Quotes

‎"One of the strange things about living in the world is that it is only now and then one is quite sure one is going to live forever and ever. Sometimes the immense quiet of the dark blue at night with millions of stars waiting and watching makes one sure, and sometimes a sound of far-off music makes it true, and sometimes a look in someone's eyes."

‎"Till we thus know him, let us hold his word dear as the moon of our darkness, by which we travel toward the east; not dear as the sun whence her light comes, and towards which we haste, that, walking in the sun himself, we may no more need the mirror that reflected his absent brightness." —George Macdonald

‎"The north wind blows, and blasts, and raves
And flaps his snowy wing
Back! toss thy bergs on arctic waves
Thou canst not bar our spring"

‎"Up beyond the storm and rush, 
with our lesson let us rise, 
lo the morning's golden flush 
meets us midway in the skies,
perishes undesired dreams and strife,
and death is swallowed up in Life!"

“In almost everything that touches our everyday life on earth, God is pleased when we're pleased. He wills that we be as free as birds to soar and sing our maker's praise without anxiety.”

‎"O wind of God, that blows in the mind
Blow, blow and wake the gentle spring in me
Blow, swifter blow, a strong warm summer wind
Till all the flowers with eyes come out to see
Blow till the fruit hangs red on every tree"

‎"The snow was falling and the world was merged in a tidal wave from the ocean of hope and seemed to heave a restful sigh under its cooling renovation"

‎"You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies"

‎"If you hear a voice within you say, 'You are not a painter,' then by all means paint…and that voice will be silenced." - Vincent Van Gogh

‎"The frosty snow sparkled underneath, and the cold stars of winter sparkled above, and between the snow and the stars shimmered and shifted, vanished and came again a serried host of spears" - Paradise Lost

‎"To keep a fire in all night only to warm such a tiny drop of water as she wants, I must say, seems like using a steam-engine to sweep up the crumbs."

“Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So... get on your way.” - Dr Suess

A bold and dashing adventure is in your future within the year

OBEDIENCE ALONE holds wide the door for the entrance of the spirit.

‎"He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope."

‎"It is rather when we gloriously forget ourselves and plunge soul-forward, headlong, into a book's profound, impassioned for its beautify of salt and truth, it is then we get the right good from a book."

‎"Nothing serves better for teaching than the conversation of good and thoughtful people."

“In all things it is better to hope than to despair”

‎"Sometimes your heart is so full that you cannot think the smallest thought."

‎"The soul never thinks without a picture." - Today is a good day to take a picture.

‎"Beautiful stories wed with lovely days
Like words and music what shall be the tale
of love and nobleness that might avail
From heaven may come the great sun rays
In sunshine and in snow 
hunger and fear about
Let Him be born and save us so
that ill deeds and ill fare 
will soon be driven out"

‎"When the storm was proudest, 
And the wind was loudest, 
I heard the hollow caverns drinking down below; 
When the stars were bright, 
And the ground was white, 
I heard the grasses springing underneath the snow."

‎"Winter in the soul is by no means a comfortable season,but there is comfort, He is the great Winter King, and rules in the realms of frost.He is the constant source of warmth and comfort in every time of trouble. Let us wrap ourselves in the warm garments of His promises, and go forth to labors which befit the season."

‎"Some minds are sunlike, sources of light in themselves and to others. Others may be as moons that shine when the sun is shining full upon them."

In everyone's life, at some time, the inner fire begins to dwindle. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another. We should all be thankful God brings someone to rekindle the fire of life in us, and that we ourselves may be that someone.

is thankful for the warmth that comes from a heart dear and true

Nothing like a good book by a warm fire

‎"As constellations shine with intense luster in the midnight sky, so the words of Jesus come out like ministering angels in the deep dark night. We may see no beauty in them when the world is sunny and bright, but He has laid them up in store for us for the dark and cloudy day"

‎"The great Father sails through the heaven of heavens the huge ship of the world. And over an infinitely grander sea the Father is carrying navies of human souls, every soul a world whose affairs none but the Father could understand, through many a storm and battle with the powers of evil, safe to the haven of the children, His home. Our admiral is Jesus Christ, and we take our orders from Him."

Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving, of life. - George Macdonald

‎"The Road goes ever on and on, down from the door where it began. Now far ahead the road has gone, and I must follow, if I can,, pursuing it with eager feet, until it joins some larger way, where many paths and errands meet."

