I have been nominated by Biff Sock Pow, my blogging friend to participate in a 3-day, “Quote a Day” challenge. I am grateful to Biff for nominating me, as I have enjoyed bantering with him through blogging commentaries for more than a year now. I am inspired and refreshed to see him poke fun at himself over things I do also. And it was his use of a comic strip in his blog that spurred me to experiment.
Here are the rules:
- Thank the person that nominated you.
- Write one quote each day for three consecutive days (3 quotes total)
- Explain why the quote is meaningful for you.
- Nominate three bloggers each day to participate in the challenge.
Quote #3: God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing. -C.S. Lewis
Raised by a Jewish father and an Episcopal mother, I was raised to believe in God, but did not understand who He is. For nearly forty years, I found distraction in things, in people, and in “doing”. I had little, if any, faith in the unseen. Left to my own thoughts I was unhappy at best. And in my late Thirties, I began searching for God and meaning. I found peace, joy, deep friendships, and a loving wife and family twenty years ago. Everyone who really wishes to find God will find Him. But anyone who is content in Him being absent cannot be convinced by mortals. For my part, I stumble often, but I have peace because I persevere in following Him.
Here are my nominees:
You are not required to participate if you don’t want to, but it is actually quite fun.
I chose these people because their blogs are full of real life- joys, sorrows, victories and memories. These bloggers have inspired me through humor, imagery, or their frankness. Some I’ve been bantering with for a while and some are new acquaintances. Here on the last day, I am inviting those who may not have thousands of subscribers while others have growing legions of fans. ( And my other blogger pals have already posted per this challenge!!)
Mothering, Marriage, and Menopause -Sheri Saretsky (yes, my spouse)
The Yarn Blabber – TonyMarkP
RhapsodyBoheme – Rhapsody Boheme (well, truly an overcomer and warrior-spirit)