Monday Memories: Celebrate This Day

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Blessed sun rises, starting a new day

A precious day, under Lord’s watchful eyes

Celebrate this day, riding in love’s sleigh

Nothing ever holding back, watching doves fly


Singing of praises, blessing this fresh start

Jesus walking with us, our daily bread

Sharing this day, between loving sweethearts

Together, God’s Word keeps us full and fed


Our love sparks an endless celebration

God’s love filling hearts, fulfilling our fate

Singing songs, with love and adoration

Celebrate this day, love’s delightful taste


Jesus shares His joy, smiling from above

Making our joy complete, filling with love


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Life’s Paradox

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Life consumes ups and downs

Warm smiles give way to frowns


One moment pours with joy

Another will annoy


Mountaintop songs swell hearts

Dark valleys tear apart


Tonight’s thunderstorms boom

Tomorrow catches gloom


Miles bridge life’s paradox

Some shine, others break glass


Life’s cycle never halts

Dancing to steady waltz


Time takes different road

Living by rhythmic code


Expectations grin back

Days no longer look black


Morning rain shares rainbow

Outlook blossoms and glows


Love filling empty hearts

Today brings fresh restart


Hourglass never drains out

Happiness transforms drought


Life consumes ups and downs

Now sowing fertile grounds


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Matthew Henry Quote

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The more reverence we have for the Word of God, the more joy we shall find in it.

From Isaiah 40:8:  “The grass withers, the flower fades; but the word of our God will stand forever.”

Billy Graham Quote

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When Jesus Christ is the source of our joy, no words can describe it.

From Philippians 4:4-7:  “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.  Let your gentleness be known to everyone.  The Lord is near.  Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

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Rejoice always!  If Jesus is present then joy is not absent.

From Psalm 16:11:  “You show me the path of life.  In your presence there is fullness of joy; in your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”

Charles Swindoll Quote

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Joy is a choice.  It is a matter of attitude that stems from one’s confidence in God.

From Psalm 16:11:  “You show me the path of life.  In your presence there is fullness of joy; in your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”

Joy in Christ

From Luke 2:10-11: “But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord.'”

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Holy anticipation fills nightfall’s air

Preparing hearts, prophets’ promises fulfilled

Experiencing moments of boundless joy

Heavenly Father’s love, sharing grace to build


With life’s struggles, faith deepens in reflection

Celebrating the Messiah’s coming birth

Singing with host of angels, hearts fill with joy

Hope and peace, descending from heaven to earth


From above comes Immanuel, God with us

Lighting His way, never ceasing to cherish

Witnessing life’s true meaning, rejoice in joy

Love rekindles earth’s lamp, never to perish


Brightest stars illuminate earth’s darkest times

Fulfilling salvation’s journey, God’s love brings

Lighting Shepherd’s candle, delivering joy

Angelic hosannas, forever shall sing


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From Philippians 4:4-5:  “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.  Let your gentleness be known to everyone.  The Lord is near.”