p233 Animal, Vegetable, Miracle Barbara Kingsolver
"People who are grieving walk with death, every waking moment. When the rest of us dread that we'll somehow remind them of death's existence, we are missing their reality."
Seen on Catherine's blog Tide and Time
"The rules for marriage are the same as for a lifeboat. No sudden moves, don't crowd the other person, and keep all disastrous thoughts to yourself." ~Garrison Keillor
Seen on A Holy Experience
I re-read one of my favorite stories of all time...Hannah Fowler by Janice Holt Giles...and had to share a snippet with you... p. 155
“God is looking for people through whom He can do the impossible.What a pity when we plan only the things we can do by ourselves.” -A.W. Tozer
She bent nearer and looked into the baby's face...."Listen, close, an' I'll tell you. They's times when I look at yore pa, mebbe when he's jist settin' by the fire, or mebbe eatin' his stew, or mebbe feedin' stock out at the barn, or mebbe even lyin' asleep--they's times when I look at him an' the heart in my bosom swells up till it feels like it's goin' to bust wide open...jist crack an' run down inside of me...jist on account of I'm so purely proud he's my man. I could jist sink down from the weakness inside of me, knowin' he's mine an' I'm his'n. That's the way I feel, sometimes, like my bones had turned to jelly, an' a shiver had run up my back an' made me have cold-bumps all over my arms. That's what love makes you feel like, Janie Fowler. That's what it makes you feel like. But, law..." She laughed and her voice trailed softly off and she sighed, " hit'll be a time an' a time afore you're old enough to know."