More Quips and Quotes


The more we read, listen and learn, the more we are able to share with others. Here are some more quips and quotes from various sources:

When the student is ready, the teacher will appear. Zen Proverb

We are never presented with lessons until we are ready to learn them.

From life’s first cry to final breath, Jesus commands my destiny. From the hymn, “In Christ Alone”.

There will be an answer, let it be. The Beatles

A parable is an earthly story with a heavenly meaning.

Live your life with peace, poise and power. From Practical Spirituality

Grudges are a burden too heavy to carry. Our Daily Bread Magazine

I gave in and admitted that God was God. C.S.Lewis

The higher the hurdle the higher we jump. pab

Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain. Mark Twain

Look at situations from all angles and you will become more open. Dalai Lama

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Why Am I Here, Anyway?


This is chapter ten and the tenth prayer in Ten Prayers God Always Says Yes To. The chapter is called Why Am I Here Anyway? And the prayer is God, Lead Me to My Destiny. Here is an excerpt from this final chapter:

In the final analysis, we are not just human beings but keys–keys that God has individually crafted to fit certain locks. Each of us is special because the lock we are called to open will accept only one key–one that looks different, acts different, and feels different from any other one; one that has different kinds of emotions, passions, skills, and defects from any other one. In fact, in all the world and in all of time itself, there has only been one key that has the ability to open this one particular lock–and you are it. Make no mistake: when you find the lock, you will find your destiny. It could be virtually anything. It could be something big or something small, something loud or something quiet. It could be something that makes you famous overnight or something that keeps you hidden. It could be that you’re destined to save someone’s life in a fire or some other disaster–or that you’re destined to change someone’s life through a simple conversation. It could be that you’ll one day create something that helps people–like an invention or a piece of inspiring music or a book or an article. It could be that your son or daughter is destined to achieve something stupendous–something he or she could not have achieved without your influence. Your destiny might be one decisive, dramatic moment in your life, or it might be many actions taken over many years. Who knows? Whatever it turns out to be, though, one thing is certain: it will be profoundly important to the life of this world and immensely fulfilling to you personally.

This has been my favorite chapter in the book. The author touches on science and religion, genetics and DNA, Forrest Gump and George Washington, and the destiny God has planned for all of us.

I have to admit to praying the above prayer, but also have to admit to still waiting for the answer–unless my book, My Precious Life, published last June, is the answer.

One thing I know for sure is that with God leading, my destiny can only be the best. I’m willing to wait forever.