When the Right Opportunity Presents Itself

“When opportunity presents itself grab it. Hold on tight and don’t let go.”
~ Celia Cruz,
a.k.a. Úrsula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso
Singer-Performer (1950-2003), 80+ Albums & Songs Recorded, Gold Records (23X), Latin Grammy Awards (4X), Grammy Awards (5X), Hollywood Walk of Fame Star (1987), Guinness World Record Book (1987 Carnaval Tenerife – Islas Canarias, Spain), Yale University Honorary Doctorate of Music (1989), Celia Cruz Way Street Dedication (1990 Miami, FL, Calle Ocho Walk of Fame Star (1991), Golden Eagle Lifetime Achievement Award in Music (1991 Hollywood, CA), Hispanic Women Achievers Award (1992),
Desi Awards Favorite Film Actress (1992 Hollywood, CA), Encuentro Lifetime Achievement Award (1992 Washington D.C.), La MUSA de Oro Life Time Achievement Award (1994 Caracas, Venezuela), Billboards Latin Music Hall of Fame Award (1994), University of Panama Life Time Achievement Award (1994), Walk of Fame Star Amador Bendayan (1995 Caracas, Venezuela), Costa Rica’s Walk of Fame Star (1997), Galeria Walk of Fane Star (1997 Mexico City, Mexico), Hispanic Heritage Lifetime Achievement Award (1998 Washington, DC)
University of Miami Honorary Doctorate in Music (1999), International Latin Music Hall of Fame (1999)
New York’s Central Park Summer Stage (2002), Calle Celia Cruz Street Dedication (2004 Tenerife, Spain), Celia Cruz Way Street Dedication (2004 Union City, New Jersey), Guinness World Record Book Longest Working Career as Salsa Artist (2005), Celia Cruz Square Dedication (2005 Hollywood, CA) & United States Postal Service Commemorative Postage Stamp (2011)
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Quarterback Leadership

“As far as the quarterback position, like every other position, there’ll be competition there, in that position, we’re looking for leadership, we’re looking for, obviously, accuracy, we’re looking for someone, who, for the most part, can lead the team. And put together successful drives and put us in good position in the run game and the pass game, from a protection standpoint. So there’s a lot that goes into it; it’s a leadership position and there’s going to be some competition at that position for sure.”
~ Brian Flores
National Football League (NFL) Coach
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Today, It’s a Completely Different Story

“I put off having a family because I knew that I wanted to be there for my family and I was traveling a lot. At that time, the industry was not ready to allow pregnant women the opportunity to still be on camera or on the silver screen. Today it’s a completely different story, but back then, I would have lost my contract. I would have never been hired again because people were just not ready for that at that particular time.”
~ Jayne Kennedy Overton,
Miss Ohio USA (1970), Actress, Model, Sportscaster, Emmy Award (1977), NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture (1981), Entrepreneur & Philanthropist

Gender: His Divine Beauty

“Gender was created to express divine beauty. An attack on gender is an attack on God’s image.”
~ Lisa Bevere
Author, International Speaker & Co-Founder – Messenger International
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Thinking Forward in Faith

“To think forward, in faith, keep your focus on God’s plan for you and your family.”
~ Marilyn Hickey,
Founder – Marilyn Hickey Ministries International
& Today with Marilyn & Sarah

Wholeness for Every Human

“Wholeness is the will of God for every individual.”
~ Marilyn Hickey,
Founder – Marilyn Hickey Ministries International
& Today with Marilyn & Sarah

Who’s Free to Do Great Things?

“Everybody’s free to go do great things.”
~ Kelly Shackleford, Esq.
President & CEO of First Liberty Institute (1997- ), Constitutional Scholar, William Bentley Ball Award for Life and Religious Freedom Defense, Board of Trustees of the United States Supreme Court Historical Society
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The Heavenly Dad’s Blessing

“You have a heritage of Blessing from your Heavenly Father; speak it over yourself and your children.”
~ Marilyn Hickey,
Founder – Marilyn Hickey Ministries International
& Today with Marilyn & Sarah

Humanity’s Activities Outside Earth

“My vision is a future for humanity where we will be completely free to pursue activities outside of our planet.”
~ Franklin Chang Diaz
Mechanical Engineer, Physicist, Astronaut – The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Founder & CEO – Ad Astra Rocket Company
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Body Positivity

“Body positivity is so important because [it’s] time we love our bodies in order to transcend them. It’s our character and the people we are in the world that truly matter.”
~ Ali Tate-Cutler
Fashion Model & Lifestyle Podcaster – The Love You Give
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The Breath of Faith

