Richard Bach Quotes

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A soulmate is someone who has locks that fit our keys, and keys to fit our locks.

The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.

Richard Bach (born 1936) is an American writer, who is well-known for his literary masterpieces from the 1970s.  One of his biggest sellers has been JONATHAN LIVINGSTON SEAGULL (1977).

Oswald Chambers Quote

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Joy is the great note all throughout the Bible.

From Philippians 4:4:  “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.”

Oswald Chambers (1874-1917) was a Scottish evangelist and Christian teacher.  Following his death from an illness while in Egypt during World War I, his wife took on the task of transcribing the detailed notes she had written from his lectures and sermons.  Gertrude Hobbs Chambers’ efforts resulted in the publication in 1924 of MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST.  I frequently read from this devotional, and it has greatly deepened my faith and understanding of God’s Word.

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.”

Morning’s Arrival

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Another sunrise stirring

Playful sunbeams wakening

Night’s peaceful slumber fading

Nature’s gift deserves praising


Quiet, gentle breeze breathing

Summer’s garden rejoicing

Big sky’s blue hues revealing

Nature’s paradise smiling


Time searches, never pausing

Mysteries for exploring

Future chapters inviting

Nature’s narrative writing


Landscape’s tune humming

Joy dances, everlasting

Morning flows with each painting

Nature’s canvas, spellbinding

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Timeless Gifts (Haiku Series #191)


Good morning sunrise

Walking in nature’s garden—

Sunset shares her peace

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Enjoy life’s journey

Nature’s melody plays on—

Blessed harmony

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Day’s energy wanes

Setting sun’s refreshing drink—

Twilight standing still

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C. S. Lewis Quote

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Joy is the serious business of Heaven.

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.”

Small Town Life (Haiku Series #186)

Feeding the Soul

Lone grocery store

Bags filled with conversation—

Open every day

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Hearing Latest News

Main Street’s hardware store

Meeting neighbors face-to-face—

Day’s gathering place

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Mealtime’s Joy Delights

Cozy diner greets

Town’s most favorite hang-out–

Morning, noon, and night

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Monday Memories: Feeling His Joy

From Hebrews 12:1-2:  “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings to closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the sake of the joy that was set before Him endured the Cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken His seat at the right hand of the throne of God.”

person standing on hand rails with arms wide open facing the mountains and clouds

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God’s footprints, visible for eternity

Filling our hearts with His joy, perfectly


Our Lord’s joy remains forever man’s strength

Overcoming the wicked, godless and fleeting

When distressed, our Lord brings answers

Sadness and worry turn to joy, never retreating


Through God, He restores the joy of Salvation

The Lord’s highway steers us on His Holy Way

Justice arrives, bringing joy to the righteous

For God’s Word, keeping all from going astray


Joy is a choice, feeling our Lord’s countenance

When tackling life’s endless, inevitable trials

Consider every one of them, nothing but joy

Walking with God, feeling joy with every mile


Faith produces endurance for God’s community

Endurance leads to maturity from God’s hand

Maturity through God, brings lasting, final joy

Trusting God’s Holy Word all across this land


God’s Kingdom delivers righteousness and peace

Through the Holy Spirit, souls experience joy

Clapping hands, singing praise to our Holy Lord

Redeemed man walks, filled with gladness and joy


Prophets foretell of the coming of a new King

Our Messiah’s birth brings magnificent joy

Joy later shattered on a bitter, bloody Cross

Only to defeat death, with Resurrection’s joy


Living as part of God’s redeemed, feeling His joy

Fruits of the Spirit sharing love, peace, and joy

christ the redeemer

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Amy Collette Quote

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Gratitude is as powerful catalyst for happiness.  It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul.

From Colossians 3:16-17:  “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God.  And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”

Dorothea Brande Quote

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A complete holiday from self-pity is necessary to success.

From Psalm 30:5:  “For His anger is but for a moment; His favor is for a lifetime.  Weeping may linger for the night, but joy comes with the morning.”