I am too grateful for all these blessings to wish for more from princes, or from the gods.
Count your blessings, Dean thought.
After proclaiming his intention of conferring on his subjects the blessings of peace, he joined in 1798 an Anglo-Austrian coalition against France; but when Austria paid more attention to her own interests than to the interests of monarchical institutions in general, and when England did not respect the independence of Malta, which he had taken under his protection, he succumbed to the artful blandishments of Napoleon and formed with him a plan for ruining the British empire by the conquest of India.
The Jews would have thought that He had returned to Sinai, the holy mountain; and that they were deprived of the temporal blessings which were the gifts of a God who literally dwelt in the midst of his people."
5, 6), and then enjoy the blessings of the Messianic kingdom under the Messianic king (xxiii.
"I suppose you consider that one of life's little blessings," Dean answered with a smile.
To the pope alone is reserved the blessing of the pallium, the golden rose, the "Agnus-Dei" and royal swords; he alone, too, can issue blessings that involve some days' indulgence.
Just count your blessings he's out of the running and now you're a slam-dunk to become Sheriff David Dean.
" Blessings come, evils go," may be said to be the magico-religious formula implicit in all socially approved dealings with the sacred, however specialized in semblance.
After all, sight and hearing are but two of the beautiful blessings which God had given me.
blessings bestowed upon her.
All who have successfully gone through a triple probation on earth are admitted to share these blessings.
If Jerusalem has been chosen as His sanctuary and Israel as His own people, it is only that Israel may diffuse God's blessings in the world even at the cost of Israel's own humiliation, exile and dispersion.
During the golden age she remained among men distributing blessings, but when the iron (or bronze) age came on, she was forced to withdraw, being the last of the goddesses to quit the earth.
Marcion., 3) aimed at a more spiritual conception of the millennial blessings than Papias had, but he still adhered, especially in his Montanistic period, to all the ancient anticipations.
Both by Catholics and by Protestants blessings may be applied to things inanimate as well as animate; but while in the reformed Churches this involves no more than an appeal to God for a special blessing, or a solemn "setting apart" of persons or objects for sacred purpoes, in the Catholic idea it implies a special power, conferred by God, of the priests over the invisible forces of evil.
Sir Henry's own principal contribution to the discussion was rather unfortunate, for while insisting on the blessings derived by England from its free-trade policy, he coupled this with the rhetorical admission (at Bolton in 1903) that "12,000,000 British citizens were underfed and on the verge of hunger."
The leaders of the Great Vehicle urged their followers to seek to attain, not so much to Arahatship, which would involve only their own salvation, but to Bodhisatship, by the attainment of which they would be conferring the blessings of the Dhamma upon countless multitudes in the long ages of the future.
4, &c.) and the anonymous blessings commonly called Shemoneh 'Esreh (the Eighteen), together with certain Psalms. (Readings from the Law and the Prophets [Haphtarah] also formed part of the service.) To this framework were fitted, from time to time, various prayers, and, for festivals especially, numerous hymns.
and thus blows will avail where blessings and gentleness have been powerless."
But the proudest boast of Lord Hastings and Sir John Malcolm was, not that they had advanced the pomoerium, but that they had conferred the blessings of peace and good government upon millions who had suffered unutterable things from Mahratta and Pindari tyranny.
It was intended as a thank-offering for blessings received, and at the same time as a prayer for similar blessings and protection against evil in future; hence, it was called a "suppliant" branch (IKETflpia).
Zera`im (" seeds "), the first Order, on agriculture, is introduced by (I) Berakath (" blessings "), on daily and other prayers and blessings.
She is there represented as a mighty goddess, having power over heaven, earth and sea; hence she is the bestower of wealth and all the blessings of daily life.
Into this chaos enter from time to time broad rays of sunshine, the efforts of a few enlightened monarchs to evolve order from disorder, and to supply to their people the blessings of peace and civilization.
This period of Iceland's existence is eventless: she had got peace but with few of its blessings; all spirit seemed to have died with the commonwealth; even shepherding and such agriculture as there had been sank to a lower stage; wagons, ploughs and carts went out of use and knowledge; architecture in timber became a lost art, and the fine carved and painted halls of the heathen days were replaced by turfwalled barns half sunk in the earth; the large decked luggers of the old days gave way to small undecked fishing-boats.