“As air is the breath of life, so prayer is the breath of faith.”
~ David Yonggi Cho
Co-Founder – Yoido Full Gospel Church, Founder – Church Growth International (1976), Founder – Bethesda University Anaheim, California (1976), Founder – Elim Welfare Town (1986), Founder – Kukmin Newspaper Company (1988), Chairman – World Assemblies of God Fellowship (1992-2000, Chairman – Korean Christian Leaders Association (1998-2021), Chairman – Good People Charity (1999-2021)
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Love & Its Difficult Choices


“Love is a commitment that will be tested in the most vulnerable areas of spirituality, a commitment that will force you to make some very difficult choices. It is a commitment that demands that you deal with your lust, your greed, your pride, your power, your desire to control, your temper, your patience, and every area of temptation that the Bible clearly talks about. It demands the quality of commitment that Jesus demonstrates in His relationship to us.”
I, Isaac, Take Thee, Rebekah: Moving from Romance to Lasting Love
~ Ravi Zacharias,
Christian Apologist, Author, Radio Host, Scholar &
Founder & Chairman of the Board – Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM – 2020)
“… The findings of this investigation have convinced us more than ever of the necessity and sufficiency of the Gospel. No one is without the need for a savior. Sin resides in the heart of every human being. Jesus is the only person who is exactly who He says He is, and the only Savior worthy of our ultimate trust and worship. Jesus is fully committed to truth and to justice, and he unqualifiedly stands with victims.”

~ International Board of Directors of RZIM

Not in Rivalry to Man

“To be liberated, woman must feel free to be herself, not in rivalry to man but in the context of her own capacity and her personality.”
~ Indira Gandhi,
Stateswoman & Prime Minister of India (1966–77) & (1980-1984)

Our Future is Our Friend

“If Jesus is calling us forward, then He’s walking through everything in front of us. And so, our future is our friend, because Jesus has been there.”
~ Laurie Crouch,
Co-Founder – Gener8Xion Entertainment, Film Producer & Co-Host – Praise – Trinity Broadcasting Network, Host – ‘Better Together’ Talk Show

When the Brave Take a Stand

“Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are stiffened.”Read more: https://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/billy-graham-quotes-22-great-sayings/#ixzz75eNJy3kb”

~ William Franklin “Billy” Graham, Jr.,
Evangelist, Orator, Author, Radio Broadcaster – Hour of Decision,
Founder – Billy Graham Evangelistic Association,
Founder – Christianity Today, Founder – Decision, &
President – Samaritan’s Purse

Looking in a Mirror

“When you look at yourself in a mirror, do you like what you see, or do you judge your body and use the word to tell yourself lies? If you believe that you are not attractive enough, then you believe a lie, and you are using the word against yourself, against the truth.”
~ Don Miguel Ruiz
a.k.a. Miguel Ángel Ruiz Macías,
Author
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A Past, Present or Future: Caregivers

“There are only four kinds of people in the world – those who have been caregivers, those who are caregivers, those who will be caregivers and those who will need caregivers.”
~ Rosalynn Carter
First Lady of the United States (1977-1981), Author, Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (1998- ), National Women’s Hall of Fame (2002), Presidential Medal of Freedom (1999), Mental Illness Foundation Dorothea Dix Award (1988), Georgia Woman of the Year Award (1996), Jefferson Award for Greatest Public Service Benefiting the Disadvantaged (1996), United Nations Children’s Fund International Child Survival Award (1999), Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health – Institute of Medicine (2000), United States Surgeon General’s Medallion (2000) & American Peace Award (2009)
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Why Have You Been Given So Much?

“It is a dangerous thing to ask why someone else has been given more. It is humbling – and indeed healthy – to ask why you have been given so much.”
~ Condoleezza Rice,
Founder – Center for New Generation (1992), Political Scientist, Diplomat, United States Secretary of State (2005–2009),
United States National Security Advisor (2001–2005), Provost of Stanford University (1993–1999),
Augusta National Golf Club (2012), ESPNW Impact 25 (2014), Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun (2017) & Author

The Role of a Domestic

“I’m glad to take on the role of a domestic because many of your Black leaders, your educators, your professionals came from domestic parents who made sacrifices to see that their children didn’t go through what they did.”
~ Esther Rolle
Actress & Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Special (1979)
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Being Impeccable with Your Words

“Be impeccable with your word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.”
~ Don Miguel Ruiz
a.k.a. Miguel Ángel Ruiz Macías,
Author
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Class Clowning Cash

“You know, I was the class clown in Catholic school, but I never thought I would make a living out of it!”
~ Sofia Vergara
Actress, Television Producer, Presenter, Model, Imagen Foundation Awards (2011), NAACP Image Awards (2011),
Screen Actors Guild (2012), Glamour Awards (2012), Screen Actors Guild (2013) & People’s Choice Award (2017)
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Business: It’s About People

