"....Your children shall be like olive plants all around your table." Psalm 128:3

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Wednesdays With Words

Since I have gotten back into keeping, I  have been setting aside time for myself  to read some books that I have been longing to delve into. I have a large stack of books that I am reading, but on Monday, while reading one of them, a passage jumped out at me and I simply had to write it down in my commonplace book.  

The book is
Something Beautiful for God - Mother Teresa of Calcutta and is written by Malcolm Muggeridge.
While organizing books in our school room a couple of weeks ago, I re-discovered this book.
  I had forgotten that we had this little gem, but it is fast becoming a favorite of mine.

As you can see, it is small, unassuming, but it is packed with wonderful words.

The quote I jotted down is found on pages 29-30 and is Mr. Muggeridge's version of a section of St. Augustine's Confessions:

"Oh God, stay with me. Let no word cross my lips that is not Your word, no thought enter my mind that is not Your thought, no deed ever to be done or entertained by me that is not Your deed."

I thought about those words all day yesterday and the connection they have with 
 Psalm 19:14: 
"Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart 
Be acceptable in Your sight,
O Lord, my strength and My Redeemer."

As always, this has been a timely reminder for me. The Lord knows just what I need to hear, when I need to hear it.

Have a lovely Wednesday, friends.

Sharing with Celeste

And Dawn.


  1. His Providence is so amazing, is it not?

    Your connection to the Psalms is just lovely.

  2. It is amazing indeed, Dawn. :)

  3. I love finding and returning to favorite, old books. And I hadn't thought to use a Wednesday with Words post at Celeste's Keeping link-up...though for me there is always a connection! Peace keep you.

    1. Nice to meet you, Kortney.

      Yes, I guess I am stepping out of the link-up box by sharing with 2 link-ups. I hope that's ok. But this was too good not to share with as many as possible! :)

    2. It is definitely okay! :) Sounds like a lovely book--I think I'm going to have to pick up a copy!

    3. It is a lovely book, Celeste, and very hard to put down. But alas, there are dishes to be washed and laundry to do. ;)

  4. Lovely! I need to copy that down for myself.

    1. So glad you stopped by, Beth. :)

  5. Beautiful words from the Psalms.

  6. Yes, I agree beautiful words from the Psalms. I enjoyed reading about Teresa last year. Thank you for sharing this morning at my place.

    1. Have a lovely week-end, Christine. :)


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