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“Hardships are the Lord's greatest blessings to the believer. Without them we would love the Lord only for what He does for us. Our troubles teach us to love Him for who He is." Sister Norton in "The Preacher's Bride”
Jody Hedlund
tags: faith
“When things don't turn out the way we want, about the only thing we can do is know God is still there piecing together all the scraps of the events in our lives the way He has planned. He sees the big picture even when we don't.”
Jody Hedlund, Unending Devotion
“You don't have to let his definition of success be yours”
Jody Hedlund, Unending Devotion
“Courage can be displayed in many forms, my lord,' I said gently. 'Sometimes it's evident in the knight charging forward with the lance on his steed. But perhaps it can also take the form of a head bowed before the enemy.”
Jody Hedlund, An Uncertain Choice
“My theory is that every little bit has the potential to help. We just have to learn where to focus our limited time and energy, because we obviously can’t do it all.”
Jody Hedlund
“But even brave people are afraid on occasion. Sometimes fear can protect us from being too foolish or reckless.”
Jody Hedlund, A Daring Sacrifice
“I have searched far and wide... he whispered, and have finally found the one my heart desires.”
Jody Hedlund, A Daring Sacrifice
“Maybe we won't have the beauty of a perfect summer. But neither do we have to endure the callousness of an uncaring winter. Instead, we can all look for our own spring- we can discover where God wants to use us. Do you hear the whisper of spring?”
Jody Hedlund, Unending Devotion
“Sometimes we have to take risks, even put our lives in jeopardy to do what's right.”
Jody Hedlund, An Uncertain Choice
tags: risks
“If only I'd realized earlier that it never pays to fight evil with evil. But after watching my father die, I'd been consumed with bitterness and had allowed it to lead me astray from what was righteous and pleasing to God.”
Jody Hedlund, A Daring Sacrifice
“He wiped his thumb across the trail of her tears. “If I could, I would get the whole world for you.”
Jody Hedlund, A Noble Groom
“The love within them shone as brightly as the lighthouse beam on the darkest, stormiest night. It broke through her confusion and heartache and filled her with a warm glow.”
Jody Hedlund, Undaunted Hope
“My vanity suggested I should take offense, but the deeper part of me was relieved- relieved that he was noble enough to want to make such a sacrifice from his heart rather than from his desire to impress me.”
Jody Hedlund, An Uncertain Choice
“Maybe we should stop looking at why God doesn’t answer every prayer the way we think He should. But instead we should count it a blessing that He hears our prayers at all.”
Jody Hedlund, Love Unexpected
“God is the giver of life. And He’s also the taker. If He spared your life, then He must have something left for you to do.”
Jody Hedlund, Out of the Storm
“Tis often the rarity that makes something so precious, wouldn't you say? If I were to have such extravagance daily then I might begin to think the jewels and the praise are ordinary rather than treasure them as I do.”
Jody Hedlund, An Uncertain Choice
“Moreover, Jesus showed love to the lowest, poorest, sickest people. As His followers, He calls us to do the same.”
Jody Hedlund, The Preacher's Bride
“Hardships are the Lord’s greatest blessing to the believer. Without them we would love the Lord only for what He does for us. Our troubles teach us to love Him for who He is.”
Jody Hedlund, The Preacher's Bride
“Remember, we show courage in many ways.”
Jody Hedlund, An Uncertain Choice
“For it is often the hardest tasks that build the most character.”
Jody Hedlund, An Uncertain Choice
“The decision was too important to make lightly without more prayer.”
Jody Hedlund, An Uncertain Choice
“There are actually some men in the world who care more about a women's character than her physical appearance.”
Jody Hedlund, For Love and Honor
“The idea of being trapped in the north for the winter had given Tessa pause for only a moment before she’d cast it aside. She was going on an adventure, she’d reminded herself. And adventures always had an element of danger in them. That’s what made them exciting.”
Jody Hedlund, Undaunted Hope
“Alex let out a sigh, pushing down a swell of jealousy. He didn’t want Michael to like Tessa so much. His brother’s affection would only complicate matters when Alex finally swept Tessa off her feet.”
Jody Hedlund, Undaunted Hope
“No one’s a lost cause. You have just as much potential as anyone else.”
Jody Hedlund, Undaunted Hope
“Even so, I was growing more anxious to make my escape and fly like an arrow as far away as I could. But I'd made a deal with Collin, and I couldn't break it after just one day, could I?”
Jody Hedlund, A Daring Sacrifice
“I held myself still, hardly daring to breathe. What was happening to me? Now that I was dressed as a woman, was I beginning to feel like one too? Perhaps I'd acted the part of a man for so long that I'd forgotten what it was like to even be a woman.”
Jody Hedlund, A Daring Sacrifice
“Tell me what you want me to do, and I'll do it, he whispered again. I'll do anything for you.
I closed my eyes at the comfort huh that came from his words. I'd had to be strong for so long. I'd had to fight and scrap and struggle to stay alive. Everyone else depended upon me. And it felt so good to lean on someone else for a change and to know I wasn't alone.”
Jody Hedlund, A Daring Sacrifice
“God doesn’t expect us to be perfect women or perfect missionaries. Rather, He wants us to learn to lean upon Him more, to let Him be our help during those stormy blasts.”
Jody Hedlund, The Doctor's Lady
“I guess I figured that as long as I was with people I loved, I was home. It didn't matter where we were or what kind of place we lived in. We had each other and that was enough.”
Jody Hedlund, Love Unexpected
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