“The difference between a dream and a goal is a timeline. You can sit around and dream, but if you want to make it happen put a timeline and hold yourself accountable and then stuff starts happening.”—Phillip C. McGraw (via simply-quotes)
“Cancer can take away a lot—your hair, your appetite, your energy, and, yes, sometimes your very life. But cancer cannot take away the love that passes between you and the special people in your life. It can’t take away the support and encouragement, the creativity and beauty, the connections and relationships to others who are fighting alongside you. No matter how hard it tries, cancer can never contain the human spirit or diminish the power of faith.”—Chuck Pagano, Sidelined (via craigtowens)
It frustrates me that cancer or Parkinson’s steal the spotlight, so to speak, of other lesser known diseases that plague families in the same way. I know that the statistics show it is much more present in people’s lives, so it makes sense. But despite that, it is comforting to know that words of comfort for the well known diseases transfer nicely to those suffering from lesser known diseases as well.
“I’m always humbled by the scripture that says we ought to have sober judgement of ourselves. The point is to focus on Jesus and stop focussing on yourself. This idea of sober judgement applies to how you view others as well. It’s okay to admire people, but highly-esteeming others sets them up for failure. People are just people. A heart that radiates the love of God is one that uproots both insecurity and pride because neither have a dwelling place in the presence of Christ. We are all works in progress, so don’t be so critical of yourself or others. When you quit being so inwardly focussed and stop treating life like a competition you can be confident in who God has redeemed you to be and be supportive of others by simply making much of Christ—making Him the ultimate focus point in every facet of life. Ask the Lord to refine your view of Him so you won’t be so jealous and self-loathing or so prideful and critical of others. Both sides of the spectrum are poison to your soul, and neither are representative of your security and freedom in Christ’s love.”—LB, Rhetoric & Reminders (via yesdarlingido)