Friday, October 8, 2010

What shall I write in her birthday card?

When opportunities to send cards come up, I love to grab our book Gathered Gold by John Blanchard.  This is a marvelous collection of quotes including numerous gems from the Puritans.  Blanchard says he got a "trawling eye" after his conversion and began to gather quotes as he read.  Today our oldest daughter turned 20, and I wrote this anonymous quote in her card: "If you wish to be disappointed, look to others; if you wish to be disheartened, look to yourself; if you wish to be encouraged, look to Jesus."

Another good quote is about evolution by G.K.Chesterton: "The evolutionist seem to know everything about the missing link except the fact that it is missing."


  1. Great post! I love a good quote. Thanks for sharing!

  2. LOL that evolutionist quote disregards all other links and mentions the missing link? that's kind of desperate!
    it's like noticing a trail of steps on the sand,with one imprint missing in between,then one would assume that "God" created and sent down a creature to walk down the remaining imprints.
    as hopeful as it is and as good/safe as it might feel to believe that .There must be an explanation more realistic than that.