GraceNotes Archive

#78
Oct 2018

Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions.

Henri Nouwen

#77
Sep 2018

Simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.

Lao Tzu

#76
Aug 2018

Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.

Hermann Hesse

#75
July 2018

Detachment is not that you should own nothing. But that nothing should own you.

Ali ibn abi Talib

#74
June 2018

Humanity was created in the image of God; our love is a reflection of his.

Meir Soloveichik

#73
May 2018

“You cannot pour from an empty cup.”
“Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you.”
“The flame that burns twice as bright burns half as long.”

Various

#72
Apr 2018

Fellowship is a place of grace…

Rick Warren

#71
Mar 2018

Do all the good you can…

John Wesley

#70
Feb 2018

Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold; happiness dwells in the soul.

Democritus

#69
Jan 2018

A little bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just.

Pope Francis

#68
Dec 2017

It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace.

Agnes M. Pharo

#67
Nov 2017

“Thank you” is the best prayer that anyone could say.

Alice Walker

#66
Oct 2017

Autumn is the season of change.

Taoist Proverb

#65
Sep 2017

This is the way of peace: Overcome evil with good, falsehood with truth, and hatred with love.

Peace Pilgrim

#64
Aug 2017

Compared to what we ought to be, we are half awake.

William James

#63
July 2017

He who is filled with love is filled with God…

St. Augustine

#62
June 2017

God is a concept by which we measure our pain.

John Lennon

#61
May 2017

Within you lies the opportunity to grow in Spirit…

White Eagle

#60
Apr 2017

Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak whispers the o'er-fraught heart and bids it break.

William Shakespeare

#59
Mar 2017

Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside awakes.

Carl Jung

#58
Feb 2017

Art is a wound turned into Light.

Georges Braque

#57
Jan 2017

Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside awakes.

Carl Jung

#56
Dec 2016

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.

Desmond Tutu

#55
Nov 2016

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.

John 14:27

#54
Oct 2016

Material and infinite are inseparable. Appreciating their interconnectedness is the gateway to understanding.

Lao Tsu

#53
Sep 2016

Imperfections are not inadequacies; they remind us that we are all in this together.

Brené Brown

#52
Aug 2016

I'm too alone in the world, yet not alone enough to make each hour holy.
I'm too small in the world, yet not small enough to be simply in your presence, like a thing --
just as it is.

Rainer Maria Rilke

#51
July 2016

If our lives are made up of a string of a thousand moments, at some of those moments we look a lot more spiritually evolved than at others.

Anne Lamott

#50
June 2016

I existed from all eternity and, behold, I am here; and I shall exist till the end of time, for my being has no end.

Khalil Gibran

#49
May 2016

Embrace all things as part of the Harmonious Oneness, and then you will begin to perceive it.

The Tao Te Ching

#48
Apr 2016

All, everything that I understand, I only understand because I love.

Leo Tolstoy

#47
Mar 2016

The suchness of each moment is the infinite mercy of God.

Paul Knitter

#46
Feb 2016

When your heart has cracks in it, it lets the light in…

Ellen DeGeneres

#45
Jan 2016

The fault lies not within the stars but within ourselves.

William Shakespeare

#44
Dec 2015

The best way out is always through.

Robert Frost

#43
Nov 2015

We don't think ourselves into a new way of living; we live ourselves into a new way of thinking.

Richard Rohr

#42
Oct 2015

Every change of mind is first of all a change of heart.

The Dalai Lama

#41
Sep 2015

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.

Matthew 6:34

#40
Aug 2015

A true friend is the greatest of all blessings.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

#39
July 2015

He who experiences the unity of life sees his own self in all beings, and all beings in his own self, and looks on everything with an impartial eye.

The Buddha

#38
June 2015

Come and follow… plunge into the incomparable bliss of the spiritual life and abide in it.

The Anguttara Nikaya

#37
May 2015

I believe that if Mohammed, Buddha, Jesus, and Moses all got together they would be best of friends because the spiritual basis of all religions is something that builds unity.

Yehuda Berg

#36
Apr 2015

Then shall your light break forth like the dawn, and your healing shall spring up speedily.

Isaiah 58:8

#35
Mar 2015

Giving simply because it is right to give, without thought of return, at a proper time, in proper circumstances, and to a worthy person, is enlightened giving.

The Bhagavad Gita 17.20

#34
Feb 2015

When your life is filled with the desire to see the holiness in everyday life, something magical happens: ordinary life becomes extraordinary, and the very process of life begins to nourish your soul!

Rabbi Harold Kushner

#33
Jan 2015

Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

Isaiah 43:18-19

#32
Dec 2014

The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.

Paulo Coelho

#31
Nov 2014

If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies in yourself.

Native American Proverb

#30
Oct 2014

To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven.

Ecclesiastes 3:1

#29
Sep 2014

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end.

Seneca

#28
Aug 2014

An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.

Mahatma Gandhi

#27
July 2014

#26
June 2014

Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish.

Jean De La Fontaine

#25
May 2014

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.

Helen Keller

#24
Apr 2014

All things born in truth must die, but out of death comes life.

The Bhagavad Gita

#23
Mar 2014

Therefore let us present the same face to everyone and treat all men as equals… In this clarity of a still and open mind truth will be reflected.

Lao Tsu

#22
Feb 2014

Presence is the capacity to be present for another person with an open heart and to be grounded in our inner being. It is to be present for another person as a supporting light, as a supporting presence - and simply to be present with another person can help.

Swami Dhyan Giten

#21
Jan 2014

I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can't find anybody who can tell me what they want.

Mark Twain

#20
Dec 2013

We are such stuff as dreams are made of …

William Shakespeare

#19
Nov 2013

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.

W.T. Purkiser

#18
Oct 2013

The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.

John Green

#17
Sep 2013

Rest and be thankful.

William Wordsworth

#16
Aug 2013

I think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music. Life seems to go on without effort, when I am filled with music.

George Eliot

#15
July 2013

Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.

Eckhart Tolle

#14
June 2013

I do not understand the mystery of grace — only that it meets us where we are and does not leave us where it found us.

Anne Lamott

#13
May 2013

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.

Albert Einstein

#12
Apr 2013

Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.

The Dalai Lama

#11
Mar 2013

QUIT — is not a 4-letter word!

Deborah Darlington

#10
Feb 2013

Belatedly, I loved thee. O Beauty so ancient and so new, belatedly I loved thee. For see, thou wast within and I was without…

St. Augustine

#9
Jan 2013

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

#8
Dec 2012

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.

Joseph Campbell

#7
Nov 2012

It doesn't matter if the glass is half empty or half full. Be thankful that you have a glass and that there's something in it!

Johnnie Ivery

#6
Oct 2012

My head is bursting with the joy of the unknown. My heart is expanding a thousand fold.

Rumi

#5
Sep 2012

The day will come when, after harnessing the ether, the winds, the tides and the gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of love. And, on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

#4
Aug 2012

Calmness is the living breath of God's immortality in you.

Paramhansa Yogananda

#3
July 2012

God is like a person who clears his throat while hiding and so gives himself away.

Meister Eckhart

#2
June 2012

The only man who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew every time he sees me, while all the rest go on with their old measurements and expect me to fit them.

George Bernard Shaw