BEST Way to Say it

"This walk is filled with questions which may never get answered, but I know that God is faithful to bring us through." Saint Dawna of Abbotsford, BC

"Though my natural instinct is to wish for a life free from pain, trouble, and adversity, I am learning to welcome anything that makes me conscious of my need for Him. If prayer is birthed out of desperation, then anything that makes me desperate for God is a blessing." Nancy Leigh DeMoss, A Place of Quiet Rest

"Anyone for a game of freeze-tag?  OK, I'm tagged... Say, how long does this game usually take... I have a lot of work left to accomplish!"  Merv Best

"I'm beginning to see that ALL who are called by Christ WILL suffer with Him...without it, we are shallow, fair-weather followers indeed. But the wonderful news is that true peace and joy are EVENTUALLY discovered by all who endure to the end... and when I see my own heart compelled to prefer my painful present condition with Christ instead of what this world and it's pleasures could offer without Christ... well, that blows my mind also!"  Merv Best

"In many ways "Parks" (as nicknamed by Dorrie) has turned out to be a great friend and teacher. Sitting in his class and listening to his lectures year after year has matured me as I've come to better know myself through suffering." Merv Best

"Seven years ago at the age of 47 Merv was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease.  Since then, Merv has bravely faced great pain, confusion, and relentless obstacles which increasingly accost him each day.  Yet, he chooses to face each day with confidence and trust in God who is his portion." Kitty Beck 

"I say this with care, but I wonder if a fierce, insistent desire for a miracle - - even a physical healing - sometimes betrays a lack of faith rather than an abundance of it. When yearning for a miraculous resolution to a problem, do we make our loyalty to God contingent on whether he reveals himself yet again in the seen world?" Phillip Yancey

"Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend... when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that's present / love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure / the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience Heaven on earth." Sarah Breathnach

"A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading.  Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important." C. S. Lewis  

"For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked."  Revelation 3:17  

"No sin is worse than the sin of self pity, because it removes God from the throne of our lives, replacing Him with our own self interests. It causes us to open our mouths only to complain, and we simply become spiritual sponges - - always absorbing, never giving and never being satisfied. And there is nothing lovely or generous about our lives."  Oswald Chambers  

"This is the secret of joy. We shall no longer strive for our own way; but commit ourselves, easily and simply, to God's way, acquiesce in His will, and in so doing find our peace." Evelyn Underhill

"No matter how deep our darkness -- He is deeper still." Corrie Ten-Boom

"Sometimes I lie awake at night, and ask, 'Where have I gone wrong?' Then a voice says to me, 'This is going to take more than one night.'”  Charles Schulz (cartoonist)

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