Favorite Quotes

I can never remember where I put that perfect quote that I wanted to remember. Was it on Facebook? My twitter feed? In a journal somewhere? On a scrap of paper in some forgotten purse at the back of the closet? You get the point. These are a few of my favorites.

Quotes are in red. The italics at the end of each quote are random thoughts I've added.


Corrie ten Boom
There is no pit so deep that my God is not deeper still.
When I was a teen a family friend gave me a devotional book by Corrie ten Boom. He said she reminded him of my grandmother, whom I adored. This quote came from one of those devotions. I've never forgotten it. Over the years, if there is anything I've learned about my Father, it's that no matter how painful, dark, or desolate things may seem in this life, God is more than sufficient. He is always 'deeper still.'


Oswald Chambers
Every man is made to reach out beyond his grasp. (My Utmost for His Highest)

Jonathan Fong
People often ask me the secret to being creative, and this is what I tell them: I am not afraid to try things and
mess up. That has been my secret. Trying to be perfect kills creativity. Afraid of looking stupid kills creativity. But trying something new, even though there’s a good chance you will fail, that’s what makes your
creativity flourish.

C. S. Lewis
One of the greatest theologians and apologists of our time.
The next best thing to being wise oneself is to live in a circle of those who are.

When you are arguing against God you are arguing against the very power that makes you able to argue at all; it is like cutting off the very branch you are sitting on. (Mere Christianity)

Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see. 

J. R. R. Tolkein
All we have to do is to decide what to do with the time that is given to us.

Lysa Terkeurst
This woman is amazing. Real. Raw. And such an inspiration to me.
Truth is the only healthy place from which to speak. Assumption is the birthplace of godless chatter.

Trusting God's plan is the only secret I know in the gentle are of not freaking out. (The Best Yes)


From the movie "Hope Floats"
One of my favorite movies ever! Sandra Bullock and Harry Connick Jr, how can you go wrong? Besides that, it has some quotes that I simply love.

Childhood is what you spend the rest of your life trying to overcome. That's what Mama always says. She says that beginnings are scary, endings are usually sad, but it's the middle that counts the most. Try to remember that when you find yourself at a new beginning. Just give hope a chance to float up. 
And it will . . .
I love this quote! Life is hard. We often think childhood should be a happy time. But, really, let's face it. Some of the most humiliating moments in life happen at school. At least for me. I don't think I'm alone.
Another thought. How true it is that it really doesn't matter where you began. At the end, all that matters is what was in the middle, and did you 'end well'. We don't have to be defined by where we started, even if it's late in life when we realize we need to walk with God. As long as there is breath, there is always, always, always hope for change, improvement.

I just don't want to be known as Bernice Matisse!
Names matter. So do monograms. I unwittingly gave one of my children an unfortunate set of initials. Beautiful name. As long as she doesn't have to just write her initials. In order. 
But on brighter note, all throughout scripture, when there was a radical change in someone's life, God assigned a new name to that person. I love knowing that I have received a new name, Redeemed! 

Hey, I am still your mama, Missy. You move it!
We never outgrow Mama being boss. 

Once upon a time your mama knew what it meant to shine.
Yep. I'm at that age.

Dancing's just a conversation between two people. Talk to me.
Ahhhh. One of the most romantic lines ever.

Oh, I like all of God's creatures. I just like some of them better stuffed. He's one of them.
I think I know that guy. (Or girl.)

Why don't you go down and get dressed? You gotta feel depressed looking like that.
I've had days when I needed someone to say this to me! 

That's alright. When I knew you I was about seven inches shorter and seventy pounds heavier. We didn't exactly eat at the same lunch table.
Ahh, yes. School again. 

Mothers always love their daughters, even if they show it poorly.
I've definitely been guilty of 'showing it poorly'.

Ramona Calvert: You have a birthday coming up. You want to tell me what you wish for?
Bernice Pruitt: No.
Ramona Calvert: No? Well that's all right; I'll figure it out with my Grandma magic.
Grandma's really do have magic ways. 

You know, I always thought I was gonna be, I don't know, special. But I'm not. I'm just... I'm just an ordinary person. And that's ok. Because... you make me special.
One person who believes in you, loves you unconditionally, can make all the difference in this life.  

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