“In business it’s about people. It’s about relationships.”
“But I look at failure as education. In that respect, I am so well-educated.”
~ Kathy Ireland
Model, Actress, Entrepreneur, Businesswoman, Author, Philanthropist, Activist,
Public Speaker, Anti-Defamation League American Heritage Award (2011), Jewish National Fund Tree of Life Gala Messenger of Peace Award (2012),
California State University honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation Ambassador & 9-1-1 For Kids Ambassador
~

The Best Two-Way Conversation

“It is not the body’s posture, but the heart’s attitude that counts when we pray.” ~~~ “Prayer is simply a two-way conversation between you and God.”
~ William Franklin “Billy” Graham, Jr.,
Evangelist, Orator, Author, Radio Broadcaster – Hour of Decision,
Founder – Billy Graham Evangelistic Association,
Founder – Christianity Today, Founder – Decision, &
President – Samaritan’s Purse

We Won’t Ignore Their Cries

“People with mental problems are our neighbors. They are members of our congregations, members of our families; they are everywhere in this country. If we ignore their cries for help, we will be continuing to participate in the anguish from which those cries for help come. A problem of this magnitude will not go away. Because it will not go away, and because of our spiritual commitments, we are compelled to take action.”
~ Rosalynn Carter
First Lady of the United States (1977-1981), Author, Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (1998- ), National Women’s Hall of Fame (2002), Presidential Medal of Freedom (1999), Mental Illness Foundation Dorothea Dix Award (1988), Georgia Woman of the Year Award (1996), Jefferson Award for Greatest Public Service Benefiting the Disadvantaged (1996), United Nations Children’s Fund International Child Survival Award (1999), Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health – Institute of Medicine (2000), United States Surgeon General’s Medallion (2000) & American Peace Award (2009)
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Your Work Ethic

“Be known for your work ethic, not the trinkets that you buy.”
~ Grant Cardone,
Author, Entrepreneur, Producer,
& Online Sales Training Expert

Fathers & Their Children

“I told them [the producers] I couldn’t compound the lie that Black fathers don’t care about their children. I was proud of the family life I was able to introduce to television.”
~ Esther Rolle
Actress & Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Special (1979)
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Failure is a Possibility, So is Success!

“”You must accept that you might fail; then, if you do your best and still don’t win, at least you can be satisfied that you’ve tried. If you don’t accept failure as a possibility, you don’t set high goals, you don’t branch out, you don’t try – you don’t take the risk.””
~ Rosalynn Carter
First Lady of the United States (1977-1981), Author, Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (1998- ), National Women’s Hall of Fame (2002), Presidential Medal of Freedom (1999), Mental Illness Foundation Dorothea Dix Award (1988), Georgia Woman of the Year Award (1996), Jefferson Award for Greatest Public Service Benefiting the Disadvantaged (1996), United Nations Children’s Fund International Child Survival Award (1999), Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health – Institute of Medicine (2000), United States Surgeon General’s Medallion (2000) & American Peace Award (2009)
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Comfortable in Your Skin & Comfortable with Ageing

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“I don’t think of getting older as looking better or worse; it’s just different. You change, and that’s OK. Life is about change. I don’t have anxiety about it, so I’m not running to get Botox. Maybe that will change, but I don’t think so. I feel comfortable in my skin and comfortable with ageing, so I think it’s okay that I get wrinkles.”
~ Heidi Klum,
Model, Television Personality, Businesswoman, Fashion Designer,
Singer, Television Producer, Author & Actress

He Works with Unusual People, Too

“God is in the business of using unusual people.”
~ Wilfredo ‘Choco’ de Jesús
General Treasurer – Assemblies of God (2019-Present), Lead Pastor – New Life Covenant Church (2000-2019), Author, & Time Magazine 100 Most Influential People in the World Award (2013), District Youth Director – Midwest Latin District (1989-1996), Executive Assistant – CEO of Chicago Public Schools (1997-1999),
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Billions of Souls

“So while the world is shrinking in many ways, the population is increasing at a faster and faster rate. Each of those 6.6 billion souls alive today are individuals God loves and sent His Son to die for (John 3:16). And it is our responsibility – those of us who know and serve Jesus Christ – to go and tell them.”
~ David Jeremiah,
Author, Founder – Turning Point Radio and Television Ministries, & Senior Pastor – Shadow Mountain Community Church

The Way You’re Living in the Meantime

“Faith is about how you live your life in the meantime, how you make decisions when you don’t know for sure what’s next. What you do with yourself between the last time you heard from God and the next time you hear from God is the ongoing challenge of a life of faith.”
~ Priscilla Marie ‘Cece’ Winans Love,
Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Talk Show Host, Speaker,
Author, Dove Awards (23X) Stellar Awards (15X) & Grammy Awards (12X)

