“When you go through deep waters,
I will be with you.
When you go thourgh rivers of difficulty,
you will not drown.
When you walk through the fire of oppression,
you will not be burnt up;
the flames will not consume you.”—Isaiah 43:2
“Little Billy’s mother was always telling him exactly what he was allowed to do and what he was not allowed to do. All the things he was allowed to do were boring. All the things he was not allowed to do were exciting. One of the things he was NEVER NEVER allowed to do, the most exciting of them all, was to go out through the garden gate all by himself and explore the world beyond.”—Roald Dahl, The Minpins
“I’ve never quite figured out how to bring God glory. But I have learned to surrender my dreams to Him. And he has made the reality of living according to His plan even better than my greatest dreams.”—Joanne Shetler, And the Word Came with Power
“If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be without meaning.”—Mr. Clive Staples Lewis, Mere Christianity
“A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dates all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.”—Agatha Christie, “The Last Seance”