Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The future

But the future must be met, however stern and iron it be. 
--Elizabeth Gaskell

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Our earthly trials

I daresay it seems foolish; perhaps all our earthly trials will appear foolish to us after a while; perhaps they seem so now to angels. But we are ourselves, you know, and this is now, not some time to come, a long, long way off. And we are not angels, to be comforted by seeing the ends for which everything is sent.
--Elizabeth Gaskell

Saturday, July 27, 2013


As she realized what might have been, she grew to be thankful for what was.
--Elizabeth Gaskell

Friday, July 26, 2013


How easy it is to judge rightly after one sees what evil comes from judging wrongly!
--Elizabeth Gaskell

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our deeds.
--Miguel de Cervantes

Monday, July 22, 2013


Friendship is not a reward for our discrimination and good taste in finding one another out. It is the instrument by which God reveals to each the beauties of all the others. They are no greater than the beauties of a thousand other men; by friendship God opens our eyes to them. They are, like all beauties, derived from Him, and then, in a good friendship, increased by Him through the friendship itself, so that it is His instrument for creating as well as for revealing.
--C.S. Lewis

Sunday, July 21, 2013


Blessed is the influence of one truly loving human soul on another.
--George Eliot

Thursday, July 18, 2013


The principle part of faith is patience.

--George MacDonald

Friday, July 12, 2013


Gratitude is the memory of the heart. 
 --Jean Baptiste Massieu


To be rich in admiration and free from envy, to rejoice greatly in the good of others, to love with such generosity of heart that your love is still a dear possession in absence or unkindness - these are the gifts which money cannot buy.

--Robert Louis Stevenson

Saturday, July 6, 2013


Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away.

--George Eliot

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

I will always sing

 I will always sing, even if I must gather my roses in the very midst of thorns – and the longer and sharper the thorns the sweeter shall be my song. – St. Thérèse of Lisieux

Monday, July 1, 2013

Feast of the Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ

We beseech Thee, therefore, help Thy servants, whom Thou hast redeemed with Thy Precious Blood.