Words of Inspiration from Jan Karon

I was reading an article in the May/June 2008 issue of Victoria Magazine http://www.victoriamag.com about writer Jan Karon. For those of you who may not be familiar with her, she wrote the “Mitford” series of novels. I discovered them when David was just a baby and I really enjoyed the stories about Fr. Tim, an Episcopal priest. She offered these words of inspiration which she had written in magic marker on the wall of her writing room:

There are three stages in the work of God: Impossible. Difficult.
– James Hudson Taylor

Whatever you would do, begin it. Boldness has courage, genius and magic in it.
– Goethe

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
– Philippians 4:13

– Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Kristine
    Apr 29, 2008 @ 17:44:13

    Jan Karon and the Mitford series are some of my personal favorites. Clever, witty, beautifully crafted stories with three-dimensional characters we come to know and love thru the series. Poignant, humorous, heartwarming and upliftingl.

    “Patches of Godlight – Father Tim’s Favorite Quotes” is wonderful. Karon also has a terrific cookbook out, “The Mitford Cookbook and Kitchen Reader,” which contains some material not published in the novels.


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