Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The only one who will never leave.....

"God has never promised to solve our problems. He has not promised to answer our questions...He has promised to go with us." Elisabeth Elliot

Monday, August 30, 2010

Thanks God.

Praise God for happy weeks. Seek God in difficult days. Worship God in quiet hours. Trust God in painful minutes and THANK GOD Every Second.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Choosing God over man...

"Pursuing righteousness means that we value the opinion of God far more than we treasure the opinions of people." - Experiencing God day by day

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Man up!

"Leadership is not a one-day thing. It is a constant commitment, to excellence, a habit . . . a daily practice."-Unkown

Friday, August 27, 2010

Don't worry...

But what torments of pain you have endured from evils that never arrived. - Anonymous

I'm a worrier, I know, it's awful. I know I should trust God in everything but it is a constant struggle for me. This quote is so true to me because usually my worries are for nothing.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

live like you were dying...

"We must learn to live each day, each hour, yes, each minute as a new beginning, as a unique opportunity to make everything new." - Henri Nouwen

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The hills are alive...

It's quotes from "The Sound of Music" day! :D I am happy to say I have a part in BBC's fall production of this famous musical. Anyways, "Climb Every Mountain"!

Mother Abbess: Maria, these walls were not meant to shut out problems. You have to face them. You have to live the life you were born to live.

Sister Margaretta: After all, the wool from the black sheep is just as warm.

Maria: You know how Sister Berthe always makes me kiss the floor after we've had a disagreement? Well, lately I've taken to kissing the floor whenever I see her coming, just to save time.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

With God ALL things are possible

God allows us to experience the low points of life in order to teach us lessons we could not learn in any other way. The way we learn those lessons is not to deny the feelings but to find the meanings underlying them.
~Stanley Lindquist

I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much.
~Mother Teresa

Monday, August 23, 2010

Happy Birthday to me!

“And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.” - Abraham Lincoln

Maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had, and what you've learned from them, and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.” - Anonymous

Well, I am now officially 18 years old. Weird! I feel so old, so "grown up". I hate it! Just kidding, though, actually I just don't like it. (Hate is too strong a word) I have now spent my first birthday at college and my first day of classes here. A weird combo no? Needless to say, I was not very happy about having to do school on MY birthday. It has been a strange day actually, it does not feel like a birthday AT ALL. My family isn't here, my friends from home aren't here, and I didn't get to eat birthday cake! ;D Bummer, I know.
It's weird, I actually forgot today was my birthday! You see, at lunch, I saw some pretty tempting brownies as dessert. I did not allow myself one, thinking only of the numerous calories they contained. If I had realized TODAY was my birthday I would definitely taken one! (and consequently gained 10lbs for the sake of Murphy's Law)
It hasn't been too bad of a day though. My RA gave me some flowers! They're very pretty and are on my desk. My Mom, Danielle, and Skylar left me cards and a present, which was thoughtful of them. I also got many "Happy Birthday"s.
I'm just INCREDIBLY homesick and wish I were home having a true birthday party. :(
So, anyone wanna bake me a cake? :P

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Go for it!

"Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.”

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Can you give me a hand?

The best helping hand that you will ever receive is the one at the end of your own arm. ~Fred Dehner

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Dream, just dream...

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover."
- Mark Twain

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


When women are depressed, they eat or go shopping. Men invade another country. It's a whole different way of thinking. ~Elayne Boosler

Buying something on sale is a very special feeling. In fact, the less I pay for something, the more it is worth to me. I have a dress that I paid so little for that I am afraid to wear it. I could spill something on it, and then how would I replace it for that amount of money? ~Rita Rudner

Well, I am doing last minute shopping for college today and tomorrow! I'm the bargain hunter for sure! I love sales and thrift shops!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

My life in a suitcase...

Time is a circus, always packing up and moving away.
Ben Hecht

Packing for college today! I'm wondering how I'm going to fit it all...

