Welcome to my eclectic journey of my life and delights. This year my theme is surrendering my writing pen to the true author, Jesus Christ, while looking forward to the future, reflecting on the past and dancing through my journey.




Friday, January 27, 2012

Not Re-inventing the Wheel




I have heard this saying all my life, "don't re-invent the wheel."  So many times we try to do exactly that.  I can even do it with my blog post.  If someone else has said it more eloquently, why try to capture the truth in my own words? Why not let their words speak my heart?  The Bible always crafts words better than I, as well as other writers.  Today, I am not even going to try to re-invent the wheel.  These authors words penetrated my heart this past week, so I will let them speak...may you be blessed.

Charles Spurgeon - By perseverance, the snail reached the ark.


Tender hearts give the same kind of shelter.  But his comes from being shaped by the whipping gale force winds of the alleyway.   - Jan Meyer - The Allure of Hope-God's Pursuit of a Woman's Heart

This perseverance can be either hard or tender.  We all know women who can gut it out. That's easy.  Tender perseverance is an art. - Jan Meyer


Jan Meyer, also quoting C.S. Lewis
It can all be worth it.  We can be shaped by the winds of trial with a confidence that we will give shelter and life along the way.  But as C.S. Lewis said, "Probably this will not, for most of us, happen in a day; poetry replaces grammar, gospel replaces law, longing transforms obedience, as gradually as the tide lifts a grounded ship.
(Can you say Amen to that?

"We all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same  image...."  2 Corinthians 3:18
Oswald Chambers - Utmost for His Highest
Beware of anything that would spot or tarnish that mirror in you.  It is almost always something good that will stain it - something good, but not what is best.

22 Joining in with more words:

Vee said...

True enough, but your words and thoughts are important, too, Janette. Just sayin'!

Kathryn Ross said...

Treasured words and thoughts here, milady - but, that is what I always expect to find when visiting you . . .
Joy!
Kathy

JillAileenJones said...

Loved this post-but love your posts and words too. :)
Have a great weekend sweet friend. Thanks for sending me your address too so I can mail out your goodies.
I will take you up on the lunch sometime too.
Hugs

Shanda said...

Perseverance...something I really need to work on. Great quotes.

Shanda said...

Perseverance...something I really need to work on. Great quotes.

Debbie said...

These quotes were good....lots to think and dwell on. But I am going to join the other ladies in saying, "But I love your thoughts on things too." Hope you have a great week-end! HUGS

Pom Pom said...

Hi Janette!
Love all your quotes today.
I hope you are well.

Sarah (Nikki) said...

these are great quotes......wishing you a fabulous weekend and Janette....just had a thought..if you ever want to reinvent the wheel...go for it. You never know you might improve on what's already been done.

Cindy said...

As a writer, I'm naturally in love with words so whenever someone says something better than I can, I'm always happy to quote them. Enjoyed this post.

Sandy said...

I have loved keeping quote journals for years now. There's certainly nothing wrong with letting someone else say what's on your heart but at the same time YOUR heart is one I know, so I love hearing what it speaks as well. :o) These are good inspiring quotes. Thank you for sharing them.
xo

Debbie said...

Loved every single one of them! I wish I could shout out a favorite, but I can't.

(I have prayed for your friends. You probably knew that in your heart, but I'm telling you anyway.)

susanwalkergirl said...

Very good...those are some thoughts worth meditating on.

Thank you for sharing Janette!

Nancy said...

Rather they are your words or someone else's words you quote, they all come from your heart and that shines through royally.....

Rebecca said...

I appreciate the quotes you've chosen.

I think that's why I enjoy twitter so much! I follow a limited number of people who seem SO able to state truth in such concise manners...

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, Such powerful words, thanks for sharing them. I really need to ponder them and apply them.
Have a delightful Sabbath.
Love, Noreen

Karen said...

words of wisdom shared by one who is wise for letting them speak & sharing them with others ~ Love you dear friend!

Petra said...

Yes and Amen! Great quotes!

Cecilia Marie Pulliam said...

Thank you for sharing some of your favorite quotes. They are nuggets of wisdom. I enjoy your words as well, Janette.

Maryann said...

The Oswald Chambers quote has given me much to think about.
Thanks for sharing

Judith said...

Interesting post which has given me much thought. Your words and interpretation do hold value for me amongst others.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I'll be waiting on your words, too... blessings and hugs and prayers, especially for this Thursday's surgery. {{hugs}} tanna

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

I love your photo Janette! So pretty! I think a quote that speaks to your heart, will also shine from your heart out to others. I think famous heartfelt quotes touch us so, because underneath, our hearts are all very much alike.

Hugs your way!
♥Lee Ann

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