Heart Lessons

Renee Ann Smith —  September 3, 2014 — 20 Comments

Corrie ten Boom quote

“God never measures the mind. He always puts His tape measure in the heart.” ~Corrie ten Boom~

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“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” ~Aristotle~

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“We shall never learn to feel and respect our real calling and destiny, unless we have taught ourselves to consider everything as moonshine, compared to the education of the heart. “ ~Sir Walter Scott~

I start school TODAY—if you’re reading this on Wednesday—and I’m excited and hopeful and just a little bit overwhelmed because I don’t feel ready. So I dug out this quote from a great woman of God to remind me where my focus needs to be. I’m privileged to be a small part in guiding the hearts of my precious students. May God bless our time together & never let me take that for granted.

And may Corrie’s words encourage you in whatever your day brings. Though things may not go as perfectly as you planned, it’s the heart lessons learned that matter.

Thank you for spending a few moments of your day here. Blessings, friends!

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Renee Ann Smith

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I teach literature in a Christian high school by day and write inspirational fiction by night. I love to share heart-touching quotes and stories here on my blog. So glad you stopped by!

20 responses to Heart Lessons

  1. I so love Corrie ten Boom’s book. Truly inspirational. Nice graphics, thanks!! 🙂
    xox, Crystelle

  2. I love the quotes you share. Thank you. I wrote a post about Corrie’s quotes you can read here if you are interested http://myoverflowingcup.com/?s=corrie+ten+boom Thanks for the post!

  3. How true. What a great reminder to lead from the heart.

  4. Love the quote! So grateful He measures what is most important!

  5. Love that quote by Corrie Ten Boom. (=

  6. Hope you have a wonderful year. I taught English 20 years ago and now my kids are almost out of the house. I love your blog for that teacher connection. Love the Corrie Ten Boom quote. I’m going to have to read some of her work for I always love her quotes. Blessings from Saturday Soiree.

  7. I always enjoy your post and am subscribing so I can keep up with what you’re writing. So glead to be getting to be bloggy friends through these various link ups.

  8. Good quotes! Good luck in school–I bet you’ll do great. 🙂 And thanks for linking up at Fellowship Fridays on Equipping Godly Women. I pinned this post!

  9. Thanks for stopping by to share & comment & encourage! I have visited & even tweeted some of your posts. Blessings, sweet friends!

  10. Great quote, thought it was cute that our two heart banners were side by side. Glad I checked your heart out Renee…

  11. Renee…I love the quotes you shared from Corrie and Aristole. What good encouragement that reminds us that God looks at the heart before the mind. So glad I linked up beside you at Fellowship Friday. Have a blessed week.

  12. I love the quote from Corrie Ten Boom and as a teacher myself I know that reaching the hearts of my students will allow them to become learners for a life time. I wish you joy in teaching this year and many opportunities to reach the hearts of your students. Happy Sunday!

  13. Glad to be a near neighbor at #GiveMeGrace for I came to read such a powerful quote by Corrie ten Boom. I shall ponder that tape measure this day.
    Caring through Christ, ~ linda

  14. I’ve never heard that quote from Corrie Ten Boom but I LOVE it! I hope your first few days of school went well. 🙂 Thanks for linking up with the Faith and Fellowship blog hop! 🙂

  15. Renee, Lovely graphic AND I love your description, teacher by day , writer by night! Visiting from Barbie’s today. Our Pastor this morning was teaching about how we all are overseers, or rather under-seers, Christ being the Chief Overseer of His flock and we (whatever circle of influence we have) are the under-seers of our own sphere of influence as parents , teachers, leaders etc. May you be empowered and blessed to shine His light and glory in your teaching excellence and grace toward your students! In the name of Jesus. AMen. 😉 Happy Sunday, Teach!

  16. Great quotes! I hope you had a great day and week!

  17. Lovely word, Renee. I pray the last week of school has went well– for your heart and those young hearts you are shaping! 🙂 Thanks for sharing over at #EverydayJesus!

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