Words of Encouragement and Wisdom that have been shared with us.


   "Of all the hardships a person must face, none is more punishing than the act of saying goodbye."  Unknown

        "Don't take for granted what God has given you at this season of your life." Jason Brothers, Friend and Teacher.

     "Live today in such a way that in your tomorrows, there will be good memories."          Jason Brothers, Gill Grove Baptist Church

     “Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different?”  C.S. Lewis

    "Not all emptiness is bad!  Consider Jesus' three empty places:              1. The Cradle is empty because Jesus grew up.                                    2.  The Cross is empty because Jesus' work was empty.                      3.  The Tomb is empty because Jesus rose from the dead.            "Remember that God always has a plan!"                                                               Pastor John Brothers, Gill Grove Baptist Church

     "We confuse the journey for the destination."                                                                                              Pastor John Brothers, Gill Grove Baptist Church

     "There is something sacred in what God allows in our life; that sacredness helps us accept it."   Pastor John Brothers, Gill Grove Baptist Church

     "Take the joy, ...even in the midst of sadness, take joy home with you."  Nita Brothers, Pastor's wife, mentor. and friend.

       “When we encounter suffering, our natural instinct is to retaliate or run. Sometimes escaping from a bad situation is God’s plan.  But often our limited human vantage point prevents us from grasping His eternal perspective.”        Dr. Charles Stanley, Pastor of First Baptist Church, Atlanta, GA, and In Touch Ministries 

             "Tears give growth to the flower of love."                                                     Pastor John Brothers, Gill Grove Baptist Church

             "Grief:  pain of the mind and heart.  You cannot grieve unless there is love."                    Pastor John Brothers, Gill Grove Baptist Church

      "When love is used as manipulation, it isn't love."  
Andy Stanleyfrom his book "Like a Rock". 

      "Our truest treasures are those we carry in our heart."  Pastor John Brothers, Gill Grove Baptist Church

      "Being in charge is more about responsibility than authority."  John Mark Brothers, Assistant Pastor, Gill Grove Baptist Church

      "Don't get caught up in the pain or pleasure of the moment.  Keep your focus on Jesus."  Pastor John Brothers,  Gill Grove Baptist Church

       "There are two amazing places you can be:  the nicest place to be in is someone's thoughts, and the safest place to be in is someone's prayers."  Walter Wilson, Village Newspaper, Chester, Virginia

     "Happiness isn’t something that depends on our surroundings…it’s something we make inside ourselves."       Corrie Ten Boom

      "When caring for a loved one and making decisions, let your heart lead."         Martha Walker, caregiver, sister-in-law, and friend.

     "Be nice to everyone because everyone is having a hard time."                      Pastor John Brothers, Gill Grove Baptist Church.

     "Some days we encourage each other, and some days we help each other cry."          Tina Evans, caregiver, sister-in-law, and friend.

     "When you are caring for a terminally ill loved one, you grieve every day."         Katie Beck Watson, caregiver and friend.

     "Time doesn't heal.  Time reveals how Jesus heals."   Ravi Zacharias, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries.

     "Sorrow will either move you to God, or drive you from Him."  
                 Pastor John Brothers, Gill Grove Baptist Church

     At   6 years:  "Mommy, I love you."
     At 10 years:  "Mom, whatever."
     At 16 years:  "My Mom is so annoying."
     At 18 years:  "I wanna leave this house!"
     At 25 years:  "Mom, you were right."
     At 30 years:  "I wanna go to Mom's house."
     At 50 years:  "I don't wanna lose my Mom."
     At 70 years:  "I would give up everything for my Mom to be here with me." 
                    Unknown author



1 comment:

  1. Excellent words of wisdom. All very true.


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