"We find rest in
those we love,
and we provide a
resting place
in ourselves for those
who love us."
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

"It's in the shelter of
each other
that people live."
Old Irish Proverb


"Cause me to hear
your loving
kindness in
the morning"
Psalm 143:8

"Even in their absence,
my friends
are safe in my
Justice du Plessis

I hold special quotations and scriptures in my heart. I love to visit my Haven and imagine
myself on the sailboat out in the lake looking up at the mountains. I will be adding
to this journal so visit again.

The Haven Journal
Page 1

"Then they cry out to the Lord in their trouble, And He brings them
out of their distresses. He calms the storm, so that its waves are still.
Then they are glad, because they are quiet;
So He guides them to their desired haven."
(Psalm 107:28-30)

"Your love, Jesus, is an ocean with no shore to bound it.
And if I plunge into it, I carry with me all the possessions I have.
You know, Lord, what these possessions are--
the souls you have seen fit to link with mine."
(St. Therese of Lisieux)

"Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does.
Love is a battle, love is a war; love is growing up."
(by James Baldwin, 1924)

"In a life in which there is no demand, there is no meaning.
If no demand is put on you, then you are in a sense excluded."
"From what?"
"Life itself. To be demanded of gives us dignity. Don't you see
that the demand is that you take part in the huge cosmic struggle that
is going on? Apathy is the gravest of sin! Even the tiniest creature
can shake the universe. Only obedience is perfect freedom."
(from The Young Unicorns by Madeline L'Engle)

"Whom have I in Heaven but you? And there is none upon earth
that I desire besides you."
(Psalm 73:25)

"But as for me, my contentment is not in wealth, but in seeing you,
and knowing all is well between us. And when I awake in heaven, I will be
fully satisfied, for I will see you face to face."
(Psalm 17:15)

Our wisdom will come not out of books but from living in the presence
of God, and the earth will glow brighter than the sun, and there will be no
sadness, no sighs will be heard. The whole world will be paradise.
(Fyodor Dostoevsky, "The Adolescent")

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