Prayer Manifests Action

“Prayer must convert to action. || Prayer, yes… But we must act. || With revelation comes responsibility.”
~ Wilfredo ‘Choco’ de Jesús
General Treasurer – Assemblies of God (2019-Present), Lead Pastor – New Life Covenant Church (2000-2019), Author, & Time Magazine 100 Most Influential People in the World Award (2013), District Youth Director – Midwest Latin District (1989-1996), Executive Assistant – CEO of Chicago Public Schools (1997-1999),
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So, It’s Never Been Done

“I’m a curious person. I like to ask questions. Well, why? People would say, it’s never been done. It’s never been done does not mean that it can’t be done.”
“But I look at failure as education. In that respect, I am so well-educated.”
~ Kathy Ireland
Model, Actress, Entrepreneur, Businesswoman, Author, Philanthropist, Activist,
Public Speaker, Anti-Defamation League American Heritage Award (2011), Jewish National Fund Tree of Life Gala Messenger of Peace Award (2012),
California State University honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation Ambassador & 9-1-1 For Kids Ambassador
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Carrying Confidence

“Confident people have a way of carrying themselves that makes others more attracted to them.”
~ Sofia Vergara
Actress, Television Producer, Presenter, Model, Imagen Foundation Awards (2011), NAACP Image Awards (2011),
Screen Actors Guild (2012), Glamour Awards (2012), Screen Actors Guild (2013) & People’s Choice Award (2017)
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America Ten Years from Now

““I think we need to be thinking about where we will be in 10 years, … I’ve seen several attempts to move into the future and adapt into our changing business models stymied at every turn. I think we all need to sit down and start working together.”.”
~ Morgan Fairchild
a.k.a Patsy Ann McClenny,
Actress & SAG-AFTRA Board

You’ll Spend Less Time Railing Against Life’s Unfairness

“The sooner you learn that life is not fair, the better off you’ll be, because you’ll spend less time railing against life’s unfairness and feeling aggrieved and entitled, and more time figuring out how to maximize your assets, and your talents and how to deal with things that you’re not very good at.”
~ Condoleezza Rice,
Founder – Center for New Generation (1992), Political Scientist, Diplomat, United States Secretary of State (2005–2009),
United States National Security Advisor (2001–2005), Provost of Stanford University (1993–1999),
Augusta National Golf Club (2012), ESPNW Impact 25 (2014), Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun (2017) & Author

Dumping Dollars: Corporate & Private

“I have a lot of stands on a lot of political issues. I’m very big on campaign finance reform.
I still think most Americans aren’t aware of how the dumping of
big corporate dollars and private donor dollars
has totally corrupted the political system and taken it away from them.”
~ Morgan Fairchild
a.k.a Patsy Ann McClenny,
Actress & SAG-AFTRA Board

Thinking: The Final Frontier

“Thinking is the final frontier of privacy we have left. Our technology has invaded every other idiom of communication we have with each other. … The only safe place where there are no drones, where there are no hackers is within the confines of my own mind.”
~ T. D. Jakes, Sr.,
Bishop/Chief Pastor of The Potter’s House,
Author & Filmmaker

Company: Option vs. Necessity

“Someone told me the other day that he felt bad for single people because they are lonely all the time. I told him that’s not true; I’m single and I don’t feel lonely. I take myself out to eat, I buy myself clothes. I have great times by myself. Once you know how to take care of yourself, company becomes an option and not a necessity.”
~ Keanu Reeves
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The Redeemer

” I know my Redeemer lives. Let all Creation testify, let this life within me cry, “I know my Redeemer. He lives to take away my shame. And He lives, forever, I’ll proclaim that the payment for my sin was the precious life He gave. But, now He’s alive and there’s an empty grave.”
~ Nicole C. Mullen,
Singer, Songwriter & Choreographer.

Readied for Success

“TI didn’t know how to deal with success. If there was a Rock Star 101, I would have liked to take it. It might have helped me.”
~ Kurt Cobain”
Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Drummer & Founder – Nirvana
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Little Eyes are Watching

““Watch what you say and do because little eyes are watching you.””
~ Reba McEntire,
Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Record Producer, Grand Ole Opry (1986),
Grammy Awards (3X), & Country Music Hall of Fame (2011)

Failure is An Opportunity

“Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.”
~ Henry Ford,
Industrialist, Business Magnate &
Founder of Ford Motor Company

Giving Way More

“Make sure you’re always giving, way more than you’re taking.”
~ Reba McEntire,
Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Record Producer, Grand Ole Opry (1986),
Grammy Awards (3X), & Country Music Hall of Fame (2011)

There’s a Reason Why Caterpillars Never Ride on Butterflies to Get Their Own Wing-Experience

