I had fallen in love with a God who was too big to be contained within such a small world. -Edwina Gately, on normal life after Africa

This is true joy in life...being used up for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one...being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. -George Bernard Shaw

Even in our Christian lives we allow ourselves to settle for the self-satisfying desires that never really fill our true longings. -Alicia 

I have learned to kiss the wave that strikes me against the Rock of Ages. - Charles Spurgeon 

God cannot give us happiness and peace apart from himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing. - C.S. Lewis

Safe?...Who said anything about safe? 'Course he isn't safe. But he's good. - C.S. Lewis (via Mr. Beaver) 

Our heart is restless until it rests in you. - St. Augustine 

Who will enable me to find rest in you? Who will grant that you come to my heart and intoxicate it, so that I forget my evils and embrace my one and only good, yourself? What are you to me? Have mercy so that I may find words. - St. Augustine 

The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese. - G.K. Chesterton 

The sweetest thing in all my life has been the longing — to reach the Mountain, to find the place where all the beauty came from — my country, the place where I ought to have been born. Do you think it all meant nothing, all the longing? The longing for home? For indeed it now feels not like going, but like going back. -C.S. Lewis, Till We Have Faces

 A silly idea is current that good people do not know what temptation means. This is an obvious lie. Only those who try to resist temptation know how strong it is... A man who gives in to temptation after five minutes simply does not know what it would have been like an hour later.-Lewis (again)

“You would not have called to me unless I had been calling to you," said the Lion. -yeah, him again

We may ignore, but we can nowhere evade the presence of God. The world is crowded with Him. He walks everywhere incognito. -and this probably won't even be the last

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