Friday, August 19, 2011

Inspiring Quotes & Poems

"I must offer a word of warning to believers. Often the work of the Lord itself may tempt us away from communion with Him. A full schedule of preaching, counseling and travel can erode the strength of the mightiest servant of the Lord. Public prayer will never make up for the closet communion." ~George Mueller

"Avoid fruitless arguments and let truth do all the shouting." ~Bill Gothard

"You are the Potter, I am the clay; what do you want me to do today?" ~Justin Schlichter

"If you want to make a difference in the world, you have to go in the different direction than the world." ~Author Unknown

"Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence." ~George Washington

"Don't waste time bothering whether you 'love' your neighbor; act as if you did. As soon as we do this we find one of the greatest secrets. When we are behaving as if you loved someone you will presently come to love them." ~C.S. Lewis

"Who we are is reflected in the people we choose as friends." ~Dr. Grace Ketterman

"Home with all it's prohibitions and opportunities to die daily offered training far greater than any Bible school curriculum." ~Amy Charmichael

"Without the assistance of the Divine Being...I cannot succeed. With that assistance, I cannot fail." ~Abraham Lincoln

A Careful Woman I Ought To Be
~Author Unknown

A careful woman I ought to be
A little girl follows me.
I do not dare go astray,
For fear she'll go the same way.
Not once can I escape her eyes
Whate'er she sees me do she tries.
Like me, she sees what she's going to be
That little girl who follows me.
I must remember as I go
Through summer sun and winter snow,
I'm molding for the years to be
That little girl who follows me. 

I'd Rather
By Meredith Grey

I'd rather be a mother
Than anyone on earth,
Bringing up a child or two
Of unpretentious birth.

I'd rather tuck a little child
All safe and sound in bed-
Than twine a chain of diamonds
About my foolish head.

I'd rather wash a smudgy face
With round, bright baby eyes-
Than paint the pageantry of fame
Or walk among the wise.

"If you were given a nickname descriptive of your character, would you be proud of it?" ~Author Unknown

"Some people complain to God, asking Him why he puts thorns among roses. While other thank God for putting roses among the thorns." ~ Author Unknown

"I often think flowers are the angels' alphabet whereby they write on hills and fields mysterious and beautiful lessons for us to feel and learn." ~Louisa May Alcott

"A woman is like a tea bag. You never know how strong she is until she gets into hot water." ~Eleanor Roosevelt

"Remember the tea kettle; it is always up to its neck in hot water, yet it still sings!" ~Author Unknown

"A woman's heart should be so lost in God that a man must seek Him in order to find her." ~Author Unknown

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Bekah said...

There's some really good thoughts here! :)

Seeking to follow said...

I've seen that last quote attributed to C.S. Lewis.

Thanks for sharing, there's a lot of encouraging and challenging thoughts in there. :)

Rebekah and Anna said...

Thank you for putting these encourging quotes and poems on here.

Emily J.