Posted by Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage

March 4,2011


I find the great thing in this world
is not so much where we stand, as
in what direction we are moving.
To reach the port of heaven, we
must sail sometimes with the wind
  and sometimes against it, but we 
 must sail, and not drift nor lie at 
Oliver Wendell Holmes

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How often I want to find a safe port from the way this world can blow me. I only need attach my sail to the Lord and I will reach my perfect destination. Beautiful quote.

March 4, 2011 at 11:07 PM

Lovely quote, Ginger. Have a blessed weekend

March 5, 2011 at 12:12 AM

Another new and wonderful quote for me. I love reading the Spiritual Sunday posts! Thank you!

March 5, 2011 at 9:38 AM

Oh I loved this quote!! Have a wonderful week-end! BLESSINGS, Debbie

March 5, 2011 at 9:44 AM

I like Oliver Wendall Holmes..great quote.

March 5, 2011 at 12:10 PM

One of my favorite poets! Wonderful.

March 5, 2011 at 3:47 PM

Great quote. One of my favorites.

March 5, 2011 at 3:55 PM

Thank you Ginger! Beautiful post...beautiful quote. Patty! Yes! Attach our sail to the Lord, then we can't possibly drift away from heaven. With Jesus as our anchor in the storm, we also won't be tossed to and fro by waging winds. Blessings!

March 5, 2011 at 4:32 PM

Hi Ginger,

Thank you for sharing a wonderful view and perspective from Oliver Wendell Holmes. For me, direction and purpose are interconnected. Without purpose, I've often lacked direction. My thanks to our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ for giving me purpose and direction.

Blessings and peace.


March 5, 2011 at 4:40 PM

So true. I wrote something similar on my blog about not giving in to failures. We must keep going forward because God always leads us on. Thanks, Ginger.

March 5, 2011 at 8:07 PM

Such a good quote, Ginger. Thanks for sharing it.
Hugs & blessings,

March 5, 2011 at 10:28 PM

Thank God He is always with us to lead, guide and direct us. Blessings ~

March 5, 2011 at 10:32 PM

How true! We can't just sit on the fence and expect to grow in our Christian walk. We have to move, and then the Lord can direct us which way to go.
Thank you, Ginger, for that great quote.


March 6, 2011 at 12:26 AM

Hi Ginger,
I love that quote....and your blog looks so beautiful!!!
Have a Happy Sunday!!!
Many blessings and hugs,

March 6, 2011 at 1:22 AM

This makes one think.. we can't be lazy. Once we see our Heavenly Home we will all take off at a run. Love Cm

March 6, 2011 at 2:55 AM

So well said. Thank you!

March 6, 2011 at 7:02 AM

Great post Ginger. We really do not do ourselves or God justice when we stick to the safety of the shore...

March 6, 2011 at 9:47 AM

Great post and wonderful quote. I enjoy knowing you and Charlotte so much. I think your angel ladies. I think the Lord sent you to us all! Thank you for all your kindnesses here at SS. Blessings, Anne

March 6, 2011 at 11:36 AM

Very thought provoking quote for this Spiritual Sunday. Thank you :)

March 6, 2011 at 11:53 AM

Loved this quote!
Happy Spiritual Sunday

March 6, 2011 at 4:32 PM

Yes, Ginger. This quote is right on. So easy to drift or stay in one place. I like to sail with the wind, but sailing against it with God as my pilot makes me grow.


March 6, 2011 at 4:35 PM

That was such a lovely quote Ginger.

March 6, 2011 at 6:16 PM

This quote gets you thinking when you apply it to your life! Have a great week ahead!

March 6, 2011 at 9:48 PM

What a beautiful poem! And so very true. Blessings,Joanne

March 8, 2011 at 1:26 AM

Hi Ginger,
Wonderful quote ! Thanks so much for praying for Eliana.

March 9, 2011 at 7:32 AM

Thank you so much. I bookmarked your site a few days ago and find myself coming back here more and more for inspiration, peace, a Word. Thank you, Ginger.

March 12, 2011 at 3:53 PM

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