Years ago when I was editor of The Upper Room’s website, I began collecting my favorite quotes from Upper Room Books and sharing them in the “Seasonal Reflections” emails. These quotes and their authors became friends I relied on when I hit difficult stretches of life.
It was so satisfying to pick out a selection of these “friends” to include in the pages of Walking in the Wilderness. And I was able to add some new favorite quotes and authors from more recent Upper Room publications.
I hope that you also learn to feel that these faithful friends are waiting to share their wisdom with you when you hit life’s difficult seasons.
Here are just a few …
We are invited simply to be with God. … Crawling up in the lap of Love, resting our head against Love’s breast, and taking comfort in that slow, steady heartbeat of grace that says, This is where you belong.
-Roger Owens, What We Need Is Here
God, collect our tears … And pour them back on us as life-giving water!
-Safiyah Fosua, The Africana Worship Book: Year B
Dear God, help us to see that we are more more than our scars.
-Michael W. Waters, Freestyle
Faithfulness is consecration in overalls.
-Evelyn Underhill, Writings of Evelyn Underhill
All things come and all things go over and over again.
-John S. Mogabgab, Weavings
Grief is such a messy thing.
-Roberta C. Bondi, Wild Things
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4 thoughts on “Old Friends and New”
Beth. As always you touch my heart and strengthen my soul with the thoughts you share. I appreciate your humor and your fur babies that always seem to give me a chuckle just when I need one. Blessings
Thank you so much for taking the time to read and share your thoughts. I am so grateful to be on this journey with you.
I’ve wondered how you collected these quotes! Thank you for sharing. I can now visualize them as treasures collected and gathered in a loving collage or a comforting patchwork quilt.
What lovely images – “loving collage” and “comforting patchwork quilt.” Thanks so much for being on this journey with me.