My Favorite Quotes

“In the home where there is a brave father and a wise mother, there is an indestructible strength.”


“I don’t know any perfect people, only really, really flawed people who are still worth loving.”

John Green

“The way we deal with uncertainty says a lot about whether Jesus is ahead of us leading, or behind us just carrying our stuff.”

Bob Goff

“Forgive us … as we forgive … To forgive for the moment is not difficult. But to go on forgiving, to forgive the same offesne again every time it recurs to the memory -there’s the real tussle.”

C.S. Lewis

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So … sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.”

Mark Twain

“As a mama, I’m only ever going to be in 1 of 3 places. In front of my kids cheering them on, behind them to have their back, or beside them so they never have to walk alone.”


“The only things we can keep are the things we freely give to God. What we try to keep for ourselves is just what we are sure to lose.”

C.S. Lewis
Lake Seneca, SC

“I really am convinced that I do not need to bring God to anyone. But after being sure that I don’t get in the road of what God is doing, I do have an important role, and that is to come alongside the person and make myself available to support God’s work in and through him or her in the world.”

David G. Benner

“Living with the openness to God is transformational. It changes us, and God flowing through us changes the world. The core dynamic of this life of transformational prayer is receiving God’s love and then passing it on to the world. It is as simple as breathing in and then breathing out-we take in love and then we pass it on. This is a life of openness to God.”

David G. Benner

“Everyone I hold in my heart in love, I lift up to God in prayer every time that I turn to God with openness of heart.”

Basil Pennington

“Now, in the Bible a name … reveals the very essence of a thing, or rather its essence as God’s gift … To name a thing is to manifest the meaning and value God gave it, to know it as coming from God and to know its place and function within the cosmos created by God. To name a thing, in other words, is to bless God for it and in it.”

Alexander Schmemann

“If you think of this world as a place intended simply for our happiness, you find it quite intolerable: think of it as a place of training and correction and it’s not so bad.”

C.S. Lewis

“Faith gives thanks in the middle of the story. Faith sees how there is much to give thanks for now, which gives much hope for the future.”

Ann Voskamp

“Every sin is an attempt to fly from emptiness.”

Simone Weil

“Eucharist [thanksgiving] is the state of the perfect man. Eucharist is the life of paradise. Eucharist is the only full and real response of man to God’s creation, redemption, and gift of heaven.”

Alexander Schmemann