Our Burden Bearer

The little sharp vexations

And the briars that catch and fret,

Why not take all to the Helper

Who had never failed us yet?

Tell Him about the heartache

And tell Him the longings, too;

Tell Him the baffled purpose

When we scarce know what to do.

Then leaving all our weakness

With the One divinely strong,

Forget that we bore the burden,

And carry away the song.

-Phillips Brooks



Copyright:  Sheahan, M. T. “Our Burden Bearer.” Boston, 1905.

Linda is an inspirational writer and photographer. Her writing has been published in Relate.com, Union Gospel Press, Gospel Blog, Frontline, Dollar Stretcher, Discipleship Journal - DJ Plus, At the Center magazine, Simple Joy, Cross & Quill, Hot Cars, and others. Linda's story "Stretched to My Limit" about dealing with dementia was featured in "Stolen Moments" by Elizabeth Bezant. Linda's first non-fiction book was "Homeschooling: The Modern Day One Room Schoolhouse." In it, she shares her experience as a homeschooling mom, explaining the basic principles of homeschooling for the beginner. She successfully completed her first fiction novel through Chris Baty's 2006 National Novel Writing Course (NaNoWriMo). Linda also writes inspirational articles on her Words of Encouragement Blog. Enjoy Linda's photos at Words of Encouragement Designs.

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