This imputed righteousness, however, is not disjoined from real personal righteousness, for regeneration and sanctification come to the believer from Christ no less than justification; the two blessings are not to be confounded, but neither are they to be disjoined.
The king must have listened to the curses as well as the blessings in chap. xxviii., and no doubt also to the exhortations in chaps.
Luckily, or, to speak with a reverence proper to the occasion, providentially, mankind are not disposed to embark the blessings they enjoy on a voyage of syllogistic adventure to obtain something more beautiful in exchange.
Surely if it be blessed with even a fraction of the goodness and kindness of its father, the child deserves all the blessings of life; far more than might be offered by this wretch of a woman God may deem to mother it into the world.
She may find comfort in taking an inventory of her years, counting all the blessings bestowed upon her.
Ephesians 1:3, " You've been blessed with all spiritual blessed with all spiritual blessings in the heavenlies.
He appears in television programs to invoke blessings upon his mother.
Aliyah is calling him or her up before the Torah to recite the blessings before the reading of the Torah portion.
For the same power that can forge weapons of mass destruction can also confer blessings beyond all our dreams.
We are told that if we do we go to heaven, we live forever, we receive the promised blessings.
But scores of city merchants and professional men were then meeting daily at that hour to plead for Pentecostal blessings.
A life of wisdom will ensure me heavenly blessings.
blessings in the heavenlies.
blessings of liberty and to be strong and steady in freedom's defense.
engraved in the stone is the words " May the blessings of God be Herein " .
enjoyment of the outward blessings of life than before?
inestimable blessings, the next thing is to have something to do.
invoke blessings upon his mother.
If you have wonderful plaster moldings in your home, count your blessings!
repent of sin, or we cannot receive the blessings of salvation.
same-sex blessings ' .
In largely secular societies, it is not surprising that the concept of blessings has dwindled.
spiritual blessings but also material blessings.
unbroken continuity of outward blessings.
Wishings, blessings, cursings, oaths, vows, exorcisms, and so on, are uttered aloud, doubtless partly that they may be heard by the human parties to the rite, but likewise in many cases that they may be heard, or at least overheard, by a consentient deity, perhaps represented visibly by an idol or other cult-object.
Poverty of expression is apt to cloak the real spirit of primitive prayer, and the formula under which its aspirations may be summed up, namely, "Blessings come, evils go," covers all sorts of confused notions about a grace to be acquired and an impurity to be wiped away, which, as far back as our clues take us, invite interpretations of a decidedly spiritualistic and ethical order.
In the second book Philosophy presents to Boetius Fortune, who is made to state to him the blessings he has enjoyed, and after that proceeds to discuss with him the kind of blessings that fortune can bestow, which are shown to be unsatisfactory and uncertain.
15), though long life, it is assumed, is one of the great blessings of man's lot; and in general there is no moral discrimination in the fortunes of men (viii.
In the formulae of blessings that follow, the special efficacy against devils is implied by the aspersion with holy water; the benedictions themselves are usually merely invocative of the divine protection or assistance, though, e.g., in the form for blessing sick animals the priest prays that "all diabolic power in them may be destroyed, and that they may be ill no longer."
Metrical doxologies are often sung at the end of hymns, and the term has become especially associated with the stanza beginning "Praise God from whom all blessings flow," with which Thomas Ken, bishop of Winchester, concluded his morning and evening hymns.
The blessings which kings were expected to bestow upon their subjects, in life as well as after death, were partly of a supernatural character.
As true as that was in Jefferson's time, our age has amplified all of it: both the miseries war can produce and the blessings peace can produce.
We must repent of sin, or we cannot receive the blessings of salvation.
The Vicar of St. John 's (blessings on his reverend head !
The Canadian church also generated controversy by authorizing ' same-sex blessings '.
As everyone retires, the fairies perform their blessings and Puck delivers a tender epilog soliloquy.
As we shall see these were not only spiritual blessings but also material blessings.
If using the FUDGE character advancement rules these Blessings count as Gifts or supernormal abilities, at the GM 's option.
The years are years of unbroken continuity of outward blessings.
