Quotes and Links – March


I can’t help but think of this in the context of our anniversary and our first year of life together…

“You crown the year with Your goodness, And Your paths drip with abundance.” -Psalm 65:11

Tell yourself how it is and run, do, rest, beat the school or whatever you must do…

“Now if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired morning, noon, and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired. When you were younger the mind could make you dance all night, and the body was never tired…You’ve always got to make the mind take over and keep going”. ~ George S. Patton, U.S. Army General and 1912 Olympian

Baby and birth…

“But certainly God has heard me; He has attended to the voice of my prayer. Blessed be God, who has not turned away my prayer, nor His mercy from me!” – Psalm 66:19-20

being parents, living life…

“For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God, strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and long suffering with joy; giving thanks to the father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.” – Colossians 1:9-12

“For every minute, hour you spend primping and beautifying the outside- your hair, clothes, body, etc. I want you spend that same amount of time on the inside.” – – – > When You Don’t Feel Beautiful

“Somehow, when I find myself in someone else’s stories, I find God there, too. It’s hard to fight with someone about their own experience so sometimes, even if it jumps my fence, I have to slow my quick judgement, slow my I’m-right-and-you’re-wrong, to give space to the truth that God works and moves in mysterious and unique ways. Even if I disagree with the premise behind it, I can look a soul in the eyes and say, I heard you, I hear you, I honour God at work in you.” – – – > Practice of Testimony

“The new tolerance suggests that actually accepting another’s position means believing that position to be true, or at least as true as your own. We move from allowing the free expression of contrary opinions to the acceptance of all opinions; we leap from permitting the articulation of beliefs and claims with which we do not agree to asserting that all beliefs and claims are equally valid?” – – – > Contemporary Tolerance is Intrinsically Intolerant

Useful postpartum information – – – > Just Sitz and Listen

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