Category Archives: Quotes

LOOK ON THE SUNNY SIDE by Helen Steiner Rice

This is my favorite poem. My fondness for writing rhyming poems has surely been inspired by the works of Helen Steiner Rice. πŸ™‚

As I was washing my one millionth dish today & feeling a bit “blah”, I saw this laminated magnet hanging on the side of my fridge that I had made several years ago. It made me smile – just what I needed! πŸ™‚

Thought I should add it to my “scrapbook”… πŸ™‚

“Refuse to confuse success with significance.”

Chip Ingram Quote 6-26-12

I just heard this quote in his sermon today on WCRF – Moody Radio, and it really spoke to my heart. πŸ™‚

Makes me think of what Paul wrote in Romans 12:3 – For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought; but rather think of yourself with sober judgement, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you.

Sometimes with my successes, comes arrogance. And with my arrogance, I become self-righteous. When my attitude reflects this, I place myself on my own “pedestal of significance” – insinuating that I am the one who accomplished the success & because I did, I am better than someone else. Yuck. Not something I like to see in myself. 😦

Lord, I only want to be on YOUR pedestal. If any significance comes from my successes, please help me to give all the glory to YOU! Keep me humble, Lord, and help me to remember that significance in Your Kingdom looks very different than significance in this earthly kingdom. May I be content with knowing You are smiling when I look at myself with sober judgement. Amen

Quote from Ray Kane

Just heard this quote on WCRF – Midday Connection: “We can’t do anything without God, & He can’t do anything without us.” I love this – what a neat way to visualize our partnership with Him. I think it’s amazing how God works through relationships. πŸ™‚ Good thing he’s patient with me, because I sure haven’t always embraced that thought…

Quote from Hudson Taylor

“The branch of the vine does not worry, and toil, and rush here to seek for sunshine, and there to find rain. No; it rests in union and communion with the vine; and at the right time, and in the right way, is the right fruit found on it. Let us so abide in the Lord Jesus.” (Hudson Taylor)

We read about this missionary last year in our curriculum. If I remember right, I heard this quote mentioned on WCRF one day & kept it for my future “scrapbook”… Guess that’s today! πŸ™‚

Quote from John Quincy Adams

I was putting all my “piles” together in one box (in preparation for future posts) & found this quote. How appropriate for this election year & tomorrow being Ohio’s primary…

“Always vote for principle, though you may be alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.” JOHN QUINCY ADAMS, attributed, Pocket Patriot: Quotes from American Heroes