January 13, 2014

Pithy Phrases for 2014

Pithy Phrases for 2013 is the second most popular posting on SundayWomen.com after What Not to Share. I suspect that much of this traffic comes from Russian bots, which have an unexplained interest in pith. In case there are actual humans out there who like this sort of thing, I offer more sayings. This year, most of the words are biblically wise, but some of them are just witty. I hope they encourage you as you serve the Lord in 2014.

I don't want a Pinterest perfect house; I want a home that is Christ perfected. (Joy Forney, Gracefull Mama)

I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek your servant. (Psalm 119:176a)

Love is a word that you mustn't use, except in context. Your arms around somebody is a context. (Wendell Berry, as heard at Yale University)

The Sermonator (as seen on a t-shirt)

Jealousy works the opposite way you want it to. (Unknown)

Hope holds up the head. (Scottish proverb)

You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. (Jim Rohn, entrepreneur)

True wisdom consists in two things: Knowledge of God and Knowledge of Self. (John Calvin)

I'm not chubby; I'm just easy to see. (as seen on a chubby man's t-shirt)

God's best is not like medicine---good for us but rather unpalatable. He promises that we will never be disappointed with his ordering of our affairs. (Lydia Brownback in Legacy of Faith)

Happiness is a place between too little and too much. (Finnish proverb)

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1)

The first 50 years of marriage are the hardest. (Unknown)

God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him. (John Piper, Desiring God)

All you need is tea and warm socks. (as seen on a mug)

The gift without the giver is bare. (fortune cookie message)

Masquerading as a normal person day after day is exhausting. (Unknown)

We need a faith-fueled vision, nurtured by Scripture. (Brad Evans in "Seeing with the Eyes of Our Hearts")


  1. Tea and warm socks gets my vote on this chilly, drizzly Monday morning.

  2. I love your blog! Feeling blessed to have found it!!


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