Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Quote 1

Hi All,  
I've found some great quotes lately in the books I've been reading and I thought I'd post them here so I can keep track of them.  Hopefully some of them will bless you as they have blessed me. 
The first one was shared with me by my friend, Courtney.  Here it is:

"If we let ourselves, we shall always be waiting for some distraction or other to end before we can really get down to our work.  The only people who achieve much are those who want knowledge so badly that they seek it while the conditions are still unfavorable.  Favorable conditions never come."
--C.S. Lewis, "Learning in War-Time", The Weight of Glory

I've fallen into the temptation to say "I don't have time to..., maybe I can a different season of life".  Although I do think there are seasons of life and some things just don't fit in the current season of life (like sewing just doesn't seem to fit right now), I think it is most beneficial to see every season as an opportunity to learn.  So, I'm challenging myself to try and read something valuable (in addition to the Bible) everyday and really take the time to meditate on it.  Which is the perfect lead in to the next quote....maybe tomorrow.


Sarah said...

How did I miss that quote if you're talking about the same Courtney I know and love...?

That is very good- especially for current and future homemakers.

Thanks for sharing!

Poff Clan said...

What a great reminder, Linda. One of my favorite quotes from C.S. Lewis follows the same lines..."The great thing, if one can, is to stop regarding all the unpleasant things as interruptions of one's "own" or "real" life. The truth of course is that what one calls the interruptions are precisely one's real life--the life God is sending one day by day; what one calls one's "real life" is a phantom of one's own imagination."