CULTIVATE DOMESTIC PEACE
– To those scenes of domestic peace, which pure religion created
and adorned, the thoughts of the youngest member of the family will cling
in after years; they will become a kind of hallowed ground in his memory;
they will exert a restraining and sanctifying power; and thus we may expect
to see the promise fulfilled: - “Train up a child in the way
he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”
LITTLE THINGS. - Springs are little
things, but they are sources of large streams; a helm is a little thing,
but governs the course of a ship; a bridle bit is a little thing, but
see its use and power! Nails and pegs are little things, but they hold
the large parts of large buildings together; a word, a look, a frown –
all are little things, but powerful for good and evil. Think of this,
and mind the little things. Pay that little debt - `tis promised –
redeem it; if it is a shilling,
hand it over – you know not what important event hangs upon it.
Keep your word sacredly; keep it to the children, they will mark it sooner
than any one else, and the effect will probably be as lasting as life.
Mind the little things.