"What lies behind us, and what lies before us are small matters
compared to what lies within us."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


Forgive me for not writing lately. The children and I have been going through some difficult times lately. I am confident things will work out, but we could use some prayers right now. Thank you all! I promise to write more soon! 

"The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings."
                    - Ralph Blum

“Life is so risky and so scary, and yet at the same time, so beautiful. Maybe the truth is, it shouldn't be easy. Then everything would be. It's the things you fight for and struggle with before earning that have the greatest worth. When something's difficult to come by, you'll do that much more to make sure it's even harder -if not impossible- to lose.” 
― Sarah DessenAlong for the Ride

The true measure of a person is not how he behaves in moments of comfort and convenience but how he stands at times of controversy and challenges. 
- Martin Luther King Jr.

It's not whether you get knocked down. It's whether you get up again.
-Vince Lombardi

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, “I have lived through this hardship, I can take the next thing that comes along.” . . . You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

“You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” Marcus Aurelius