Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

4.12.1653 (Tuesday 4 December 1653)

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Dec: 4: This week past god good to me my son John recovering, but my heart vain. I find time for vain meditations but not for spiritual, and this jostles out the work of god that I do it coldly, and lamely. lord in your strength I resolve to finish my notes for the lords day on Saturday, and leave no study but meditation for the lords day and to keep my mind more entire to god, the lord bear down my corruptions before him by the power of his own spirit in me, and keep up this heart in me always(.) god was good to me this day, and it was a very healthful day.