Archives for category: Favorite Quotes

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“Always, everywhere God is present,

and always He seeks to discover Himself to each one”

~A.W.Tozer

 

 

“Of one thing I am perfectly sure:  God’s story never ends with ashes.”

~Elisabeth Elliot

 

 

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“Don’t dig up in doubt what you planted in faith.”  ~ Elisabeth Elliot

I read this quote by Amy Carmichael the other day. Love the truth and simplicity of it.

“We say, then, to anyone who is under trial,

give Him time to steep the soul in His eternal truth.

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Go into the open air, look up into the depths of the sky,

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Wrightsville Beach, NC

or out upon the wideness of the sea,

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Wrightsville Beach, NC

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Malmo, Sweden

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Wrightsville Beach, NC

or on the strength of the hills that is His also; or, if bound in the body, go forth in the spirit; spirit is not bound.

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Shelby, NC

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Boone, NC

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Stockholm, Sweden

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Archipelagos, Sweden

 

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Boiling Springs, NC

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Stockholm, Sweden

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Shelby, NC

Give Him time and, ……as surely as dawn follows night,

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Shelby, NC

there will break upon the heart a sense of certainty that cannot be shaken.”

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Malmo, Sweden

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Backyard 🙂

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Boone, NC

– Amy Carmichael
Faith is perspective. It is belief. And sometimes a little stepping back to get some breathing room can do wonders for fueling faith, because in stepping back, we can better see the Wonder of the One we have faith in.  It’s not about faith in faith. It’s about faith in Him, the One True God.
The Heavens declare His wonder…and when I share in the wonder, well, my view changes my worldview, my worship changes my worry, my wonder changes the One I’m focusing on.  Yeah, am thinking Amy Carmichael had it so right when she wrote the above quote.   A little stepping back and looking up and looking out can awake in my heart “a certainty that cannot be shaken…”  Actually, for me, sometimes that certainty is shaken…but the good news is My God never is. Love that. When I show up, He is already there.  Just a few reminders to my self …

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

Hebrews 11;1

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Love the words of Ann Voskamp, and the reminders to live intentionally each day.  ‘Grateful joy’…love that she has the word ‘grateful’ before ‘joy’  because am thinking that joy often follows being grateful, thankful, aware of the gifts in our lives and around us.  Am thinking ThanksGiving leads to  ThanksLiving, and ThanksLiving leads to Joy. And here’s the thing. Like Ann said, “Any amount of grateful joy changes the present.”  It just does.Love that amazing truth.  May you and yours (and I and mine) live in those moments of grateful joy today ❤

Blessings and Happy ThanksGiving~

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“The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.

My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.”

Psalm 28:7

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“God never gives us discernment in order that we may criticize, but that we may intercede.”  ~ Oswald Chambers

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“Ring the bells

that still can ring

Forget your perfect

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There is a crack

in everything

that’s how

the light 

gets in.”

~Leonard Cohen

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“He had everything but he possessed nothing.

That is the spiritual secret.”

A.W. Tozer

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“In acceptance lies peace…”

~ Elisabeth Elliot

Photo taken at sunset on the Broad River

June 23, 2015

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