...anything is possible with hard work, imagination, and a little humor. - Ruth Ayres, Day by Day


Sometimes fear does not subside and one must choose to do it afraid. - Elisabeth Elliot


I can let troubles make me bitter and angry. Or I can let the pain make me more sympathetic to others. - Rob L. Staples

Old Friend

Ah, how good it feels! The hand of an old friend. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Courage does not...

Courage does not panic; it prays. Courage does not bemoan; it believes. - Max Lucado

Move the attention...

Make a conscious choice to "move the attention of your anxious heart away from the waves (of troubles or feelings of fear or pity) to the One who walks on waves and says, "It's me. Don't be afraid." - Cheri Fuller quoting Henri Nouwen


We need perspective to keep us from reacting when our plans fall through. We need the perspective that the moment we are in is just as important as the moment we planned on that didn’t happen the way we thought it would. - Jill Savage, No More Perfect Moms

Use your notebook...

Use your notebook to breathe in the world around you. - Ralph Fletcher


Whatever is ahead for you, your great big God is too! - Holley Gerth

Preserving Memories

We can hold onto moments and prolong their joy when we give ourselves the chance to write about them - and so I write to treasure and preserve memories. - Tara Smith


When my heart fears the very worst, I will run to Your Word and be safe. - Karen Ehman

Writing a first draft ...

Writing a first draft is very much like watching a Polaroid develop. You can’t — and, in fact, you’re not supposed to — know exactly what the picture is going to look like until it has finished developing. - Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

From His Perspective

As women, we tend to be more critical of ourselves. We need to learn to see our beauty and worthiness from God's perspective, not our own. - Angie Perschall

Discovering the Storehouse

Prayer is how we hear the beautiful things he wants to do in our life instead of just hearing about what God used to do in Bible days...Prayer is discovering the storehouse of blessings the Lord has for us if we will merely come to him and ask. - Cheri Fuller, a busy woman's guide to prayer

One Great God

I don't believe there is one great thing I was made to do in this world. I believe there is one great God I was made to glorify. And there will be many ways, even a million ways, I will declare his glory with my life. - Emily P. Freeman, A Million Little Ways: Uncover the Art You Were Made to Live

Most Important

The most important thing in my life is Christ. He's more important to me than winning or losing or whether I'm playing or not. Everything else is just a bonus. - Tim Howard, USA World Cup soccer goalie

Nonfiction Reading

It is well accepted that nonfiction reading is an important part of functioning in daily life. - Tony Stead, Reality Checks

I declare after all...

I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library. - Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

If I waited...

If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word. - Margaret Atwood


Make it again and again and again and again, until you get better and better and better and better at it. - Elizabeth Gilbert

Jesus at the Center

While I want to equip my children to be well-rounded, responsible adults, I must not miss the most important thing. Of all the things I teach my children, I must place their relationship with Jesus at the top of the list. - Lysa TerKeurst, Am I Messing Up My Kids?...and Other Questions Every Mom Asks

Saying yes...

Saying yes all the time won't make me wonder woman. It will make me a worn out woman. - Lysa TerKeurst

Lord, when I'm...

Lord, when I'm tempted to worry, fret or obsess, remind me to pray, trust and let go. - Liz Curtis Higgs

It's in the kitchen...

It's in the kitchen where the warmth of shared memories, laughter and life create a recipe to span generations. - Jennifer Schmidt

Keep Swinging

My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging. - Hank Aaron

Is this really from you?

God will never tell you to do something that is in disagreement with His Word. When you feel that you are "hearing" from God, test it against the Word. Ask God in prayer, "Is this really from you? Please show me clearly in the Bible what the truth is." - Tracy Klehn

We can be confident...

We can be confident we are praying God’s will when we are praying God’s word. – Renee Swope


Satan never wastes a fiery dart on an area covered in armor. - Beth Moore

His Love & Wisdom

God never witholds from His child that which His love and wisdom call good. God's refusals are always merciful -- "severe mercies" at times but mercies all the same. God never denies us our hearts desire except to give us something better. - Elisabeth Elliot

More Than

We speak with more than our mouths. We listen with more than our ears. - Mister Rogers

No matter what kind...

No matter what kind of crisis we may be in, we want to pray that God's name will be glorified, that God will be glorified. - Nancy DeMoss

Oaks & Diamonds

When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure. - Peter Marshall

One Person

We know that even one person doing the right thing can sometimes make all the difference in the world. - Ken Evers-Hood

Trust the Engineer

When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don't throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer. - Corrie Ten Boom