If we allow other people to tell us what we are and what we are not qualified to do, we will limit what God wants to do with us. We may never get to those who need our help.
– Christine Caine, Undaunted.
Love is the commitment of my will to your needs and best interests regardless of the cost.
“Not allowing your children to innocent but different things is the logical outgrowth of a belief system that emphasizes the symbols of faith rather than its substance. This shallow religion measures success more b y the image than by genuine authenticity.”
– Tim Kimmel, Grace-Based Parenting.
“Too often we forget that “discipline” really means “to teach” -not “to punish”. A disciple is a student not a recipient of behavioral consequences. When we teach mindsight we take moments of conflict and transform them into opportunities for learning, skill building, and brain development.”
– Daniel J. Siegel, The Whole-Brain Child
“But in this book I am trying to get you to express it with pencil in hand and put it down and get it out on paper or a canvas, where you can look at it and then if you do not think it is good, continue to act by asking God and His angels for a light on it, and then act again. Think and then let it out, act. Always. Think quietly for a time. Express it quietly later; not by will so much as a kind of faith.”
“But I am not saying to you, “Look at this. Do like this. This is good, the other is bad.” Not at all. I am saying that all people have in them the power to write greatly and well, when they express freely and carelessly what is true to THEM.”
– Brenda Ueland, If You Want to Write
“We are always to do our best, striving to be obedient and to love nurture and discipline them. But we are to do it with faith in the Lord’s ability to transform hearts, not in our ability to be consistent or faithful.”
“In the same way that you trust in him and not in yourself for your salvation, you can trust in Him and not in yourself for the salvation of your children. You can give yourself grace: he’s in control, he is loving, his plan is best. And you can five your children grace, too. Parenting with grace isn’t another set of rules for you to follow. It’s a story that you’re to rejoice in. Share the story with your children. Show them the Savior. Show them Jesus. Dazzle them with his love.”
– Elyse M. Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson, Give Them Grace
“Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.”
– William Faulkner