A Just Walk (run, hike, etc…)

"…to the Rock that is higher…"


“…push back the walls of his mind and make him see beyond to the shining world – huge and terrible and beautiful and very fragile? (handle with care – everything – even the predators)… It was up to him to pay back the world in beauty and caring what Leslie had loaned him in vision and strength.”    – Katherine Patterson in Bridge to Terabithia

“God knows everything about you and he loves you still” -A.W. Tozer

“Learning isn’t a consequence of teaching or listening, but a consequence of thinking.” -Brian McLaren

“If you want to meet God, run like hell from him” – Dan Allender

“First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.” – Epictetus

“How you live your days, is, well, how you live your life.” Annie Dillard

“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go” T.S. Elliot

“Pick battles big enough to matter but small enough to win.” Jonathon Kozol

“Out of Nothing he creates Something. Out of the End he creates the Beginning. Out of selfness we grow, by his grace, toward selflessness, which is the loss of self altogether, “eye hath not seen nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man” what new marvels he will bring to pass next. All’s lost. All’s found. And if such words sound childish, so be it. Out of each old self that dies some precious essence is preserved for the new self that is born; and within the child-self that is part of us all, there is perhaps nothing more precious than the fathomless capacity to trust.” – Frederick Beuchner

“Perhaps the only thing more difficult than creating space is remaining in it.” Katherine Welch (I think I came up with that all by myself!)

“If we are too eager to have everything, we will almost certainly miss even the one thing we need.” Thomas Merton

“We do not live merely in order to “do something” – no matter what. Activity is just one of the normal expressions of life, and the life it expresses is all the more perfect when it sustains itself with an ordered economy of action. This order demands a wise alternation of activity and rest. We do not live more fully merely be doing more, seeing more, tasting more, and experiencing more than we ever have before. On the contrary, some of us need to discover that we will not begin to live more fully until we have the courage to do and see and taste and experience much less than usual.” Thomas Merton

“A man who fails well is greater than one who succeeds badly.” Thomas Merton

“We should always see life as we did in childhood.” Henri Matisse

“The reason why men are so anxious to see themselves, instead of being content to be themselves, is that they do not realy believe in their ow existence… They must struggle to escape their true being, and verify a false existence by constantly viewing what they themselves do… Being means nothing to those who hate and fear what they themselves are.” Thomas Merton


2 thoughts on “Quotes

  1. Great to meet you, Katherine.

    Proud of you!

    love, k

  2. I am amazed by your blog. Something made me google search you today. I figured it out. Thanks for your testimony.
    Dr. Dennis Uhrhammer.
    Classmate at U of I, coworker at Dow ( I would drive you to work a few times)

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