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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

I'm it

A fellow blogger has tagged me and here are the rules:

1. Pick up the nearest book of at least 123 pages.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the 5th sentence.
4. Post the next 3 sentences.
5. Tag 5 more people

Okay, I'm game. I like these sorts of things, so here goes...

"Utterly abandoned to the will of God;
seeking for no other path than my Master trod;
leaving ease and pleasure, making Him my choice,
waiting for His guidance, listening for His voice.

Utterly abandoned! No will of my own;
for time and for eternity, His, and His alone;
all my plans and purposes lost in His sweet will,
having nothing, yet in Him all things possessing still."

~"Streams in the, I mean Desert" by Chas E. Cowman~

This is exactly what my book looks like, its worn, torn and loved well. I found it at a garage sale and the name of the original owner is beautifully written in the front: "Ruth Eckert, University Park, Iowa."

Now, it's my turn: I tag Jeane, Vickie, Mary June, Tonya King and CJ Raymer!! Looking forward to seeing what those books say that surround my friends, near and far!


Mary said...

I'll have to do this for sure - what fun!!

Happy Valentines Day - hope your day is special (I'm sure you make it fun)! Thanks for being a friend!

Love Mj <3

oh joy! said...

i had to try this, so i thought i would start with you. the nearest book was a literature anthology from semesters past. the author was matthew arnold, circa 1850. page 123, 5th line - "That is as much as saying that whoever sets himself to see things as they really are will find himself one of a very small circle; but it is only for the small circle resolutely doing its own work that adequate ideas will ever get current at all."

Ang Stoltzfus said...

oh our classic favorite "streams in the desert"!!! i love this devotional & always think of you when i read it cause i know that your soul has been blessed by it to!