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A Flood of Wrath

A Flood of Wrath

In a recent sermon, the Pastor McShaffrey recommended the old puritan practice of “occasional meditation” (i.e., observing an earthly matter and using it to lift your mind to more heavenly thoughts). This week’s flooding has prompted many to keep a...
Spend Today with God

Spend Today with God

A holy life is inclined to be made easier when we know the usual sequence and method of our duties – with everything falling into its proper place. Therefore, I shall give some brief directions for spending the day in a holy manner: Sleep Measure the time of...
How to listen to a sermon

How to listen to a sermon

Jesus said, ‘Therefore consider carefully how you listen’ (Luke 8:18).  Here are some cautions and directions, in order to help you hear sermons with profit and advantage: 1. Come to hear them, not out of curiosity, but from a sincere desire to know and do...
Edward’s Resolutions

Edward’s Resolutions

Being sensible that I am unable to do anything without God’s help, I do humbly entreat Him, by His grace, to enable me to keep these Resolutions, so far as they are agreeable to His will, for Christ’s sake. Remember to read over these Resolutions once a week: 1....
Merciless Mercy

Merciless Mercy

“I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death. O Death, I will be your plagues! O Grave, I will be your destruction! Pity is hidden from my eyes.” (Hosea 13:14) These are the words of God Almighty, inspired by the Holy Spirit,...
Thanksgiving Proclamation (1940)

Thanksgiving Proclamation (1940)

THANKSGIVING DAY – 1940 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION I, FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, President of the United States of America, do hereby designate Thursday, the twenty-first day of November 1940, to be observed nationally as a day...