Adding this back on my blog.  These are some of my favorites.

Scriptures that have ministered and/or encouraged me.

Deuteronomy 6:4
Deuteronomy 10:12-13
Joshua 1:9
Psalms 1
Psalms 34:8 - all time favorite
Psalms 81
Proverbs 3:5-6
Isaiah 9:6 and 43:1-2
Jeremiah 29:11
Joel 2:25-29
Matthew 6:33
John 1:1
Romans 8:38 and 14:17
I Corinthians 13 (powerful love)
II Corinthians 1:4
Galatians 5:2
Philippians 4:9 and 4:19

Quotes that have become  favorites.

With my quotes, it doesn't mean I'm going through it nor does it mean that it's directed toward anyone in particular, it just means I read it and liked it.  I like to read and I have started to keep a file of quotes that I like.  Sharing them here is just that...sharing.   

I don't know where I saw this posted so I cannot take credit for this one, but it has become my favorite.  I refer back to this alot.  I know I am loved by God and each time I see this I know I matter irregardless of what I've gone through or have experienced from other people.  I matter.  God loves me. 

"The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you.  Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision.  So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can." Neil Gaiman

"If you deny what you know or what you are or where you are, you deny the simplest part of being alive and you die." Author Unknown

"It's not about when it happened.  It's about that it happened and receiving validation, acknowledgement and acceptance.  It's about being heard, listened to and believed.  That's important.  Being told your story and your pain is real."  Author Unknown

"I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me."  Author Unknown 

"God doesn't always change the circumstances.  He did not change them for Jesus on the hillside outside Jerusalem.  But the cross is also proof that God always has a purpose in the circumstances that His purpose and His plan will prevail and will triumph through any circumstances in this world." Louie Giglio

"Christ is building His kingdom with earth's broken things. Men want only the strong, the successful, the victorious, the unbroken, in the building of their kingdoms; but God is the God of the unsuccessful, of those who have failed.  Heaven is filling with earth's broken lives, and there is no bruised reed that Christ cannot take and restore to glorious blessedness and beauty.  He can take the life crushed by pain or sorrow and make it into a harp whose music shall be all praise.  He can lift earth's saddest failure up to the heaven's glory." J. R. Miller

"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss and have found their way out of the depths.   These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern.  Beautiful people do not just happen." Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

"Sometimes the strongest people are the ones who love beyond all faults, cry behind closed doors and fight battles that nobody knows about."  Author Unknown 

"Don't be afraid to get back up - to try again, to love again, to live again, and to dream again.  Don't let a hard lesson harden your heart.  Life's best lessons are often learned at the worst times and from the worst mistakes.  There will be times when it seems like everything that could possibly go wrong is going wrong.  And you might feel like you will be stuck in this rut forever, but you won't.  When you feel like quitting, remember that sometimes things have to go very wrong before they can be right.  Sometimes you have to go through the worst, to arrive at your best."  lessonslearnedinlife.com

"And once the storm is over you won't remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive.  You won't even be sure whether the storm is really over.  But one thing this is certain, when you come out of the storm, you won't be the same person who walked in.  That's what the storm is all about.  Haruki Murakami

"Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know."  Pema Chodron

"If you have been brutally broken, but still have the courage to be gentle to others then you deserve a love deeper than the ocean itself." Nikita Gill

"I won't beg someone to love me [or for that matter accept me].  I learned long ago that there is no use in hopeless pleas of trying to make some stay.  I am too valuable to chase someone who does not know my worth and to keep waiting for someone who doesn't acknowledge my value.  I want to be loved unconditionally.  I shouldn't have to fight so hard for it.  I am worth more than that.  Heartfelt Quotes Blogspot

"There's going to be very painful moments in your life that will change your entire world in a matter of minutes.  These moments will change YOU.  Let them make you stronger, smarter and kinder.  But don't you go and become someone you're not.  Cry.  Scream if you have to.  Then you straighten out that crown and keep moving."  lessonslearnedinlife.com

"Sometimes wallking away has nothing to do with weakness and everything to do with strength. We walk away not because we want others to realize our value and worth, but because we finally realize our own."  [We realize who we are in Christ Jesus.  We discover the magnitude and depth of His love.  We accept and embrace the redemptive power of His grace and mercy - added by Abbie Jean].

"Close some doors.  Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance., but simply because they no longer lead somewhere."  Author Unknown 

"I forgive you, not because I'm okay with what you did or am consigning to your version of events, but because I have to step away and get back to me.  I have to let go.  It's not worth destroying me to prove a point or hold my anger close." Author Unknown

"Forgiving is love's toughest work and love's biggest risk.  If you twist it into something it was never meant to be, it can make you a doormat or an insufferable manipulator.  Forgiving seems almost unnatural.  Our sense of fairness tell us people should pay [should own, should acknowledge, should be responsible, be accountable] for the wrong they do.  But forgiving is love's power to break nature's rule."  Lewis B Smedes

"Forgive yourself for not knowing what you didn't know before you learned it." Author Unknown 

"Forgiveness doesn't excuse their actions.  Forgiveness stops their actions from destroying your heart." Author Unknown

"Forgiveness.  Anyone can hold a grudge, but it takes a person with character to forgive.  When you forgive, you release yourself from a painful burden.  Forgiveness doesn't mean what happened was okay and it doesn't mean that person should still be welcomed in your life.  It just means you have made peace with the pain and are ready to let it go." Doe Zantamata