Crumbs – Another Side of Mary

“Both within the family and without, our sisters hold up our mirrors: our images of who we are and of who we can dare to be.” – Elizabeth Fishel

     “Service without spirituality is exhausting and hopeless. But . . . spirituality without service is barren and selfish.” Joanna Weaver

John 12:26If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.


“Maturity is the ability to think, speak and act your feelings within the bounds of dignity. The measure of your maturity is how spiritual you become during the midst of your frustrations.” Samuel Ullman

“Have you ever realized that you can give things to God that are of value to Him? Or are you just sitting around daydreaming about the greatness of His redemption, while neglecting all the things you could be doing for Him? I’m not referring to works which could be regarded as divine and miraculous, but ordinary, simple human things – things which would be evidence to God that you are totally surrendered to Him.” Oswald Chambers

              “For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do.” Hebrews 6:10

“Many women today struggle with finding balance in a world of busyness. We have errands to run, things to do, a house to take care of, and a family to care for, among other things. We are very often caught up in the busyness of life and neglect our spiritual selves. We tend to focus on ‘doing’ rather than ‘being’, perhaps even going as far as judging those that aren’t as productive or focused as we are. But the real question is: how can we balance Mary and Martha in our lives? Reconciling Mary and Martha: Finding Balance in A World Of Busyness by April Mims

“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” I Peter 4:8-10

2 Responses to “Crumbs – Another Side of Mary”
  1. Love these, Liz! I appreciate you giving us these quotable quotes every Wednesday!

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