There’ve been a few additions to this post over the last few weeks, and so I re-post it. Enjoy…
“Have a reason for whatever you’re doing.” – Mom
Mom & Dad were living the purpose-filled life before it was a book! Mom told me this when I was in college. Her point was, don’t just do something because… that’s how it’s always been done, you’re stuck in a rut, someone else told you to do it that way & you have no idea why, etc. She was referring to the classroom, but she has lived it all through her life.
“I must study Politicks and War that my sons may have liberty to study Mathematicks and Philosophy. My sons ought to study Mathematicks and Philosophy, Geography, natural History, Naval Architecture, navigation, Commerce and Agriculture, in order to give their Children a right to study Painting, Poetry, Musick, Architecture, Statuary, Tapestry and Porcelaine.”
John Adams to Abigail Adams, 12 May 1780
I love John Adams! The above quote reminds me of two things. First of all, I am able to live the life I do because of the great sacrifices of those who came before me. Secondly, I want to challenge my children to go farther!
“Bloom where you’re planted.” – Pastor Dave
“Life is like a quarter; you only get to spend it once.” – Pastor Dave friend
“He is no fool to give what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” – Jim Elliott
“Your true greatness in life is not determined by your talent or wealth, as the world measures greatness, but rather by what it takes to discourage you and make you quit.” – Dr. Jerry Falwell
“If you don’t believe in God, you will believe in anything. If you don’t have a grounded belief in the notion that there is a higher power, that there is a God; if you don’t believe that…If you think that the earth & everything on & in it is all there is, well then of course, you might live your life in fear… helpless, hopeless, powerless…(that’s why there’s always) at least one crisis out there that is going to destroy us.” – Rush Limbaugh, Friday, February 23, 2007 speaking on the global warming debate, but referring also to the acid rain scare, ozone hole, war in Iraq, etc.
“When you leave this place, Corrie, and you will; you must tell them, tell everyone, that there is no pit so deep that God is not deeper still.”– Betsy Ten Boom to her sister Corrie while in Ravensbruck during WWII.