I’ve now been back in the windy city for 1 month, 2 weeks, and 3 days (don’t you love consecutive numbers?). I have nothing to say about that, it’s a fact. It just is.

Quotes I’ve come across this week:

Our body is the servant of the mind. It obeys the operations of the mind, whether they be deliberately chosen or automatically expressed.  Feelings are the consequences, not the cause of our emotional problems. Our emotions are good sources of information about how we are thinking. We cannot control our emotions directly, but we can influence how we are feeling by changing our thoughts. Change your thoughts first, and the desired feelings will follow. Our reactions, our emotions, our attitudes are the result of our thoughts.

-Dr. Archibald Hart, Habits of the Mind

Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.

Proverbs 4:23 (NIV)

“In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take, the relationships we were afraid to have and the decisions we waited to long to make.”

“The more scared we are of a work or a calling, the more sure we can be that we have to do it.”

-Steven Pressfield, The War of Art

Home, or house.


“Grace means that no mistake we make in life disqualifies us from God’s love. It means that no person is beyond redemption, no human stain beyond cleansing. Grace is irrational, unfair, unjust and only makes sense if I believe in another world governed by a merciful God who always offers another chance.” -Philip Yancey