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Annie Dillard
It looked as though the leaves of the autumn forest had taken flight, and were pouring down the valley like a waterfall, like a tidal wave, all the leaves of the hardwoods from here to Hudson's Bay. It was as if the season's colors were draining away like lifeblood, as if the year were molting and shedding. The year was rolling down, and a vital curve had been reached, the tilt that gives way to headlong rush. And when the monarch butterflies had passed and were gone, the skies were vacant, the air poised. The dark night into which the year was plunging was not a sleep but an awakening, a new and necessary austerity, the sparer climate for which I longed. The shed trees were brittle and still, the creek light and cold, and my spirit holding its breath.
Annie Dillard
I want to think about trees. Trees have a curious relationship to the subject of the present moment. There are many created things in the universe that outlive us, that outlive the sun, even, but I can't think about them. I live with trees. There are creatures under our feet, creatures that live over our heads, but trees live quite convincingly in the same filament of air we inhabit, and in addition, they extend impressively in both directions, up and down, shearing rock and fanning air, doing their real business just out of reach.
Annie Dillard
I was in no tent under leaves, sleepless and glad. There was no moon at all; along the world's coasts the sea tides would be springing strong. The air itself also has lunar tides; I lay still. Could I feel in the air an invisible sweep and surge, and an answering knock in the lungs? Or could I feel the starlight? Every minute on a square mile of this land one ten thousandth of an ounce of starlight spatters to earth. What percentage of an ounce did that make on my eyes and cheeks and arms, tapping and nudging as particles, pulsing and stroking as waves?
Annie Dillard
This is what I had come for, just this, and nothing more. A fling of leafy motion on the cliffs, the assault of real things, living and still, with shapes and powers under the sky- this is my city, my culture, and all the world I need.
Annie Dillard
Those people who shoot endless time-lapse films of unfurling roses and tulips have the wrong idea. They should train their cameras instead on the melting of pack ice, the green filling of ponds, the tidal swings…They should film the glaciers of Greenland, some of which creak along at such a fast clip that even the dogs bark at them. They should film the invasion of the southernmost Canadian tundra by the northernmost spruce-fir forest, which is happening right now at the rate of a mile every 10 years. When the last ice sheet receded from the North American continent, the earth rebounded 10 feet. Wouldn't that have been a sight to see?
Annie Dillard
Yes, it's tough, it's tough, that goes without saying. But isn't waiting itself and longing a wonder, being played on by wind, sun, and shade?
Annie Dillard
Our life is a faint tracing on the surface of mystery. The surface of mystery is not smooth, any more than the planet is smooth; not even a single hydrogen atom is smooth, let alone a pine. Nor does it fit together; not even the chlorophyll and hemoglobin molecules are a perfect match, for, even after the atom of iron replaces the magnesium, long streamers of disparate atoms trail disjointedly from the rims of the molecule's loops. Freedom cuts both ways. Mystery itself is as fringed and intricate at the shape of the air at times. Forays into mystery cut bays and fine fjords, but the forested mainland itself is implacable both in its bulk and in its most filigreed fringe of detail.
Annie Dillard
I have often noticed that these things, which obsess me, neither bother nor impress other people even slightly. I am horribly apt to approach some innocent at a gathering, and like the ancient mariner, fix him with a wild, glitt'ring eye and say, Do you know that in the head of the caterpillar of the ordinary goat moth there are two hundred twenty-eight separate muscles? The poor wretch flees. I am not making chatter; I mean to change his life.
Annie Dillard
Shadow is the blue patch where the light doesn't hit. It is mystery itself, and mystery is the ancients' ultima Thule, the modern explorer's Point of Relative Inaccessibility, that boreal point most distant from all known lands. There the twin oceans of beauty and horror meet. The great glaciers are calving. Ice that sifted to earth as snow in the time of Christ shears from the pack with a roar and crumbles to water. It could be that our instruments have not looked deeply enough. The RNA deep in the mantis's jaw is a beautiful ribbon. Did the crawling Polyphemus moth have in its watery heart one cell, and in that cell one special molecule, and that molecule one hydrogen atom, and round that atom's nucleus one wild, distant electron that split showed a forest, swaying?
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Before marriage man prays that god give him a wife, after marriage he prays that god save him from her.
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Before marriage a man prays that she accepts, after marriage a woman prays that he accepts
Craig D. Lounsbrough
If I were to sit down and count them, how many of my prayers were tainted by the seduction of greed? None, simply because nothing of that sort is a prayer.
Dan Brown
God answers all prayers, but sometimes his answer is 'no'.
Daniel Henderson
Our real problem is not the pervasiveness of the darkness but a failure of the light. Light always dispels darkness. The glorious light of the resurrection life of Jesus Christ is still sufficient and available to those who reject self-reliance and return to His plan for biblical leadership. This return can reignite the radiance of the Gospel in transforming power.
Enock Maregesi
Vita ya Shetani na Mungu inatuathiri zaidi sisi wanadamu
Enock Maregesi
Ukitaka kujua maana halisi ya maisha yako kuwa tayari kufanya vitu vikubwa vitakavyohitaji nguvu ya Mungu kuvikamilisha
Enock Maregesi
Damu ya Mwanakondoo ina nguvu kuliko maombi. Mungu hauwi, Anamtumia Shetani kama wakala wake wa kutoa adhabu kwa binadamu. Ukifunikwa na damu ya Mwanakondoo Shetani, ambaye ni wakala, hatakuona. Lakini Mungu atakuona. Bila kafara ya damu hakuna msamaha wa dhambi. Bila kafara ya damu hakuna mafanikio.
