Have you seen the movie Fireproof yet? Last night I watched it for the second time and I still love it. If you haven't seen it you need to. It gives you this new strength. While I know I am not married it does make me long for a marriage that is fireproof. My favorite quote of the movie is ... Fireproof doesn't mean the fire will never come. It means when the fire comes that you will be able to withstand it. Jacob has also watched this movie twice and he really enjoys it. When Caleb (Kirk Cameron) is yelling at his wife, Catherine, Jacob always says That isn't how you should treat your wife. I pray when he grows up and gets married he will be a good husband and remember how not to treat your wife.
While I was watching Fireproof I was thinking about my personal statement that I need to write to get a grant from Benedictine. I knew I needed to get started on it so I figured I would google "overcoming obstacles quotes" and a whole slew of quotes were found. I loved so many of them.
Here is what I found ...
You've got to follow your passion. You've got to figure out what it is you love -- who you really are. And have the courage to do that. I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dream.
- Oprah Winfrey
Never regret anything you have been through, because only with those trials wil you become a better person the next day.
- Crystal Hunt
It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventourous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
Even though those quotes are really good I choose ...
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith.
-Franklin Delano Roosevelt
What do you think? Did I pick the right one?
So after I found "my" quote I proceeded to write my personal statement. I actually thought it was going to be difficult but it ended up being quite easy. I thought I wouldn't know how to start or how much information is too much information. But I did it! It ended up being 3 pages and exactly how I wanted it to be.
Please pray that I receive this grant money.
I have been asking for so much prayer lately and I want to thank all of those who are praying for me. If anyone has any prayers they would like me to pray please send them to me. I would love to pray for you guys as well.