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It’s been too long since I shared a quote from one of my favorite authors, Richard Paul Evans.  He is always generous enough to share some lovely lines from his books.  He is an online friend and has been on my mailing list for more than ten years. I always dream of owning all his published books (but of course), sadly though, I lost most of them a few years ago.  I wonder why it is so hard to find copies of his books here, sometimes it always takes some of my generous friends to buy copies for me. Anyway, I am sharing one more quote from him. I also believe that joy is the result of blessings  we receive from above. May you always find joy and happiness in your life.

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Just sharing a quote from one of my favorite authors, Richard Paul Evans. I still collect all those quotes from his several books and he always says, “you are free to share”.

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Good morning Saturday :)

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Short of saying I haven’t read in quite a while, I am happy that since the start of January, I was able to catch up on my reading. It’s now a feat for me to read five books in a span of  almost two months because for a while there, reading has taken a backseat although I have accumulated  and bought more books that would last me the whole year, I think.

I am a fan of Richard Paul Evans. Since I found him more than a decade ago, I enjoyed sourcing bookstores to look for more of his books. Luckily though, even some of my friends joined in the search and sent me hardbound copies of his books from abroad. And as if that is not enough, Richard is an online friend at FB so I am always updated on what is new and what I’ve missed. Last night, I finished reading one of his earlier published books, The Looking Glass. It’s a re-read actually but like the first time that I encountered it, it never fails to give me that smile. One becomes reflective when you read about life and all its angst. One becomes a mirror that reflects how life is, at the moment, in a heartbeat, for a lifetime. No, this is not a book summary, I’ll just want to recall all the beautiful quotes I marked with pencil while reading it. You might have noticed that I regularly post quotes here from his timeline (with his permission, of course).  And I love those diary entries every start of each chapter of all his books.

-The dreams still haunt me, leaving me in the dawn wet with tears. It is true, there are moments in one’s life more memorable than entire years. But these moments are those usually wished forgotten.

-I do not wonder at the cruelty of this world, as it seems the nature of it. I find myself more perplexed as why there is good at all.

-I have learned a great truth of life. We do not succeed in spite of our challenges and difficulties, but rather, precisely because of them.

-Oftentimes  it takes the darkness of another grief to shed light on our own.

-The truth of ourselves is too often blurred  by the capricious image  of our self-perception. I believe it is among greatest  quests of life, not just to see life as it really is, but to see his part in it.

-Until you see yourself  worthy of love, you will forever be chained.

-Not all pain was equal. That there could in fact, be delicious sorrow.

-The greatest shackles we bear in this life are those forged by our own fears.

-The measure of a person’s heart, the barometer of good or evil, was nothing more than the extent to choose life over death. That the path of God was simply the path of life, abundant and eternal.

-Though one does not forget the wounds of the past, scars can bring gratitude if we will consider the healer.

-Nowhere does man err more greatly than when he looks to see the reality of what he is.

I have just started on another Anita Shreve book, A Change of Altitude.  I hope it will be just as good as her other books.

 

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Here are more quotes from my favorite author, Richard Paul Evans. Some are lifted from his soon to be released book, A Step of Faith.

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Thanks again Richard for being so generous in sharing these quotes from your books.

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Thanks again Richard for sharing all these lovely words.

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.…and if our lives are but a single flash in the dark  hollow of eternity, then, if, but for the briefest of moments, we shine – then how brilliantly our light has burned.

and as the starlight knows no boundary of space or time, so, too, our illumination will shine forth throughout all eternity,  for darkness has no power to quell such light. and this is a lesson we must all learn and take to heart – that all light is eternal and all love is light. and it must forever be so.

I just finished reading The Christmas Box Collection  by Richard Paul Evans, three novels in one book. A re-read actually but it never fails to fascinate me.  Evans is simply one of the best authors that I love.

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I am picturing this scenario in my mind. What if Richard Paul Evans suddenly announces that he is coming to the Philippines to promote  one of his books? You guessed right, I’ll be the first in line to see him and have him signed my book collections personally.  A few months ago, an online friend sent me a signed copy of  The Last Promise, so I know how he signs his name but it’s probably more exciting  if I see that smiling face and commit it to memory. Wishful thinking I guess but I am a fan :)

Last year, my daughter gave me a wonderful birthday gift. I had the chance to attend a book-signing of his favorite author and had pictures taken with him. Nicholas Sparks’ books are permanent fixtures in our mini library because she never fails to give me a copy during birthdays and Christmas.

And it’s fun using WordPress’ gallery feature!

P.S. Happy birthday Richard! Here’s to more inspired writing!

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