It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Saturday, May 05, 2018

Chapter 5, Page 5, Book 18

Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength.

Ralph Sockman

Gentleness is Strength

Strong men can always afford to be gentle.  Only the weak are intent on giving as good as they get.

Elbert Hubbard

There is great strength in gentleness.  Unfortunately too many people equate gentle with weak.  Not true.

Strong Woman vs. a Woman of Strength 

A strong woman works out every day to keep her body in shape
but a woman of strength kneels in prayer to keep her soul in shape

A strong woman isn’t afraid of anything
but a woman of strength shows courage in the midst of her fear.

A strong woman won’t let anyone get the best of her
but a woman of strength gives the best of her to everyone

A strong woman walks sure footedly 
but a woman of strength knows God will catch her if she falls.

A strong woman wears the look of confidence on her face
but a woman of strength wears grace.

A strong woman has faith she is strong enough for the journey
but a woman of strength has faith that it is in the journey that she
will become strong.

Author Unknown

Whenever we remain gentle in the face of chaos, loss, or dismay.  Whenever we push against fear or rage, these are acts of tremendous strength.

Tears shed for self are tears of weakness, but tears shed for others are a sign of strength.

Billy Graham


Mevely317 said...

Good morning!
Tho' she might deny it, your first slide is SO true of my BF. Forced to take early retirement due to complications from carpal tunnel surgeries, Debbie's in pain almost all the time. A couple years ago her significant other passed away, and just last week her mom. Nevertheless, she's always cheerful and makes me laugh like nobody else.
Thanks for posting this so I might clip it and send her way.


betty said...

I liked that quote from Billy Graham; going to have to remember it. I also like the strong woman versus woman of strength; lots of good wisdom in that.


Rick Watson said...

History shows the power of gentle people.
Good post.

jack69 said...

YOu have stated gentleness so well. THANKS!
Sherry & jack


strength can be found in gentleness. "a woman of strength shows courage in the midst of her fear."