If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate. If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “Jump,” and it jumps, but I don’t love, I’m nothing. If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.
1 Corinthians 13:1-7
Maybe it did take a crisis to get to know yourself; maybe you needed to get whacked hard by life before you understood what you wanted out of it.
Jodi Picoult, Handle With Care
Hope is some extraordinary spiritual grace that God gives us to control our fears, not to oust them.
Waiting with hope is very difficult, but true patience is expressed when we must even wait for hope. I will have reached the point of greatest strength once I have learned to wait for hope.
Of course you’ll encounter trouble. But behold a God of power who can take any evil and turn it into a door of hope.
Don’t you know that day dawns after night, showers displace drought, and spring and summer follow winter? Then, have hope! Hope forever, for God will not fail you!
I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.
(I found this sweet letter on Pinterest, and love it so much!)
I’ve also added a new page for quotes for Christmas!!
Bless us all who gather here – the loving family I hold dear. No place on earth compares with home, and every path will bring me back from where I roam. Bless us all, that as we live we always comfort and forgive. We have so much that we can share with those in need we see around us everywhere. Let us always love each other. Lead us to the light. Let us hear the voice of reason singing in the night. Let us run from anger, and catch us when we fall. Teach us in our dreams and please, yes please… Bless us one and all.
A Muppet Christmas Carol
(This one is a Misty/Ashley favorite!!)
Merry Christmas everyone!!
Why do we think that hate’s gonna change their heart?
We’re up in arms over wars that don’t need to be fought
But pride won’t let us lay our weapons on the ground
We build our bridges up but just to burn them down
We think pain is owed apologies and then it’ll stop
But truth be told it doesn’t matter if they’re sorry or not
Freedom comes when we surrender to the sound
Of mercy and Your grace, Father, send Your angels down
Oh, Father won’t you forgive them?
Tenth Avenue North
Cause sometimes that mountain you’ve been climbing is just a grain of sand. And what you’ve been out there searching for forever is in your hands. And when you figure out love is all that matters after all, it sure makes everything else seem so small.