The Week In Words

Welcome to The Week In Words, where we share quotes from the last week’s reading. If something you read this past week  inspired you, caused you to laugh, cry, think, dream, or just resonated with you in some way, please share it with us, attributing it to its source, which can be a book, newspaper, blog, Facebook — anything that you read. More information is here.

Also, if you’ve posted a quote on your blog this past week, feel free to link it here as well. You don’t have to save it for Mondays. :) And please do read and comment even if you’re not posting quotes.

Here are a few that stood out to me this week:

From a friend’s Facebook page:

“There are exactly as many special occasions in life as we choose to celebrate.”– Robert Brault

I love that. Celebrations aren’t so much about what’s on the calendar, but about what you do.

From another friend’s Facebook page:

Why is it we only acknowledge that God answers prayer when He does what we want Him to do?

He answers all the time, but sometimes the answer is “No” or “Not now.” And some day when we see the big picture we’ll be just as thankful for those answers as we were the positive ones — though we should be thankful for them by faith now.

And from yet another friend’s Facebook page:

“When things go well, it’s not that we’re so smart; it’s that God is so good” ~ Drew Conley


Who knew Facebook could be so educational? 🙂

You know, when I started participating in this meme, I thought I would be sharing quotes mostly from books I was reading, but I tend to save most of those for when I review the book. But that’s all right — as the description up top says, the quotes that resonate with us in some way can come from any readable source.

If you’ve read anything that particularly spoke to you that you’d like to share, please either list it in the comments below or write a post on your blog and then put the link to that post (not your general blog link) in Mr. Linky below. I do ask that only family-friendly quotes be included.

8 thoughts on “The Week In Words

  1. I like those last two–particularly the middle one. It’s so easy to praise God and be thankful when things go “our way”–but faith has to learn to praise God and be thankful recognizing that every answer (even the “No”s and “Wait”s) is “our way”, since God knows what is best for us.

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  3. All three of your quotes are wonderful! I especially like the one about celebrations… we should be celebrating God’s goodness!

    Mine’s up… all Scripture this time.

    Blessings, e-Mom ღ

  4. I like all 3 of these quotes. I acknowledge God’s answers whenever I RECOGNIZE them… they don’t have to be the one I want — I just want to be SURE it’s HIM answering! My discerning gene is a little UNDER developed!

  5. Many years ago I dated a pastor and I prayed nightly that God would unite us in love and marriage, but it did not happen. Now, looking back, I know I was more in love with the idea of being a pastor’s wife than I was in love with the man. That most certainly wouldn’t have been fair to the pastor, or to me.

    God saw fit to provide each of us with the exact mates we needed, and the only way he could do that was by saying “no” to the relationship I thought I wanted. I do thank God for unanswered prayer — I also thank him daily for Amoeba.

  6. Great quotes. And it is encouraging to see that so many are from “ordinary” people from places like Facebook. God continues to inspire his people in all times for our encouragement. Thanks for keeping up with these and encouraging us with them!


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