Saturday, August 18, 2007

I love this!

I know of no greater simplifier for all of life. Whatever happens is assigned. Does the intellect balk at that? Can we say that there are things that happen to us that do not belong to our lovingly assigned "portion"("This belongs to it, that does not") Are some things, then, out of the control of the Almighty? Every assignment is measured and controlled for my eternal good. As I accept the given portion, other options are canceled. Decisions become much easier, directions clearer, and hence my heart becomes inexpressibly quieter. A quiet heart is content with what God gives.~Elisabeth Elliot


  1. Just found your blog today. Looks like you and I have a lot in common - Charlotte Mason, alternative medicine, etc. Also, some of your books and favorite blogs are shared by me as well. It's always so neat, to me, to find people in BlogLand whom I can relate to.

    By the way, this particular quote was on ANOTHER of my daily blog reads. I'm wondering if it's just coincidence, or if she's one of YOUR regular reads, too! It's Andrea from The Flourishing Mother.

    Anyway, just thought I'd post a comment to say, "Nice to meet you!"

  2. Wow, yes we do have a lot in common! It was from the Flourishing Mother. I need to update my links. :) Nice to meet you too!

    P.S. I feel a little like I'm mis-advertising with the Charlotte Mason thing, since I have yet to actually start homeschooling my 2 1/2 year old, but I sure do love her ideas! :)