Let us put by some hour of every day for holy things...

Think on th' eternal home,
The Saviour left for you;
Think on the Lord most holy, come
To dwell with hearts untrue:
So shall ye tread untired His pastoral ways,
And in the darkness sing your carol of high praise.

--from Keble's The Christian Year, Thoughts in Verse

Friday, April 14, 2017

Old Fashioned Things, Old Fashioned Ways

Gracious, how time flies! I've neglected this blog shamefully and, truth to tell, I can't see the situation changing much in the future. Sadly, I fear one day it will just quietly wither away and be gone. But such is life. Seasons of productivity, seasons of dormancy, but always change. 

Okay, enough with the philosophy. If you've been reading these inane posts of mine long enough, you know I don't take myself too seriously. As I say in the blog description, if you're looking for profound exchanges of ideas, you've come to the wrong place.

Nevertheless, the Lord in His graciousness has so declared that He "has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong," (1 Corinthians 1:27) and to that I shout out a resounding, "Glory, hallelujah!" because that means even my silly contributions make a difference in His sight.

I'm thinking about Easter. And about old fashioned Easters in particular. How I love vintage, and when I find vintage books and ephemera in a Christian vein, I'm always pleased. There's something about the timeless connection with believers who have gone before me that touches me deeply. This morning a few minutes on Etsy yielded some wonderful old treasures that I want to share.

Vintage Embossed Religious Easter Rose Postcard Made in Germany

Vintage Religious Ephemera for Journals and Scrapbooking

Vintage Sunday School Postcard Psalm 27:11

Antique Victorian Pilgrim Songs Booklet - Hymns and Texts for One Month, Psalms, Chromolithographic Illustrations (WTH-1586)

Nowadays it's hardly considered de rigueur to be a follower of Jesus Christ or, indeed, to profess a strong allegiance to any religious conviction. For many, it's seen--at best--as "old fashioned". Well, I like old fashioned. And as one old fine song says, 

If the Lord never changes as the fashions of men,
If He's always the same, why, He is old fashioned, then!

And a jolly good thing that is, too!

I wish you a blessed Resurrection Day.


  1. Very nice blog post. Thanks for including my vintage postcard.


    1. You're so welcome--it was my pleasure!

  2. Wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing my Vintage Postcard on your pretty blog. Have a very blessed Easter

    1. It's such a lovely card it deserves to be appreciated! Blessings to you.

  3. Replies
    1. Can't imagine life without them! :-)