"We can easily manage if we will only take each day, the burden
appointed to it. But, the load will be too heavy for us if we carry
yesterday's burden over again today and then add the burden of the
morrow before we are required to bear it." - John Newton
"Gentleness has been described as strength under control, which is
a good definition. But it also speaks to the idea of peace; a woman
who is meek or gentle is a woman who is at peace in her heart, no
matter what the rest of her life is like. She has no need to fight for
her agenda or to resist her husband's will. She finds a lasting,
imperishable peace in Christ, which no circumstance can take away
"Here in a gentle and quiet spirit is beauty that never decays, as the
outward body does.'Gentle' is actually 'meek' or 'humble' and 'quiet'
describes the character of her action and reaction to her husband
and life in general. Such is precious not only to her husband, but
also to God."
"A gentle and quiet spirit is not only imperishable; it is precious in
the sight of God. It's also one of the hardest qualities to cultivate.
Far from a sign of weakness, a gentle and quiet spirit is the sign of
a woman who is strong in faith, mind and character." ~Anna Sofia &
Teach me, Lord, to keep sweet and gentle in all the events of life, in
disappointments, in thoughtlessness of others, in the insincerity of
those I trusted, in the unfaithfulness of those on whom I relied.
Help me to put myself aside, to think of the happiness of others, to
hide my little pains and heartaches, so that I may be the only one to
suffer from them.
Teach me to profit by the suffering that comes to me. Help me to
use it that it may mellow me, not harden or embitter me; that it may
make me broad in my forgiveness; kindly, sympathetic, and helpful
"What messes our life up most is this EXPECTATION of what our
life is SUPPOSED to look like." - AnnVoskamp.com
"Wise women have no fear. Because they trust God, they have no
need for anxiety. They are confident that a kind, wise God is in
control of everything. As wisdom increases, anxiety decreases.
What makes you worry? Is it finances, your kids, your spouse--or
the lack of one? Wise women know that God is trustworthy and that
he can and will handle all these matters for our good and his glory."