Sunday, August 20, 2023

Encouraging Words for the Weekend

Words from one of the "heroes" of my faith - Ruth Bell Graham

"A successful marriage is made up of two good forgivers."

"If I cannot give my children a perfect mother I can at least give them more of the one they've got - and make that one more loving. I will be available. I will take time to listen, time to play, time to be home when they arrive from school, time to counsel and encourage."

"It is a foolish woman who expects her husband to be to her that which only Jesus Christ Himself can be: always ready to forgive, totally understanding, unendingly patient, invariably tender and loving, unfailing in every area, anticipating every need, and making more than adequate provision. Such expectations put a man under an impossible strain."

"My job is to take care of the possible and to trust God with the impossible."

"Take all away.
 I am content to know
 Such love is mine
 for life is all to brief
 to grieve for pleasures bringing only grief;
 give me but You;
 it is enough just so."

May your weekend be filled with peace and rest - and fun!