~ the road home ~
"The Lord is the everlasting God,
The creator of the ends of the earth,
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom,
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength,
They will soar on wings like eagles,
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint."
~ Isaiah 40:28-31 ~
"Go forth to meet the solemnities and to conquer the trials of existence, believing in a Shepherd of your souls. Then faith in Him will support you in duty, and duty finely done will strengthen faith; till at last, when all is over here, and the noise and strife of the earthly battle fades upon your dying ear, and you hear, instead thereof, the deep and musical sound of the ocean of eternity, and see the lights of heaven shining on its waters still and fair in their radiant rest, your faith will raise the song of conquest. and in its retrospect of the life which has ended, and its forward glance upon the life to come, take up the poetic inspiration of the Hebrew king. "Surely goodness and mercy have followed me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever."
~ Stopford A. Brooke ~
"Give us grace and strength to forbear and to perservere,
Give us courage and gaiety and the quiet mind,
Spare to us our friends,
Soften to us our enemies."
~ Robert Louis Stevenson ~
"...to pick up the pieces of our lives and go on living, we have to get over the irrational feeling that every misfortune is our fault. ...We are really not that powerful. Not everything that happens in the world is our doing." ~ Rabbi Harold Kushner ~
"For God says, "When you are dry, empty, sick, or weak, at such a time is your prayer most pleasing to me, even though you find little enough to enjoy in it." ~ Julian or Norwich ~
"When he heard this, Jesus said, "This sickness will not end in death.
No, it is for God's glory so that God's Son may be glorified through it."
~ John 11:4 ~
If you'd like your name added to the prayer list, please let me know.
Prayer Keeping ~ Liz and her sons ~ William and Catherine ~ Leslie ~ Becky ~ Rick ~Misha ~ J ~ Linda ~ Linda and Skip ~ Ryan ~ Roy ~ Tonya ~ Dave ~ me ~