We are not here to play, to dream, to drift;
We have hard work to do, and loads to lift;
Shun not the struggle-face it; 'tis God's gift.
Say not, "The days are evil. Who's to blame?"
And fold the hands and acquiesce-oh shame!
Stand up, speak out, and bravely, in God's name.
It matters not how deep intrenched the wrong,
How hard the battle goes, the day how long;
Faint not-fight on! To-morrow come the song.
Maltbie Davenport Babcock
Wouldn't that poem make nice copywork?
After the comforting has been done...I think we can all use a big dose of courage.
"We are not here to play, the dream, to drift"
And hey! If your were a man with the name Maltbie you might need this kind of encouragement to make it through grade school! :o)
Question of the Day
If you were to describe your personality using a Native American name, what would it be?
For instance: Kicking Bird, Stands with a fist, Dances with Wolves, Wind in his Hair, Smiles a Lot, Moondove.
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Encourage one another,
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.