“Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery that it is. In the boredom and pain of it no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it because in the last analysis all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace.”
"We are shocked by pain again and again; yet it characterizes our existence. None of us can avoid it. We can anesthetize pain, but we will neither fully experience this life nor celebrate the next without it."--Beth Moore
"God whispers to us in our joys, speaks to us in our conscience, and shouts to us in our pain."
"A man's spiritual health is exactly proportional to his love for God." --C.S. Lewis
”This is our predicament. Over and over again, we lose sight of what is important and what isn’t." --Epictetus
"Every experience God gives us, every person He puts in our lives, is the perfect preparation for the future that only He can see."--Corrie ten Boom
"Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the wrong. Sometime in life, you will have been all of these."
"If God were small enough to be understood, he would not be big enough to be worshipped."
"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one!'" --C.S. Lewis
"Then he isn't safe?" said Lucy. "Safe?" said Mr. Beaver; "don't you hear what Mrs. Beaver is telling you? Who said anything about safe?' Course he isn't safe. But he's good. He's the King, I tell you."--C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
"Do not look forward to the changes and chances of this life in fear; rather look to them with full hope that, as they arise, God, whose you are, will deliver you out of them. He is your Keeper. He has kept you hitherto. Hold fast to his dear hand, and he will lead you safely through all things; and, when you cannot stand, he will bear you in his arms." -- Saint Frances of Sales
"Quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death. Grab life by the mane. Set God-sized goals. Pursue God-ordained passions. Go after a dream that is destined to fail without divine intervention. Keep asking questions. Keep making mistakes. Keep seeking God. Stop pointing out problems and become part of the solution. Stop repeating the past and start creating the future. Stop playing it safe and start taking risks. Expand your horizons. Accumulate experiences. Consider the lilies. Enjoy the journey. Find every excuse you can to celebrate everything you can. Live like today is the first day and last day of your life. Don't let what's wrong with you keep you from worshipping what's right with God. Burn sinful bridges. Blaze a new trail. Criticize by creating. Worry less about what people think and more about what God thinks. Don't try to be who you're not. Be yourself. Laugh at yourself. Quit holding out. Quit holding back. Quit running away. Chase the lion." -- Mark Batterson