Thursday, February 21, 2013

What I wore - Quotes by Corrie Ten Boom

I took these photos right before our snowstorm *thank goodness* ;) 
All of the following quotes were said by Corrie Ten Boom; She is *such* an inspiration to me. I can't even express how deeply her words convict and encourage me, I hope they do the same for you.

"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength."

"Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God."

"Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden."

"When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don't throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer."

“Hold everything in your hands lightly, otherwise it hurts when God pries your fingers open.” 

“Do you know what hurts so very much? It's love. Love is the strongest force in the world, and when it is blocked that means pain. There are two things we can do when this happens. We can kill that love so that it stops hurting. But then of course part of us dies, too. Or we can ask God to open up another route for that love to travel.” 

“What wings are to a bird, and sails to a ship, so is prayer to the soul. ” 

 “If you look at the world, you'll be distressed. If you look within, you'll be depressed. If you look at God you'll be at rest.” 

 Seriously! What an amazing lady! In her circumstances and the pain she experienced (both physically and emotionally) her love for the Lord was so real. I pray to *see*, *hear* and *know* God in the same way.

Sweater - Target
Bow blouse - Kohls
Jeans - American Eagle
Shoes - Kohls
Earrings - Kohls

Thanks for stopping by, hope you were encouraged and inspired by the words of such a godly example!


  1. love these pictures, and those quotes. Corrie Ten Boom has always been a huge source of inspiration to me. :) and girl, you are dead-drop gorgeous. seriouslyyyyy. :) love your outfit! :]


  2. AMAZING pictures. seriously amazing..I am officially so inspired...


  3. Love your outfit! And those quotes are amazing. :)

  4. Thank you so much for these quotes, Janelle! I had read some of them before, but they are still soo good! Next time I do a what I wore post, I am going to steal this format. *smile*

  5. I read "The Hiding Place" for school and loved it! Also watched the movie.... equally as amazing.

    Love these pictures, quotes, and your outfits ;)
    So talented!

  6. this is awesome. your photos are the best (and you are gorgeous!)
    Corrie Ten Boom is such an inspiration. I read her story in the book The Hiding Place (one of my fave books!). :)
    your outfit is adorable! :)

  7. I remember reading 'the Hiding Place' in 7th gr. it was such such a great book! I'm also lovin your outfit - you can really pull off red lips my girl! :)


  8. giiiirl! you rock it all. the red lips too. love the shoes shot, cuute! xx

  9. Amazing pictures:) love the style! esp the blouse:)

  10. love your pictures :)

  11. you are super adorable. :) I love those quotes! I recently got a copy of "The Hiding Place" given to me, and I cannot wait to read it! :)