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#1. I grew up hearing words like snakeroot, sassafras, mullein - things that had wondrous, mysterious sounds in their names. - Author: Jan Karon
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#2. He eyed in the far corner of the room the carton of books they'd schlepped across the pond(ocean) They were both fearful of being stuck without a decent book, and who knew they would find everything from Virgil to Synge on the shelves of a fishing lodge? - Author: Jan Karon
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#3. As long as you have any floor space at all, you have room for books! Just make two stacks of books the same height, place them three or four feet apart, lay a board across them, and repeat. Viola! Bookshelves! - Author: Jan Karon
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#4. is asked of us in our time,' the writer said, 'is that we break open our blocked caves and find each other. Nothing less will heal the anguished spirit, nor release the heart to act in love. - Author: Jan Karon
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#5. The windows were open to morning air embroidered with birdsong. - Author: Jan Karon
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#6. I try to put my heart out there to everybody. They don't have to be Christian. For example, I have lots of Jewish readers. I love my Jewish readers. - Author: Jan Karon
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#7. In World War One, they called it shell shock. Second time around, they called it battle fatigue. After 'Nam, it was post-traumatic stress disorder. - Author: Jan Karon
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#8. As worthless as guilt was known to be, he couldn't help feeling it, seeing his wife work herself to exhaustion for a parish tea that would last only two hours. - Author: Jan Karon
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#9. The notion of whether there would be some kind of organization in this potluck deal? Shouldn't somebody get on the phone and call the guest list? What if they ended up with too many deviled eggs?
'There is no such thing as too many deviled eggs,' said Cynthia. - Author: Jan Karon
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#10. When I speak of God's will, it helps to know that he wants the best for us. If you can't believe he's there, pray anyway. If you feel he's cheap and withholding, thank him anyway. There will come a time when you'll thank him even for the hard places. - Author: Jan Karon
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#11. Human nature is what we were put on this earth to rise above. K. Hepburn in The African Queen - Author: Jan Karon
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#12. Thank you, God, for loving me, and for sending your Son to die for my sins. I sincerely repent of my sins, and receive Christ as my personal savior. Now, as your child, I turn my entire life over to you. Amen. - Author: Jan Karon
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#13. Father Tim: Know that God has a plan for your future. Watch and wait for his timing, and when it comes, hitch a ride. You'll know. - Author: Jan Karon
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#14. My grandmother influenced me so deeply. - Author: Jan Karon
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#15. Sometimes you have to gag on fancy before you can appreciate plain, th' way I see it. For too many years, I ate fancy, I dressed fancy, I talked fancy. A while back, I decided to start talkin' th' way I was raised t' talk, and for th' first time in forty years, I can understand what I'm sayin'. - Author: Jan Karon
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#16. We look for visions of heaven," Oswald Chambers had written, "and we never dream that all the time God is in the commonplace things and people around us." He - Author: Jan Karon
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#17. Lord, make me a blessing to someone today. - Author: Jan Karon
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#18. I really care about my readers. I care about anyone who reads my books. - Author: Jan Karon
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#19. Publishing is, by its nature, about deadlines, and deadlines are toxic. - Author: Jan Karon
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#20. Bottom line, wasn't life itself a special occasion? - Author: Jan Karon
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#21. We are not necessarily doubting," said C. S. Lewis, "that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be." He - Author: Jan Karon
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#22. The dark book has been terribly popular. Dark characters, dysfunction, and all sorts of things from reality that are true in our world. - Author: Jan Karon
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#23. We took the parkway to Linville Falls, 221 to Marion, then I-40 here. The Alleluia Highway, we decided to call it. - Author: Jan Karon
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#24. Merry Christmas!' someone shouted.
He wiped his eyes with the back of his hand.
'Merry Christmas!'
'Merry Christmas!'
