Girl Chat: Quotes You Live By

Girl Chat: Quotes You Live By

Hola friends!

Today it’s time for some girl chat with Danielle, Emily, Lindsay, Lizzie, and Sierra. Every month is a different topic and it’s been a great way for me to make some new friends!

This link-up was one I was particularly excited about: sharing quotes you live by! My soul could definitely use some spiritual nourishment and I’m looking forward to seeing what others share today.

I have mine divided into two parts: Bible verses and other inspirational quotes. And….if you have time, I have one final story that I wanted to share at the very end. I hope you’ll laugh a little but take away the message 🙂


Philippians 4:13- I can do all this through him who gives me strength

I say this verse to myself every time I am about to encounter something challenging or difficult

Philippians 4:6-Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

This verse reminds me to give it all up to God in prayer. He hears our every cry and plea.

Zephaniah 3:17-  The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.”

A great reminder that God delights in me and is always with me.

Matthew 6: 19-21- Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

I love this verse. It’s a great reminder for me to invest in things that will have an impact. Also, I am reminded to keep my priorities in check.

Matthew 6:25-34- But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

This verse helps keep me grounded in the present moment. God’s already taken care of tomorrow and the day after that.

Revelation 21: 4- He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.

“If you pray about it don’t worry about it. If you’re going to worry about it don’t pray about it.” – Steve Harvey

My grandmother says this often and has it posted on her fridge. Such true words!

“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together, there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart. I’ll always be with you.”Christopher Robin

I’ve always liked this quote! It instills confidence and makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside

“Remember who you represent!!”My mom 

Mom always said this to my brother and I right before we would leave the house, get out of the car, or were on our way somewhere where she wasn’t going to be around. Can’t tarnish the family name!

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”Eleanor Roosevelt

I first heard this quoted in the Princess Diaries movie and the words have stuck with me ever since!

“To the world you may seem like one person but to one person you may be the world.”Dr. Seuss

In high school, I was privileged to be in a program called PALS. As a PAL, I was matched up with either an elementary or middle school student who needed a buddy. Our T-shirts sported this quote which always reminded us that our relationships with our student (or anyone for that matter) could be life changing. One person is all it takes to make a difference.

Lastly, I wanted to share this story that I heard from a family friend when I was around 10 years old. I don’t know the true origins of the story but know there are several versions floating around the Internet. Luckily, my mom had emailed me this version about 8 years ago and I still had it! As a child, I thought it was humorous because it’s…well about poop but the meaning became more significant as I matured.


            One day, a son came home and asked his dad if they could talk.  The son explained how all his friends were excited about a great movie that was just released.  It was fantastic – the movie of the summer, and everyone was seeing it.  He asked his dad if he could go that afternoon.

The dad asked what the movie was about.  The son explained the plot.  “Anything else?”, the dad asked.  The son explained that there was a little violence and a few bad words, but that overall it was still a super movie.  The dad said he would not allow the son to go to the movie.

The son whined and begged, but to no avail.  The dad got up, without a word, and went into the kitchen.  He got out a special box of brownie mix that a family friend had brought to them from Switzerland.  It was a mix from the finest chocolate.  The dad used mom’s special flavoring and other fine ingredients to make the brownies. The son watched in disbelief – dad had NEVER cooked anything before.   After the mix was complete and ready for baking, dad went out into the back yard and the son followed.  Dad got a tiny pinch of dog poop and brought it back into the kitchen.  “What are you doing?” the son asked.  The dad remained silent, and mixed the tiny amount of dog poop into the brownie mix.

The brownies went into the oven.  When they were done, the dad poured up a big glass of milk and called his son.  He cut up a huge slice of brownie, topped it off with a scoop of Blue Bell, and offered it to his son along with the milk. The son adamantly refused, “No way – that brownie has dog poop in it!”.  The dad replied, “But son, it only has a little bit of poop in it.  It is still a great batch of brownies, made with the finest ingredients including chocolate from Switzerland and special flavoring.  You will never even taste the dog poop.  Just pretend like the poop isn’t there”.

The son realized the lesson.  There is no such thing as a good movie with “a little violence and a few bad words”. . . just like there is no such thing as a good batch of brownies “with a little bit of dog poop”.

Thanks for allowing me to share some words that I live by or at least try to live by!

10 thoughts on “Girl Chat: Quotes You Live By”

  • Beautiful and great “mind food” Shannon! Sometimes we need a reminder of God’s love and promises to us, and how special we are to Him.

  • Wonderful quotes! I am going to write some of these down. I always commit the Matthew verse about riches to my mind – it is so true. A lot of people forget that and think they can be good Christians and accumulate wealth – that it is a sign they are ‘blessed’ – I don’t know where they get that from hahaha! If I could do the laugh and cry emoji I would. Jewels, cars, facelifts – Jesus wandered in an old robe and gave everything away. Hello?! Sorry – I have to have my high horse episodes every so often ;)))) What are your thoughts on that? In today’s day and age, we cannot let our families live in old robes or live off locusts and honey but I do think we need to live simple lives where we share with our neighbours so to speak.

    • Thank you Joanne. Great questions! We need to remember that Jesus gave things away! I think we have to really look at our priorities usually that’s where we spend our money. I try to be mindful of things I buy and the reason behind buying them. Jesus also didn’t just give possessions away- he gave out love, time, and a listening ear. He wants us to have the heart of a servant too- so I look for ways to extend grace and kindness towards others as well! My “wealth” is invested in my relationships. that’s where my treasure is 🙂

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