"Give up yourself, and you will find your real self. Lose your life and you will save it. Submit to death, death of your ambitions and favourite wishes every day and the death of your whole body in the end: submit with every fibre of your being, and you will find eternal life. Keep back nothing. Nothing that you have not given away will be really yours. Nothing in you that has not died will ever be raised from the dead. Look for yourself, and you will find in the long run only hatred, loneliness, despair, rage, ruin, and decay. But look for Christ and you will find Him, and with Him everything else thrown in."
"What screws us up the most in life is the picture in your heads of how it’s supposed to be."
"Our scars make us know that our past was for real"
"To fall in love with God is the greatest romance; to seek Him the greatest adventure; to find Him, the greatest human achievement."
"You think “One day” this and “one day” that, but you need to focus on this day; because just maybe, that one day will be today."
"It is hypocritical of us to neglect reading our Bibles, and then cry out in prayer as though we are hungry for God. Real hunger pushes us into the scriptures."
"She was struck by the simple truth that sometimes the most ordinary things could be made extraordinary, simply by doing them with the right people…"
"Allow God to continually soften your heart so that it beats for what his heart beats for — people."
"When she lets you in to the cracks and scars of the past, it’s time to ask a question: do you love her or do you love the idea of her? There is a difference and it’s already past time to know it."