- When asked why his country produces so many great runners…Kip Lagat, a Kenyan distance competitor at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games replied:
“It’s the road signs: Beware of lions!”
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.
Faith never knows where it is being led but it loves and knows the One who is leading.
C.S. Lewis writes that every soul will adopt one of two postures before God, either with joyful surrender or defiant separation. Thy Will Be Done or My Will Be Done.
The Gulf Stream can pass through a straw, if the straw aligns itself with the Gulf Stream.
When you’re waiting, you’re not doing nothing. You’re doing the most important something there is. You’re allowing your soul to grow up. If you can’t be still and wait, you can’t become what God created you to be.
*Sue Monk Kidd in When the Heart Waits*
My life will always have dirty dishes
If this sink can become
a place of contemplation
let me learn constancy here.
Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before how indefinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever.
Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward offered, for they are gone forever.
It’s never too late to be what you might have been.
I base my fashion on what doesn’t itch.
If God were small enough to be understood, He would not be big enough to be worshipped.
- I believe God made me for a purpose, but He also made me fast. And when I run, I feel His pleasure.
*Ian Charleson as Eric Liddell in Chariots of Fire
- There is in every true woman’s heart a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity; but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.
- There is often in people to whom ‘the worst’ has happened an almost transcendent freedom, for they have faced ‘the worst’ and survived it.
- Prayer is such an ordinary, everyday, mundane thing. Certainly, people who pray are no more saints than the rest of us. Rather, they are people who want to share a life with God, to love and be loved, to speak and to listen, to work and to be at rest in the presence of God.
- One can get just as much exultation in losing oneself in a little thing as in a big thing. It is nice to think how one can be recklessly lost in a daisy!
*Anne Morrow Lindbergh*
- God loves you in the morning sun and the evening rain, without caution or regret.