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Encouragement for today: "He will keep the feet of His saints"

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By C. H. Spurgeon, the "Prince of Preachers" and posted at Sermon Audio as a Daily Devotional for January 24, 2020 : Care of Our Feet "He will keep the feet of His saints" — 1 Samuel 2:9 The way is slippery and our feet are feeble, but the LORD will keep our feet. If we give ourselves up by obedient faith to be His holy ones, He will Himself be our guardian. Not only will He charge His angels to keep us, but He Himself will preserve our goings.  He will keep our feet from falling so that we do not defile our garments, wound our souls, and cause the enemy to blaspheme.  He will keep our feet from wandering so that we do not go into paths of error, or ways of folly, or courses of the world's custom.  He will keep our feet from swelling through weariness, or blistering because of the roughness and length of the way.  He will keep our feet from wounding: our shoes shall be iron and brass so that even though we tread on the edge of

Encouragement for the Ladies: 'BETTY ZANE AND THE SIEGE OF FORT HENRY, SEPTEMBER 1782'

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Written by Eric Sterner and posted at Journal of the American Revolution : "The military stores in Ebenezer Zane’s house were achingly close, but still too far to easily reach without passing through a long gauntlet of hostile warriors, soldiers, and gunfire. The fort’s defenders held a council and decided that one of them should run the gauntlet to retrieve gunpowder from Zane’s house. The colonel’s younger sister, Elizabeth Zane, volunteered. When some objected that a man could make the trip with less risk, she allegedly replied, 'and should he fall, his loss will be more severely felt. You have not one man to spare; a woman will not be missed in the defence of the fort.'[21] The men agreed. She removed clothing that would slow her down, then charged out of the fort when the gates were opened. Her gender reportedly stunned the attackers, who did not feel compelled to attack a woman. They may not have realized the purpose of her dash. Reaching the cabin, Ebene