Welcome to The Week In Words, where we share quotes from the last week’s reading. If something you read this past week inspired you, caused you to laugh, cry, think, dream, or just resonated with you in some way, please share it with us, attributing it to its source, which can be a book, newspaper, blog, Facebook — anything that you read. More information is here.
Here are some that caught my eye this week, with little commentary:
You’ll see why I like this one from a friend’s Facebook. 🙂
“The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.” — Benjamin Disraeli
From Mennonite Girls Can Cook:
“Every house where love abides
And friendship is a guest,
Is surely home, and home sweet home,
For the heart can rest.”
~Henry Van Dyke~
I want my home to be a place where the heart can rest.
From another friend’s Facebook
“Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.”
And from yet another friend’s Facebook, advice from a friend of hers while recuperating from a serious condition:
“Give yourself time to completely heal without guilt for taking the time.”
If you ever have had to heal from something, you know about feeling either guilty or discouraged because you can’t do things that need to be done. But healing takes time.
From Keep a Quiet Heart by Elisabeth Elliot:
The secret is Christ in me, not me in a different set of circumstances.
And finally, from Angela Hunt’s The Note:
Some people…accept the “trappings” of belief without ever actually embracing the belief itself.
Sad but true. One of my prayers for each of us in my family, myself first of all, is that we would be genuine believers and not just going through the motions of Christian culture.
If you’ve read anything that particularly spoke to you that you’d like to share, please either list it in the comments below or write a post on your blog and then put the link to that post (not your general blog link) in Mr. Linky below. I do ask that only family-friendly quotes be included.