Mother Theresa Quotes That Inspire Me

Mother Theresa Quotes That Inspire Me

Hello! I hope you’re doing well. 🙂 In this post, I am happy to share some quotes by Mother Theresa with you! I was originally going to create a roundup of inspiring quotes this morning, but when I went on an internet search for a specific quote by Mother Theresa, I found many more that I love by her and decided to dedicate this post to her. There are so many beautiful things we can learn simply through her quotations!

I hope that among the quotes I’m sharing with you below, you’ll find one that really speaks to you. ❤

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We Are Early: A New Way Of Looking At The Lord’s Timing

We Are Early: A New Way Of Looking At The Lord’s Timing

A few months ago, I was talking to my mom and a friend of ours, and one of the topics that came up was the Lord’s timing. All three of us agreed that the Lord works in mysterious ways, and that His timing is completely different than our own. In that conversation, I suddenly had a new understanding about this that I know is from the Lord. ❤

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What I’ve Been Loving – December 2018

What I’ve Been Loving – December 2018

“Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.” – Steve Manaboli

Happy December to you! In all honesty, I have felt pretty distracted when it comes to blogging this month. That’s probably due to it being the holidays, so I’ve been out shopping, being with family, and planning out some exciting posts for the new year. (I have been keeping up with reading all of the lovely blog posts that pop up in my Reader, which I’m happy about!)

Little life update aside, the one post I’ve been thinking about writing is a favorites-type post, showcasing what has been making me smile and laugh. I’ve shared two other posts like this, one which was a couple days after my wisdom teeth surgery in May (here) and then another one in June (here).

The featured image contains some selfies of me and my siblings, because I honestly haven’t taken any other good photos lately. The weather’s been ugly and I’ve rather been stuck inside all month. haha

Movies I’ve Watched:

  • The Bishop’s Wife. I watched this one for the first time in the summer, since I hadn’t realized when I checked it out from the library that it was a Christmas movie! I enjoyed watching it with my mom last week, as it was her first time seeing it. The acting is amazing, and the ending is incredible!
  • The Talk Of The Town. After we finished The Bishop’s Wife, we kind of got into a Cary Grant movie streak! This movie was a comedy/drama (more like a drama) that had a freaky beginning, but became an enjoyable movie after the first fifteen minutes.
  • Falling For Christmas. This is one of those Hallmark-type Christmas movies (the ones I watch and criticize more than enjoy hahaha), but I did enjoy finishing this one with Joshua. The acting was pretty decent, and there were some actually funny parts in it!
  • Mixed Nuts. I’m currently watching this one with Joshua. It’s his first time seeing it, but I think is the fourth time I’ve seen it. It never gets old!

Videos I’ve Loved:

  • Jay Leno’s Headlines segment. I just found out a week ago that this hilarious man was the host of the night show all through my childhood, but I was too young to appreciate it. *regrets* To remedy this, I’ve been binge-watching all the videos I can find that people have uploaded of Jay’s Headlines segment. I’m so thankful for YouTube!
  • Craig Ferguson interviewing Robin Williams. The video’s literally called The Best Interview In The History Of Television. Watching these two riffing back and forth, quickly building on each other’s jokes is one of the best things I’ve seen in a very long time. It was twenty-six minutes of pure insanity!
  • Not My Arms ASMR Challenge. One of my all-time favorite YouTubers, Maria from GentleWhispering, did this challenge with her then-fiancée (they’re married now haha) and I just watched it again last night. I basically spent the entire fifteen minutes laughing!

Songs I’m Listening To:

  • Life In The Death Of Me – Unspoken
  • I Don’t Trust Myself (With Loving You) – John Mayer
  • Battles – The Afters
  • There’s Always Tomorrow – Rudolph Soundtrack
  • Count That High – Jordan Feliz
  • Faith – Jordan Feliz
  • Streets of Gold – Jordan Feliz

Coloring Pages I’ve Colored:

Quotes That Inspire Me:

  • “Show up in every single moment like you’re meant to be there.” – Marie Forleo
  • “Life is a series of thousands of tiny miracles. Notice them.”
  • “Once you choose hope, anything is possible.”
  • “There is no dream too big for God to make a reality.”

“Fulfillment comes only when you decide to love God and give Him all of yourself.” – Dr. Charles Stanley

That was so much fun to write! Let me know if you want the links to any of the movies/songs/videos. My laptop has response issues, and it would take me a lifetime to add all those links. Thanks for reading!

The Peace I Seek

The Peace I Seek

“The person you see yourself to be will in the end be the person you become.” – Dr. Charles Stanley

My church has a huge library full of both fiction and nonfiction Christian books.

I had the pleasure of browsing it for the first time this past Sunday (when I first visited the church the weekend before, we left before I could look lol). I ended up taking home six different books that I’m pretty excited about reading.

One of them, which stood out to me the most, is called ‘Finding Peace.’ It was written by my favorite pastor and Christian author, Dr. Charles Stanley.

Out of the five chapters I’ve read so far, it has become more and more apparent to me that what I’m seeking in this season of my life is peace.

I’ve shared recently that the past several years of my life have been unintentionally defined by medical concerns, as well as the births of my two youngest siblings (both of which ended up overlapping on occasion). I based how I felt about my life on temporary struggles, which resulted in immense emotional tension, constant anxiety, over-analyzing everything, and struggling in my relationships with the Lord and my family.

I can now see how much pain I was in during that time, but I didn’t realize it when it was going on. That resulted in feeling extremely poorly about my life, because my focus and vision were tainted by the worst thing I was facing at the time. I no longer looked for the best in things and instead became an avid realist and pessimist, raining on my own parade and negatively affecting others.

My inspiration for writing this post came from what Dr. Stanley talked about in ‘Finding Peace.’ He said that we base the peace we feel in life on temporary circumstances instead of letting our peace be rooted in our relationship with the Lord … and I could immediately see that the same was true for me.

If I allow myself to be instantly affected by the negativity I meet every single day, it doesn’t matter what the struggle is – it will affect me more than it should. My reaction to difficulties, stress, confusion, and fear should be based on the fact that I trust in the Lord to protect me, lead me, and guide me, because I know that He loves me. Overreacting and allowing negative feelings to linger is absolute poison.

What I’m now in the process of learning is this:

No matter what I’m going through, the Lord remains the same.

By keeping this in mind, I know that no matter what comes my way, it is there for a reason. I can endure it knowing the Lord’s teaching me through it, and I can rest in His strength and peace instead of turning to the circumstances of my life for my well-being.

I’m choosing to learn from mistakes and circumstances instead of letting them hurt and change me. When bad things happen, I’ll remember that the Lord has everything in His hands. I will trust in Him to guide me. I desire for my peace to rest in this, not in what’s currently happening around me.

I’m pursuing nurturing a peaceful mind and a peace-filled lifestyle.

The progress I’m already making is an encouragement to me. I’m excited about seeing where pursuing the Lord’s peace will take me!

“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” – John 16:33 KJV