William Bradford, in Of Plymouth Plantation,
"Those reformers who saw the evil of these things, and whose hearts the Lord had touched with heavenly zeal for his truth, shook off this yoke of anti-Christian bondage and as the Lord's free people joined themselves together by covenant as a church, in the fellowship of the gospel to walk in all His ways, made known, or to be made known to them, according to their best endeavours, whatever it should cost them, the Lord assisting them. And that it cost them something, the ensuing history will declare."
This was the determination to right worship that led to flight to Holland (from persecution) and ultimately across the sea to the America. Very inspiring history lesson yesterday. William Bradford was so articulate and well-versed in church history and theology.
The Garden Behind the Moon, by Howard Pyle
"David loved the sea as a little lamb loves its mother, and oftentimes when the day was pleasant he would carry the baby down to the shore and sit there on the rocks in the sun and look out across the water. There he would sit hour after hour, and sing to himself and the baby, and think his own thoughts all to himself."
Excellent fiction writing is so good for the soul...