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one-can-give-without-loving-but-one-cannot-love-without-giving-%e2%80%95-amy-carmichael“The fact that I’m a woman doesn’t make me a different kind of Christian, but the fact that I’m a Christian does make me a different kind of woman.” ~ Elizabeth Elliot

“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.” ~  J.K. Rowling

“Watch carefully, the magic that occurs, when you give a person just enough comfort to be themselves.” ~ Atticus

“We are all, in the private kingdom of our hearts, desperate for the company of a wise, true friend. Someone who isn’t embarrassed by our emotions, or her own, who recognizes that life is short and all that we have to offer, in the end, is love.” ~ Steve Almond

“Asking for help with shame says: You have the power over me.  Asking with condescension says: I have the power over you.  But asking for help with gratitude says: We have the power to help each other.” ~ Amanda Palmer

“Get real.  You can be free.  Look at him.  He’s God who died for you, but he’s also a man.  He understands.  He knows what it’s like.  He has been tempted in every way as you are.” ~ Tim Keller

“I have yet to see a house that lacked sufficient storage.  The real problem is that we have far more than we need or want.” ~ Marie Kondō

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Posted on September 23, 2016 by | Comments { 0 }

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“It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready.  I have this feeling that actually no one is ever ready to do anything.  There’s almost no such thing as ready.  There is only now.” ~ Huge Lauren

“Seeds must be sown everywhere.  Only some will bear fruit.  But there would not be the fruit from the few had the many not been sown.” ~ Chaim Potok

“May you find shelter beneath the shadow of God’s wing.  May you be wise enough to stay in His established space for you, trusting He’ll move you to your next place when the timing is right.  May His grace empower you to live abundantly, to stand strong, and to pray powerfully.  May your honor for Him compel you to trust Him when your trials seem truer than His Word.  He will not fail you, will not forget you.  He’s with you in battle, He’ll help you when your heart breaks, and He’ll deliver you and bless you before a watching world when the time is right.  Trust Him.  You’re so very dear to His heart.” ~ Susie Larson

“It is a narrow mind which cannot look at a subject from various points of view.” ~George Eliot

“We get so worried about being pretty.  Let’s be pretty kind.  Pretty funny.  Pretty smart.  Pretty strong.” ~ Britt Nicole

“But mark this: the nature of your calling does not indicate the level of God’s approval of you.  And the fact that others have gifts and opportunities you don’t have doesn’t diminish the intensity of God’s intentionality about the things He created you to do.” ~ Steven Furtick

“A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.” ~ Eeyore (Winnie the Pooh)

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Posted on September 16, 2016 by | Comments { 2 }

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Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbon. ~ Ruth Ann Schabacker“Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain but it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.” ~ Dale Carnegie

“People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.” ~ Audrey Hepburn

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” ~  John 1:14

“The moment you put a deadline on your dream, it becomes a goal.” ~ Harsha Bhogle

“You don’t necessarily have to execute them right away- or ever for that matter- but it is important to think of your ideas as little gems.” ~ Marion Groot (On overcoming creative overwhelm.)

“In normal life we hardly realize how much more we receive than we give, and life cannot be rich without such gratitude.  It is so easy to overestimate the importance of our own achievements compared with what we owe to the help of others.” ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“Love is the crowning grace of humanity, the holiest right of the soul, the golden link which binds us to duty and truth, the redeeming principle that chiefly reconciles the heart to life, and is prophetic of eternal good.” ~ Petrarch

“If I were your enemy, I’d magnify your fears, making them appear insurmountable, intimidating you with enough worries until avoiding them becomes your driving motivation. I would use anxiety to cripple you, to paralyze you, leaving you indecisive, clinging to safety and sameness, always on the defensive because of what might happen. When you hear the word faith, all I’d want you to hear is ‘unnecessary risk.'” ~ Priscilla Shirer

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Posted on September 9, 2016 by | Comments { 2 }

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You'll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut. Dr. Seuss“Bravery is born in the quite and ordinary moments long before it’s seen by anyone else.” ~ Sarah Bessey

“Relax.  You will become an adult.  You will figure out your career.  You will find someone who loves you.  You have a whole lifetime, time takes time.” ~ Johanna de Silentio

“I learned vulnerability is a bit like those Russian nesting dolls, the ones that get smaller and smaller in size when you twist the top off and pull another one out.  In the end, you’re left with the tiniest dull, that one nugget.  No more layers to take off.  Nothing left but a surprise, the surprise of finding out the littlest doll is the most solid of them all.  It doesn’t hide inside of itself.” ~ Hannah Brencher

“Nothing about my birth – or yours – was random or accidental.  I was born for this time – and so were you.  We were each chosen for a particular, cosmically important task that can be done by no one else.” ~ Christine Caine

“Our time frames are not in touch with ultimate reality.  Our perspective on timing compared with God’s is analogous to a two-year-old’s with an adult’s.  God has good reasons for making us wait a long time to see some prayers answered.” ~ Tim Keller

“Don’t you love New York in the fall?  It makes me want to buy school supplies.  I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.” ~ Nora Ephron

“Habits matter because: habits are the spine of our self-control.  You change your life when you change what you do everyday.  Habits are small gears that leverage your life — and the habit of hope can resuscitate anything.” ~ Ann Voskamp

“I don’t understand it any more than you do, but one thing I’ve learned is that you don’t have to understand things for them to be.” ~ Madeleine L’Engle

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Posted on September 2, 2016 by | Comments { 0 }