Enock Maregesi
Vita ya Shetani na Mungu inatuathiri zaidi sisi wanadamu
gaurav rao
Praying in a Temple is like Lighting a Candle. One kills the ignorance and the other kills the darkness .
Ikechukwu Joseph
-Waiting Time is time of preparation, planning pruning before time of manifestation (time of showing forth)
Imania Margria
We shouldn't live in a world where we live in constant terror. We need less dying and more living. We need less destroying and more building. We need less hate and more love.
Israelmore Ayivor
Leaders don't pray to God to fill their potholes. They ask God for shovels so they can do it by His grace. Pray practically.
Israelmore Ayivor
Fame is not the reason why brands are created and erected. Be diligent, focused and chain unceasing prayers to God who will continue giving you cheers.
Israelmore Ayivor
Better channel your words into prayer, than into complaints. Zip your mouth and make a plan.
John Masters
As a child I had been taught to say my prayers at the start of every day, and so it did not seem an odd thing for me to stand out in the field and say Oh God whatever happens today let it be under your perfect control.
Kingsley Opuwari Manuel
The innocent little girl said at the end of her prayer Jesus, please take care of yourself because if anything happens to you, we are all in trouble
Kristina McMorris
Were prayers of murderers, when fighting on the right side of the war, ever heard
Kristina McMorris
Were prayers of murderers, when fighting on the right side of the war, ever heard
Lailah Gifty Akita
My love, you are always on my mind and heart.
Lailah Gifty Akita
May the Lord deliver us from every danger.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Love me, desire me and pray for me.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Without private prayers and personal study of the Scriptures, how can we increase in faith and grow in the grace of our knowledge of Christ Jesus?
Latika Teotia
1. There are people whose suffering makes them take their mind off other things in life; so focused are they on their misery that they fail to notice their simple blessings. My prayer for such people is May they not ignore the happiness that still exists. May they see the rainbow at the end of the road. May they find strength to carry on and never give up. May they never lose hope.
Latika Teotia
God always answers our prayers; if there is a delay, it is because He has something better in mind for us. Don't give up- we commit the mistake of giving up too soon thinking that God has forgotten us little realizing that He never forsakes His children. If you feel your prayers have not been answered, then keep praying, increase the intensity of your prayers till He gives you what you want.
Lucy H. Pearce
We dare not talk of the darkness for fear it will infect us.We dare not talk of the fire, for fear it will destroy us.And so we live in the half-light, Like our mothers before us.Come to the fire, Feel it warm your skin.Come to the fire,Feel it burn in your belly,Shine out through your eyes.Come dance in the fire, Let it fuel your prayers.
Mark Batterson
There is nothing God loves more that keeping promises, answering prayers, performing miracles, and fulfilling dreams.
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Some people would not be dead if they have not gotten the things or people they had prayed for.
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
To take away a man's sanity, answer all his prayers and solve all his problems. Or give him everything and everyone he wants.
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Whenever He answers prayers, God usually prioritizes those by people who, instead of their mouths, have prayed with their hands and/or feet.
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Some of the best things that have ever happened to us wouldn't have happened to us, if it weren't for some of the worst things that have ever happened to us.
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Many a man was caused to perish by something that he and many men cherish.
Munia Khan
Prayer is like coffee for my soul in the morning
Priscilla Shirer
Lord, please do this ... or do something better!
Robert A. Heinlein
The most preposterous notion that Homo sapiens has ever dreamed up is that the Lord God of Creation, Shaper and Ruler of all the Universes, wants the saccharine adoration of His creatures, can be swayed by their prayers, and becomes petulant if He does not receive this flattery. Yet this absurd fantasy, without a shred of evidence to bolster it, pays all the expenses of the oldest, largest, and least productive industry in all history.
Sarah Winman
The principles of catching rumours were, in fact, similar to the principals of catching dreams, but because rumour was weightier, the catcher had to be positioned closer to the ground. Rumour flew low, dreams flew high, and somewhere in between were prayers.
Shannon L. Alder
Praying for the people that hurt you may not change them, but it will change you.
Sophie Jordan
I wish for adventure.I wish to matter.I wish for a home.
Stanley Victor Paskavich
I've always wondered how much can you do for your fellow man if your hands are constantly stuck together in Prayers for them?
Sunday Adelaja
The world does not give money to those who spend 24hrs church everyday praying for financial miracles.
Sunday Adelaja
People do not become world's richest men by praying but by time conversion into products.
Sunday Adelaja
Without solitude, we are overwhelmed by all the things we hope to do and all of the things we hope to do and all of the things we are planning and praying to do but we never really have the time to actually get down and get these things done.
Toba Beta
There are many problems which could only be solved by generations which are still to be born later. It's only one way of many how God gives answers to human problems and prayers.
Vineet Raj Kapoor
God doesn't listen to me too, but people have their suspicions. सुनता तो रब हमारी भी नहीं,पर लो
Vineet Raj Kapoor
God doesn't listen to me too, but people have their suspicions. सुनता तो रब हमारी भी नहीं,पर लो
Voltaire
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.(Letter to Étienne Noël Damilaville, May 16, 1767)