'C-cookies for ever'body!' Sammy hollered. And looking both ways, they all fled across to the light, and the warmth, and the books, and the mystery. - Author: Jan Karon
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#25. Rejoice! Know that I am with you and for you and will never leave you; take courage that I will fight for you and be your shield and buckler and provide for you when you are old; I will supply your every need, I will give you victory over death, I have prepared a place for you in heaven - Author: Jan Karon
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#26. Give me faith, Lord, to know Your Presence as surely as I know the beating of my own heart. I've felt so far from You ... - Author: Jan Karon
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#27. From "Come Rain or Come Shine" by Jan Karon pg. 259
In regard to watching a sunset, "You could tell a lot about people who would stop what they were doin' to watch the Almighty go about his business. - Author: Jan Karon
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#28. That was his favorite thing about books - they took you off to other people's lives an' places, but you could still set in your own chair by th'oil heater, warm as a mouse in a churn. - Author: Jan Karon
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#29. Cynics will say there are no good people out there. And if you read the papers and watch TV news you could be convinced of that. But there are good people. - Author: Jan Karon
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#30. He was praying the Psalms, as he'd done in times past, with the enemies of King David translated into his own enemies of fear and remorse and self-loathing, which, in their legions, had become as armies of darkness. - Author: Jan Karon
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#31. MITFORD BOOKS BY JAN KARON At Home in Mitford A Light in the Window These High, Green Hills Out to Canaan A New Song A Common Life In This Mountain Shepherds Abiding Light from Heaven Home to Holly Springs In the Company of Others Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good - Author: Jan Karon
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#32. When we turn from our sin, and have the blessed forgiveness of the Almighty, then we can ask Him to run things, and let Him be in charge. - Author: Jan Karon
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#33. In his bachelor's heart of hearts, he loved pie with an intensity that alarmed him. Yet, when he was offered seconds, he usually refused. "Wouldn't you like another piece of this nice coconut pie, Father?" he might be asked. "No, I don't believe I'd care for anymore," he'd say. An outright lie! - Author: Jan Karon
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#34. The standing fields [ready to harvest]were the legions who hadn't filled their God-vacuum with the One who was born to fill it; the standing fields were those who waited for someone to reach out and speak the truth, and tell them how they might be saved. - Author: Jan Karon
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#35. the trees began to form - Author: Jan Karon
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#36. No matter how far we travel, the memories will follow in the baggage car. - Author: Jan Karon
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#37. While most people took family for granted, he [Father Tim] took it for grace. - Author: Jan Karon
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#38. I'd like you to know that I have forgiven him. Again and again. Once done, course, back comes the Enemy to persecute and persecute, and I must ante up to God and forgive yet again. - Author: Jan Karon
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#39. Charles Dickens said, It opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the eyes, and softens the temper - so cry away. - Author: Jan Karon
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#40. I've put everything I had and I've given my readers 120 percent, and that's the truth. - Author: Jan Karon
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#41. Cutcutcutcutcutcut . . . At 4:10, the machine lifted off the roof of Mitford Hospital and, in the starless night, burned itself away. - Author: Jan Karon
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#42. He liked being in a place where everything from forgetfulness to homicide might be blamed on the heat. - Author: Jan Karon
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#43. Listening is among the most generous ways to give. When a loved one talks to us - whether their words appear to be deep or shallow - listen. For in some way, they are baring their souls. - Author: Jan Karon
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#44. The rector wondered if the joy that people seemed so expert at containing somehow transferred to their dogs, who had nothing at all to hide. - Author: Jan Karon
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#45. Your goodness to me has been overwhelming. How tender you are, though I am often as tough as gristle. How patiently you have loved me since you made up your mind to love me always. - Author: Jan Karon
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#46. Even the roughest character, underneath all that hurt, is someone who wants to love and be loved. - Author: Jan Karon
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#47. For fog was merely a cloud that wasn't too smitten with itself to visit terra firma. - Author: Jan Karon
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#48. There is no such thing as too many deviled eggs. - Author: Jan Karon
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#49. It was a wonderful life. To have a stage play right in this room, with real people acting real parts. - Author: Jan Karon
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#50. The firefly only shines when on the wing, So it is with us
when we stop, we darken. - Author: Jan Karon
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#51. I live in a village where people still care about each other, largely. - Author: Jan Karon
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#52. Alis volat propiss. (She flies with her own wings.) - Author: Jan Karon
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#53. Food is a great way of communicating. - Author: Jan Karon
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#54. Mitford would simply like to be the pause that refreshes.' - Author: Jan Karon
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#55. There's nothing trite about being consoled in a world that does everything in its power to deliver sorrow. - Author: Jan Karon
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#56. graced lawn parties at Fernbank." Hoppy stood and applauded. - Author: Jan Karon
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#57. Then he prayed for ( ... ) and all the rest who made up his world. - Author: Jan Karon
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#58. Writing is a way of processing our lives. And it can be a way of healing. - Author: Jan Karon
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#59. We must stop listening to voices from the past
and we must stop immediately.
Father Tim - Author: Jan Karon
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#60. God our Father, Lord and Savior, thank you for your love and favor, bless this food and drink we pray, and Irene who shares with me today. Amen. - Author: Jan Karon
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#61. I stepped out on faith to follow my lifelong dream of being an author. I made real sacrifices and took big risks. But living, it seems to me, is largely about risk. - Author: Jan Karon
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#62. He liked familiar things, things that had been worn in by good people, people he could trust. - Author: Jan Karon
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#63. Paul said in the second epistle ... the time is coming when people will not put up with sound doctrine ... they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own desires, and will turn from the truth and wander away to myths. - Author: Jan Karon
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#64. Why can't life always be lived under the stars,' she said, 'with great music and family and friends? - Author: Jan Karon
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#65. Cynthia came in quietly and set a cup of tea before him. He kissed her hand, inexpressibly grateful, and she went back into the kitchen. When we view the little things with thanksgiving, even they become big things. - Author: Jan Karon
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#66. You love him, I can see it."
"More than anything."