‎"i have seen beauty thrive in the most fragile places, i have seen the book that turns darkness into light"

‎"God works all things for the good of those who love Him who are called according to His purpose." - Even if that means crashing down stairs and a car breaking down. ;) A good reminder there are things more important than transportation, comfort or saving money, or time spent repairing something. Truth is the greatest thing to treasure in your heart and clears the way for life, liberty, and brilliance!

‎"From our birthday, until we die, is but the winking of an eye." Hope you all come to see what there is to see and love about the greatest of truths in the days to come!

Truth is the greatest thing to treasure in your heart and clears the way for life, liberty, and brilliance!

‎"Much more surprising things can happen to anyone who, when a disagreeable or discouraged thought comes into their mind, just has the sense to remember in time and push it out by putting in an agreeable determinedly courageous one. Two things cannot be in one place. Where you tend a rose, a thistle cannot grow."
- The Secret Garden

‎"A woman's heart is such a complex problem - the owner therof is often most incompetent to find the solution of this puzzle" - The Scarlet Pimpernel

Walking in love makes the soil of our heart deep. Walking in the Spirit makes the soil of our heart clean. - Oswald Chambers

I've come to the conclusion that a good imagination is a bad thing and that there is no romance in the world.

Almost missed how amazing God is.

IN HIS DUE TIME, FOR HIS GOOD PLEASURE, MY FRIEND :)

‎"Like the sun which shines as it rolls onward in its orbit, his path is radiant with lovingkindness. He is a swift arrow of love, which not only reaches its ordained target, but perfumes the air through which it flies."

Perhaps there is a greater treasure than you thought that is to be found today

Go and put your trust in him, and his answer will be-"I have loved thee with an everlasting love, therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee. "

‎"The intent here is to gain a clear perception of humanity,
where we've been and where we're going, 
the pitfalls and the possibilities
the perils and the promise,
perhaps even an answer to the universal question why"
-Doc Brown

the rain goes forth at His command
as a musical procession upon the land
over us a song is sung and seen

Fair is that lone star which smiles through the rifts of the thunder clouds; bright is the oasis which blooms in the wilderness of sand; so fair and so bright is love in the midst of wrath.

It is love which brings the spiritual and natural back into harmony.

Every passing minute is a chance to turn it all around

“An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.”
G. K. Chesterton

Banish those unbelieving fears which so dishonour God. Arise, shake thyself from the dust, and put on thy beautiful garments.

to the searching eye it glows with splendour of revelation

Let the memory of sorrow be forgot! Come, be drenched in the hope of eternity!

I roamed the countryside searching for answers to things I did not understand. ~Leonardo da Vinci

“The rain it rains on the just And also on the unjust fella, But chiefly on the just, because The unjust steals the just's umbrella” - C. Bowen

‎"Take heed of the little foxes that spoil the vines, for our vines have tender grapes. He will surely, like Samson, take the foxes at once and easily." -C.H.S.

‎"Live in a constant state of expectancy leaving room for God to come in as He decides." - Oswald Chambers

Tune my spirit to the music of heaven

It is by loving and not being loved that one can come nearest to the soul of another. ~ George Macdonald

 It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.” - C.S. Lewis

Where there is life, there is hope - The Hobbit

Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else. Leonardo da Vinci

“Disappointment to a noble soul is what cold water is to burning metal; it strengthens, tempers, intensifies, but never destroys it.” - E. Tabor

“Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments.” - H.W. Beacher

‎"It is a great thing to follow after the light that God gives, without regard to human opinion, custom, tradition, or any formal approval." -George Muller

‎"My grief was His, not mine alone; The waves that burst in fears, He heard not only with His own, But heard them with my ears." -G.Macdonald - from A Book of Dreams

Come then with the blind eye of darkened understanding, come with the limping foot of wasted energy, come with the maimed hand of weak faith, the fever of an angry temper, or the ague of shivering despondency, come just as thou art, for he who is God can certainly restore thee of thy plague. - C.H. Spurgeon

‎"Let us not fall into the error of letting our passions and carnal appetites ride in triumph, while our nobler powers walk in the dust." -C.S.

It is for the cause of resurrection that death exists.



"In His perfect timing everything will fall together."
-Joseph Roberts

‎"Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person's ultimate good as far as it can be obtained." - C.S. Lewis

Love is as strong as death.

‎"Even beyond the ocean our Father's love beams like the sun in its strength."

