Archive for the ‘Quote for the Day’ Category

Crowded to Christ

March 9, 2013

“All this trouble has crowded me to Christ. It’s simply mud around the gold.”

- Margie Hamilton, Joni & Friends Radio Program, “Crowded to Christ”

Faith + Hope = Trust

January 31, 2013

“Faith arises from the personal experience of Jesus as Lord.  Hope is reliance on the promise of Jesus, accompanied by the expectation of fulfillment.  Trust is the winsome wedding of faith and hope.”

- Brennan Manning, Ruthless Trust: The Ragamuffin’s Path to God, 2002

A Christian’s Happiness

June 1, 2012

“Jesus Christ did not die so that you would not suffer. He died so that when you suffer, you would become like him.”

- Dr. Timothy Keller, A Christian’s Happiness, July 6, 1997

Pain Redeemed

October 13, 2011

“Pain redeemed impresses me more than pain removed.”

- Phillip Yancey, What Good Is God?: In Search of a Faith That Matters, 2010

Gift

June 7, 2011

“Health is a gift from God, but sickness is a gift greater still.”

- Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892)

Grace

June 3, 2011

“Grace substitutes a full, childlike and delighted acceptance of our Need, a joy in total dependence. We become ‘jolly beggars.’”

- C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves, 1960

Bittersweet

May 30, 2011

“When I am in the cellar of affliction, I look for the Lord’s choicest wines.”

- Samuel Rutherford (1600-1661)

Heaven

April 13, 2011

“That is what mortals misunderstand. They say of some temporal suffering, ‘No future bliss can make up for it’ not knowing that Heaven, once attained, will work backwards and turn even that agony into a glory.”

– C.S. Lewis, The Great Divorce, 1946

A Friend Who Cares

February 15, 2011

“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in a hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.”

- Henri Nouwen, The Road to Daybreak: A Spiritual Journey, 1990

Joy in Trials

January 3, 2011

“Why does God allow some of His deeply loved sons and daughters to go through trials of body and spirit? Because, if they receive that suffering with faith and joy, that supernatural chemical reaction will supercharge the message of His Son’s love and the suffering one will have the privilege of a life impact that will keep echoing and echoing beyond their years.”

- Joni Eareckson Tada, A Lifetime of Wisdom: Embracing the Way God Heals You, 2009


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