Winston Churchill Quotes

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An optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

The only guide to man is his conscience.

Winston Churchill (1874-1965) served the United Kingdom as Prime Minister from 1940-1945 and later from 1951-1955.  He unwavering leadership during World War II lifted the spirits of his nation in the darkest of times.  He was also a prolific writer with countless published works.

T. S. Eliot Quotes

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Every moment is a fresh beginning.

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

T. S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot (1888-1965) was an acclaimed poet whose published works reinvigorated English poetry.  Born in the United States, he later moved to England in his 20s.  There he remained throughout the rest of his life.

Opportunities Calling

From Philippians 4:13:  “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.”

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Dreaming of tomorrow’s steps

Opportunities abound

Knocking now on hope’s doorstep

Unwavering faith aground


Staying awake and alert

Opportunities waiting

Willing spirit to assert

Seeing Father creating


Counting each heavenly star

Opportunities shining

Searching each earthly bazaar

Lauding Father’s designing


Taking more time to observe

Opportunities praising

Fulfilling notice to serve

Accepting grace . . . amazing!

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From the words of Christian author and leadership speaker, John Maxwell:  “With the right attitude and a willingness to pay the price, almost anyone can pursue nearly any opportunity and achieve it.”

Moving Forward (Haiku Series #210)

Now Ready

Life’s mirror reflects

Past sorrows filled with heartache—

Today writes new page

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Pass to Another


Lights candle in one more soul—

Love and kindness glow

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Hopeful and ready

Discovering more than one—

Life’s next open door

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Denzel Washington Quotes

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At the end of the day, it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished.  It’s about what you’ve done with those accomplishments.

Ease is the greatest threat to progress.

Denzel Washington (born 1954) is an American actor and filmmaker.  He has received numerous awards for his acting performances, including two Academy Awards.

Denzel Washington Quotes

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Luck is when opportunity meets preparation.

Don’t just aspire to make a living, aspire to make a difference.

Denzel Washington (born 1954) is an American actor and filmmaker.  He has received numerous awards for his acting performances, including two Academy Awards.

Savor Each Moment (Haiku Series #203)


Day’s quiet journey

Focus on vision’s outlook—

Seeing tomorrow

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 One more obstacle

Slowing down, being patient—

Sometimes life just asks

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 Walking endless maze

Life’s evolving transitions—

New door opening

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Never in Doubt

From Isaiah 43:2:  “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you, and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.”

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Man navigates life’s way

Some survey ocean’s charts

Searching through its vastness

Peace fills every heart


Other times, sailing ahead

Without any vision

Vanishing in darkness

Journey’s poor decision


Life’s opportunities

Man’s knowledge not enough

Setting sail, just by chance

Tomorrow’s seas, too rough


Sound advice waits with God

His Word highlights life’s route

Sharing grace, peace follows

Time’s fate, never in doubt


God’s righteous hand steering

Toward harbor’s safe dock

Aligning ship’s rudder

Destination . . . faith’s rock


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From Psalm 37:23-24:  “Our steps are made firm by the Lord when He delights in our way; though we stumble, we shall not fall headlong, for the Lord holds us by the hand.”

Monday Memories: Opportunity Knocks

From Psalm 23:1-3:  The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.  He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside still waters; He restores my soul.  He leads me in right paths for His name’s sake.”

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Walking lost in the still darkness of night

Realizing the Lord delivers His might


Knocking at the door of life, He arrives

Granting a safe place, helps us to survive


Finding lasting peace in His Holy verse

Quenching our parched thirst, like a caring nurse


Coming with righteousness, Christ our Shepherd

Refueling us today, always treasured


Re-energizing empty hearts and souls

Blowing away blackest clouds, God controls


Lighting our way, God’s eternal love shines

Breathing His Word, offering faithful signs


Facing life’s challenges, Christ walks with us

Giving Grace, His way never brings a fuss


Guiding us to the Promised Land, Christ leads

Saving us from sin, from a Cross which bleeds

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Mark Twain Quotes

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Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful of your life.

If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.

Samuel Clemens (1835-1910), better know by his pen name of Mark Twain, is often recognized as one of America’s greatest humorists.  Novelist and writer William Faulkner called him the “father of American literature.”  While he was in California in 1865, his literary skills struck gold with the story of “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.”