Wisdom

“I want neither a terrorist spirituality that keeps me in a perpetual state of fright about being in right relationship with my heavenly Father nor a sappy spirituality that portrays God as such a benign teddy bear that there is no aberrant behavior or desire of mine that he will not condone. I want a relationship with the Abba of Jesus, who is infinitely compassionate with my brokenness and at the same time an awesome, incomprehensible, and unwieldy Mystery. ” ― Brennan Manning
"When we love people, we invite their brokenness and mess into our lives. Mess is inconvenient; it takes our time, energy, and sometimes money to make it better. Despite our efforts, the mess cannot always be fully contained. It spills over and touches the people who dare to stand near." -Lisa Qualls

 

"Mothers who know do less. They permit less of what will not bear good fruit eternally. They allow less media in their homes, less distraction, less activity that draws their children away from their home. Mothers who know are willing to live on less and consume less of the world’s goods in order to spend more time with their children—more time eating together, more time working together, more time reading together, more time talking, laughing, singing, and exemplifying. These mothers choose carefully and do not try to choose it all." - Julie Beck

 

 “Expect great things from God, attempt great things for God.” -William Carey


"How does God's love abide in anyone who has the world's goods and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses to help?" 1 John 3:17


"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." -Rom. 8:28

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world. - James 1:27

If we knew the power of prayer, we'd be afraid to get off our knees. -Unknown

"Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important." - C.S. Lewis


"To teach is to learn twice." - Joseph Joubert

"Maybe a person's time would be as well spent raising food as raising money to buy food. "- Frank A. Clark (Thank you, Mr. H)

As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.- Holy Bible

“Similarly, the impulse to keep to yourself what you have learned is not only shameful, it is destructive. Anything you do not give freely and abundantly becomes lost to you. You open your safe and find ashes.” –Anne Dillard, The Writing Life (Thank you, Dervaes Family)
Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.
- Voltaire (Thanks, Ax)
"This is what the Lord says, 'Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls'." Jeremiah 6:16

"Certain things, if not seen as lovely or detestable, are not being correctly seen at all." -C.S. Lewis


"Art is the only way to run away without leaving home." -Twyla Tharp (Thank you, JJ)
"Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it." Proverbs 22:6 Pin It
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