“You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.” ~ Psalm 56:8 ~
“I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are evil.” ~ Tolkien ~
“Tears come from the heart and not from the brain.” ~ da Vinci ~
“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.” ~ Washington Irving ~
“The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears.” ~ J. V. Cheney ~
“…tears are words, waiting to be written.” ~ Paulo Coelho ~
“The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.” ~ Karen Blixen ~
“Tears are the silent language of grief.” ~ Voltaire ~
“Tears are the safety value of the heart when too much pressure is laid on it.” ~ Albert Smith ~
“You left and I cried tears of blood. My sorrow grows. But when you left, my eyes went with you. Now, how will I cry?” ~ Rumi ~
“The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes and say, “Oh God forgive me,’ or ‘Help me’. ” ~ Billy Graham ~
“Crying is all right in its way while it lasts. But you have to stop sooner or later, and then you still have to decide what to do.” ~ C. S. Lewis ~
“Perhaps our eyes need to be washed by our tears once in a while, so that we can see Life with a clearer view again.” ~ Alex Tan ~
“Past tears are present strength.” ~ George MacDonald ~
“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed.” ~ Revelation 21:4 ~
Please remember in prayer the families of two locals who committed suicide, those in the California fires especially Paradise and Magalia. Remember those who struggle during the holidays because of death or estrangement.
Jim needs physical healing as does Minnie.
In the midst of sorrow, I’m thankful for my friends Mandy and Joe who, Thanksgiving Day, were headed to Texas and God prevented them from being in a head on collision. Just a short time later, that same driver killed three people and herself in head on crashes.
We’re leaving November, perched on the edge of December and, for the most part, blessings outweigh sorrows. Treat yourself gently, save quiet time to renew yourself and don’t try to do it all by yourself. This week a name will be randomly drawn from the e-list and that person will be given 48 hours to respond with snail mail address. You’ll receive the latest issue of Mary Jane magazine…the sweet Christmas issue. When you receive it, let me know so we can appoint a time to, together, settle in with a cuppa and share a tot of Christmas happiness.