“The secret is Christ in me, not me in a different set of circumstances.”

“There is nothing worth living for, unless it is worth dying for.”

“Leave it all in the Hands that were wounded for you.”

“You can never lose what you have offered to Christ.”

“The will of God is never exactly what you expect it to be. It may seem to be much worse, but in the end it’s going to be a lot better and a lot bigger.”

“By trying to grab fulfillment everywhere, we find it nowhere.”

“Don’t dig up in doubt what you planted in faith.”

“The devil has made it his business to monopolize on three elements: noise, hurry, crowds. He will not allow quietness.”

“Of one thing I am perfectly sure: God’s story never ends with ‘ashes.’”

“God has promised to supply all our needs. What we don’t have now, we don’t need now.”

“It is God to whom and with whom we travel, and while he is the end of our journey, he is also at every stopping place.”

“Failure means nothing now, only that it taught me life.”

“God never denies us our hearts desire except to give us something better.”

“Fear arises when we imagine that everything depends on us.”

“The world cries for men who are strong, strong in conviction, strong to lead, to stand, to suffer."

“We cannot give our hearts to God and keep our bodies to ourselves.”

“The fact that I’m a woman doesn’t make me a different kind of Christian, but the fact that I’m a Christian does make me a different kind of woman.”

“God’s work done in God’s way never lacks God’s supply.”

“If all struggles and sufferings were eliminated, the spirit would no more reach maturity than would the child.”

“When you don’t know what to do next, just do the thing in front of you.”

“…the deepest spiritual lessons are not learned by his letting us have our way in the end, but by his making us wait, bearing with us in love and patience until we are able to honestly pray what he taught his disciples to pray: Thy will be done.”

“Things happen which would not happen without prayer. Let us not forget that.”

“Everything if given to God can become your gateway to joy.”

“One does not surrender a life in an instant. That which is lifelong can only be surrendered in a lifetime.”

“If we really have too much to do, there are some items on the agenda which God did not put there. Let us submit the list to him and ask him to indicate which items we must delete. There is always time to do the will of God. If we are too busy to do that, we are too busy.”

“If you believe in a God who controls the big things, you have to believe in a God who controls the little things.”

“We are not meant to die merely in order to be dead. God could not want that for the creatures to whom he has given the breath of life. We die in order to live.”

“Of all things difficult to rule, none were more so than my will and affections.”

“Today is mine. Tomorrow is none of my business. If I peer anxiously into the fog of the future, I will strain my spiritual eyes so that I will not see clearly what is required of me now.”

“Money holds terrible power when it is loved.”

“The cross means suffering. Suffering’s meaning is to be learned through the cross.”

“Faith does not eliminate questions. But faith knows where to take them.”

“When obedience to God contradicts what I think will give me pleasure, let me ask myself if I love him.”

“I have one desire now - to live a life of reckless abandon for the Lord, putting all my energy and strength into it.”

“To be a follower of the Crucified means, sooner or later, a personal encounter with the cross. And the cross always entails loss.”

“If your goal is purity of heart, be prepared to be thought very odd.”

“Cruelty and wrong are not the greatest forces in the world. There is nothing eternal in them. Only love is eternal.”

“Worship is not an experience. Worship is an act, and this takes discipline. We are to worship ‘in spirit and in truth.’ Never mind about the feelings. We are to worship in spite of them.”

“Restlessness and impatience change nothing except our peace and joy. Peace does not dwell in outward things, but in the heart prepared to wait trustfully and quietly on him who has all things safely in his hands.”

"You are loved with an everlasting love. And underneath are the everlasting arms."

May we be reminded through the wisdom of her words, what is most important in this world, knowing that no matter what we face in life, our hope is found most securely in Christ.

"'The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms...”' (Deuteronomy 33:27).

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