If we plant a flower or a shrub and water it daily it will grow so tall that in time we shall need a spade and a hoe to uproot it. It is just so I think when we commit a fault, however small, each day and do not cure ourselves of it.

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Each of us has a soul, but we forget to value it.

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How is it, Lord, that we are cowards in everything, save in opposing Thee?

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What a great favor God does to those He places in the company of good people!

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