“God didn’t create you to be dependent on others to fulfill your destiny. You are not going to have to ‘ride piggy-back’; your wings are coming.”
~ Joel Osteen,
Pastor – Lakewood Church, Motivational Speaker, Author & Executive Producer

4 Business Years, 40 Job Years

“It’s amazing how people think 4 YEARS is a long time to succeed in a business, but think it’s alright to stay broke at a job for 40 YEARS.”
~ Art Jonak
Author, Trainer, Mentor, Network Marketing Entrepreneur, Founder & President – Mastermind Ventures
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Maternal Health Advocates

“I became a global maternal health advocate the day I became a mother.”
~ Christy Turlington
Supermodel, Charity-Founder & Campaigner – Every Mother Counts & Filmmaker
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An Extraordinary Destiny

“Hardships, often, prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.”
~ C.S. Lewis
a.k.a. Clive Staples Lewis
,
Novelist, Poet, Academic, Medievalist, Literary Critic,
Essayist, Lay Theologian, Broadcaster, Lecturer, & Christian Apologist
~ Image via NAME HERE

Your Behind-the-Scenes vs. Their Highlight Reel

“The reason why we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our ‘behind-the-scenes’ with everyone else’s ‘highlight reel’.”
~ Steven Furtick
Pastor, Songwriter, Author, Founder & Lead Pastor – Elevation Church
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One Step in Pursuit of Your Dream

“The fact that you are still here is proof that whatever tried to beat you lost.”
~ Rigel J. Dawson
Author & Minister
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Move On in Peace

“If I block your number or block you on social media, it doesn’t mean I’m being petty, childish, or that you “won”. It means you’re so toxic to my life that I don’t want you to be able to contact me at all; I want to move on in peace and I don’t care what you’re doing.”
~ Author Unknown
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Finding You

“To find yourself, think for yourself.”
~ Socrates,
Philosopher

Storm-Proofing

“Storms make trees take deeper roots.”
~ Dolly Parton,
Singer-Songwriter, Instrumentalist, Record Producer, Actress, Author,
Businesswoman, Humanitarian, Grammy Awards (8X), Grammy Nominee (46X),
Academy Award Nominee (2X), Country Music Association Awards (10X),
Academy of Country Music Awards (7X), American Music Awards (3X), &
Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award

 

The Best Gift God Has Ever Given to Humanity

“I have this to say: It is the best gift God has ever given to man. All the good the Savior gave to the world was communicated through the Book.”

~ Abraham Lincoln,
Lawyer & 16th President of the United States

Americans’ Rules of Conduct

“Fron the time of the Declaration of Independence, the American people were bound by the laws of God and the laws of the Gospel which they all acknowledge as their rules of conduct.”
~ John Quincy Adams,
Statesman, Diplomat, Lawyer, Diarist, Abolitionist, United States President (1825-1829) & United States Secretary of State (1817-1825)
 

The Cornerstone of Liberty

“The Bible is the cornerstone of liberty.

Perusal of the sacred volume will make us better citizens, better fathers, and better husbands. The practice of morality being necessary for the well-being of society.

“He has taken care to impress its precepts so indelibly on our hearts that they shall not be effaced by the subtleties of our brain.”

~ Thomas Jefferson,
United States Minister to France (May 1785 – September 1789,
1st United States Secretary of State (March 1790 – December 1793)
2nd Vice President of the United States (March 1797 – March 1801)
3rd President of the United States (March 1801 – March 1809)
Founder – University of Virginia

Abiding by the Principles


If we abide by the principles taught in the Bible our country will go on prospering, but if we and our posterity neglect its instructions and authority, no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us and bury all our glory in profound obscurity.”
~ Daniel Webster
Orator, Lawyer, Politician, U.S. Congressman (1813-1817, 1823-1827), U.S. Senator (1827-1841, 1845-1850) & U.S. Secretary of State (1841-1843, 1850-1852)
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Providence’s Gift: The Choosing of Our Rulers

“Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is their duty, as well as their privilege, in the interest of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.”
~ John Jay
Statesman, Patriot, Diplomat, Founding Father, Abolitionist, Negotiator, & Treaty of  Paris Signatory (1783), 2nd Governor of New York, & 1st Chief Justice of the United States (1789–1795).
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The American Revolution’s Highest Glory

“The highest glory in the American Revolution was this: that it tied together into one indissolvable bond the principles of civil government and the principles of Christianity.”
~ John Quincy Adams,
Statesman, Diplomat, Lawyer, Diarist, Abolitionist, United States President (1825-1829) & United States Secretary of State (1817-1825)
 

Government’s First Duty

“Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.”
~ Ronald Reagan,
Actor, Sports Announcer, Politician, 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975), &
40th President of the United States (1/20/1981–1/20/1989)
 

USA: Subsidizing Abhorrent Ideas with OUR Taxes

“To compel a man to subsidize, with his taxes, the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.”
~ Thomas Jefferson,
United States Minister to France (May 1785 – September 1789,
1st United States Secretary of State (March 1790 – December 1793)
2nd Vice President of the United States (March 1797 – March 1801)
3rd President of the United States (March 1801 – March 1809)
Founder – University of Virginia

USA: Government of, for & by Us OR A Small Elite?

