From Glorious Illusions: A Novel by Lisa T. Bergen
"Bitterness leads nowhere but down. Accept God's love, even if you don't understand his ways. And out of respect of that love, love others, even when you don't wish to." p. 261
From Blue Moon Bay (Moses Lake) by Lisa Wingate
"The great leaps in life are not made in the absences of fear, but in the presence of faith." p. 357
"I'd been so busy focusing on my self-determined parameters of what I felt my family should be, that I'd missed the beauty of what they actually were-fragile, flawed, heroic, imperfect, champions of lost causes. Each with things to learn and things to teach. God had knit us together like plantings in a garden-wild and unique above ground, blooming at different times, the roots intertwined deep beneath he soil. No matter who else passed through my life, no one would take the place of my brother." p.360
From Turning OFF Noise: Tuning IN to Healthy Sound by Gwen Ebner
"Silence is fasting from speaking; it is the posture of listening. In a spiritual sense, it puts us in a position to hear God's voice."
From Hebrews 10 NLT
"vs 23 Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise."
"vs 35-36 So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you! Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God's will. Then you will receive all that he has promised."