Inspiring Quotes

  • We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.  (Anais Nin)
  • What is my calling? It is to make known something about God that is bound to my unique face, name and story. (Dan Allender)
  • Mommy means you are mine and I am yours and we are family. (Katie Davis)
  • I opened books for you and stoked your mind and unpacked a world before you and I laid down me to make more of you and it wasn’t a sacrifice but an unexpected grace of motherhood. (Ann Voskamp)
  • The job of love is to realize the potential in the life of the another person. (Bono)
  • Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. (Dr. Seuss)
  • Families are where we learn what it means to be human and how we should live together. (Matt Zainea)
  • Pay attention.  Be astonished. Tell about it. (Mary Oliver)
  • What will you do in the mundane days of faithfulness? (Martin Luther)
  • Every daughter needs to see how life can wrinkle you and this is what makes you beautiful……..we are connected to one another—mothers who have quietly grown the bones of their daughters’ spine so she can walk honest and brave, mothers whose own blood runs like a river through their daughter, so she can live open, fluid and willing…..What kind of lives would our daughters live because they did life with us?” (Ann Voskamp)
  • When it’s over, I want to say, “All my life I was a bride married to amazement.
I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.” When it is over, I don’t want to wonder 
if I have made of my life something particular, and real.
 I don’t want to find myself sighing and frightened,
or full of argument. I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world. (Mary Oliver)
  • We’re all just a room full of jugglers. Jugglers running our own ridiculous three ring circuses with our own troops of monkeys. Love the circus that is yours, love the monkeys that are yours. And don’t forget to eat the cotton candy. And laugh loud and lots. And Perfectionism isn’t a fruit of the spirit. Joy is. (Ann Voskamp)
  • Take the very hardest thing in your life – the place of difficulty, outward or inward, and expect God to triumph gloriously in that very spot. Just there He can bring your soul into blossom. (Lilias Trotter)
  • It’s beautiful to watch one of God’s creations just doing what it was made to do. Ya’ll spend so much time beating yourselves up. I doubt the good Lord made a mistake giving your kiddos the mom he did. (From Mom’s Night Out)
  • Occasionally weep deeply over the life you hoped would be. Grieve the losses. Then wash your face. Trust God. And embrace the life you have. (John Piper)
  • Growing up, as opposed to growing old, compels us to embrace both joy and sorrow. To mature we must learn to suffer and not yield or turn hard. To mature we must also learn to engage joy and not demand that it hang around, nor fabricate a counterfeit when it departs. There are many other ways to measure maturity, perhaps, but they all dance to the music of sorrow and joy. (Dan Allender)

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