“God holds the future in His hands
With grace sufficient day by day;
Through good or ill
He gently leads,
If we but let Him have His way.”—The “what” of our future is determined by the “Who” of eternity.
“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company… a church… a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you… we are in charge of our Attitudes.”—Charles R. Swindoll
“Just promise me one thing, promise me that when you pick the boy you’re really going to be with, that he’ll be someone who respects you and treats you well. And, it’s someone who makes your heart race and that he’s someone you love because of what he is, not what he does. Because, that’s how I felt about your mother, and that’s how I want you to feel one day. Use your head and follow your heart.”—Larry Sawyer to Peyton (via tintedrose) (via moderndayfairytale)
A woman with a princess heart sees the world through the eyes of faith. She is a citizen in the invisible kingdom. She sees the hard realities of the world with her eyes open, yet looks deeper to take note of the beauty and grace hidden underneath.
Any woman seeking to be a princess will live alone in the visible kingdom, surrounded by “stuff” that others can see. But a woman cultivating a princess heart will live invisibly, trusting that there is more to life than what can be seen. An insecure princess will flaunt her good deeds, but a woman with a princess heart will hold them close to herself. A spoiled princess might demand to be first, but the one with a princess heart is free to be last, confident that she is loved.
“And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him”—(Matthew 6:5-8)