“A happy family is but an earlier Heaven.” ~George Bernard Shaw
There is no sight on earth more appealing than the sight of a woman making dinner for someone she loves. – Thomas Wolfe
“Almost as if I have shoved her into a cocoon of my own making, where wings are held tight and breath is taken within the confines of minimal space. And now that we’re out . . . Olivia has become a butterfly with a wingspan so wide and beautiful it fills this entire room. And once again, I’ve become a freaking poet.”
This character never ceased to make me laugh.
“The gifts of the Master are these: freedom, life, hope, new direction, transformation, and intimacy with God. If the cross was the end of the story, we would have no hope. But the cross isn’t the end. Jesus didn’t escape from death; he conquered it and opened the way to heaven for all who will dare to believe. The truth of this moment, if we let it sweep over us, is stunning. It means Jesus really is who he claimed to be, we are really as lost as he said we are, and he really is the only way for us to intimately and spiritually connect with God again.”
— Steven James (Story)
“If man had his way, the plan of redemption would be an endless and bloody conflict. In reality, salvation was bought not by Jesus’ fist, but by His nail-pierced hands; not by muscle but by love; not by vengeance but by forgiveness; not by force but by sacrifice. Jesus Christ our Lord surrendered in order that He might win; He destroyed His enemies by dying for them and conquered death by allowing death to conquer Him.”
― A.W. Tozer, Preparing for Jesus’ Return: Daily Live the Blessed Hope
“How great is the love of God! He loved me long before I knew His name. He wooed me, chased me, enthralled me, and captured my heart. He didn’t prove His love at a candlelight dinner. There were no long-stemmed roses, but there were thorns. Yes, there were thorns.”
―Katherine J Walden
“Creativity takes courage.” –Henri Matisse
“Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.” – Plutarch
“I just knew there were stories I wanted to tell.” —Octavia Butler
Never be afraid to put pen to paper and write what’s on your heart and mind. You never know, your story could influence another’s. Happy writing to those who are and will be! 🙂
Gods always behave like the people who make them.
–Zora Neale Huston