Once Upon a Summer Quotes.

1. "God loves you, that He plans for your good, not your hurt. It’s true that things happen in life that seem wrong and are painful, but it isn’t because God likes to see us suffer. He wants to see us grow. He wants us to love Him, to trust Him."
- Janette Oke, Once Upon a Summer

2. "Memories are beautiful things, Boy. When the person that ya loved is gone, when the happy time is over, then ya’ve still got yer memories. Thank God fer this special gift of His that lets ya sorta live yer experiences again and again. S’pose there ain’t no price one would settle on fer the worth of memories."
- Janette Oke, Once Upon a Summer

3. "I don’t understand all about God, but there’s one thing that I’m as sure of as the fact that I live and breathe. He loves us. He loves us completely, and always keeps our good in mind."
- Janette Oke, Once Upon a Summer

4. "Yes, He could have. He could let us go through all of our life, bundlin’ us and shelterin’ us from anything and everything that would hurt us. I could do that with my petunias, Josh. I could build a box around them and keep them from the wind and the rain, the crawlers and the bees. What would happen iffen I did that, Josh? I jest shrugged. The answer was too obvious. They’d never bear flowers, said Auntie Lou."
- Janette Oke, Once Upon a Summer

5. "When the person that ya loved is gone, when the happy time is over, then ya’ve still got yer memories. Thank God fer this special gift of His that lets ya sorta live yer experiences again and again. S’pose there ain’t no price one would settle on fer the worth of memories."
- Janette Oke, Once Upon a Summer

6. "Dear Lord, you know our need and how much we depend upon your help. We’re not going to give you orders about what to do, God. We are just going to thank you for being there when we need you. In the name of Jesus, your Son. Amen."
- Janette Oke, Once Upon a Summer

7. "Whenever something comes into our life that hurts us, we do the decidin’—do I let this work for my good, as God intended, or do I let bitterness grow like a bothersome canker sore in my soul?"
- Janette Oke, Once Upon a Summer

8. "You didn’t have to be a ma and a pa and four kids to be a family. All you needed was people livin’ together and lovin’ and helpin’ one another. That’s what made a family—blood-ties and love-bonds."
- Janette Oke, Once Upon a Summer

9. "Holes in socks are sorta like sin, Josh. If you don’t tend to them right away when they’re small and controllable, they grow with amazing speed."
- Janette Oke, Once Upon a Summer

10. "Do ya think he’ll agree to it?"
- Janette Oke, Once Upon a Summer

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