Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry ~

The Necessary

Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
~ St. Francis of Assisi ~


God does not give us overcoming life; he gives us life as we overcome.
~ Oswald Chambers ~

I Know How To Be Abased

Suppose God wants to teach you to say, "I know how to be abased." - Are you ready to be offered up like that? Are you ready to be not so much as a drop in the bucket - to be so hopelessly insignificant that you are never thought of again in connection with the life you served?  Are you willing to spend and be spent, not seeking to be ministered unto, but to minister?  Some saints cannot do menial work and remain saints because it is beneath their dignity. 
~ Oswald Chambers ~

Losing Someone You Love

When you wake to losing someone, you win love.  When you realize that what you have, you will lose - you win grateful joy . . . It's only when you realize everyone you love will one day leave you that you really begin to love."
~ Ann Voskamp ~

What Pleases God?

There is not a spot in our entire lives over which he does not wish to reign, how in the very least things his disciples must only seek to please him.
~ Andrew Murray ~

Being Clay

It is not a noble task being clay.  There is no glamour to it, nothing boast worthy, except that it is exactly what almighty God is looking for, compliant moldable, yielded clay.
~ Henry Blackaby~

Your Breaking Point

Your Savior knows your breaking point.  The bruising and crushing and melting process is designed to reshape you, not ruin you.  Your value is increasing the longer He lingers over you.
 ~ Charles Swindoll ~

My Goal

My goal is God Himself, not joy nor peace, nor even blessing, but Himself, my God.
~ Oswald Chambers ~

If I Can Stop

If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain. 

~ Emily Dickinson ~