quotes to live by

I have been compiling a list of quotes that really speak to my heart, and I hope they will to yours as well. Now, that being said, I frequently post scripture here. It's usually about something that God is dealing with in me or a verse that just pops in my head when I sit down to write. My disclaimer is that I believe with every fiber in me that the Bible is the book to live by - hands down.

However, I do believe God speaks through people now too. Friends/Neighbors/Coworkers/Random Cashiers say just the right thing at just the right time and they don't even know it! It's happened to me and I know it's happened to you too. Sometimes we don't even realize how God used them until hours or days later.

You are wondering why I am on my soapbox? It's because some of the quotes I am about to share are from non-believers. I don't think we should dismiss them merely because of that fact. No, they aren't found in scripture, but some of them contain biblical truths anyway. Remember we serve a big God! One that can use whoever he wants however he wants whenever he wants to speak to us!

"Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans." - John Lennon

"If you judge people, you have no time to love them." - Mother Teresa

"A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous." - Ingrid Bergman

"Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly." - Rose Franken

 "Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief." - Joseph Addison

"If you have nothing to say, say nothing." - Mark Twain 

"We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties." - Oswald Chambers 

"A good marriage is the union of two forgivers." - Ruth Graham


  1. Love some of those! My favorites are by Rose Franken, Joseph Addison, and Ruth Graham. :)

  2. I just found your blog through Amy, and I must say, I am staying. Those quotes are beautiful and challenging, all at the same time. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Love those! Thanks for sharing!

  4. I have always loved Ruth Graham, and that last quote is just a humdinger - wow.

    Thanks for sharing these - they made me think!

  5. great quotes there! (oh was gonna tell you about award but you noticed already haha. cool. hope you are doing well and keeping sane without the husband!)

  6. good stuff...love that john lennon quote...so true!


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