Quotations for Daily Use


"A light heart lives." Irish proverb

"All your circumstances are in the hand of God, so never think it strange concerning the circumstances you're in." Oswald Chambers (24 July 1874 – 15 November 1917) was an early twentieth-century Scottish Baptist and Holiness Movement evangelist and teacher, best known for the devotional My Utmost for His Highest. This quote was found in Out to Canaan, a book in The Mitford Series by Jan Karon

"Do not look forward to what may happen tomorrow; the same everlasting Father who cares for you today will take care of you tomorrow and every day. Either He will shield you from suffering, or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace, then, put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations, and say continually: 'The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart has trusted in Him and I am helped. He is not only with me but in me and I in Him." Francis de Sales, 21 August 1567 – 28 December 1622) was a Bishop of Geneva and is honored as a saint in the Catholic Church.

"Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." Philippians 4:6

"Put your teeth in and have a Snickers." (Calm down.) Lace Harper, a character in Come Rain Come Shine by Jan Karon

"Sleep in peace, God is awake." Victor Marie Hugo (26 February 1802 – 22 May 1885) was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement.

"Someone has said that in Ireland there’s no such thing as bad weather - only the wrong clothes." 3rd person comment in In the Company of Others by Jan Karon"

"Stop trying to protect, to rescue, to judge, to manage the lives around you . . . remember that the lives of others are not your business. They are their business. They are God’s business - even your own life is not your business. It is also God’s business!" Carl Frederick Buechner (born July 11, 1926) is an American writer and theologian. He is an ordained Presbyterian minister and the author of more than thirty published books.

"Worry is like a rocking chair - it will give you something to do, but it won't get you anywhere." Unknown

"You have a disagreeable duty to do at twelve o’clock. Do not blacken nine and ten and eleven, and all between, with the color of twelve." George MacDonald (10 December 1824 – 18 September 1905) was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister. He was a pioneering figure in the field of fantasy literature and the mentor of fellow writer Lewis Carroll.

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