Sanctify

Sanctify them through Thy truth.-John 17:17This is part of a petition of Jesus to God, and show shows Jesus as  supplicant, asking that the Spirit of God (Thy truth) to be infused into all of mankind & his followers, so that they all can be "saved".Webster's 1828 actually uses this sentence as the sample:SANC'TIFY, v.t. …

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Ralph Wald Trine & In Tune

I just finished reading, In tune with the Infinite by Ralph Waldo Trine. Within yourself lies the cause of whatever enters into your life. To come into the full realization of your own awakened inner powers is to be able to condition your life in exact accord with what you would have it.I read that …

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Eating and Dieting from Ruth

And she did eat, and was sufficed, and left.—Ruth 2:14This refers to these verses in the Book of Ruth where she honored her mother in law with whatever food they had.14.   At the lunch break, Boaz said to Ruth "Come over here; eat some bread. Dip it in the wine." So she joined the harvesters. …

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Found Money

 The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casteth away the substance of the wicked. (Proverbs 10:3) King James Version. 3 The LORD does not let the righteous go hungry, but he thwarts the craving of the wicked." (English Standard version) Yesterday I was walking along with the dogs.  The house …

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Emily Dickinson, The Wind

XXIV.THE WIND.Of all the sounds despatched abroad, There's not a charge to me Like that old measure in the boughs, That phraseless melodyThe wind does, working like a hand Whose fingers brush the sky, Then quiver down, with tufts of tune Permitted gods and me.When winds go round and round in bands, And thrum upon …

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Atrahasis, the Babylonian Flood

Short Cuts by Marina Warnerfrom the London Review of Books, April 2014Most ancient stories of the Flood,  the gods are annoyed by humans making a racket and keeping them up at all hours: these gods are unreconstructed adults who don't hold with negotiating but relish inflicting punishment, while humans are lawless, partying teenagers.The poem Atrahasis, …

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