The Color of My Hair Doesn’t Determine My Joy

“People keep asking me if I am having more fun, being blonde, but I always have fun! Whether I’m blonde, redhead, or brunette! I always have fun.”
~ Kelly Clarkson
Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Author, Television Personality & American Idol Winner (2002)
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A Place to Meet God

“The Bible has always been, for me, a place to meet God, where I talk to Him and He speaks His Word into my life.
~ Sarah Christmyer
Author, Bible Teacher, Speaker, Co-Developer & Founding Editor – The Great Adventure Catholic
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Overwhelmed by His Mercy

“Some people see God, especially in the Old Testament, as angry and arbitrary and vengeful, but when I saw the whole story laid out in the Bible, I was overwhelmed by God’s mercy. And it hit me like lightning: I am part of that story. That He is pursuing ME; that He has been wooing me for my whole life.”
~ Sarah Christmyer
Author, Bible Teacher, Speaker, Co-Developer & Founding Editor – The Great Adventure Catholic
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Holy Saturday: It Has a Message for All

“On this Holy Saturday, the final day of Lent, let our faith be made stronger; let us be more assured that sin and death are conquered; let us know a little more of the Light through the, sometimes, impenetrable shadows. … it has a message for all of us today: the highest response to evil is to free people from it. Let us rejoice that our Redeemer lives!”
~ Archbishop Thomas Cranmer
1st Protestant Archbishop of Canterbury (1533–56) & Advisor – King Henry VIII and Advisor – King Edward VI
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“Every Holy Saturday, the Church waits as it were beside the tomb, meditating on Christ’s death while awaiting the announcement of his resurrection. Like John, we can take Mary into our homes and ponder with her the last words of Christ. Like her, we can rest in a place between anguish and joy, waiting in quiet hope. We can pray …, which parts the veil to show us Christ defeating death and releasing sinners from captivity. The King is not dead; He rests from His work. A new day will come. His Cross is not defeat; it is victory!”
~ Sarah Christmyer
Author, Bible Teacher, Speaker, Co-Developer & Founding Editor – The Great Adventure Catholic
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Babies Sheltered by the Trees

“I was warmed by the sun, rocked by the winds and sheltered by the trees as other Indian babes. I was living peaceably when people began to speak bad of me. Now I can eat well, sleep well and be glad. I can go everywhere with a good feeling.”
~ Geronimo
Bedonkohe-Chiricahua Apache Leader, Medciine Man & Seer
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Faithfully Yours

“And being apart ain’t easy on this love affair
Two strangers learn to fall in love again
I get the joy of rediscovering you
Oh girl, you stand by me
I’m forever yours,
faithfully.”
‘Faithfully’ (1983)
~ Jonathan Cain,
Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Keyboardist & Author

Seeing Sin as a Good Thing

“Unbelief doesn’t see God as the ultimate good. So it can’t see sin as the ultimate evil. It instead sees sin as a good thing and thus God’s commands as a stumbling block to joy. In believing the Devil, I didn’t need a pentagram pendant to wear, neither did I need to memorize a hex or two. All I had to do was trust myself more than God’s Word. I had to believe that my thoughts, my affections, my rights, my wishes, were worthy of absolute obedience and that in laying prostrate before the flimsy throne I’d made for myself, that I’d be doing a good thing.”
~ Jackie Hill Perry
Writer, Speaker, Author & Artist
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Joy: An Overwhelming, Full Supply

“I think the greatest thing about being a mother is that the joy
that comes with it is, absolutely, overwhelming and a full supply.”
~ Laurie Crouch,
Co-Founder – Gener8Xion Entertainment, Film Producer & Co-Host – Praise – Trinity Broadcasting Network

The Most Valuable Thing You Can Give

“The most valuable thing you can give your kids is your time – and, of course, it’s the thing you never seem to have enough of!
Spending time with my children, exploring new experiences and sharing in creative endeavors, is my source of joy and
the greatest gift I can think of. Christmas inspires these moments to cherish, a time to create memories that last.
New Christmases always bring these wonderful memories back.”
~ Sandra Lynn “Sam” Sorbo
Actress, Writer, Homeschooling Advocate, Talk Radio Host – The Sam Sorbo Show
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Carrying Joy

“If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment.”
~ Carlos Santana,
Musician, Songwriter, Bandleader, Author, Kennedy Center Honoree (2013), Co-Founder – Milagro Foundation
Billboard Latin Music Lifetime Achievement Award (2011), Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year Award (2004),
International Latin Music Hall of Fame (2002), BMI Latin Awards BMI Icon (2005),
Grammy Awards (10X) & Latin Grammy Awards (3X)

It’s Not Like the End of the World

“Sure, I suffered a lot. But it’s not like the end of the world and
it’s not who I am. I lead quite a pleasant life and
I’m able to divorce a perceived reality from my actual experience of life.
I find forgiveness to be really healthy.”
~ Ben Affleck,
a.k.a. Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt
Actor, Director, Producer Screenwriter, Academy Awards (2X), Golden Globe Awards (3X),
BAFTA Awards (2X), Screen Actors Guild Awards (2X), Humanitarian, Philanthropist,
Directors Guild Award, Producers Guild Award, Co-Founder – Eastern Congo Initiative , Co-Owners –Pearl Street Films

 

A Tool to Open the Heart

“I think that comedy is such a tool to open the heart, to loosen up the muscles, to loosen up the brain.
God knew how important it would be to laugh because He said it is a great medicine,
and when used properly, it is the greatest of medicines.”
~ Chonda Pierce,
Comedienne, Author, Philanthropist &
Co-Founder – Branches Recovery Center

That’s the Moment to Rejoice

“That moment when you think you just can’t take it anymore, that’s the moment
to rejoice as that is when your body & mind grow stronger to carry you through.”
~ Nicole Curtis,
Investor, Realtor, Author
& House Restorer, Host – Rehab Addict

Confidence & a Lot of Fun

“When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun,
and when you have fun, you can do amazing things.”
~ Joe Namath,
Football Quarterback ((New York Jets (1965–1976), Los Angeles Rams (1977)),
Nightclub Owner, Talk Show Host, Advertising Spokesman,
Actor (Theater, Motion Picture, Television), Sports Broadcaster,
Pro-Football Hall of Fame, Super Bowl III Champion, Super Bowl III MVP,
Pro Bowl (1972), NFL Comeback Player of the Year (1974) & AFL Champion (1968)

Your Purpose & Your Unique Talent

“Everyone has a purpose in life and a unique talent to give to others.
When we blend this unique talent with service to others, we experience
the ecstasy and exultation of our own spirit, which is the ultimate goal of all goals.”
~ Kallam Anji Reddy,
Entrepreneur, Founder-Chairman – Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Chairman – Dr. Reddy’s Foundation (DRF),
Padma Shri Award (2001) & Padmabhushan Award (2011)