"Those seeking the life of the spirit should be cheerful and free, and not neglect recreation. Married people must act in conformity with their vocation--but their progress will of necessity be but the pace of a hen." --Teresa of Avila
"Some things God can teach us only very slowly, at the pace of walking, the speed of life." --Arthur Paul Boers, The Way Is Made by Walking
What does a hen do all day? Nothing but walk about in endless circles, pecking at this or that--yet she is one of the most creative and productive of God's creatures. Though my days may take me in circles, I pray for the daily fruitfulness of a hen as I nurture the four boys and two girls God has given us.
"For unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly makes all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison." ~Theodore Roosevelt
"Reading makes a man full; conference makes a man ready; writing makes a man exact." ~Sir Francis Bacon
O God, you have taught me since I was young, and to this day I tell of your wonderful works.
"No matter how many kids you might have, I am firmly convinced that a person can find the time to do the things they want to do." ~Dortha, in The Prizewinner of Defiance, Ohio
“Nothing has really happened unless its been described [in words]. Keep a diary. Don’t let a day pass without recording it, whether something interesting happens or not. Something interesting happens every day.” ~Virginia Woolf
"The two most engaging powers of an author are to make new things familiar and familiar things new."
"How can I know what I think till I see what I say?”
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