Monday, November 23, 2015

Your Reward


And he writhed inside 
at what seemed the cruelty 
and unfairness of the demand. 
He had not yet learned that if you do one good deed 
your reward is usually to do 
another and harder and better one. 

- C.S. Lewis 

Monday, November 16, 2015

The Heroine's Couch



And now I may dismiss my heroine to the sleepless couch, 
which is the true heroine's portion - 
to a pillow strewd with thorns and wet with tears.  


- Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey 


Monday, November 2, 2015

In the Shadow of the Black Horse



The Lord's mercy often rides to the door of our heart 
upon the black horse of affliction.

- Charles Spurgeon