Category Archives: Quotes

Egos and Toes…

“Have you ever thought about the fact that you do not notice your body until there is something wrong with it?  When we are walking around, we are not usually thinking how fantastic our toes are feeling.  Or how brilliantly … Continue reading

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Love: A Thatch Roof

I think Ann Voskamp is an incredible writer.  Typically there is always a line or two that hit a chord.  Today was no exception.  You can read the entire post here. “But this is what I do:  I get caught … Continue reading

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The Desert…

More from A Praying Life by: Paul Miller: “The hardest part of being in the desert is that there is no way out.  You don’t know when it will end…The theme of the desert is so strong in Scripture that Jesus reenacts … Continue reading

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To wait in his place, and go at his pace…

“The opposite of impatience is not a glib denial of loss.  It’s a deepening, ripening, peaceful willingness to wait for God in the unplanned place of obedience, and to walk with God at the unplanned pace of obedience–to wait in … Continue reading

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Too wise to err, too kind to injure, too tender to crush…

“That I would flee to no other refuge, wash in no other fountain, build on no other foundation, receive from no other fullness, rest in no other relief…Let me not be at my own disposal, but rejoice that I am … Continue reading

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By loss instead of gain…

“Measure thy life by loss instead of gain; Not by the wine drunk but by the wine poured forth; For love’s strength standeth in love’s sacrifice, And whoso suffers most hath most to give.” -Ugo Bassi via Elisabeth Elliot-

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Grace Pays Debts…

“The effort to repay God, in the ordinary way we pay creditors, would nullify grace and turn it into a business transaction.  If we see acts of obedience as installment payments, we make grace into a mortgage…Let us not say … Continue reading

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Keep a Quiet Heart

If I were to make a list of people I love reading, Elisabeth Elliot would be at the top.  Sometimes you find an author who can piece words together in such a way that what is created is nothing short … Continue reading

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Misgivings…

“With what misgivings we turn over our lives to God, imagining somehow that we are about to lose everything that matters.  Our hesitancy is like that of a tiny shell on the seashore, afraid to give up the teaspoonful of … Continue reading

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Shortcomings…

“Shortcomings” from Valley of Vision p. 85 O Living God, I bless thee that I see the worst of my heart as well as the best of it… My sin is to look on my faults and be discouraged,  or … Continue reading

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