"Only in growth, reform, and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found." - Anne Morrow Lindbergh
What transformations in my life have helped me feel secure?
"Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, in humility consider others better than yourselves." - Philippians 2:3
What qualities do I possess that make me special?
"Never let the fear of striking out get in your way."
- Babe Ruth
How do I deepen my experience of God?
"Yesterday is a cancelled check; Tomorrow is a promissory note; Today is the only cash you have, so spend it wisely." - Kim Lyons
What one thing can I do today to spend my time wisely? What does "wisely" mean to me?
What character traits do I value in a person? Do I see those traits in myself?
"Listen, I am standing at your door and
knocking. If you can hear me, open the door
so I can come in and eat dinner with you." - Revelation 3:20
"When the door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us."
- Helen Keller
What "doors" have I been looking at for too long? What opportunities can I seize?
"In the faces of men and women I see God."
- Walt Whitman
"Let knowledge grow from more to more/But more of reverence in us dwell;/That mind and soul, according will,/May make one music as before."
- Alfred, Lord Tennyson
"Dream lofty dreams and as you dream, so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall at last unveil." - James Allen
What are my dreams?
"You are precious is in my eyes. I honor you
and love you." - Isaiah 43:4
What are some of my moments of truth (the "ah-ha!" moments)?
What detours in my life have turned out to be meaningful?
"Practical people would be a lot more practical if they were a little more dreamy." - J.P. McEvoy
"Talent develops in quiet places, character in the full current of human life." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Which areas of my life are in harmony? Which are dissonant?
"All that happens to us works together for our
good as we love God and respond to God’s
call and purpose." - Romans 8:28
"The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking." - Samuel Johnson
"You formed all the inner parts of my body.
You knit them together while I was in my
Thank you for making me so wonderful." - Psalm 139: 13-14
"The Latin root for the word 'perfect' means only 'finished', not 'without flaws.'...to be whole doesn't mean we have to be perfect." - Sue Bender
"...the word 'perfect' really means, be who God intended you to be; be fully mature and ripe. That's a much more inviting concept than our usual idea of perfect, which is rooted in perfectionism." - Kathleen Norris
When do I have unrealistic expectations for myself? For others?
"It's the circle of life, and it moves us all, through despair and hope, through faith and love, till we find our place, on the path unwinding." - Tim Rice and Elton John, The Lion King
What is inevitable in my life? How do I accept life's inevitabilities?
"For every thing there is a season, and a time for every purpose under the heaven." - Ecclesiastes 3:1
Are there other masterpieces in my life?
"You are a glorious crown of beauty
in the hand of God,
a royal diadem held lovingly,
for your God rejoices in you." - Isaiah 62: 3-4
What are my life's commitments?
"My soul is a mirror of God
my spirit rejoices in God, my Savior.
God has looked with favor on my lowliness.
Surely from now on, generations will call
God has done great things in me;
holy is God’s name." - Luke 1: 46-49