Can I have your attention?

#FridayFive on Wednesday

Well, I’m a few days late on this #FridayFive but mostly because I was on vacation last week and forgot that in order for a post to go up on Friday, I have to be able to write it.  I’m still getting used to it! So here’s my #FridayFive on a Wednesday:

Five Favorite Quotes

(In no particular order)

There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness but of power. They are messengers of overwhelming grief and of unspeakable love. -Washington Irving

I first heard this quote on Criminal Minds and I instantly fell in love.  I have no idea what his context was when he said it, but in our world today it is really hard to remember that tears are okay and at times a necessity.

Darkness cannot drive our darkness; only light can do that.  Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

There is a version of this quote hanging on my living room wall. It’s a personal reminder to me as well as a vocational reminder – I cannot fight darkness with darkness, I need the Light of Christ to shine through.

Don’t fastforward to a future you haven’t yet earned. – Shauna Niequist, Bittersweet

I wrote on this quote a few weeks back.  It rings true in my ears so much these days.

I pray for your kindness more than your success because the latter without the former is a tragedy. – Jen Hatmaker, For the Love

Of course I had to include one from Jen.  Duh.  I love this quote and I pray it for all my kids and youth, that we are sowing kindness in a world of cruelty.

Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery it is. In the boredom and pain of it, no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it, because in the last analysis all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace. -Frederick Buechner

This is a new find for me.  My friend posted it on Facebook yesterday and I loved it.  It touched my heart and pulled on it, asking me to keep it in mind.

One Reply to “Can I have your attention?”

  1. I am so glad you decided to join the party! I love your quotes. I really need to hear the Shauna Niequist quote. After listening to Michael Hyatt’s Impact and Influence Summit over the last week, I am feeling a bit behind and inadequate. That quote hit me where I live. I hope to see you again this Friday! #FridayFive

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