“The issue today is the same as it has been throughout all history, whether man shall be allowed to govern himself or be ruled by a small elite.”
~ Thomas Jefferson,
United States Minister to France (May 1785 – September 1789,
1st United States Secretary of State (March 1790 – December 1793)
2nd Vice President of the United States (March 1797 – March 1801)
3rd President of the United States (March 1801 – March 1809)
Founder – University of Virginia

USA: Everything You Want vs. Everything You Have or Will Have?

“A government big enough to give you everything you want is strong enough to take everything you have.”
~ Thomas Jefferson,
United States Minister to France (May 1785 – September 1789,
1st United States Secretary of State (March 1790 – December 1793)
2nd Vice President of the United States (March 1797 – March 1801)
3rd President of the United States (March 1801 – March 1809)
Founder – University of Virginia

USA: Tyranny or Liberty?

“When the people fear the government there is tyranny; when the government fears the people there is LIBERTY.”
~ Thomas Jefferson,
United States Minister to France (May 1785 – September 1789,
1st United States Secretary of State (March 1790 – December 1793)
2nd Vice President of the United States (March 1797 – March 1801)
3rd President of the United States (March 1801 – March 1809)
Founder – University of Virginia

Are We Individuals Laboring in Freedom?

“Everything that is really great and inspiring, is created by the individual who can labor in freedom .”

Albert Einstein,
Theoretical Physicist & Nobel Prize – Physics (1921)
Barnard Medal (1920), Matteucci Medal (1921), ForMemRS (1921),
Copley Medal (1925), Gold Medal – Royal Astronomical Society (1926),
Max Planck Medal (1929) & Time Person of the Century (1999)

Cured by What is Right

“There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.”

Bill Clinton

Loyalty to Our Country

“Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.”
~ Mark Twain a.k.a. Samuel Langhorne Clemens,
Author & Humorist

Secure Liberty in the People’s Hands

“The way to secure liberty is to place it in the people’s hands, that is, to give them the power at all times to defend it in the legislature and in the courts of justice.”
~ John Quincy Adams,
Statesman, Diplomat, Lawyer, Diarist, Abolitionist, United States President (1825-1829) & United States Secretary of State (1817-1825)
 

America’s New Birth of Freedom

“This nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom; and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.”

~ Abraham Lincoln,
Lawyer & 16th President of the United States

Experienced Patriots

“If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.”
~ Samuel Adams
Statesman, Political Philosopher, Founding Father of the United States & Politician
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Heavenly Dad, Earthly Dad

“I believe the heart of the Heavenly Father is reflected in the heart of the earthly father.”
~ Nathan Lorick
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The Quality of a Father

“The quality of a father can be seen in the goals, dreams and aspirations he sets not only for himself, but for his family.”
~ Reed Markham
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Who Taught Me to Value Myself?

“It was my father who taught me to value myself. He told me that I was uncommonly beautiful and that I was the most precious thing in his life.”
~ Dawn French
S
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Living in Gratitude

“My dad taught me that good health is all about living in gratitude.”
~ Mariska Magdolna Hargitay,
Joyful Heart Foundation – Founder & President, Actress, Miss Beverly Hills USA (1982),
Emmy Award (2006), Golden Globe Award (2005), Gracie Allen Award (2004, 2009, 2014),
Muse Award (2012), Prism Award (2007), Star on the Walk of Fame (2013)

Ordinary Men Turned Extraordinary by Love

“Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers, and singers of song.”
~ Pam Brown
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To Be a Dad

“Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad.”
~ Anne Geddes
Photographer, Author, Lifetime Membership of the Professional Photographers of America Award (1997), The Charley Hester Award (2007), Professional Photographers of America (PPA) Lifetime Achievement Award (2009), Royal Alexandria Children’s Hospital ‘Children’s Hospital Benefactor’ Award (2009), Federation of European Photographers (FEP) European Photo Book of the Year (2010), USA ‘Best Books 2011’ Awards, Gold Medal for Best Coffee Table Book American Independent Publisher Book Awards (2011), Miami Children’s Health Foundation (2017), International Photography Hall of Fame (2017), The Steiger Award or Der Steiger (2018) & Most Innovative Children’s Photographer (2019)
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The Richest Man in the Cemetery

