Katrina is now using her degree in social work in her job working for Saint Francis Hospital.
These quotations are each
very special to Katrina.
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Most recently updated May 19, 2020.
Katrina married Steve on April 10, 1999.
(Picture of Katrina and Steve)
Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake. --Victor Hugo
The desire to fulfill the purpose for which we were created is a gift from God. --A. W. Tozer
Whether you turn to the right
or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you saying, "This is
the way; walk in it".
I would rather walk with God in the dark than go alone in the light. --Mary Gardiner Brainard
Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. --Sir Thomas Moore
Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it within us, or we find it not. --Ralph Waldo Emerson
Human love and the delights
of friendship, out of which are built the memories that endure, are also to be
treasured up as hints of what shall be hereafter.
Come to the edge,
No, we will fall.
They came to the edge.
He pushed them, and they flew.
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a manner that when you die the world cries and you rejoice. --Indian proverb
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. --Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
A butterfly lights beside us like a sunbeam. And for a brief moment its glory and beauty belong to our world. But then it flies on again, and though we wish it could have stayed, we feel so lucky to have seen it. --unknown
Nothing is worth more than this day. --Goethe
Regret of the past is a waste of the spirit. --unknown
Fear knocked on the door.
Faith opened it to find no one there. --unknown
And I walk a pathway of angels who are sent to comfort me.
Each step I make, each hand I take...
I am touched.
I am healed.
And set free.
--David A. Bergin<
No time on earth is long enough to share with those we love or to prepare our hearts for that last goodbye. --Alaire Tennille
A man must descend very low to find the force to rise again. --Hasidic poem
Don't be afraid your life will end; be afraid it will never begin. --Grace Hansen
But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. --Isaiah 40:31
That person is happiest who lives from day to day and asks no more, garnering the simple goodness of a life. --Euripedes
Our little time of suffering
is not worthy of our first night's welcome home to Heaven.
Never give up on anybody. Miracles happen every day. --unknown
You need not cry very loud; He is nearer to us that we think. --Brother Lawrence
Never part without loving
words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in life.
Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow is but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day. --Sanskrit proverb
God made you as you are in order to use you as He planned. --S. C. McAully
If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain. --Emily Dickinson
You should defend those who cannot help themselves. Yes, speak up for the poor and needy and see that they get justice. --Proverbs 31:8-9
Those who cannot hear an angry shout may strain to hear a whisper. --unknown
Sin need never again be your master. --Romans 6:14
Pray not for things, but for wisdom and courage. --unknown
I went to the woods because I
wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and to
see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die,
discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; not did I
wish to practice resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live
deep and suck out all the marrow of life...
Pray for my soul. More things
are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of.
Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. --Carl Jung
God loves us the way we are, but He loves us too much to leave us that way. --Leighton Ford
I don't want your sacrifices; I want your love. I don't want your offerings; I want you to know me. --Hosea 6:6
If anyone speaks badly of you, live so none will believe it. --unknown
Teach us to number our days and recognize how few they are; help us to spend them as we should. --Psalms 90:12
The human heart does not stay
away too long from that which hurts it most. There is a return journey to
anguish that few of us are released from making.
Loneliness is the most terrible poverty. --Mother Teresa
I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; I will not refuse to do the something I can do. --Helen Keller
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. --Eleanor Roosevelt
Often the test of courage is not to die but to live. --Vittorio Alfieri
Beauty is not caused. It is. --Emily Dickinson
But where life is more
terrible than death, it is then the truest valor to dare to live.
I believe in the sun, even
when it isn't shining.
I believe in love, even when there's no one there.
And I believe in God,
even when He is silent.
--Rev. Carey Landry
Better a thousand times to die with glory than live without honor. --Louis VI
History, although sometimes
made up of the few acts of the great, is more often shaped by the many acts of the
Treat a person as he is, and
he will remain as he is. Treat him as he could be, and he will become what he
You are what your deep desire
As your desire is, so is your will.
As your will is, so is your deed.
As your deed is, so is your destiny.
--Brihadaranyaka Upanishad IV 4.5
We know what we are, but know not what we may be. --William Shakespeare
It takes great courage to faithfully follow what we know to be true. --Sara E. Anderson
Knowing God's own time is
best. In patient hope I rest... --John G. Whittier
To laugh often love much;
To win the respect of intelligent people
And the affection of children;
To earn the approbation of honest critics
And endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty;
To find the best in others;
To give one's self;
To leave the world a little better,
Whether by a healthy child,
A garden patch,
Or a redeemed social condition;
To have played and laughed with enthusiasm
And sung with exultation;
To know even one life has breathed easier
Because you have lived...
