Quotes to Live By

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
(John Quincy Adams)

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit. (Aristotle)

Every artist was first an amateur. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. (Thomas Jefferson)

It takes ten years to build up a reputation, but only five minutes to ruin one. (Anonymous)

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Unconditional Love

Lizzie Engel is used to running away. At eighteen, she left her Mennonite hometown, Kingdom, Kansas, with plans never to return. But five years later, the new life she built is falling apart. Lizzie knows she’s being followed, and she’s certain the same mysterious stranger is behind the threatening letters she’s received.
Realizing she’ll have to run again, the only escape Lizzie can manage is a return to the last place she wants to go. Once she arrives in Kingdom, Lizzie is confident she’ll be safe until she comes up with a new plan. In reacquainting herself with the town and its people—especially her old friend, Noah Housler— she wonders if she judged her hometown and her Mennonite faith too harshly. However, just as she begins to come to terms with her roots, Lizzie is horrified to discover the danger she ran from is closer than ever. No longer sure who to trust and fearful for her life and the lives of those around her, Lizzie finds she has only one place left to run—to the Father whose love is inescapable.

Just like Lizzie's father ruled over her, causing her to mistrust and judge others around her, we should also be careful not to let one person's emotions get in our way. I have learned recently that if one or more people hurt me, God will be there to help us get through it and He will protect us from much hurt. But He will not shield us from the situation because we need to learn to be humble lambs, but at the same time, clever as a snake.

I got this book from: Bethany House Review.

Here is a trailer to the book: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qq7-xzUPkpI&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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