There are times in your life when a word spoken can bring you back from a desert or shine light upon your darkness in a moment of clarity. In addition to the Word, the following have become part of my beliefs, my fabric, and my propensity to forge onward and over the mountains in times of utter challenge. Perhaps they will speak to you, as well.

Not until we walk through the open door will we realize the necessity of the previously closed one.
~ Charles R. Swindoll

The will of God will never lead you where the grace of God cannot keep you.
~ Unknown

More mistakes are probably made by speed than by sloth, by impatience than by dilatoriness. God's purposes often ripen slowly. If the door is shut, don't put your shoulder to it. Wait till Christ takes out the key and opens it.
~ John Stott

Faith accepts quiet guidance. Only unbelief demands a miracle.
~ Unknown

It's always better and you'll see things differently in the morning. Sleep on it.
~ My Mom

When you want to buy something that isn't a necessity, ask yourself, "Can I live without it?"
~ My Mom

The value of persistent prayer is not that he will hear us... but that we will finally hear him.
~ William McGill

Why do you call me 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do what I say?
~ Luke 6:46

Jesus promised his disciples three things: that they would be completely fearless, absurdly happy, and in constant trouble.
~ F.R. Maltby

Have thy tools ready. God will find thee work.
~ Charles Kingsley

Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
~ Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963), "Music at Night", 1931

The trouble with so many of us is that we underestimate the power of simplicity. We have a tendency it seems to over complicate our lives and forget what's important and what's not. We tend to mistake movement for achievement. We tend to focus on activities instead of results. And as the pace of life continues to race along in the outside world, we forget that we have the power to control our lives regardless of what's going on outside.
-Robert Stuberg

Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but by how we react to what happens, not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst, a spark that creates extraordinary results.