“If monotony tries me, and I cannot stand drudgery; if stupid people fret me and
the little ruffles set me on edge; if I make much of the trifles of life, then I
know nothing of Calvary love.” -Amy Carmichael
“If a sudden jar can cause me to speak an impatient, unloving word, than I know
nothing of Calvary love, for a cup brimful of sweet water cannot spill even one
drop of bitter water however suddenly jolted.”-Amy Carmichael
Oh Lord Love change me! Touch the bitter waters that still remain with Your cross and make them sweet! Give me eyes to see You about the business of “drudgery” and “monotony” and loving “stupid” people so that I might hate my haughtiness and joyfull do what never seems to be done, and with delight put on a towel to wash feet, and with grace and tenderness love those I see as “stupid”- Oh God help me! I’m the stupid one You love! I’m the dirty one You wash! I’m the one You keep tending to day after day in the same place, in the same needs, in the same monotonous and drudgerous issues of my life.
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Hey, I'm Sheila, glad you're here.
A little about me: I'm a 40-something woman, wife, mom, RN, soap maker and wannabe suburban homesteader. I think better when I write. I've kept a journal since I was 9 and started blogging over 10 years ago.
I'm introverted, but I love people. I'm curious but shy. I'm contemplative and easily distracted. I feel deeply and know numbness. I want to make things right and I'm learning to let go. I wax poetic sometimes and often don't know what to say. It's complicated.
It boggles me that I am Christ's and he is mine. I gaze into the heavens and the Heaven-Maker's words, remember the hard things, fight depression, and long for home and King.
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Oh, Amy Carmichael is my absolute favorite classic writer of all time. Did you know she put all of these “Then I know nothing of Calvary’s love” quotes all into one book? It is amazing. I can only read one or two a day, because they are that DEEP. >>You are a kindred spirit, dear sister in Christ.
AMEN sister! Thank you for sharing these quotes from Amy Carmichael with us! Boy do they STING, but it’s good, fire only burns away the chaff we do not need.>><>So burn away Lord, burn away and refine us until You see the image of Your Son.<>>>Bless you dear sister,>Sunny