Saturday, February 7, 2009

*I Know Not...............February 7


I know not by what methods rare,

But this I know, God answers prayer.

I know not when he sends the word,
That tells us fervent prayer is heard;
I know it cometh, soon or late;
Therefore, we need to pray and wait.

I know not if the blessing sought,
Will come in the way I thought;
I leave my prayers with Him alone,
Whose will is wiser than my own.


Author - Eliza M Hickok
THE GREAT PHYSICIAN by Ernest C. Wilson
Thanks to a comment given by Anonymous.
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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Micki, for that excellent little poem.

A couple of things I noticed in this interesting Alpine scene were:
-- the (usually) Byzantine Catholic "onion-shaped" bell tower in the background
-- the sparrow looking up at the shrine, like the little boy.

John

Anonymous said...

thought you would like to know>
I know not by what methods rare,
But this I know, God answers prayer.

I know not when he sends the word,
That tells us fervent prayer is heard;
I know it cometh, soon or late;
Therefore, we need to pray and wait.

I know not if the blessing sought,
Will come in the way I thought;
I leave my prayers with Him alone,
Whose will is wiser than my own.
Eliza M Hickok

you will find the poem in the book THE GREAT PHYSICIAN by Ernest C. Wilson

i luv this poem thats how i know.. so now its no longer by anonymous
Peace

Rebecca said...

Micki,
I have tried several times to print some of these for books I make for my children, but I need help. When I click on the image it ends up about 2 times too big so only a portion ends up being printed. When I try to adjust the size it just takes the cut-off image and shrinks it on the paper. I'm a computer dummy but is there some simple way to get the whole image on paper? Thanks,

Anonymous said...

Rebecca, if you have Microsoft Word, you can try this:

1. Left-click on the picture to enlarge it.
2. Right-click on the enlarged picture to get a drop-down menu.
3. On that menu, click on "Copy," which will put a copy of the picture in a special place in memory (for later pasting).
4. Open a new MS Word document.
5. Use "Paste" to put a copy of the picture on page 1 of the document. My version of Word adjusted the size of the picture to fit the page.
6. Print the page.
7. Decide whether to save the page as a ".DOC" file or discard it.

Good luck.
John

Micki said...

Rebecca - This is what I would do.
Mine is different from Johns so at least it offers another possible method. Souds difficult but with practice you should have good luck with either method.

This is something that works on my computer. This is assuming you have some kind of icon of a photo page (Adobe Photoshop etc.) on your desktop or in Preferances.

1. Mouse over picture and right click, click on "copy". Nothing changesthat you can see.
2. Now click somewhere on a blank space on your desktop.
3. Right click and from drop down menu click on "paste"
4. Put your arrow over the newly pasted icon and with left mouse button held down, move it to icon of Photoshop. Here you can use the "image" drop down to select "resize". Use the "file" dropdown to "preview" what it now looks like. My photoshop automatically puts the holy card
in the size of the card.

Micki said...

John - Thank you for pointing out the little bird looking up. I missed that one.

Anonymous - Thank you for the source of the poem. I truly appreciate your taking the time to give us all the information about where it came from.

Rebecca - Hope the information from John or me helps you get the right size for your need. Let us know if you have further questions.

Rebecca said...

Anonymous and Micki,
Thanks so much. I can see just by glancing over your answers that either method is going to require a bit of figuring out, but I'll give them both a try (after the kids are in bed!) and I'll let you know how it turns out...this will be SO COOL if I can print them.

Micki, what you do here is wonderful and a real blessing. It's so darn hard to find holy cards that I actually like, and your collection is just beautiful. I collected some when I traveled in Europe in graduate school and made Rosary books and Mass books out of them but I would have gathered many more if I had known how difficult they are to find. By the way, do you know of any good resources for ordering a-typical holy cards?

MaryH said...

Thats a sweet one, Micki, thank you!

Micki said...

MaryH - I appreciate your kind words. Thank you.