Archive for July, 2011

Lies Travel Faster

If you want the truth to go round the world you must hire an express train to pull it; but if you want a lie to go round the world. it will fly; it is as light as a feather, and a breath will carry it. It is well said in the old proverb, ‘a lie will go round the world while truth is putting its boots on.

Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) Gems from Spurgeon 1859.


Christians Should be Settled

The second proposition is, that the way for Christians to be settled is to be well grounded. ‘If ye continue grounded and settled.’ The Greek word for grounded is a metaphor which alludes to a building that has the foundation well laid. So Christians should be grounded in the essential points of religion, and have their foundation well laid.

Thomas Watson ‘A Body of Divinity’ (A Preliminary Discourse to Catechizing)


Concerning more Posts

I just wanted to let everyone know that I appreciate your following of this blog. As you know I drilled a well a few weeks ago and therefore on weekends I have been digging a ditch for water lines, electrical lines, and such. I am just about through with this project.

On top of this I am with AT&T through a Blackberry. This is my connection to the internet and is also how I blog, update my site, update my Facebook Fan page, etc… Here lately my AT&T has been on the fritz. I hope one day to have another means of internet.

So I just wanted to let everyone know why I have not been blogging, except for quotes, and also let you know why my site has not been updated. It looks like I am going to be able to get back on track here in a week or so. Thanks for your patience and God bless.

Hershel Lee Harvell Jr.

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Weekend Pause

Have a wonderful and blessed weekend.

Hershel Lee Harvell Jr.

Praying from the Heart

Grant that I may not pray alone with the mouth; help me that I may pray from the depths of my heart.

Martin Luther

Conversations between God and Man

Conversation between God and mankind in this world is maintained by God’s Word on his part, and by prayer on ours. By the former, he speaks and expresses his mind to us; by the latter, we speak and express our minds to him. Sincere friendship towards God, in all who believe him to be properly an intelligent, willing being, does most apparently, directly, and strongly incline to prayer; and it no less disposes the heart strongly to desire to have our infinitely glorious and gracious Friend expressing his mind to us by his word, that we may know it.

Jonathan Edwards

Our Mind Tends to Forge Idols

Man’s mind is like a store of idolatry and superstition; so much so that if a man believes his own mind it is certain that he will forsake God and forge some idol in his own brain.

John Calvin

Some Ministers are Dry

Some ministers would make good martyrs. They are so dry, they would burn well.

Charles H. Spurgeon


Seducers are Antinomian

The fourth cheat of seducers is, to preach the doctrine of liberty; as though men are freed from the moral law, the rule as well as the curse, and Christ has done all for them, and they need to do nothing. Thus they make the doctrine of free grace a key to open the door to all licentiousness.

Thomas Watson ‘A Body of Divinity’ (A Preliminary Discourse to Catechizing)


Weekend Pause

God bless you for following this blog. I pray that you have a blessed weekend.

Hershel Lee Harvell Jr.