• [T]he road of life . . . is not a straight line . . . Christians do not arrive at any goodness or maturity all at once; our life is always a walk. Even on the straight stretches, fo me there had often been such heavy fog that I had had to go forward by faith alone that Jesus was with me leading the way. ~Catherine Marshall, Meeting God at Every Turn

  • “What do you do when strength is called for and you have no strength? You evoke a power beyond your own and use stamina you did not know you had. You open your eyes in the morning grateful that you can see the sunlight of yet another day. You draw yourself to the edge of the bed and then put one foot in front of the other and keep going. You weep with those who gently close the eyes of the dead, and somehow, from the salt of your tears, comes endurance for them and for you. You pour out that resurgence to minister to the living.” ~Catherine Marshall, Christy

  • “When your heart is ablaze with the love of God, when you love other people — especially the ripsnorting sinners — so much that you dare to tell them about Jesus with no apologies, then never fear, there will be results.” ~Catherine Marshall, Christy

  • “Evil is real – and powerful. It has to be fought, not explained away, not fled. And God is against evil all the way. So each of us has to decide where WE stand, how we’re going to live OUR lives. We can try to persuade ourselves that evil doesn’t exist; live for ourselves and wink at evil. We can say that it isn’t so bad after all, maybe even try to call it fun by clothing it in silks and velvets. We can compromise with it, keep quiet about it and say it’s none of our business. Or we can work on God’s side, listen for His orders on strategy against the evil, no matter how horrible it is, and know that He can transform it.” ~Catherine Marshall, Christy