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“The truth of God's love is not that He allows bad things to happen, it's his promise that he will be there with us--when they do.”
Janette Oke, Love Comes Softly
“Sometimes love isn't fireworks, sometimes love just comes softly.”
Janette Oke, Love Comes Softly
“When you read you can have every adventure. In the pages of a book you can be anyone you ever dreamed of being... They can never tell you you're too young to slay the dragon -- because it all happens right here, where it's safe.”
Janette Oke, Love Comes Softly
“Blessings sometimes show up in unrecognizable disguises. ”
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“Impatience can cause wise people to do foolish things. ”
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“Those who choose to be servants know the most about being free. ”
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“Home is where you will always have a place, where you will always feel loved, and you will never be alone.”
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“When God allows something to be taken from you, He replaces it with something better.”
Janette Oke, A Searching Heart
“True love is born of experience, not fairy dust.”
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“Having someone who understands is a great blessing for ourselves. Being someone who understands is a great blessing to others.”
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“She thanked God that life was not always winter, that spring always came at last to chase away the cold and heaviness, and to release one to warmth and movement again.”
Janette Oke, Love's Long Journey
“God will show you who to partner with when the time comes.”
Janette Oke, A Searching Heart
“I was acting like a child. Wanting his full attention. His declarations of love. I wanted to be his little princess, I guess. The one he worshiped and adored. Well, life's not like that. And after thinking it through, I actually wouldn't want it to be. We aren't put together in a marriage to stroke each other's ego. Marriage is a partnership. A blending of two lives working together. That's where the commitment comes in. It's a determination of the head - not the heart. No, I shouldn't say it that way. It still involves the heart. It still is based on love, but it's new kind of love. A mature love. One that doesn't ask, "What will you do for me?" but rather "What can I do for you?" or "What can we do for each other?”
Janette Oke, The Tender Years
“People who live in fear tend to do a powerful lot of nothing.”
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“God knows best. We can trust Him with our lives as well as our eternal souls. He does not take something from us without filling that spot with something just as good--- and because it's from Him, even much better”
Janette Oke, A Searching Heart
“Sometimes, the darkest part of the morning is just before dawn”
Janette Oke, A Searching Heart
“Never despise meger beginings!”
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“Little is much, If love abides”
Janette Oke, A Searching Heart
“But If it is to be, or not, That's all in God's hands.”
Janette Oke, A Searching Heart
“God loves you, that He plans for your good, not your hurt. “It’s true that things happen in life that seem wrong and are painful, but it isn’t because God likes to see us suffer. He wants to see us grow. He wants us to love Him, to trust Him.”
Janette Oke, Once Upon a Summer
“And just as simply as that, it was over. She was no longer a student in the local town. She was a graduate. An adult. She thought she should feel something. Older.Wiser. But she felt nothing but a strange emptiness. An inner knowledge that she was now on the edge of the nest, ready to try her own wings”
Janette Oke, A Searching Heart
“There was no use grieving over what might have been”
Janette Oke, A Searching Heart
“a person doesn’t demonstrate independence by rebelling. You do it by shouldering responsibilities, making wise, thoughtful decisions.”
Janette Oke, Where Trust Lies
“Memories are beautiful things, Boy. When the person that ya loved is gone, when the happy time is over, then ya’ve still got yer memories. Thank God fer this special gift of His that lets ya sorta live yer experiences again and again. S’pose there ain’t no price one would settle on fer the worth of memories.”
Janette Oke, Once Upon a Summer
“I love him. Have loved him through each of his growing stages. But I do not want him to stay the same. I want him to grow. To mature. To become everything God has in mind for him. To be a man. Accept responsibility. Be a leader...And he will. I have every confidence he will. He's on the right track-your brother. Following the leading of his Lord. I want him to change, but I never want him to leave behind the solid base he has already established for who he is deep inside. But I also want him to build and develop and carefully nurture that inner self. And as that happens, there will be changes.”
Janette Oke, A Searching Heart
“Only God can bring about the miracle, the rebirth. It is my job to love her, to pray for her, and to leave the rest to Him.”
Janette Oke, A Searching Heart
“I don’t understand all about God, but there’s one thing that I’m as sure of as the fact that I live and breathe. He loves us. He loves us completely, and always keeps our good in mind.”
Janette Oke, Once Upon a Summer
“Yes, He could have. He could let us go through all of our life, bundlin’ us and shelterin’ us from anything and everything that would hurt us. I could do that with my petunias, Josh. I could build a box around them and keep them from the wind and the rain, the crawlers and the bees. What would happen iffen I did that, Josh?” I jest shrugged. The answer was too obvious. “They’d never bear flowers,” said Auntie Lou.”
Janette Oke, Once Upon a Summer
“And I have discovered that God had it all planned, even before I had caught on to it.”
Janette Oke, A Searching Heart
“A sense of humor is a requisite to surviving in our demanding world”
Janette Oke, Where Courage Calls

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