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The Elisabeth Elliot Newsletter

How Much Is Enough?

December 31, 1999
Speaking of Israel’s watchmen God says, “They are dogs with mighty appetites; they never have enough. They are shepherds who lack understanding; they all turn to their own way, each seeks his own gain. ‘Come,’ each one cries, ‘let me get wine! Let us drink our fill of beer! And tomorrow will be like today, or even far better’”(Isaiah 56:12, NIV) How much is enough?
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The Vice of Self-Esteem

September 15, 1999
Letters sometimes come to me from people who are “working on” their self-esteem. Usually this means they are doing their best to feel good about themselves. It is an exercise in futility.
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What Does It Mean to Be Holy?

July 15, 1999
When God finished the work of creation He blessed the seventh day and made it holy. When Moses saw the burning bush in the desert he found that he was standing on holy ground. God’s Word tells us that we must be holy because He is holy. Is so awesome a mandate as holiness attainable for us sinners?
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Whatever Happened to Hymns?

June 30, 1999
Many of the churches my husband Lars and I visit on our travels seem to know nothing of the great old hymns that have instructed, comforted, andenriched the church for centuries. Hymns constitute a crucial part of worship, but not by any means the whole. In churches which use almost exclusively what are called “praise songs,” that part of the service is usually referred to as “Worship,” as though prayer, preaching, offering, and listening were something else. May I lodge a plea to those who use overhead projectors to make sure that some great hymns are displayed in addition to...
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A Holy Aloneness

April 30, 1999
When God had completed the prodigious labor of the creation of the heavens and the earth, He saw that something was lacking: there was no one to work the ground. So He formed a man. The method is surprising—this creature, made in the image of God, was made out of dust, and into hisnostrils God breathed the breath of life. This living being was placed in a beautiful garden with a river to water it, and gold, aromatic resin, and onyx to enrich it. He put the man there to work the garden and take care of it. I wonder,...
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What to do Next

February 28, 1999
Every summer I go into the attic and clear out a few more things. Last summer I delved into the box containing all the letters I had ever written to my parents, beginning in 1941 when I went away to boarding school. Mother had carefully kept in chronological order the letters from all six of her “bairns” until 1982 when her mind lost its keen edge. It seemed ratherfoolish to hold on to things if one was never going to look at them again, so I pulled out the file which describes a crucial segment of my life, my first...