“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful … that’s what matters to me.”
~ Steve Jobs,
Entrepreneur, Marketer, Inventor, &
Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO of Apple, Inc.
Founder & CEO of NeXT, Disney Legend (2013, posthumously)
Grammy Trustees Award (2012), California Hall of Fame (2007)
‘Most Powerful Person in Business’ by Fortune Magazine (2007)
Entrepreneur of the Decade’ by Inc. Magazine (1989)
Jefferson Award for Public Service (1987) & National Medal of Technology (1985)
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Sleeping Around with Excuses

“When you lay down with neglect and sleep around with excuses you wake up with failure, but … when you marry your goals and remain intimate with you vision, you’ll give birth to success.”
~ Jay Danzie
Speaker, CEO – Danzie Dezerts & Author
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The Real & Right Memorial

“What we do with this peace — whether we preserve it and defend it, or whether we lose it and let it slip away — will be the measure of our worthiness of the spirit and sacrifice of the hundreds of thousands who gave their lives in two World Wars, Korea, and in Vietnam.”
“This Memorial Day should remind us of the greatness that past generations of Americans achieved from Valley Forge to Vietnam, and it should inspire us with the determination to keep America great and free by keeping America safe and strong in our own time, a time of unique destiny and opportunity for our Nation.”
“Peace is the real and right memorial for those who have died in war.”
~ Richard Nixon
37th President of the United States (1969-1974),
U.S. Representative, Senator, &
36th Vice President of the United States (1953-1961)

True Heroism: The Urge to Serve Others

“True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.”
~ Arthur Ashe,
Tennis Player, Grand Slam winner(3x)
Wimbledon Singles, US Open & Australian Open winner

Assuring the Survival & Success of Liberty

“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.”
~ John F. Kennedy,
35th President of the United States (1961-1963)

A Tribute Never Equal to the Debt They Are Owed

“Today, we gather to honor those who gave everything to preserve our way of life. The men and women we honor here served for liberty. They sacrificed for liberty. And in countless acts of courage, they died for liberty. From faraway lands, they were returned to cemeteries like this one, where broken hearts received their broken bodies — they found peace beneath the white headstones in the land they fought to defend.
… The men and women of American armed forces perform extraordinary acts of heroism every single day. Like the nation they serve, they do not glory in the devastation of war. They also do not flinch from combat when liberty and justice are embattled. Ronald Tucker, Nathan Hardy and Mike Koch make clear, they do not waver — even in the face of danger.
And so today, here in Washington and across our country, we pay tribute to all who have fallen — a tribute never equal to the debt they are owed. We will forever honor their memories. We will forever search for their comrades, the POWs and MIAs. And we pledge — we offer a solemn pledge to persevere and to provide the security for our citizens and secure the peace for which they fought.
The soil of Arlington and other sites is filled with liberty’s defenders. It is nourished by their heroism. It is watered by the silent tears of the mothers and fathers, and husbands and wives, and sons and daughters they left behind. Today we pray for God’s blessing on all who grieve and ask the Almighty to strengthen and comfort them today and everyday.
The soil of Arlington and other sites is filled with liberty’s defenders. It is nourished by their heroism. It is watered by the silent tears of the mothers and fathers, and husbands and wives, and sons and daughters they left behind. Today we pray for God’s blessing on all who grieve and ask the Almighty to strengthen and comfort them today and everyday.
On this Memorial Day, I stand before you as the Commander-in-Chief and try to tell you how proud I am at the sacrifice and service of the men and women who wear our uniform. They’re an awesome bunch of people and the United States is blessed to have such citizens.
I am humbled by those who have made the ultimate sacrifice that allow a free civilization to endure and flourish. It only remains for us, the heirs of their legacy, to have the courage and the character to follow their lead — and to preserve America as the greatest nation on earth and the last best hope for mankind.
May God bless you and may God bless America.”
~ George W. Bush,
Politician, Businessman, 46th Governor of Texas (1995-2000) & 43rd President of the United States (2001-2009)

Your Self-Created Logo, Business Card & Trademark

“Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card and the way you make others feel is your trademark.”
~ Jay Danzie
Speaker & Author
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Become Happy with Yourself

“Only people who are not happy with themselves are mean to others. Remember that.”
~ 8-Images Blogspot
Blogger
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One Step in Pursuit of Your Dream

“A single step taken in pursuit of your dream is better than a thousand wasted on following the crowd.”
~ Rigel J. Dawson
Author & Minister
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A ‘Why’ Black Lives Matter Sided with Hamas

“Because they’ve fallen for the lie that hate is the answer for hate and racism is the answer for racism.”
~ Jimmy Evans
Host – The Overcoming Life, Founder & CEO – MarriageToday, Lead Apostolic Senior Pastor – Gateway Church & Author
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Entrepreneurs Are the Global Solution

