Thursday, June 3, 2010

I know I can

I have always loved the children's story "The Little Engine that Could". Those words have echoed in my ears for the past 41 yrs. I think I can, I think I can, I think I can. About 6 years ago a friend sent me a note of encouragement and on it was just the reference to a verse out of the Bible. Philippians 4:13. I will never forget the note or the verse. It has become my mantra. For me, it was what I needed to get over my mountain. And whenever I doubt myself, my strength or perseverance those words come to mind.

I love the attitude of the little blue engine. After only a moments hesitation he said " I think I can, I think I can, I think I can." Could it be that someone had shared that verse with the little blue engine?

I don't preach it very often, but I can't ignore the One True Thing "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" Phil 4:13 NIV

in response to Sunday Scribblings weekly challenge #217 Mantra


  1. I love it :)

  2. From "The Little Red Engine that Could" to more that enough inspirational quotes from the Bible to suit just about everybody, there is I am sure a mantra out there to fit even the most difficult to inspire. Sunday Scribblings has certainly prompted some excellent responses. Thank you for yours Ann.

  3. Sweet take on this prompt. Very nice! :-)