David reached his hand into the bag and took out a stone. He slung it, striking the Philistine on the forehead. The stone sank deeply into his forehead, and he fell down with his face to the ground.
[1 Sam 17:49 NET]
It is perfectly obvious that men do necessarily absorb, out of the influences in which they grow up, something which gives a complexion to their whole after-character.
~ Anthony Froude ~
All common things, each day’s events
That with the hour begin and end,
Our pleasures and our discontents
Are rounds by which we may ascend.
~ Henry W. Longfellow ~
Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt. I
~ Shakespeare ~
My Father, I would remember that my life may decline from the neglect of small things; for as thou dost nourish the wheat from flakes of snow, and supply the springs from drops of rain, so thou wilt strengthen my soul from every little blessing. I pray that I may not forget to watch my habits, and keep track of the hours that culture and sustain my life. Amen.