Arrow/Cross An arrow must first be pulled back to it's limits before it can fly therefore you will be pulled back and struggle before you will soar into something good. A cross is there because God will be with you the whole way through your struggles.
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People ~ Steven R. CoveyCovey presents an approach to being effective in attaining goals by aligning oneself to what he calls "true north" principles of a character ethic that he presents as universal and timeless.
Holy places are dark places. It is life and strength, not knowledge and words, that we get in them. Holy wisdom is not clear and thin like water, but thick and dark like blood. Lewis, Till We Have Faces (via hislivingpoetry)