Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Oscar Always Knows What to Say

"The only one you need in your life is that person who shows you he needs you in his".— Oscar Wilde 

Out of Ashes


"Flowers are reincarnation. They come out of the earth of our ashes. Nothing else looks so soul-like."
— Francesca Lia Block, Echo

Thought Word


“Father, Thank you for the adventure of my life and for being with me every step along the way. Keep my mind from dwelling on what’s wrong with people and situations, and instead, help me to focus on what’s right, excellent, and worthy of praise. Show me how to affirm your power so that I don’t think negatively about my problems. Inspire me to interpret the conditions I face in such a way that I remain constantly empowered to improve them. I praise you for giving me dominion over my thought life and consequently over the quality of my emotions. Protect me from acting on feelings that are inconsistent with your Word.”
— Tommy Newberry

Pilates Class

"Find your breath."

Monday, April 29, 2013

Faith

"The size of your faith or the degree of your knowledge is not the issue. It is the integrity you demonstrate toward the faith you do have and the truth you already know."

"When problems come and questions arise do not start your quest for faith by saying how much you do not have. Leading as it were with your unbelief."

Jeffrey R. Holland LDS Conference April 2013 "Lord I Believe"

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Outside You



"People will love you. People will hate you. And none of it will have anything to do with you."
— Abraham Hicks 

Walled Up



"Loneliness does not come from having no people around you, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to you."
— Carl Jung  

Touch


  John Keats 

Friday, April 26, 2013

Sometimes To Be A Woman



“I cannot be a man with wishing, therefore I will die a woman with grieving.” 

Much Ado About Nothing (Act IV sc. 1) William Shakespeare

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Author



"If you want your life to be a magnificent story, then begin by realizing that you are the author."
— Houlahan 

Sunday, April 21, 2013

No Expectations

"I think things are beautiful when you don’t plan them, and you don’t have any expectations, and you’re not trying to get somewhere in particular." — Alison Mosshart

Be

"I wish I had the courage not to fight and doubt everything… I wish, just once, I could say, ‘This. This is good enough. Just because I choose it." — Chuck PalahniukChoke 

Blooms Finally


"I adore looking at blossoming flowers. I like getting a sense of the world constantly reborn and enhanced."
— Virginia Woolf 

Soul Hidden


“How it is that animals understand things I do not know, but it is certain that they do understand. Perhaps there is a language which is not made of words and everything in the world understands it. Perhaps there is a soul hidden in everything and it can always speak, without even making a sound, to another soul.”
— A Little Princess, Frances Hodgson Burnett 

Friday, April 19, 2013

Space

"I crave space. It charges my batteries. It helps me breathe. Being around people can be so exhausting, because most of them love to take and barely know how to give. Except for a rare few." — Katie Kacvinsky

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Frederick Douglas

"If there is no struggle there is no progress. . . . Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will."
– Frederick Douglass

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Don't Squander

"Don’t squander one blessing by coveting another one. "
— J.D. Greear

Monday, April 15, 2013

Grace

“‘It is finished.’ May those words land on your bones for the nights when fear tells you the cross was a beginning & you must finish grace.”

Jon Acuff

Of Value

“You are valuable because you exist. Not because of what you do or what you have done - but simply because you are.”

Max Lucado 

Friday, April 12, 2013

Waiting


   Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Overwhelmed by a Relentless God


"Did you know that a caterpillar has 228 separate and distinct muscles in its head? That’s quite a few, for a bug. The average elm tree has approximately 6 million leaves on it. And your own heart generates enough pressure as it pumps blood throughout your body that it could squirt blood up to 30 feet. (I’ve never tried this, and I don’t recommend it.) Have you ever thought about how diverse and creative God is? He didn’t have to make hundreds of different kinds of bananas, but He did. He didn’t have to put 3,000 different species of trees within one square mile in the Amazon jungle, but He did. God didn’t have to create so many kinds of laughter. Think about the different sounds of your friends’ laughs—wheezes, snorts, silent, loud, obnoxious. How about the way plants defy gravity by drawing water upward from the ground into their stems and veins? Or did you know that spiders produce three kinds of silk?When they build their webs, they create sixty feet of silk in one hour, simultaneously producing special oil on their feet that prevents them from sticking to their own web. (Most of us hate spiders, but sixty feet an hour deserves some respect!) Coral plants are so sensitive that they can die if the water temperature varies by even one or two degrees. Did you know that when you get goose bumps, the hair in your follicles is actually helping you stay warmer by trapping body heat? Or what about the simple fact that plants take in carbon dioxide (which is harmful to us) and produce oxygen (which we need to survive)? I’m sure you knew that, but have you ever marveled at it? And these same poison-swallowing, life-giving plants came from tiny seeds that were placed in the dirt. Some were watered, some weren’t; but after a few days they poked through the soil and out into the warm sunlight. Whatever God’s reasons for such diversity, creativity, and sophistication in the universe, on earth, and in our own bodies, the point of it all is His glory. God’s art speaks of Himself, reflecting who He is and what He is like."
Francis Chan, Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Spring Fever



"It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want - oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!"
— Mark Twain 

Monday, April 8, 2013

Dignity for Destiny


  Chelsis Porter

Y


Worthy


“Let someone love you just the way you are – as flawed as you might be, as unattractive as you sometimes feel, and as unaccomplished as you think you are. To believe that you must hide all the parts of you that are broken, out of fear that someone else is incapable of loving what is less than perfect, is to believe that sunlight is incapable of entering a broken window and illuminating a dark room.”
— Marc Hack  

Amy's Smart

Opening your heart and being courageous and telling people that you care about them or like them or that you think they’re special only makes you a better, bigger, kinder, softer, more loving person and only attracts more love in your life. "
— Amy Poehler