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Look for yourself, and you will find…only hatred, loneliness, despair, rage, ruin, and decay. But look for Christ, and you will find Him, and with Him everything else thrown in.

Held by darkness

—C.S. Lewis

(Photo licensed by Penn Wealth: Held by Darkness—Kevin Carden)


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Press On

Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair.

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—Edmund Burke (Portrait by James Northcote)

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We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.


—Ralph Waldo Emerson

…It can be frustrating, demoralizing, and downright depressing to honestly confront our inner demons, whatever they may be. Acting or thinking in a way that we know is not spiritually aligned. But, instead of getting down on ourselves, we should thank God for the situation in front of us; this opportunity to move forward. Let’s not beat ourselves up for our inner failings; instead, let’s realize that they are the very reason for our existence here in this place at this time—to grow spiritually closer to our Creator.


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Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.

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—Lord Byron

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A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.

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—Jean de La Fontaine

…Nothing in this world is without purpose, and everything in this world is interconnected. If we remain in tune with our spiritual self, we are better prepared to meet who and what we run into on our Path. If we close our eyes and shun our own spirituality, destiny will still find us; but we will not be prepared for what we are about to experience.


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Fighting Evil

There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.

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— Henry David Thoreau

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Francis Bacon on Age

Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.

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— Francis Bacon

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