I’m challenging myself to write more.  To that end, I’ve found a site called “Mama’s Losin’ It!” which shares weekly writing prompts. This week I chose “List 6 of your favorite quotes”.  If you want to join me in this challenge, click the logo at the end of this journal entry!

Faith is not believing that God can ~
it is Knowing that He will.


Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways you may not understand at the time.
Oswald Chambers


We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties.
Oswald Chambers


No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.
C.S. (Clive Staples) Lewis, A Grief Observed (1961). A great book!


Grief fills the room up of my absent child,
Lies in his bed, walks up and down with me,
Puts on his pretty looks, repeats his words,
Remembers me of all his gracious parts,
Stuffs out his vacant garments with his form;
Then have I reason to be fond of grief.
William Shakespeare, Constance, in King John, act 3, sc. 4, l. 93-5 (1623).

And, my newest favorite,

I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say.
Flannery O’Connor

Yes, there is a theme of faith and grief….but that is my life. 🙂 I’m so glad I don’t have the grief without the faith!

Mama’s Losin’ It

4 Thoughts on “Quotes I love

  1. Oh and Flannery is my new favorite, too! You and I are on similar paths in our lives right now, it appears. We’re thinking about prayer and grief and learning about ourselves after-the-fact. (That last part, though, is status-quo for me)

    • I just found your comment in my spam folder! I didn’t know I had a spam folder! Thank you for commenting! It’s great to find a kindred spirit!

  2. Amen! I am also grieving… loss of my daughter. And yes, we are blessed to have faith and hope to help us endure some of the dark days.

    • Thank you for your comment – I was stuck in my spam folder (had no idea I HAD a spam folder!). I’m sorry for the loss of your daughter.

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