“The failing economy is a global problem and entrepreneurs are the global solution.”
~ Grant Cardone,
Author, Entrepreneur, Producer,
& Online Sales Training Expert

The Toxic & Mean Kind of Manliness

“Gender violence is a social evil, based on ignorance and attitudes that cannot have space or tolerance in the Puerto Rico that we aspire to. It is my duty and my commitment as governor to establish a STOP to gender violence … .”
~ Pedro Pierluisi
Attorney, Lobbyist, Politician, Governor of Puerto Rico (1/2/2021- ), Secretary of Justice (1993–1997) & Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico – United States House of Representatives (2009–2017)
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Electing People to Serve

“Americans don’t elect people to RULE us or to LEAD us. We elect people to SERVE us.”
~ Greg Stephens
Associate Pastor & e-Pastor – Eagle Mountain International Church (EMIC), Author, Radio Host, Television Host & U.S. Air Force Veteran
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The Incompatibility of Identity Politics with American Principles

A Quote Excerpt from The Presidents Advisory 1776 Commission

“Identity politics divide Americans by placing them perpetually in conflict with each other. This extreme
ideology assaults and undermines the American principle of equality in several key ways.

First, identity politics attacks American self-government. Through the separation of powers and the system
of checks and balances, American constitutionalism prevents any one group from having complete control of the government. In order to form a majority, the various groups that comprise the nation must resolve their disagreements in light of shared principles and come to a deliberative consensus over how best to govern. In the American system, public policy is decided by prudential compromise among different interest groups for the sake of the common good.

Identity politics, on the other hand, sees politics as the realm of permanent conflict and struggle among
racial, gender, and other groups, and no compromise between different groups is possible. Rational deliberation and compromise only preserve the oppressive status quo. Instead, identity politics relies on humiliation, intimidation, and coercion. American self-government, where all citizens are equal before the law, is supplanted by a system where certain people use their group identity to get what they want.

Second, by dividing Americans into oppressed and oppressor groups, activists of identity politics propose to
punish some citizens – many times for wrongs their ancestors allegedly committed – while rewarding others. Members of oppressed groups must ascend, and members of oppressor groups must descend. This new system denies that human beings are endowed with the same rights, and creates new hierarchies with destructive assumptions and practices.

On the one hand, members of oppressed groups are told to abandon their shared civic identity as Americans and think of themselves in terms of their sexual or racial status. The consequence is that they should no longer see themselves as agents responsible for their own actions but as victims controlled by impersonal forces. In a word, they must reject, not affirm, the Declaration’s understanding of self-government according to the consent of the governed. If members of oppressed groups want to become free, they must rely upon a regime of rewards and privileges
assigned according to group identity.

On the other hand, members of oppressor groups merit public humiliation at the hands of others. Diversity
training programs, for example, force members of “oppressor” groups to confess before their co-workers how they contribute to racism. Educational programs based on identity politics often use a person’s race to degrade or ostracize them.

These degradations of individuals on the basis of race expose the lie that identity politics promotes the equal protection of rights. Advocates of identity politics argue that all hate speech should be banned but then define hate speech as only applying to protected identity groups who are in turn free to say whatever they want about their purported oppressors. This leads to a “cancel culture” that punishes those who violate the terms of identity politics.”

~ The President’s Advisory 1776 Commission
The President’s Advisory 1776 Commission
45th Presidential Administration, Pro-America & Patriotic
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Every Ethnicity, One Race

“… The Holy Spirit reaches out to every single ethnicity …”
~ Lance Wallnau,
Speaker, Author and Consultant

A Free People Must Have a Knowledge of the Principles & Practices of Liberty

A Quote from The Presidents Advisory 1776 Commission

“Among the virtues to be cultivated in the American republic, the founders knew that a free people must have a knowledge of the principles and practices of liberty, and an appreciation of their origins and challenges.

While this country has its imperfections, just like any other country, in the annals of history the United States has achieved the greatest degree of personal freedom, security, and prosperity for the greatest proportion of its own people and for others around the world. These results are the good fruit of the ideas the founding generation expressed as true for all people at all times and places.

An authentic civics education will help rebuild our common bonds, our mutual friendship, and our civic devotion. But we cannot love what we do not know.

This is why civics education, education relating to the citizen, must begin with knowledge, which is, as George Washington reminds us, “the surest basis of public happiness.””

~ The President’s Advisory 1776 Commission
The President’s Advisory 1776 Commission
45th Presidential Administration, Pro-America & Patriotic
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The Enjoyment of Life & Liberty, Americans

““That all men are by nature equally free and independent and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state of society, they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety.” ”
~ George Mason IV
Primary Author – Fairfax Resolves, Author – Bill of Rights Chapter N.S.D.A.R.
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