I'll never be able to count the myriad blessings I have received.
In the Islam tradition, many names are combined to form more complete meanings; such as Abu Barakat is "father of blessings."
Siblings. Growing families are blessings, and it doesn't matter if you have lots of money.
While there will be hurdles to overcome, hopefully the blessings you'll receive from this wonderful relationship will more than outweigh any difficulties you encounter.
Adoption can provide lifelong blessings for you and the child you choose to adopt.
If you live in a part of the country where roadside stands abound, count your blessings.
Those who owe money can miss out on blessings due to lost spiritual focus.
Be sure to highlight cards that include blessings or words of wisdom, since these may be very special to you later.
Friendships-Talk about how you may lose touch, but not lose the lessons and blessings from the friendships that have been developed over the years.
Include ring blessings, communion, Bible readings, and other spiritual elements during the wedding ceremony.
The number seven is said to represent the seven days of creation and is also reflected in the Seven Blessings.
"The Seven Blessings:" During the ceremony, a priest or other honored family members will recite the Seven Blessings.
Breaking of the Glass: Following the blessings, the groom breaks the wine cup with his right foot, which is said to symbolize the destruction of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem.
Toasts: Following the wedding feast, it is common for family, friends, or the priest recite blessings over wine to toast the bride and groom's new life together.
The couple strived to teach their children to appreciate their many blessings.
Carnelian: The orange gem is believed to inspire feelings of joy, and also bring the wearer blessings.
Many types of religious jewelry featuring prayers and blessings are available.
The necklace's message allows people to wear it as a form of prayer or a simple reminder of all of life's blessings.
For many of these children, this may be the only contact they have with senior citizens, and these volunteer organizations are blessings for everyone involved.
She and her husband wanted a day dedicated to highlighting the blessings grandparents are to the family, but she also wanted it to be more than that.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar is read word for word for his knowledgeable and practical insight and blessings.
It ushers in protective energy and blessings for good health.
This way you can hang one picture over each nightstand to bring luck and blessings to your marriage or relationship.
Twenty-one stalks - Represents double blessings with long lasting health and abundant wealth.
This Chinese creature draws blessings and surrounds your home and all who live there, in a protective energy.
When five bats are shown together they represent the Five Blessings: health, riches, love of virtue, a long life and a natural dearth.
Windows and doors are painted and then decorated with paper scrolls with blessings of "wealth", "good fortune" and "longevity."
If your husband or significant other persists in wearing the same old pair of long swim trunks each year, count your blessings for the freedom of choice your man has when it comes to swim wear.
Christmas prayers offer thanksgiving, joy and ask for blessings on the season.
From a blessing for the Christmas tree to prayers to say before opening gifts, these prayers remind the listener of the meaning in the season and to be thankful for God's blessings.
Blessings, wishes, prayers and warding off diseases are just some of the functions of the shamanic masks and the rituals behind them.
Families and friends gather around a table filled with food to give thanks for all their blessings.
Family and friends will be delighted to hear your news and will want to give you their blessings, wishing you a long and happy life together.
Well wishes toast: The toast expresses a wish for future happiness and blessings.
His latest literary work, Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia: How All of Creation Is Conspiring To Shower You with Blessings, is slated for publication in the summer of 2008.
However, there are many blessings associated with having a son or daughter with ADHD.
The movie's classic scene is when Scrooge gives blessings to his worker's son, Tiny Tim.
Garland of Gratitude: Write your blessings on colorful leaves and string together a pretty holiday garland.
May the wonder of that first Christmas, the joy of God's abundant blessings, and the peace of Jesus' presence be with you always.
Count your blessings, count them one by one.
Count your blessings, see what God has done!
May the Good Lord fulfill you with His promises and bestow on you His many blessings.
Being thankful for all life's blessings - good food, good company, and the best events of the preceding year - is the key to a successful party, no matter what foods or activities may be a part of it.
You can purchase a book that Jon and Kate have written called Multiple Blessings.
Both girls were single for quite some time and after getting blessings from their parents (because they didn't want any backlash to occur to their younger brother and sister), they said yes.
Known as devout Christians, family members are followers of QuiverFull, an evangelical movement that teaches that all children are blessings from God and should be welcomed.
