Quotes

2nd Quarter of 2019: We Made It! by Louis Holstein

I love words. So it was no surprise when I decided to start highlighting meaningful words on my instagram this year. Every month I would choose three quotes that had spoken to me that month and showcase them. It challenged me to be looking out for rich ideas, and it also allows me to have a backlog of those ideas. June marked the end of the second quarter of 2019 and it’s crazy to think that time has moved so quickly! In order to recognize the end of this season, here are the nine quotes that stood out to me this quarter.

First line: Tish Harrison Warren, Anne Lamott, Sally Rooney

Second Line: Dostoyevsky, Tim Keller, Picasso

Third Line: Steffany Gretzinger, Adrienne Rich, Hugh MacLeod

1st Quarter of 2019 : What's Good? by Louis Holstein

I love words. It was no surprise to myself when I decided to start highlighting meaningful words on my instagram this year. Every month I would choose three quotes that had spoken to me that month and showcase them. It challenged me to be looking out for rich ideas, and it also allows me to have a backlog of those ideas. The end of this month marks the end of the first quarter of 2019 and it’s surreal to me that time has moved so quickly. In order to recognize the end of this season, here are the nine quotes that stood out to me this year so far.

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On Mercy - A Year Later by Louis Holstein

When I first felt the push to write a book, I truly scoffed a the idea. I wouldn’t consider myself a writer, and I certainly didn’t feel qualified enough on any one topic to write a whole book on it. It was then that the idea of publishing my personal journals was brought to mind. This brought a new wave of insecurities, doubt, and denials. My personal journals? What if people think I’m crazy? What if people think I’m a heretic? What if, what if, what if?

Asking, “what if?” never gets anything done.

On Mercy Book Image

I read through 10 years of journals (if the idea of publishing my journals wasn’t cringe-worthy enough, reading through them certainly was). Picked out the most timeless entries, that is, the ones that I felt still related to me in 2017 and On Mercy was born. I’m so grateful to my editing team, Sydney, Carmelle, Brittany and Cathryn. They helped me be a bit more inclusive theologically and made sure I was making sense grammatically. Selecting Ashley’s photographs to complete the project was probably the most fun. I found it a true joy searching through her photographic history to find pieces that complimented my words so well.

On November 1st, 2017, On Mercy was released. One year from today. On Mercy allowed others to partake in the work God had been doing in my life up until that point. Our lives are not our own, and when I surrendered mine to the Lord, I knew he would use it to bring others to Himself. If you haven’t gotten a copy, I encourage you to! From what I’ve been told, it is a great read ha.

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