Quotes and Links – April

Quotes:

‎”A person who has not done one-half his day’s work by ten o’clock runs a chance of leaving the other half undone.”

– Emily Bronte in Wuthering Heights

“If it’s true that the Spirit of God dwells in us and that our bodies are the Holy Spirit’s temple, then shouldn’t there be a huge difference between the person who has the Spirit of God living inside of him or her and the person who does not?”

“The truth is that the Spirit of the Living God is guaranteed to ask you to go somewhere or do something you wouldn’t normally want or choose to do. The Spirit will lead you to the way of the cross, and that is definitely not a safe or pretty or comfortable place to be. The Holy Spirit of God will mold you into the person you were made to be. This often incredibly painful process strips you of selfishness, pride, and fear.”

Francis Chan in The Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit

“Left to ourselves we tend immediately to reduce God to manageable terms. We want to get Him where we can use Him, or at least know where He is when we need Him. We want a God we can in some measure control. We need the feeling of security that comes from knowing what God is like…”

– A.W. Tozer in The Knowledge of the Holy

“But God isn’t nice. God isn’t safe. God is a consuming fire. Though He cares about the sparrow, the embodiment of His care is rarely doting or pampering. God’s main business is not ensuring that you and I get parking spaces close to the mall entrance or that the bed sheets in the color we want are – miracle! – on sale this week.
His main business is making you and me holy.”

– Mark Buchanan in Your God is Too Safe

Links:

What are you feeding your family? Firstfruits or scraps? I found this concept to be applicable to how we care for our husbands as well as for our children -> Little Red Hen Mama

On a similar note – > I Choose Being Here

If you need something to exercise your heartstrings and make you sigh with a smile of joy…it has beautiful photography, lovely style and dream inspired decorations.-> Vinewood Surprise Wedding

“The marriage becomes a competition to see who can change in ways that are most healing to the other, to see who can give of themselves in ways that increase the dignity and strength of the other. These marriages form people who can be small and humble and merciful and loving and peaceful.” -> Marriage is for Losers

Joy. -> Comparison Will Kill Your Joy

Good tips from a mom who is there -> The Breastfeeding Runner

favorite picture:

My boys :)

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A bright spring morning shadow:

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