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

7 comments:

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

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  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.

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  3. Love those! Thanks for sharing!

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

    Thanks for sharing these - they made me think!

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  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!)

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

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