That alone should be enough, he thought, but of course it never is. Courage has to come in there somewhere, and perseverance and forbearance and patience and all the rest. A job of work, as Uncle Billy would say, but worth it and then some. - Author: Jan Karon
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#67. Let me say that I absolutely loved writing 'A Common Life,' because it was a book about love. - Author: Jan Karon
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#68. There are so many people who don't know small towns exist. When I write, I want to give my readers two things: one is a sense of consolation, and two, I want to make them laugh. - Author: Jan Karon
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#69. Professor Morgan had called [Dooley] 'a lad of few words.' That wasn't true. There were words spilling around in him all the time. Too many words. His problem was organizing them. - Author: Jan Karon
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#70. My first novel is loaded with food references largely because my cupboards were bare, and I was writing hungry. - Author: Jan Karon
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#71. Bonhoeffer said it's not about hero worship, but intimacy with God. - Author: Jan Karon
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#72. There was a lot of brokenness in my family. Let's just say that I was raised by my grandparents. - Author: Jan Karon
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#73. So here is what my advice would be: If God has given you a dream, you'd better get cracking because He wants you to use it. That's why He gives them to us in the first place. - Author: Jan Karon
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#74. Phillipians 4:13 for Pete's sake! - Author: Jan Karon
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#75. I worried too much about what others thought - I can tell you it's a tragic waste of time and energy and pokes God in the eye. - Author: Jan Karon
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#76. One must begin somewhere, sometime, to let go of the bitterness, or be eaten alive and the marrow sucked out. - Author: Jan Karon
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#77. Boldly! That was the great and powerful key. Preach boldly! Love boldly! Jog boldly! And most crucial of all, do not approach God whining or begging, but boldly - as a child of the King. "I - Author: Jan Karon
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#78. You could tell a lot about people who would stop what they were doing to watch the Almighty go about His business (said as several stopped to watch a beautiful sunset, Chapter 14). - Author: Jan Karon
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#79. He turned away for a moment, smacked by the beauty of complete surprise. - Author: Jan Karon
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#80. My life is extremely full and wretchedly busy, and I feel that while my life drains energy from my work, my work in turn drains energy from my life. The result is, I am always playing catch-up spiritually. That is my thorn. - Author: Jan Karon
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#81. Sorrow and joy, he thought, so inextricably entwined that he could scarcely tell where one left off and the other began. - Author: Jan Karon
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#82. To do it all and deprive others of doing is ... a misguided notion. - Author: Jan Karon
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#83. When the trees and the power lines crashed around you, when the very roof gave way above you, when the light turned to darkness and water turned to dust, did you call on Him?
When you called on Him, was He somewhere up there, or was He as near as your very breath? - Author: Jan Karon
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#84. One of the things that makes a dead leaf fall to the ground is the bud of the new leaf that pushes it off the limb. - Author: Jan Karon
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#85. He remembered the gravestone of a woman parishioner in the churchyard of St. John's in the Grove. DEMURE AT LAST, it read. He thought that the single most definitive and amusing epitaph he'd ever come across. - Author: Jan Karon
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#86. one who possessed Beauty without Vanity,"' he said aloud to Barnabas. '"Strength without Insolence, / Courage without Ferocity, / And all the virtues of Man without his Vices. - Author: Jan Karon
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#87. Are you reading your Bible?"
Ah, well ... I was."
And then you quit."
You got it."
Then, you can expect to be weak on one of your flanks, and that's precisely where the Enemy will come after you with a vengeance. - Author: Jan Karon
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#88. And it can be a way of healing. - Author: Jan Karon
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#89. Love is an endless act of forgiveness. - Author: Jan Karon
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#90. For a very long time, I wrote a book a year, and was eager and willing to do it, to put bread on the table, to have my work out there. Now I must write a book every two years, and that's never enough time, either. - Author: Jan Karon
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#91. There may be circumstances in this life that God uses to keep bringing us back to Him, looking for His grace. - Author: Jan Karon
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#92. I can't say I have any confidence in confidence. I have confidence that God is with us in all things, both tender and tough. - Author: Jan Karon
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#93. But "common sense is not faith," Oswald Chambers had written, "and faith is not common sense. - Author: Jan Karon
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#94. Lord Jesus, stay with us, for evening is at hand and the day is past; be our companion in the way, kindle our hearts, and awaken hope, that we may know thee as thou art revealed in Scripture and the breaking of bread. Grant this for the sake of thy love, amen. - Author: Jan Karon
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#95. Him.You are good, O God, and You are faithful. Tenderize and soften our Lenten hearts, we pray, lest they grow brittle and break. - Author: Jan Karon
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#96. Thank you for patience that you may reward it, thank you for brokenness that you may mend it, thank you for love that you may enlarge it above our most heartfelt expectations. - Author: Jan Karon
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#97. Easter is never deserved. - Author: Jan Karon
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#98. Give us grace when we hurt each other . . . to recognize and acknowledge our fault, and to seek each other's forgiveness and yours. - Author: Jan Karon
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#99. Don't fear whatever God lays before you today. - Author: Jan Karon
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#100. A loved one from us has gone, A voice we love is stilled. A place is vacant in our home, Which never will be filled. Estelle Woodhouse, 1898-1987 - Author: Jan Karon
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