Sunday, August 15, 2010

Be bold

"Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid."
This quote is meaningful to me and I hope you like it too.
The author is Basil King, who wrote books and was an Anglican priest and married, while suffering at times from depression due to his becoming slowly blind, and having serious thyroid problems.
Basil King was born on Prince Edward Island in Canada in about 1850. I wonder if he knew of L. Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables. King and Montgomery are both noted Canadian writers.

17 comments:

Jemi Fraser said...

That's a great quote! I don't know of King ... yet (I will look him up). Thanks for the tip :)

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Just what I needed to hear! Life really is about understanding and overcoming challenges. Thank you for sharing this Sweet Friend! Congratulations on your win...your new dishes are adorable.

Hugs,
Karyn

Chatty Crone said...

It's like once you start going - all nature will flow with you.

sandie

Vicki said...

Terra, I love that quote, too. I also enjoyed hearing the story of the man behind it. Congratulations on winning that cute pasta bowl set!! Have a happy, happy week, dear friend~Vicki

Amrita said...

Thank you for sharing about Basil Ling. I suffer fromdebilitating an d hampering disabilities an d take courage from people who have suffered with thorns in thei r flesh.

Yes God is my refuge and strength

Edith Hope said...

Dear Terra, Being bolder comes more easily with age and experience I feel. Forever nervous as a child, I am increasingly able to 'look the world in the eye'. An inspirational posting.

koralee said...

love this quote today...adore L. Montgomery! Happy monday.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

What a great outlook in spite of tough circumstances. I'll have to remember that today.

Nezzy said...

I love the quote! Congratulations on the wonderful win in the post below! I love the dishes and I'm sure they will serve you well!

God bless ya and have a marvelous Monday!!!

Nezzy said...

Hey Sweetie, I just wanted to pop in and thank you for your sweet comment and hoppin' on my blog. Please drop by anytime, the door of the Ponderosa is always open.

God bless ya and have the best day ever!!! :o)

Holly said...

Great quote. A lot to think about. I knew nothing of this man or his history. Learn something new every day

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Good Morning, Terra! I love that quote, and being an Epicopalian, I find it doubly interesting that is comes from an Anglican priest.

Your dishes you won are just fabulous! Isn't it fun to win blog drawings? Here's wishing you best of luck in the drawing on my blog. I will be back from my break after the first of September and will announce the winner then. Hope you are enjoying these last fleeting days of summer.

All the best...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Deborah Ann said...

Anne of Green Gables is one my favorites. What an awesome quote!

Zuzu said...

Hi Terra,

This quote really got me to thinking.

I was overcome by fear for a long period of time. I was anything but bold, and yet those mighty forces came to my aid. God loved me, let me know that I wasn't alone, and guided me through great difficulty.

My guess is that what Basil King meant is that when we have unwavering faith, we have nothing to fear. This is true. But what I learned firsthand is that God's love is so great, that even when our faith is weak, we have nothing to fear. We are like newborns in His loving arms.

agypsyangel said...

Very interesting. Thanks so much for coming by my blog. I just started following yours. I look forward to getting to know you.
Have a great weekend.
Smiles
Kim

June said...

Hi Terra,
I do love the quote. I will have to find out more about Basil King.
Thank you so much for coming by to check out our sweet tea.
hugs

myletterstoemily said...

what a great quote, and i love
the history lesson, too!