Monday, August 16, 2010

"Yesterday is History, Tomorrow a Mystery, Today is a Gift, Thats why it's called the Present"

"You cannot amputate your history from your destiny. ... My past is something Jesus takes hold of and makes into a destiny. That's called redemption." - Beth Moore

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Home is where the heart is....

“Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave, and grow old wanting to get back to” -John Ed Pearce
"There's nothing half so pleasant as coming home again.”
- Margaret Elizabeth Sangster
I'm home! After 6 days of being gone, I am once again home. Then again, I'm leaving for college in 5 days... Oh well, it's good to be home while it lasts!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Servant's heart

"For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many."
-Mark 10:45
Jesus came to be a servant. Think about that, the Lord, God in human flesh, came to serve the lowliest of low. It blows my mind.
We don't expect a king to be doing a servant's job. We would never tell a king he should be washing floors or putting away dishes. But Christ, the King of all Kings, came to be a servant to all. He didn't come to be treated as royalty but came to save those that could not save themselves.
Remember John 13? Where Jesus washes His disciples feet? That is the example we should follow. We should be like Christ and present ourselves as a servant and helper.

Jesus Washes the Disciples’ Feet
1Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. 2During supper, when the devil had already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him, 3Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going back to God, 4rose from supper. He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around his waist. 5Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him. 6He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, "Lord, do you wash my feet?" 7 Jesus answered him, "What I am doing you do not understand now, but afterward you will understand." 8 Peter said to him, "You shall never wash my feet." Jesus answered him,  "If I do not wash you, you have no share with me." 9Simon Peter said to him, "Lord, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!" 10Jesus said to him, "The one who has bathed does not need to wash, except for his feet, but is completely clean. And you are clean, but not every one of you." 11 For he knew who was to betray him; that was why he said, "Not all of you are clean."
12When he had washed their feet and put on his outer garments and resumed his place, he said to them,  "Do you understand what I have done to you? 13 You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. 14If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. 15For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you. 16Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. 17If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.

Friday, August 13, 2010


“A vacation is a sunburn at premium prices” - Hal Chadwicke

I'm feeling this right now. I've got a nasty sunburn on my shoulders... OUCH!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Every little bit

“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.

--Mother Teresa 

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


“I have always loved the beach. The smell of the salty water, the wind in my face, the gentle roar of the waves all combine to create a sense of peace and calm.”


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Good question...

“Sponges grow in the ocean. That just 'gets' me. I wonder how much deeper the ocean would be if that didn't happen.”

--Stephen Wright

Monday, August 9, 2010

what will you make it?

"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable."
-Helen Keller

Sunday, August 8, 2010


“Impossible situations can become possible miracles.”
Robert H. Schuller

Saturday, August 7, 2010

A collection of quotes from "The Queen of Crime"

An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her.
Agatha Christie

Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
Agatha Christie

It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.
Agatha Christie

Friday, August 6, 2010

Two at a time!

I learned three important things in college - to use a library, to memorize quickly and visually, to drop asleep at any time given a horizontal surface and fifteen minutes. ~Agnes DeMille

Well, I leave for college in just two weeks. It's really weird to be able to say that! Anyways, so I decided to have a college quote today but then I saw this one:

Don't live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable. ~Wendy Wasserstein

I just couldn't resist posting that one as well.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

I don't wanna grow up...

Growing Old is Mandatory - Growing Up Is Optional - Chili Davis
Today I was feeling really old. Do you ever feel that way? It's like where did the time go?! I turn 18 in a little more than 2 weeks; which sparked me looking for this quote. I thought it was pretty funny and true.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A worthy calling

"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to earn what he cannot lose." -Jim Elliot
Have you ever heard of Jim Elliot? The missionary who was murdered by Auca indians while trying to minister to them. He had an amazing life and testimony. You can learn more by reading "Through Gates of Splendor" by his wife Elisabeth Elliot.


Sooooo...I'm now on my fourth blog. Yay!
I want this blog to be all about quotes
I want to add quotes every week. :)
We'll see!

“From small beginnings come great things.”