"The brightest light casts the darkest shadow."
Jess C. Scott, The Darker Side of Life (via observando)
"The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one."
J.D. Salinger // The Catcher in the Rye
"It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end."
"When darkness seems to hide His face,
I rest on His unchanging grace.
In every high and stormy gale,
My anchor holds within the veil."
"Our Father refreshes us on the journey with some pleasant inns, but will not encourage us to mistake them for home."
C.S. Lewis, in The Problem Of Pain (via craigtowens)
"I am a series of small victories and large defeats and I am as amazed as any other that I have gotten from there to here."
"Spiritual friendship is a transformational journey grounded in a mutual commitment to follow Christ."
Tim Chaddick (via yesdarlingido)
Give me strength to lay down my life. Give me courage to pour out my love.
My life is not mine to live. My love is not mine to give. Everything I have, I have because of Christ.
"If you make usefulness the test, then Jesus Christ was the greatest failure who ever lived. For the saint, direction and guidance come from God Himself, not some measure of that saint’s usefulness. It is the work that God does through us that counts, not what we do for Him. All that our Lord gives His attention to in a person’s life is that person’s relationship with God— something of great value to His Father."
Oswald Chambers // My Utmost For His Highest