"Our Father refreshes us on the journey with some pleasant inns, but will not encourage us to mistake them for home." - C. S. Lewis


If you know me very well, you know that I love collecting quotes.  So many people (past and present) have communicated great thoughts in great ways, and why reinvent the wheel when you can just quote the person before you?  Anyway, I have many, many, many favorite quotes, so these are only a few of my personal favorites!

“Our prayers can go where we cannot...there are no borders, no prison walls, no doors that are closed to us when we pray.” - Brother Andrew 

"God does not give us everything we want, but He does fulfill His promises...leading us along the best and straightest paths to Himself." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
"Your life is short, your duties many, your assistance great, and your reward sure; therefore faint not, hold on and hold up, in ways of well-doing, and heaven shall make amends for all." - Thomas Brooks

"Faith does not eliminate questions. But faith knows where to take them." - "A Chance to Die," a biography of Amy Carmichael by Elisabeth Elliot

"If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this." - C.S. Lewis

“Whatever your heart clings to and confides in, that is really your God.” - Martin Luther

“All God's giants have been weak men who did great things for God because they reckoned on God being with them.” - Hudson Taylor

"It does not matter how great the pressure is.  What really matters is where the pressure lies - whether it comes between you and God, or whether it presses you nearer His heart." - Hudson Taylor

 "Do not have your concert first, and then tune your instrument afterwards. Begin the day with the Word of God and prayer, and get first of all into harmony with Him. - Hudson Taylor

"The branch of the vine does not worry, and toil, and rush here to seek for sunshine, and there to find rain. No; it rests in union and communion with the vine; and at the right time, and in the right way, is the right fruit found on it. Let us so abide in the Lord Jesus. - Hudson Taylor

"We may be certain that whatever God has made prominent in His Word, He intended to be conspicuous in our lives." - Charles Spurgeon

What comes to our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us. - A.W. Tozer

“You need to understand that the One who is writing your story has bigger plans for you than you would ever have for yourself.” – Paul David Tripp

“Remembering eternity really does help me live with a sense of proportion. On the other side, what once seemed big won't look so big” – Paul David Tripp

“Every beautiful, satisfying, created thing is designed to be finger pointing you to the God who alone can satisfy your heart.” – Paul David Tripp

Your hope is not found in people, places, situations or possessions, but in this one thing - your Redeemer lives and is with you always. - Paul David Tripp

"The fundamental difference between big kingdom and little kingdom living is what has captured the love of our hearts...The big kingdom is shaped by a deeply thankful love for God, and the little kingdom is shaped by a love of self...Remember, the war between the little kingdom and the big kingdom is essentially a war for the heart." - Paul Tripp, "A Quest for More"

"The best of it is, God is with us." - John Wesley