Mountaintops and Valleys

Mountains and valleysThis weekend of February 7, 2016 we considered the mountaintops and valleys of life. The following quotes and scripture encourage me as I live in the valley!

“One sees great things from the valley, only small things from the peak.”
― G.K. Chesterton

Transformation is a process, and as life happens there are tons of ups and downs. It’s a journey of discovery – there are moments on mountaintops and moments in deep valleys of despair.
― Rick Warren

“Do you hear the people sing
Lost in the valley of the night?
It is the music of a people
Who are climbing to the light.

For the wretched of the earth
There is a flame that never dies.
Even the darkest night will end
And the sun will rise.”
― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

“We are not made for the mountains, for sunrises, or for the other beautiful attractions in life – those are simply intended to be moments of inspiration. We are made for the valley and the ordinary things of life and that is where we have to prove our stamina and strength.”
― Oswald Chambers

For me the most powerful and encouraging of all…
“But as for me, God’s presence is all I need” Ps. 73:28

What encourages and strengthens you?