Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Encouraging Words...

So I have been feeling a little bewildered lately. The news is so depressing, the economy's so terrible, devastation is everywhere, gas is like $4.00/gallon. Yet my life seems pretty stinkin' good when I take inventory. It's such a contradiction. My life is great but influences around me are telling me otherwise. I would like to think I am a woman of faith, but when it comes down to it, I am as fearful as they come. My mom came over this morning and lifted my spirits (moms just know when spirits need to be lifted, don't they?) I found this wonderful quote that is basically what my mom told me this morning.


"We must never let fear and the father of fear (Satan himself) divert us from our faith and faithful living. Every person in every era has had to walk by faith into what has always been some uncertainty. This is the plan. Just be faithful. God is in charge. He knows your name and He knows your need. God expects you to have enough faith, determination, and trust in Him to keep moving, keep living, keep rejoicing. He expects you not simply to face the future; He expects you to embrace and shape the future—to love it, rejoice in it, and delight in your opportunities. God is eagerly waiting for the chance to answer your prayers and fulfill your dreams, just as He always has. But He can’t if you don’t pray, and He can’t if you don’t dream. In short, He can’t if you don’t believe. "


Written by my favorite, Jeffrey R Holland.


10 comments:

Stephanie said...

That's a beautiful quote Carlie. Thanks for posting it.

Oh, and I'd LOVE to have you come out and do the Tri with me (and Mique if she's doing it). Perfect excuse to take a trip!

Emily Gold said...

Yesterday was a hard day. We had people move in next door, who, well let's just say their not the best (that's putting it VERY lightly. But, in time when we've moved and gotten on with things, I'll have some great, and a bit scary, stories). This quote is what I needed to hear! Thanks!

Lauren said...

Love that quote Carlie. Thanks for sharing! Dream big girl!!

jess said...

how is it that great friends also know just what you needed to hear? thanks so much for giving me a good start to the day! you are so amazing, i hope you always remember that. i just can't wait to see you! we are so close now... yet so far away! let's talk calendars!

jess said...

by the way- hope you don't mind... i'm totally putting this quote on my blog. thanks!

marandvince said...

Hi Carlie, it was nice to read your uplifting post this morning. I'll have to pass on the words of encouragement. Thanks for sharing! ~Mar

Annie said...

Carlie, This is Annie.. yes Annie your old next neighbor (okay two doors down).... and you are THE most enlightening person in the blog world. I am so glad I have found your blog! Might I add- I LOVE THESE BABY CLOTHES! My sister-in-law is going to fall in love with these!

Amy said...

I just came across your blog from "Tip Junkie" and I'm so glad I stopped by- that quote was exactly what I needed to hear today! Thanks so much for sharing and giving me that push of motivation I was so in need of!

www.adorn-jewelry.blogspot.com said...

Hi. I found your blog on TipJunkie. This is a fantastic quote that I don't think I have read before. Holland is one of my favorites as well! I needed this little boost today as I am going to be having surgery soon. It is scary but this quote helped so thank you tons!
emily

Al, Ash & Family said...

What a cool quote! I really LOVE it! I feel the same way you do. In fact, I have commented on this to Alan several times lately. I decided I'm not watching the news anymore. It's depressing. Alan said something that clicked with me: the news just reports downers. They don't ever say millions of people had an awesome day today... :) It's good to remember.