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Three Day Quote Challenge, Day Two


I try to organize according to my most basic priorities:

1. God
2. Family
3. Country

Yesterday my quotes focused mainly on relationships, especially relationships with God.

With that my quote for Day Two is

“When the storms of life come, if they come to me personally, to my family or to the world, I want to be strong enough to stand and be a strength to somebody else, be shelter for somebody else.” Anne Graham Lotz

Our family is familiar with storms. We have always weathered them and collected ourselves quickly afterwards. Overcoming seems to be ingrained in us. When my sister first suggested moving to North Texas my first reservations about living in Tornado Alley amused my brother.

We grew up in Southern California during some historical earthquakes. Because we’ve experienced them earthquakes don’t overly concern us. However, since I first saw The Wizard of Oz, and heard the stories from family in the Midwest, the mere thought of tornadoes terrifies me.

In less than two years in North Texas we’ve already witnessed the disastrous effects of tornadoes and severe straight-line winds, this past December 26th being most horrific.

However, we also saw first-hand the people of our neighboring communities banding together in solidarity with the victims of nature’s wrath. Seeing the out pour of care and hands-on assistance to survivors has been tremendous. For all the heartbreak, loss and suffering, I am reassured having seen people standing strong and working with their fellow man.


My Day Two Nominees are:

Yecheilyah Ysrayl at Pearls Before Swine (PBS) Blog
Pranjal at Maze Odyssey
Mitch Teemly at The Power of Story


Challenge rules:

1. Post three consecutive days.
2. You can pick one or three quotes per day.
3. Challenge three different bloggers per day.


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Three Day Quote Challenge

Thanks to Mescalime at Psychochromatic Redemption for honoring me with the 3 Day Quote Challenge. If you are seeking some solid advice on the next great book to read or a healthy dose of honest, common sense, check her out.

Challenge rules:

  1. Post three consecutive days.
  2. You can pick one or three quotes per day.
  3. Challenge three different bloggers per day.

My nominees are:

  1. Jacqueline at A Cooking Pot and Twisted Tales
  2. Cheyanne at Tangerine Wallpaper
  3. Josée at Josée Lavallee

Among the great quotes I rely upon practically daily, I’ll start with the books within my reach, my favorites:
“Now the trouble about trying to make yourself stupider than you really are is that you very often succeed. Uncle Andrew did. He soon did hear nothing but roaring in Aslan’s song. Soon he couldn’t have heard anything else even if he had wanted to. And when at last the Lion spoke and said, “Narnia, awake,” he didn’t hear any words: he heard only a snarl. And when the Beasts spoke in answer, he heard only barkings, growlings, baying, and howlings.”
The Magician’s Nephew, The Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis


“Then I fell at his feet and thought, surely this is the hour of death, for the Lion (who is worthy of all honour) will know that I have served Tash all my days and not him. Nevertheless, it is better to see the Lion and die than to be Tisroc of the world and live and not to have seen him.

But the Glorious One bent down his golden head and touched my forehead with his tongue and said, “Son, thou art welcome.” But I said, “Alas Lord, I am no son of thine but the servant of Tash.” He answered, “Child, all the service thou hast done to Tash, I account as service done to me.” Then by reasons of my great desire for wisdom and understanding, I overcame my fear and questioned the Glorious One and said, “Lord, is it then true, as the Ape said, that thou and Tash are one?” The Lion growled so that the earth shook (but his wrath was not against me) and said, “It is false. Not because he and I are one, but because we are opposites, I take to me the services which thou hast done to him. For I and he are of such different kinds that no service which is vile can be done to me, and none which is not vile can be done to him. Therefore if any man swear by Tash and keep his oath for the oath’s sake, it is by me that he has truly sworn, though he know it not, and it is I who reward him. And if any man do a cruelty in my name, then, though he says the name Aslan, it is Tash whom he serves and by Tash his deed is accepted. Dost thou understand, Child?”

I said, “Lord, thou knowest how much I understand.” But I said also (for the truth constrained me), “Yet I have been seeking Tash all my days.”

“Beloved,” said the Glorious One, “unless thy desire had been for me thou wouldst not have sought so long and so truly. For all find what they truly seek.” The Last Battle, The Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis


“I have not wanted syllables where actions have spoken so plainly.” Sense and Sensibility,  Jane Austen


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