I keep a little red moleskin journal in my purse. It helps me remember the names of new friends, the list of calls I need to make or items I need to buy. Best of all, it becomes a depository for inspiring quotes. I’d like to share some of those today, credited where possible.[i] (Next week begins a five week description of an unexpected journey.)
“Don’t make obedience exhausting. You need the help of heaven to understand the things of heaven. Ask God to help you.”
“Be careful. What was miraculous can become mundane.”
“As to forgiveness, St. Stephen did not pick up the stones and hurl them back at his executioners.”
“Do we squander our forgiveness?”
“Letting your sinful nature control you mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace” (Romans 8: 6 NLT).
“Pray the Jesus Prayer (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me.) throughout the day, and keep Christ at the center of your existence.”
“The pains of this world are temporary.”
“This is the prayer that never fails, ‘Thy will be done.’” (Father Tim in Jan Karon’s Mitford Series)
And how about you. Do you have a favorite quote scribbled somewhere? I’d love for you to share it here.
[i] If you can identify the source of an uncredited quote, please let me know!