It’s been a busy week. Amidst daily activities, some amount of tomfooley, meeting with a new critique group, and a visit to a pumpkin patch, I’ve been throwing myself into my new story. 1885 Edinburgh is calling, even in my dreams now. It gets this way for writers. The sound of the Scottish rain and the feel of the wind are becoming natural. The beauty of the landscape, and the poverty of the people from the “wrong” side are becoming my everyday. Feya and Alasdair are saying surprising things, breaking my heart, and luring me in.
That said, here are some quotes that have inspired me this week as I’ve been writing.
“Relying on God has to start all over everyday, as if nothing has yet been done.” –C.S.Lewis
“God will one day hold us each accountable for all the things He created for us to enjoy, but we refused to do so.” –Rabbanic Saying
“The soul hardly ever realizes it, but whether he is a believer or not, his loneliness is really a homesickness for God.” –Hubert van Zeller
“Failure is not an event, but rather a judgment about an event. Failure is not something that happens to us or a label we attach to things. It is a way we think about outcomes.” –John Ortberg
“If you believe in a God who controls the big things, you have to believe in a God who controls the little things. It is we, of course, to whom things look “little” or “big.” –Elisabeth Elliot
“You called, you cried, you shattered my deafness, you sparkled, you blazed, you drove away my blindness, you shed your fragrance, and I drew in my breath, and I pant for you.”
“He remembers our frame and knows that we are dust. He may sometimes chasten us, it is true, but even this He does with a smile, the proud, tender smile of a Father who is bursting with pleasure over an imperfect but promising son who is coming every day to look more and more like the One whose child he is.” –A.Z. Tozer
“Refuse to be average. Let your heart soar as high as it will.” –A.W. Tozer
“Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.”
Do any of these quotes speak to you? In what way? Do you have some quotes that have inspired you week?