The great paradox of our lives is that we are often concerned about what we do or still can do, but we are most likely to be remembered for who we were. Henri Nouwen, The Greatest Gift Today is International Women’s Day and there will be accolades for women from all over the world who
I still need some more healthy rest in order to work at my best. My health is the main capital I have and I want to administer it intelligently. Ernest Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway on Writing And so . . . we rest.
God loves each of us as if there were only one of us. Augustine So, too, does God speak to us in a manner uniquely suited to us. Through the Word, yes, but also intimately in the night seasons, through music and art, in the way of the garden, through the words of another, in
Like it or not, we either add to the darkness of indifference and out-and-out evil which surround us or we light a candle to see by. Madeline L’Engle, A Circle of Quiet And so, we choose. We know the candle is the better choice but sometimes we struggle to find a match with which to
Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher. William Wordsworth A word spoken, one written, and with wisdom inspiration comes. Gifts: unintended and thus all the more precious. Simple. Awake too early or perhaps just early enough. I finish a book and by then it’s too late to try to sleep.
Therefore, at the heart of the meaning of work is creativity. If you are God, your work is to create out of nothing. If you are not God, but like God—that is, if you are human—your work is to take what God has made and shape it and use it to make him look great.
Sometimes, God redeems your story by surrounding you with people who need to hear about your past so it doesn't become their future. Jon Acuff I was reading something recently that mentioned a writer I had not heard of. I Googled to find her online home and popped over to her blog. i read a