‎"A joyful voice though born so low,
and making all its neighbours glad
sweet, hidden, constant in its flow
even when the winds are sad." :)

“It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.”

"You came into this world by grace
and to many a higher hope was grown
by your bright and shining face 
and the quilts of love you've sewn
you're a reminder of heaven's eternal spring
with summer at the door
that one day we shall tell its King
that we desire no more"

‎"The sun which wades through clouds and a troubled sky sets often in gold. Many a ray of light will shoot athwart memory's darkened sky!"

‎"Let your tears flow,
let your sad sighs have scope,
only take heed they fan and water Hope."

"Friendship is like a prism through which the many variations of beauty are revealed in our lives." - shared with me by a dear friend

‎"There are many true things that cannot be seen with the naked eye. The eye must be clothed and in its right mind first."

‎"Life is to be lived, not by helpless assent or aimless drifting, but by active cooperation with the Life that has said "Live."

‎"A good book, like a true man, is well worth writing about by anyone who understands it."

‎"Yahweh, the rivers raise, the rivers raise their voices, the rivers raise their thunders, greater than the voice of the ocean, transcending the waves of the sea." After a rough day, I went to the river to read and was again refreshed and knew again that reconciliation is in store. Live like the river I say. Live like the river.

"Our griefs cannot mar the melody of our praise, we reckon them to be the bass part of our life's song"

“We read to know we are not alone.” - C.S. Lewis

Happy Birthday Jeremy...My birthday wish for you...May today you be in perfect harmony with your thoughts, dreams and the law of attraction!....

Ideas are the way of the future friend"

“In almost everything that touches our everyday life on earth, God is pleased when we're pleased. He wills that we be as free as birds to soar and sing our maker's praise without anxiety.” - A.W. Tozer

‎"Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower." ~Hans Christian Anderson

"Her eyes were like the sky because she had made them that way by always looking up at the birds and the clouds."

‎"Be not afraid of greatness, some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them. One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest." May your birthday be the beginning of greater things my friend!

‎"If we would ripen in grace, we must live near to Jesus, in his presence, ripened by the sunshine of His smiles."

‎"Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person's ultimate good as far as it can be obtained." - C.S. Lewis



"Fair white flowers of faith and trust, springing from spirits bruised and crushed; blossoms of love, touched with Heaven's own light." - from SQ

"I know a lot about love, I've seen centuries of it.
All those pain, lies, hate, made me want to turn away
and never look down again, but to see the way mankind loves,
you can search the edges of the universe and never find anything more beautiful.
I know that love is unconditional, but I also know it can be unpredictable,
unexpected, uncontrolable, unbearable, strangly easy to mistake for loathing,
But I feel that my chest can barely contain it,
that my heart doesn't belong to me anymore,
and if you wanted it, no exchange, no gifts, no goods,
no demonstrations of devotion, nothing but knowing you love me too,
just your heart in enchange for mine."  - Stardust by Neil Gaiman

"Butter and honey shall He eat, that He may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good." - Isaiah 7:10
 
"My grief was His, not mine alone; The waves that burst in fears, He heard not only with His own, But heard them with my ears." -G.Macdonald - from A Book of Dreams
 
Come then with the blind eye of darkened understanding, come with the limping foot of wasted energy, come with the maimed hand of weak faith, the fever of an angry temper, or the ague of shivering despondency, come just as thou art, for he who is God can certainly restore thee of thy plague. - C.H. Spurgeon
 
"Let us not fall into the error of letting our passions and carnal appetites ride in triumph, while our nobler powers walk in the dust." -C.S.
 
"On the earth when deep snows lie, still the sun is in the sky, And when most we miss His fire, He is ever drawing nigher. In the darkest winter day." - George Macdonald
 
"Saints, a group of displaced persons, not of this world, not of its roots or ideals, on their way to an extraterrestrial destination" - C. Missler

"May you have as many happy birthdays in this world as will make you ready for a happier series of them afterwards, the first of which birthdays will be the one we call the day of death down here. But there is a better grander birthday than that, which we may have every day --- every hour that we turn away from ourselves to the living love that makes our love, and so are born again. And I think all these last birthdays will be summed up in one transcending birthday, far off it may be, but surely to come, the moment when we know in ourselves that we are one with God, are living by his life, and having neither thought nor wish but his --- that is desire nothing but what is perfectly lovely, and love everything in which there is anything to love." - George Macdonald

“Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So... get on your way.” - Dr Suess

‎"He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope."

