those who diligently seek you.”- Matthew Henry’s method for prayer

  “Who is like you, O Lord, among the gods?Who is like you, majestic in holiness,awesome in glorious deeds, doing wonders? (Exodus 15:11)

Brought to you by the Iron Lady…

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I’m not really fond of politics in general, and by posting this I am not necessarily endorsing everything Margaret Thatcher said- but this quote – “There’s no such thing as entitlement, unless someone has first met an obligation”– left me thinking how often I want the entitlement, especially in academics, without paying the price. I want to be good at something but often, I realize I’m not willing to sacrifice what I have in order to achieve that goal…There’s a lesson here, don’t you think ?

Oh; and, I must say that not only she left us nice quotes but she also had an incredible sense of style. I’m not even joking- I love the way she dressed.

Our best dreams put to shame

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“God’s gifts put man’s best dreams to shame.” Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” -I Corinthians 2:9
I am posting this with a heavy heart and teary eyes. Everytime I went the way of the Lord and obeyed Him, I never regretted it. How can I doubt His love and His provision after I’ve seen His hand and witnessed His love ?
I pray that I will learn to throw myself on Christ. That I will stop being defensive, that I will learn the depths of His love, that that self-pity of mine would die, that I would boldly go to the Throne of Grace in times of need, that I would learn I have no other, that I would have, day after day, a hunger for His words, that I would learn to see His hand in my life.
It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.- Psalm 118:8

Verse of the day

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In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” (Acts 20:35)

From the web: I love being a girl

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Those days you write two (shorts) posts.

Love them.

I could not wait to share with you girls two of my favorite women-oriented ressources. I’ve been following Revive our Hearts for a while now and I love what they post on it- but yesterday, I re-discovered Lies Young Women Believe, a blog based on an eponymous book written by Nancy Leigh de Moss, a wonderful woman who also writes for Revive Our Hearts. I think all women will be encouraged by their sound, relevant posts- and I can’t recommend LYWB strongly enough to all the single gals out there. I read a few posts yesterday before going to bed and -having no assembly currently- I was so thankful for being able to have godly women encouraging me through what they write.

“If you’ve ever believed “I have to perform to be loved and accepted,” or “Beautiful girls are worth more,” than you’ve been straight-up lied to. We want to help you smash those lies with Truth from God’s Word so you can be free!”– Lies Young Women Believe

Have a blessed day dear readers 🙂

Love,

Stéphanie

Lord’s day: Silk

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Roses from my garden…

A man is made by that which he feeds upon, and for the best manhood you need the best food. As certain silk-worms have their silk coloured by the leaves on which they feed, so if we were to feed on Christ, and nothing else but Christ, we should become pure, holy, lowly, meek, gentle, humble; in a word, we should be perfect even as He is.” C.H. Spurgeon