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Candle in the Darkness (Refiner's Fire, #1) Candle in the Darkness by Lynn Austin
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“Faith don't come in a bushel basket, Missy. It come one step at a time. Decide to trust Him for one little thing today, and before you know it, you find out He's so trustworthy you be putting your whole life in His hands.”
Lynn Austin, Candle in the Darkness
“What's it like to fall in love, Tessie?" I asked.
She gazed into the darkness for a long moment, then her smile widened. "Well, when you see that certain man you heart flies like paper on the wind--don't matter if you just see him one minute ago or one year ago. When you with him, ain't nothing or nobody else in the whole world but him. You might be walking down the same old street you walk on every day, but if you with him, your feet don't hardly touch the ground anymore, like you just floating on a little cloud. And, honey, you want his arms to be around you more than you want air to breathe.”
Lynn Austin, Candle in the Darkness
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“Can’t never go by your feelings. Got to go by the word of the Lord.”
Lynn Austin, Candle in the Darkness
“Seem like it be a mighty hard thing to change someone’s mind,” he said. “Most folks won’t change their mind unless they have a change of heart first.” “Well, then . . . how do I change their heart?” “You can’t, Missy Caroline,” he said gently. “Only Massa Jesus can change folks’ hearts.”
Lynn Austin, Candle in the Darkness
“Massa Jesus take care of it in His own time, His own way.”
Lynn Austin, Candle in the Darkness
“We want to make our own plans and then pray, ‘My will be done, if you please Massa Jesus, in earth, as it is in my plans.’ You got to put your life in Jesus’ hands. Trust that in the end, whatever happens, He still in control.”
Lynn Austin, Candle in the Darkness
“I do not believe in witches, but if I did, I'd swear you are one.”
Lynn Austin, Candle in the Darkness
“Even when bad things happen, He can use them for good.”
Lynn Austin, Candle in the Darkness
“A servant does what his massa says and goes where his massa sends him and doesn’t quit until the job is done.”
Lynn Austin, Candle in the Darkness
“The war has changed you, too, Caroline. Your faith is stronger, your compassion deeper, your love more intense than ever before. It's as if all the qualities I saw in you and fell in love with have been refined and purified.”
Lynn Austin, Candle in the Darkness
“she could begin again and not become so entangled in this long, horrible war, would she watch from the sidelines as a spectator this time? Would she choose differently, take fewer risks? Caroline”
Austin, Lynn, Candle in the Darkness
“Guard your heart, son,” Eli said in a hushed voice. “That’s what God looks at—your heart. Most folks look at the outside things, like the color of your skin. But God looks at your heart.”
Lynn Austin, Candle in the Darkness
“let Him run things the way He knows best, according to His will. Trust Him, Missy. Trust that everything you done for Him and everything you gave up for Him has a purpose. God will give it all meaning in the end.”
Lynn Austin, Candle in the Darkness
“down lead to nothing but trouble.”
Lynn Austin, Candle in the Darkness
“rejoicing like everyone”
Lynn Austin, Candle in the Darkness
“I wanted to weep. Everywhere I went, it seemed that people wanted to discuss slavery, yet they talked about it as if it was an abstract concept. It wasn’t abstract to me. Slaves were real-life people with individual faces and souls. I knew some of those faces, loved some of those souls, and it broke my heart to be reminded of the truth about them—that Josiah and Tessie weren’t allowed to be man and wife; that Grady had been torn without warning from his mother’s arms; that Eli could be whipped for secretly preaching about Jesus in the pine grove or killed for knowing how to read.”
Lynn Austin, Candle in the Darkness
“The Declaration of Sentiments, written in 1833, reads that our principles ‘forbid the doing of evil that good may come, and lead us to reject—and to entreat the oppressed to reject—the use of all carnal weapons for deliverance from bondage; relying solely upon those which are spiritual, and mighty through God”
Lynn Austin, Candle in the Darkness
“That depends on how Washington reacts. Every state joined the Union voluntarily; they should have the right to leave it again if the Federal government no longer represents their best interests.”
Lynn Austin, Candle in the Darkness
“Behind Caroline was her schoolroom full of bright, eager students. God had given them to her as a gift, to show her that the sacrifices she’d made did have meaning. His purposes for her life would be partly fulfilled in them, and in those children’s futures.”
Lynn Austin, Candle in the Darkness
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Lynn Austin, Candle in the Darkness