The Valley

“This hard place in which you perhaps find yourself is the very place in which God is giving you opportunity to look only to Him, to spend time in prayer, and to learn long-suffering, gentleness, meekness – in short, to learn the depths of the love that Christ Himself has poured out on all of us.” -Elisabeth Elliot

The Individual

“While we have the gift of life, it seems to me the only tragedy is to allow part of us to die – whether it is our spirit, our creativity, or our glorious uniqueness.” -Gilda Radner

Obstacles

“Don’t take yourself too seriously. Know when to laugh at yourself and find a way to laugh at obstacles that inevitably present themselves.” -Halle Berry

Enraptured

“Steam rising underneath a canopy of whispering, changing aspens; starlight in the clear, dark night, and wondrous beauty in every direction. If only all could feel this way, to be so captured and enthralled with autumn.” -Donna Lynn Hope

Firmament

I listened as the rain swept in over the mountains. I felt the wings of liquid swoop as the skies ignited and cracked beneath a phoenix fire. I tasted the heavy mist which smelled of nature’s thirsting, and I watched as the mud danced beneath her dripping sky.

All the while I marveled and thought, how great of a God had I.

Soul Gazing

“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.” -Pablo Neruda

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