Archive for the ‘patience’ Category
God let me know He wasn’t looking for me to recycle old history, but to be part of the new history. He would unfold here. I don’t know what God has planned for us, but I can tell you I had my first sermon prepared a week ago, and late last night God changed it. He led me to Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, where we’re told to walk worthy of our calling, with humility, gentleness, patience and love, ‘being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.’
– Kim Cash Tate
We must wait for God, long and meekly, in the wind and wet, in the thunder and lightning, in the cold and the dark. Wait, and He will come. He never comes to those who do not wait.
When parents and children are temperamental opposites, the results can be explosive. Type A parents, driven by nature, often have to ease up on Type B kids, who are more dreamy and mellow. When the pattern is reversed, relaxed Type B parents often feel outpaced by revved-up Type A offspring. These matchups can cause conflict beyond the normal parenting challenges.
– Sue Shellenbarger, The Wall Street Journal
Ambitious Parents, Mellow Children: Driven Type A’s Often Struggle To Raise Type B Kids
Of this I am certain: something happens every time I stop fighting with the way things are.
– Geneen Roth
Women, Food and God
What Donnie and Marie were really saying was, if you noticed, Donnie would be singing about how he’s rock-n-roll and she would be singing about she’s country. But Donnie would never say, ‘hey Marie, you’re lame for being country.’ They’d start out harmonizing together and at the end it would be this country rock sort of thing. In today’s day and age that would be, ‘Forget you, I’m not singing with you.’
– South Park Creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone on
I’m a Little Bit Country, their 100th episode
Talk about true believers. Roman Catholic nuns Maggie Hession and Frances Evans have been faithful fans of the perennial laggard Texas Rangers since the team played its first baseball game in 1972. Former Ranger star pitcher Nolan Ryan recalled the time he had a hand problem and went to a specialist and when he got out of the appointment, the two were in the waiting room praying over his hand. ‘They’re as loyal a fan as we have and as caring a people as you want,’ says Ryan, now the team’s president and part-owner.
We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world.
– Helen Keller
To an unusual degree people now feel they have to protect themselves from each other. You have to put forward the rules of behavior, every day. But such vigilance is tiresome. Most of us give up and accept the thousand daily breaches and violations. In a service economy in the age of no manners, everyone gets on everyone’s nerves.
– Peggy Noonan
We Pay Them to Be Rude to Us from The Wall Street Journal