‎"It is rather when we gloriously forget ourselves and plunge soul-forward, headlong, into a book's profound, impassioned for its beautify of salt and truth, it is then we get the right good from a book."

‎"Nothing serves better for teaching than the conversation of good and thoughtful people."
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“In all things it is better to hope than to despair”

‎"Sometimes your heart is so full that you cannot think the smallest thought."

‎"The soul never thinks without a picture." - Today is a good day to take a picture.

‎"Beautiful stories wed with lovely days
Like words and music what shall be the tale
of love and nobleness that might avail
From heaven may come the great sun rays
In sunshine and in snow 
hunger and fear about
Let Him be born and save us so
that ill deeds and ill fare 
will soon be driven out"

‎"When the storm was proudest, 
And the wind was loudest, 
I heard the hollow caverns drinking down below; 
When the stars were bright, 
And the ground was white, 


‎"Winter in the soul is by no means a comfortable season,but there is comfort, He is the great Winter King, and rules in the realms of frost.He is the constant source of warmth and comfort in every time of trouble. Let us wrap ourselves in the warm garments of His promises, and go forth to labors which befit the season."

‎"Some minds are sunlike, sources of light in themselves and to others. Others may be as moons that shine when the sun is shining full upon them."

In everyone's life, at some time, the inner fire begins to dwindle. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another. We should all be thankful God brings someone to rekindle the fire of life in us, and that we ourselves may be that someone.

‎"As constellations shine with intense luster in the midnight sky, so the words of Jesus come out like ministering angels in the deep dark night. We may see no beauty in them when the world is sunny and bright, but He has laid them up in store for us for the dark and cloudy day"

"The great Father sails through the heaven of heavens the huge ship of the world. And over an infinitely grander sea the Father is carrying navies of human souls, every soul a world whose affairs none but the Father could understand, through many a storm and battle with the powers of evil, safe to the haven of the children, His home. Our admiral is Jesus Christ, and we take our orders from Him."

Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving, of life. - George Macdonald
"The Road goes ever on and on, down from the door where it began. Now far ahead the road has gone, and I must follow, if I can,, pursuing it with eager feet, until it joins some larger way, where many paths and errands meet."

‎"i have seen beauty thrive in the most fragile places, i have seen the book that turns darkness into light"

‎"God works all things for the good of those who love Him who are called according to His purpose." - Even if that means crashing down stairs and a car breaking down. ;) A good reminder there are things more important than transportation, comfort or saving money, or time spent repairing something. Truth is the greatest thing to treasure in your heart and clears the way for life, liberty, and brilliance!

‎"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

Walking in love makes the soil of our heart deep. Walking in the Spirit makes the soil of our heart clean. - Oswald Chambers

I've come to the conclusion that a good imagination is a bad thing and that there is no romance in the world.

‎"Like the sun which shines as it rolls onward in its orbit, his path is radiant with lovingkindness. He is a swift arrow of love, which not only reaches its ordained target, but perfumes the air through which it flies."

George Mueller was deeply in love with his wife.  Once he wrote:

“Were we happy? Verily we were. With every year our happiness increased more and more. I never saw my beloved wife at any time, when I met her unexpectedly anywhere in Bristol, without being delighted so to do. I never met her even in the Orphan Houses, without my heart being delighted so to do. Day by day, as we met in our dressing room, at the Orphan Houses, to wash our hands before dinner and tea, I was delighted to meet her, and she was equally pleased to seeme. Thousands of times I told her—“My darling, I never saw you at any time, since you became my wife, without my being delighted to see you.”

So when she was diagnosed with a terminal illness, it shook him to the core of his faith.  And this is where we may catch a glimpse of Mueller’s rare and extraordinary faith and  peace:

“The last portion of scripture which I read to my precious wife was this: “The Lord God is a sun and shield, the Lord will give grace and glory, no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.” Now, if we have believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, we have received grace, we are partakers of grace, and to all such he will give glory also. I said to myself, with regard to the latter part, “no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly”—I am in myself a poor worthless sinner, but I have been saved by the blood of Christ; and I do not live in sin, I walk uprightly before God. Therefore, if it is really good for me, my darling wife will be raised up again; sick as she is. God will restore her again. But if she is not restored again, then it would not be a good thing for me. And so my heart was at rest. I was satisfied with God. And all this springs, as I have often said before, from taking God at his word, believing what he says.”


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