Here, I'm sharing sentences or thoughts that make my heart and mind hit the pause and rewind button. I hope you find some encouragement here!
Posted: April 8, 2015 Folks don't like to have somebody around knowin' more than they do. It aggravates 'em. You're not gonna change any of them by talkin' right, they've got to want to learn themselves, and when they don't want to learn there's nothing you can do but keep your month shut or talk their language."
Calpurnia, in To Kill a Mockingbird
Posted: November 19, 2014
Do Something Today Your Future Self Will Thank You For
Posted: June 6, 2013
Trusting Jesus is hard. It requires following the unseen into an unknown, and believing Jesus’s words over and against the threats we see or the fears we feel.
Posted: April 25, 2013
I write when I'm inspired, and I see to it that I'm inspired at nine o'clock every morning.
Peter De Vries
Posted: March 5, 2013
Writing is praying with a keyboard.
Posted: October 31, 2012
Quit trying to fit. Why try to squeeze all your extraordinary into ordinary?Ann Voskamp
Posted: October 14, 2012
May you die young at a ripe old age.
Posted: September 20, 2012
Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.
Posted: September 4, 2012
Aspirations will get you nowhere. Hitch your wagon to sweat.
N. D. Wilson
Posted: August 28, 2012 940 Saturdays
This is from Dr. Harley Rotbart, author of "No Regrets Parenting." Between the day your child is born, and the time he or she turns 18, you get 940 Saturdays. Another reminder for me to parent purposefully
Posted: August 4, 2012
Fail your way to the top.
Posted: July 25, 2012
It doesn't have to be perfect. It needs to be done.
I consider the following 29 quotes my "starter" set. In October 2011, I participated in a 31 day blog series. My topic was "31 Days of Words for the Daily Dash." I still hear these sayings in my head all the time. I've talked about them at length, so to avoid being redundant, I don't want to emphasize them again on the front page of my blog. But because they are big ones for me, I didn't want to leave them off this page either.
If you're interested in reading what I said about each one, visit the October 2011 posts.
Day 2 If you have only 5 minutes, don't read my words, read God's
Day 3 - Hold a high head and a booming tail
Day 4 - The precious garden of my home needs tending
Day 5 - Live in day tight compartments
Day 6 - You are loved with an everlasting love. And underneath are the everlasting arms
Day 7 - Go invent something
Day 8 - Willful waste makes woeful want
Day 9 - It's all about the pioneers
Day 10- Do your best and forget the rest
Day 11 - A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver
Day 12 - Tell yourself the truth
Day 13 - Go ahead and ask. The worst they can say is no.
Day 14 - Many hands make light work
Day 15 - Lord, please let my kids get caught
Day 16 - Guard your heart
Day 17 - The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit
Day 18 - Do the next thing
Day 19 - It's just wood, hay, and stubble
Day 20 - Is that the kind of marriage you want?
Day 21 - He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose
Day 22 - Lord, teach me how to think about this
Day 23 - There is always time to do the will of God
Day 24 - God gave you two ears and one mouth for a reason
Day 25 - So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day
Day 26 - But Farmer Hoggett knew that little ideas that tickled and nagged, and refused to go away, should never be ignored...for in them lie the seeds of destiny
Day 27 - You can never be too organized, just too inflexible
Day 28 - Don't spit in their soup
Day 29 - It's nothing but fun
Day 30 - Thank you, God