~ big sky country ~
"For I know the plans I have for you,
My plans are plans for your good,
not to destroy you or bring evil to you.
These plans are for your future, full of hope and promise."
~ Jeremiah 29:11 ~
"Everything we are given and everything we are deprived of is nothing but a finger pointing out the direction of God's hidden promise which we shall taste in full."
~ Henri Nouwen ~
"The world is God's language to us."
~ Simone Weil ~
"One of the hardest lessons we have to learn in this life, and one that many persons never learn, is to see the divine, the celestial, the pure, in the common, the near at hand-to see that heaven lies about us here in this world." ~ John Burroughs ~
"God always gives us strength enough,
and sense enough,
for everything He wants us to do."
~ John Ruskin ~
"If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing you're lacking...is freedom." ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower ~
"Without risk, faith is impossible."
"Every believer must be a kind of psalmist, either literally or privately. That living itself has been given, at least in part, as a way of knowing God intimately. Every event takes on a significance in that context, for there is no waste in experience."
"Be thine own palace,
or the world's thy jail."
~ John Donne ~
"The strength and happiness of a man consists in finding out the way in which God is going, and going in that way too." ~ Henry Ward Beecher ~
"The happiness of life is made up on minute fractions--the little soon-forgotten charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment, and the countless infinitesimals of pleasurable and genial feeling." ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge ~
"Choice of attention-to pay attention to this and ignore that-is to the inner life what choice of action is to the outer. In both cases, a man is responsible for his choice and must accept the consequences." ~ W. H. Auden ~
"Light tomorrow with today."
"...I have come that they might have life
and have it more abundantly."
~ Jesus, John 10:10 ~
If you'd like a name added to the prayer list, please let me know.
Prayer Keeping ~ Donna ~ Jim ~ Sandra ~