I am utilizing the blessings I have in life to giving back.
QuiverFull is not a religion, but is a movement based on the Biblical principle that all children are blessings from God.
One of the mixed blessings of Dreamweaver is that because it's so flexible, it will work with almost any web host.
He taught them that they would pass at death to a certain place, where they would enjoy all possible blessings for all eternity, and to convince them of this he had a subterranean chamber constructed, to which he withdrew for three years.
Though the giving of blessings as a sacerdotal function is proper to the whole order of priests, particular benedictions have, by ecclesiastical authority, been reserved for the bishops, who may, however, delegate some of them; i.e.
"His divinity is a fire,which,under proper restraints, confers endless blessings; but if rashly touched, or allowed to break bounds, it burns or destroys what it touches.
In the new prosperity of the land the union of Yahweh and his people shall be sealed anew, and so the Lord will proceed to pour down further and higher blessings.
A similar series of excellent teachings on practical wisdom and the blessings of a virtuous life, only of a severer and more uncompromising character, is contained in the Sa`adatnama; and, judging from the extreme bitterness of tone manifested in the "reproaches of kings and emirs," we should be inclined to consider it a protest against the vile aspersions poured out upon Nasir's moral and religious attitude during those persecutions which drove him at last to Yumgan.
His ardent zeal was sorely tried by Philip's cautious temperament; and Sir Thomas Stukeley's projected Irish expedition, which Sanders was to have accompanied with the blessings and assistance of the pope, was diverted to Morocco where Stukeley was killed at the battle of Al Kasr al Kebir in 1578.
Scyld Scefing," the protector with the sheaf ") lands on the Anglian or Scandinavian coast when a child, in a rudderless ship, asleep on a sheaf of grain, symbolical of the means whereby his kingdom shall become great; the son indicates the blessings of a fixed habitation, secured against the attacks of the sea.
According to a later story, the jar contained, not evils, but blessings, which would have been preserved for the human race, had they not been lost through the opening of the jar out of curiosity by man himself (Babrius, Fab.
The actual terms of the constitution are introduced by a preamble, which runs: " We, the Czechoslovak nation, desiring to consolidate the perfect unity of our people, to establish the reign of justice in the Republic, to assure the peaceful development of our native Czechoslovak land, to contribute to the common welfare of all citizens of this State and to secure the blessings of freedom to coming generations, have in our National Assembly this 29th day of February 1920 adopted the following Constitution for the Czechoslovak Republic: and in so doing we declare that it will be our endeavour to see that this Constitution together with all the laws of our land be carried out in the spirit of our history as well as in the spirit of those modern principles embodied in the idea of Self-determination, for we desire to take our place in the Family of Nations as a member at once cultured, peace-loving, democratic and progressive."
Some there were who hoped that so great an opportunity would not be lost, but that the statesmen would initiate such measures of international disarmament as would perpetuate the blessings of that peace which Europe was again enjoying after twenty years of warfare.
The poetical descriptions of the character, or geographical position, of the various tribes, now grouped together as the Blessings of Jacob (Gen.
Mention has been made above of the belief that the dead retained a conscious existence in or near the place where they were buried, and that they were able to confer blessings upon their friends.
Nicholas of Cusa was nominated legate for Germany, and began the work of reformation by travelling through every province in Germany dispensing blessings.
"It is a proud phrase to use," said Lord Hastings, "but it is a true one, that we have bestowed blessings upon millions.
abundant blessings (Ezekiel 34 ).
At Eleusis, Demeter was venerated as the introducer of all the blessings which agriculture brings in its train - fixed dwelling-places, civil order, marriage and a peaceful life; hence her name Thesmophoros, " the bringer of law and order," and the festival Thesmophoria.
Demophon was burnt to death, and Demeter, to console his parents, took upon herself the care of Triptolemus, instructed him in everything connected with agriculture, and presented him with a wonderful chariot, in which he travelled all over the world, spreading the knowledge of the precious art and the blessings of civilization.
He accounts for their temporary success by recording that "the Mussulman hordes experienced the comfort of fighting for their religion, and the blessings of it reverted to the sovereignty of his just and pious majesty."
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