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_If you board the wrong train, it is no use running along the corridor in the other direction._ ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer“Raise me above the smiles and frowns of the world, regarding it a light thing to be judged by men.” ~ Valley of Vision

“I have been loving you a little more every minute since this morning.” ~ Victor Hugo

“There are flowers everywhere, for those who bother to look.” ~ Henri Matisse

“Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape.” ~ Charles Dickens

“God appoints people who do disappoint to point us to a God who never disappoints.” ~ Ann Voskamp

“I watched as she turned her wounds into wisdom.” ~ Sean McClam

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~ Maya Angelou

“Love is a wonderful thing, but when it is secured in Christ, it is a glorious and redemptive story that never ends.” ~ T.B. LaBerge

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Posted on August 26, 2016 by | Comments { 2 }

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Great necessities call out great virtues. ~Abigail Adams quote

“Our heads may be small, but they are full of memories as the sky may sometimes be full of swarming bees, thousands and thousands of memories, of smells, of places, of little things that happened to us and which come back, unexpectedly, to remind us who we are.” ~ Alexander McCall Smith

“I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.” ~ Charles Dickens

“Creativity takes courage.” ~ Henri Matisse

“Our prayers can go where we cannot…there are no borders, no prison walls, no doors that are closed to us when we pray.” ~ Brother Andrew

“If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention, than to any other talent.” ~ Isaac newton

“If you do one good deed your reward usually is to be set to do another and harder and better one.” ~ C.S. Lewis (The Horse and His Boy)

“Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you feel good this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?” ~ J.R.R. Tolkien (The Hobbit)

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Posted on August 19, 2016 by | Comments { 0 }

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One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak. Gilbert K. Chesterton“Places had echoes- and if one were sensitive, one might just pick up some resonance from the past, some felling for what had happened.” ~ Alexander McCall Smith

“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” ~ A.A. Milne (Winnie-the-Pooh)

“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” ~ Jane Goodall

“It is not the strength of your faith but the object of your faith that actually saves you.” ~ Timothy Keller

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” ~ Anne Frank

“When one does a thing, it appears good, otherwise one would not write it.  Only later comes reflection, and one discards or accepts the thing.  Time is the best censor, and patience a most excellent teacher.” ~ Frédéric Chopin

“Often times we feel like either we can’t make a world of difference, or we feel that it’s not going to change anything anyway.  The truth is you can change someone’s day, you can change someone’s life, but you have to show up and do what you got to do to actually see any fruit coming from it.” ~ Nick Vujicic

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Posted on August 12, 2016 by | Comments { 0 }

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“Pretty much all the honest truth-telling there is in the world is done by children.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

“He said, ‘You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.” Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit

“For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone.  The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes.  To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would like like complete destruction.” ~ Cynthia Occelli

“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.” ~ William Wordsworth

“When His purposes are more important than your desires, when His glory is more valuable to you than your temporary moments of glory, and when His agenda activates you more than your plan for you, you will be freed from your bondage to self-love and be freed to love others.” ~ Paul Tripp

“Cupcakes are muffins that believed in miracles.” (Haha I found this one on pinterest and it made me laugh… 😉 )

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Posted on August 5, 2016 by | Comments { 0 }

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Leonardo da vinci quote“There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.” ~ Charles Dickens

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” ~ Walt Disney

“Things present themselves to you, and it’s how you choose to deal with them that reveals who you are.  We all say a lot of things, don’t we, about who we are and how we think.  But in the end it’s your actions, how you respond to circumstance that reveals your character.” ~ Cate Blanchett

“Why would we fear the shifting sands of culture when our God is the Rock of ages?” ~ Jen Wilkin

“Today is your big moment. Moments, really.  The life you’ve been waiting for is happening all around you.  The scene unfolding right outside your window is worth more than the most beautiful painting, and the crackers and peanut butter that you’re having for lunch on the coffee table are as profound, in their own way, as the Last Supper.  This is it.  This is life in all its glory, swirling and unfolding around us, disguised as pedantic, pedestrian non-events.  But pull off the mask and you will find your life, waiting to be made, chosen, woven, crafted.”  ~ Shauna Niequist

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Posted on July 29, 2016 by | Comments { 0 }

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“In an economy of grace, there is enough to go around. The Father’s love and generosity are not scarce. His table is brimming with luxurious fare." Michael S. Horton Quote“The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” ~ Amelia Earhart

“To live will be an awfully big adventure.” ~ J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)

“The remarkable thing about God is that when you fear God, you fear nothing else, whereas if you do not fear God, you fear everything else.”  ~Oswald Chambers

“God is not a belief to which you give your assent. God becomes a reality whom you know intimately, meet everyday, one whose strength becomes your strength, whose love, your love. Live this life of the presence of God long enough and when someone asks you, “Do you believe there is a God?” you may find yourself answering, “No, I do not believe there is a God. I know there is a God.” ~ Ernest Boyer, Jr.

“We need more women who would rather be beautifully sacrificial than perfectly artificial.” ~ Ann Voskamp

“Whatever your heart clings to and confides in, that is really your God.” ~ Martin Luther

“The problem is not that we are too active, but that we are recklessly frenetic.  We have grown accustomed to quick fixes and easy solutions.  We have grown accustomed to running sprints instead of training for the long-distance marathon.  We have plenty of energy.  The danger is that we will burn ourselves out on restless anxieties and unrealistic expectations.”  ~ Michael Horton

Posted on July 1, 2016 by | Comments { 0 }