Category Archives: Quips and Quotes

Brief thoughts. Big ideas.

What Winter Teaches Us

Thought for the Week The last leaves tremble on the ground as the snow arrives to cover them securing the peace that they have found whispering rest and think and start again ζ

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You Have Not Passed This Way Before

When you come to a place you’ve never been before, for example a town you’ve never visited or, literally, every new stage of your life, and don’t know the way to go, the wisest choice is to follow someone who … Continue reading

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50 Signs of Winter

We Northern Hemisphereans are deep in the throes of winter! But thank goodness there are signs to guide us through. Or, in some cases, misguide us. Then again, laughter tends to have a warming effect — so read these and … Continue reading

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Writer’s Block

Originally posted on Ellie Thompson's World:
I’ve been sitting here all day, staring at the clockI’m trying to write a poem, but I’ve got writer’s blockI’ve got several partly written, but none of them seem rightAs I’m looking at…

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What’s Your Happiness Baseline?

Thought for the Week Have you ever noticed how your happiness baseline—that bundle of things you consider essential for satisfaction—is constantly shifting? That’s because it’s based on what you’re currently used to, and what you’re currently used to is, well, just … Continue reading

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Pass it On!

 “Blessed be the God and father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in our troubles, so that we can comfort others with the same comfort we ourselves have received.” ~2 … Continue reading

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Dream Vacation

Dreaming about where you’ll go on vacation this year? Check this out: You can rent this awesome boat out of Singapore! It comes with a full crew, and even a personal chef! Only one problem … (wait for it) … … Continue reading

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Normal Life

Originally posted on Walking the path:
(3-minute read) My brother Steve tells the story of his first visit with a new doctor. He told her, “Doctor, I want to let you know that I smoke too much, drink too much,…

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Love Is a Bridge

Thought for the Week “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.” ~Martin Luther King Jr. Sir Isaac Newton once … Continue reading

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Less Glory, Please?

“In some ways, it is natural for us to wish that God had designed for us a less glorious and less arduous destiny; but then we are wishing not for more love but for less.” ~C.S. Lewis

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