Quotes I Love

“Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph.” – Matt Hardy

Love doesn’t mean we’ll always feel like demonstrating love; it means choosing to demonstrate love— even when we don’t feel like it.

The Expected Is Just The Beginning, The Unexpected Is What Changes Our Lives.

“I’d take a shack on a rock over a castle in the sand”
– Casting Crowns….
but I’d like a shack IN the SAND!!! -me

-“It’s time to knock her out!!”
said by my mother about my sister!!

“Repentance is not your punishment. It’s your glorious right of daughtership. Your invitation to restoration.”
– Beth Moore from The study of Ester: It’s Tough Being a Woman

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”
– Audrey Hepburn

This kid stole $2.50 in change from his brother.
Mom- “Probably to buy dope.”
Meg- “Where are you buying your pot from? Somebody’s selling you grass!”

“Growth in experience implies a serious self-doubt and self-questioning in which values previously held seem to be completely exploded and no other tangible values come to take their place. This may even take the form of a crisis of religious faith in which our whole conception of God and of our relationship to Him may be turned upside down. There may seem to be “no God” at all, or else our relationship to Him may seem so desperate that we feel as though we are damned, in our moments of darkness. This, as St. John of the Cross shows, marks the beginning of a whole new experience of faith on a completely different level. The passage from a state in which one loves and worships God as a beautiful object of desire to a state in which God ceases to be object and loses all definite limitations in our mind is something which cannot be easily described: but it is a perilous, though necessary, experience.” – Thomas Merton

(Source: thenotebookdoodles)

You don’t take a photograph, you make it. -Ansel Adams

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world. – Sarah Ban Breathnach

“There is a serenity in life, after all, and once a withdrawal is felt at having left the lies behind, a soul begins to feel at home in its own skin.” -Donald Miller, Through Painted Desserts

A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words. -Ansel Adams


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