If you are facing difficult challenges in your life and would like someone to talk to, please contact our pastor, Rev. Laurie Crelly. Pastor Laurie can also help direct you to other resources that may be of assistance.
"There is scarcely any passion without struggle."
-- Albert Camus (The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays, 20th Century)
"Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something: they're trying to find someone who's going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take."
-- Tony Robbins
"I asked her who would teach me about life being unfair. She said time."
-- Yasmine E. Rashidi (Chronicle of a Last Summer: A Novel of Egypt)
“Sometimes the darkest challenges, the most difficult lessons, hold the greatest gems of light.”
-- Barbara Marciniak
“No one is without troubles, without personal hardships and genuine challenges. That fact may not be obvious because most people don't advertise their woes and heartaches. But nobody, not even the purest heart, escapes life without suffering battle scars.”
-- Richelle E. Goodrich
"Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are."
-- Bernice Johnson Reagon
"Embrace each challenge in your life as an opportunity for self-transformation."
-- Bernie S. Siegel
"Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional."
-- Roger Crawford
"Remember all the challenges that you have overcome in the past and take pride in your success. You are a fighter and you know it. This will give you more faith that you can handle whatever is yet to come."
-- Ashley Rosebloom
"Challenging your thought patterns when you are feeling anxiety can help you to avoid those overwhelming panic sensations."
-- Jeff Gunn
"The opportunity to develop resilience comes through difficult circumstances that both highlight and challenge existing mindsets."
-- Devra Davis
"Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith."
-- Henry Ward Beecher
"What is the difference between an obstacle and an opportunity? Our attitude toward it. Every opportunity has a difficulty, and every difficulty has an opportunity."
-- J. Sidlow Baxter
"In these troubled, uncertain times, we don't need more command and control; we need better means to engage everyone's intelligence in solving challenges and crises as they arise."
-- Margaret J. Wheatley
"Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance."
-- Robert Kennedy