Lutheran Woman's Work Volume 13

Lutheran Woman's Work Volume 13

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ... no means occupy the time of the western woman exclusively. It seems impossible to count the number of clubs. In the city of Seattle there is one to suit each taste. Circles of churches, some ' times ten or twenty to a church, associations of people from certain states or of different nationalities, give opportunity for all kinds of friendships. There is an Elder Bloom Club for women with gray hair who are over fifty, and even the men of seventy have a Borrowed Time Club. It seems easy to keep young out here, and to forget that there is no guarantee that man shall live forever on the earth. This suggests the temptation so prevalent and so insidiously eating away at the roots of many a soul dwelling in the fine, healthy exterior of multitudes in the VVest. It is'understood that the question of religion never enters into conversation. Any belief or no belief makes little difference. The thoughts of the great majority are occupied with the concerns of this present existence. Cities with no slums show that the moral tone is high, but materialism has had a fine field in which to develop. The pioneer has struggled to gain a foothold and to wrest his living from virgin soil. Subduing the earth has occupied his time and thought and he has forgotten about the cultivation of the Spirit. It is difficult for church life to thrive in this atmosphere. Cares of this world engage the attention through the week, and, we regret to say, also on Sunday. The sound of hammer and saw is quite frequent on the Lord's Day. Shovel and wheelbarrow are openly used, windows cleaned and washes hung out to dry. Observation of our neighbors shows Sunday morning as a time for odd jobs about the house. then cleaning of the auto and trips in the afternoon, or allday...
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  • Paperback | 284 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 513g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236993705
  • 9781236993700