Times of trouble discover the true worth of a man; they do not weaken him, but show his true nature.
-- Thomas a Kempis
Hope prevents us from clinging to what we have and frees us to move away from the safe place and enter unknown and fearful territory.
-- Henri Nouwen (The Wounded Healer)
Unless our questions, problems and concerns are tested and matured in solitude, it is not realistic to expect answers that are really our own.
-- Henri Nouwen (Reaching Out)
In many ways God is "unfathomable" . . . . If you can know everything about him, then he is no longer God; you are.
-- Henry Cloud (Changes that Heal)