Speaking of Words

Gleaning words while waiting in a hotel lobby last week...
Speaking of words (which I did in my last post), here are a few that have spoken to me over the past weeks.  I actually have a post burning in my heart, but it needs a little more shaping before it's ready.  So today, I share these sentences - mostly gleaned from twitter to which I subscribe solely as a source of mental and spiritual challenge.  I try to be careful in selecting and limiting my following there so as not to be over stimulated and under responsive!
  • "As long as Christ sits on the throne, every day is a good day and all days are days of salvation." AW Tozer
  • Saying "Preach the gospel at all times, use words if necessary" is similar to saying "Feed the hungry at all times, use food if necessary."  Burk Parsons
  • “I am struck by how sharing our weakness and difficulties is more nourishing to others than sharing our qualities and successes.”  Jean Vanier
  •  "If you want to hear God speak, read the Bible. If you want to hear him speak audibly, read it out loud."  Justin Peters
  • “The silence of God is not absence.”  Tim Keller
What quote is currently challenging or encouraging YOU? 


  1. This is my favorite in your post today.

    ** "If you want to hear God speak, read the Bible. If you want to hear him speak audibly, read it out loud." Justin Peters **

    Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

  2. Jean Vanier's quote says it all for me this morning. I noticed how much sharing our weaknesses helped the group of women who came to my house whose husband's are unemployed. None of us wanted to hear the successes...we wanted to hear how to get through this difficulty and admit it was hard. The successes that were shared where God's super natural provisions...something we couldn't boast in.

  3. Justin Peters quote is also my favorite but all are valuable insights into our christian growth and character, I feel challenged each day...and I think that is a good thing.

  4. Wow, Rebecca. I am impressed. I can scarcely do one blog and yet you do many and Twitter. I have purposely not done Facebook, Pinterest nor Twitter because I don't want to spend too much of my time at the computer. But, that doesn't mean I am using it wisely either. I spend most of my time alone on the farm, would like to be more gracious. Think I am turning into vinegar instead of a fine wine. I must try harder. Thanks for stopping by.


Writing a Song a Week #3

Writing a Song a Week #3
♪ I wait for the Lord; my soul waits and in his word I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning ♪ (Psalm 130:5-6)