This is to have succeeded.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
There will be only one of you for all time; fearlessly be yourself. --unknown
...and then the day came when to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. --Anais Nin
Christ with me, Christ before
me, Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down, Christ when I arise,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of every one who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.
--breastplate of St. Patrick
Suffering ceases to be suffering in some way at the moment is finds meaning. --Vaiktor Frankl
Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance. --Samuel Johnson
I asked God for strength,
that I might achieve. I was made weak, that I might learn humbly to obey...
I asked for health, that I might do great things. I was given infirmity, that I might do better things...
I asked for riches, that I might be happy. I was given poverty, that I might be wise...
I asked for power, that I might have the praise of men. I was given weakness, that I might feel the need of God...
I asked for all things, that I might enjoy life. I was given life, that I might enjoy all things...
I got nothing I asked for, but everything I had hoped for.
Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered.
I am, among men, most richly blessed.
Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire. --Talmud
Don't walk in front of me...I may not follow. Don't walk behind me...I may not lead. Walk beside me and just be my friend. --Albert Camus
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them. --Henry David Thoreau
Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. --Proverbs 16:3
God hath not promised
Skies always blue,
Flower strewn pathways
All our lives through;
God hath not promised
Sun without rain,
Joy without sorrow,
Peace without pain.
But God hath promised
Strength for the day,
Rest for the labor,
Light for the way.
Grace for the trials,
Help from above,
--Annie Johnson Flint
The great thing in the world
is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.
If you want to be respected by others, the great thing is to respect yourself. --Fyodor Dostoevsky
Lord, make me an instrument
of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon.
Where there is doubt, faith.
Where there is despair, hope.
Where there is darkness, light.
And where there is sadness, joy.
Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console,
To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love;
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned
And it is in dying that we are born in to eternal life.
--Prayer of St. Francis/span>
God, give us grace to accept
with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things
which should be changed and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other.
Go placidly among the noise
and the haste and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons that yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble, it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs for the world is full of trickery.
But let not this blind you to what virtue there is. Many persons strive for high ideals and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars.
You have a right to be here. And, whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be.
And whatever your labours and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul.
With all its shame, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
Some men see things as they are and say why. I dream things that never were and say why not. --Robert Kennedy
I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I live for today. --unknown
What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls the butterfly. --Richard Bach
Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
The pain passes. The beauty remains. --Pierre-Auguste Renior
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future. --John F. Kennedy
Death doesn't end a
relationship. It simply forges a new type of relationship; one based not on
physical presence but on memory, spirit and love.
In necessary things, unity;
in doubtful things, liberty;
in all things, charity.
It is one of the most
beautiful compensations of this life that
no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.--Ralph Waldo Emerson
Next to excellence is the appreciation of it. --William Makepeace Thackeray
We can do no great things; only small things with great love. --Mother Teresa
Every man dies, not every man really lives. --unknown
When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. --unknown
A life spent making mistakes
is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength. -- Sigmund Freud
To know what we do not know is the beginning of wisdom. -- Maha Sthavira Sangharakshita
A single conversation across
the table with a wise man is better than ten years study of books.
Strong is the soul, and wise, and beautiful... -- Matthew Arnold
What a man thinks of himself...determines, or rather, indicates his fate. -- Henry David Thoreau
The wise man will want to be ever with him who is better than himself. -- Plato
Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well. -- Lord Chesterfield
Patience is the companion of wisdom. -- Augustine
...Perform every act in life as though it were your last. -- Marcus Aurelius
It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust. -- Samuel Johnson
I expect to pass through this world but once. any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. -- unknown
We will never know how high we are till we are called to rise. -- Emily Dickinson
That which does not kill me makes me grow stronger. -- Fredrich Nietzche
What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. End is where we start... -- Eliot
The life given us by nature is short, but the memory of a well-spent life is eternal. -- Cicero
You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. -- unknown
A vision without a task is but a dream. A task without a vision is drudgery. A vision with a task is the hope of the world -- unknown
He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose. -- Jim Elliott
Even under its burden, the soul awakes and sings.--C.A. Sainte-Beuve
The last of the human
freedoms: to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose
one's own way.
If you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and make a change. -- Michael Jackson
Tomorrow...it's perfect when
it arrives and puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from
...And this nation, for all its hopes and all its boasts, will not be fully free until all its citizens are free. -- JFK
To live content with small means...to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly; to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages with open heart; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never. In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious grow up through the common. This is to be my symphony. -- Wm. Henry Channing