JoyTucked In

We can't get away from hard situations, but we have to find joy tucked in between them. - Annie F. Downs

Beginning a Friendship

A friend is never chosen. A secret sympathy, the attraction of a thousand nameless qualities, a charm in the expression of the countenance, even in voice or manner, a similarity of circumstances - these are the things that begin attachment. - Anna Barbauld

I Need Thee

Would You make Your presence known to me? Would You be a full part of every moment and guide me each step of the way? Don't let me get overconfident, God. Don't let me think I can do this on my own. Everything turns out better when You're involved. And every moment becomes more precious and enjoyable, knowing that You're there. Keep the song placed in my heart: "I need Thee, oh I need thee, every hour I need Thee." You placed the lyrics for that hymn in the heart of a housewife as she went about her daily routine; you directed her to write it so that we would have inspiration in even the most mundane tasks. Inspire me, too, Lord! Fill me with your presence and give meaning to every hour. Let things of great beauty come from times of monotony. Help me to be receptive to Your spirit in everything I do. - Angela Watson

Clutter

Look around. All that clutter used to be money. - Author Unknown

About Him

If we ever get to the point where our goal is to have people say, "What a wonderful person," we're missing the mark. Instead, our goal is to have people say, "What a wonderful God this person serves." Our task is to have people say, "Tell me about your God," to point people to Him. - Max Lucado

Fingerprints

It will be gone before you know it. The fingerprints on the wall will appear higher and higher, and then suddenly they disappear. - Dorothy Evslin

Don't hesitate...

Don't hesitate to take to [God] whatever is on your heart. He already knows it anyway, but He doesn't want you to bear its pain or celebrate its joy alone. - Billy Graham

The Centre of Worship

I believe some Christians today have forgotten that worship is not for them. It is for the Lord. Worship is not meant to please me, to make me feel good, to meet my criteria, my standards, my tastes. Worship is for God. I am not to be at the center of worship. - John Phelan Jr

Every Moment

God is near. God is involved. This moment is his moment, where he is actively accomplishing his will. The thing that is most important in this moment is not what we desire, but what he is doing...In every situation, in every problem, in every location, in every relationship, every time, God is at work. Every moment is God's moment. - Paul David Tripp, Age of Opportunity

Listening

The secret to having a great conversation is listening. - Donald Miller