‘Cross’ Humans: ‘X’ is a Cross on Its Side

God is my strength and power, and He makes my way perfect.
~ 2 Corinthians 22:33
New King James Version
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Ultimately: Spoiled & Thwarted Schemes & Devices

Finally, in The End: Spoiled & Thwarted Schemes & Devices
The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect.
~ Psalm 33:10King James Version(KJV)
The LORD blocks the plans of the nations. He frustrates the schemes of the people of the world.
~ Psalm 33:10GOD’S WORD® Translation (GWT)
The LORD destroys the plans and spoils the schemes of the nations.
~ Psalm 33:10Contemporary English Version (CEV)
The LORD frustrates the plans of the nations; He thwarts the devices of the peoples.
~ Psalm 33:10Berean Study Bible (BSB)
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Let’s Thank Him, in Advance, for the TRiUMPh!

Let’s Thank Him, in Advance, for the TRiUMPh (of President TRUMP)!
Now, thanks be unto God, who always causeth us to triumph in Christ and Who maketh manifest through us the savor of His knowledge in every place.
~ 2 Corinthians 2:14
21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
But thanks be to God, Who in Christ always leads us in triumph [as trophies of Christ’s victory] and through us spreads and makes evident the fragrance of the knowledge of God, everywhere.
~ 2 Corinthians 2:14
Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
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Patriots, True Americans, Don’t Fret Because of the Evildoers

 
Psalm 37[a]
Of David.

1
Do not fret because of those who are evil
or be envious of those who do wrong;
2
for like the grass they will soon wither,
like green plants they will soon die away.

3
Trust in the Lord and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
4
Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.

5
Commit your way to the Lord;
trust in him and he will do this:
6
He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn,
your vindication like the noonday sun.

7
Be still before the Lord
and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when people succeed in their ways,
when they carry out their wicked schemes.

8
Refrain from anger and turn from wrath;
do not fret—it leads only to evil.
9
For those who are evil will be destroyed,
but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land.

10
A little while, and the wicked will be no more;
though you look for them, they will not be found.
11
But the meek will inherit the land
and enjoy peace and prosperity.

12
The wicked plot against the righteous
and gnash their teeth at them;
13
but the Lord laughs at the wicked,
for he knows their day is coming.

14
The wicked draw the sword
and bend the bow
to bring down the poor and needy,
to slay those whose ways are upright.
15
But their swords will pierce their own hearts,
and their bows will be broken.

16
Better the little that the righteous have
than the wealth of many wicked;
17
for the power of the wicked will be broken,
but the Lord upholds the righteous.

18
The blameless spend their days under the Lord’s care,
and their inheritance will endure forever.
19
In times of disaster they will not wither;
in days of famine they will enjoy plenty.

20
But the wicked will perish:
Though the Lord’s enemies are like the flowers of the field,
they will be consumed, they will go up in smoke.

21
The wicked borrow and do not repay,
but the righteous give generously;
22
those the Lord blesses will inherit the land,
but those He curses will be destroyed.

23
The Lord makes firm the steps
of the one who delights in Him;
24
though he may stumble, he will not fall,
for the Lord upholds him with His hand.

25
I was young and now I am old,
yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken
or their children begging bread.
26
They are always generous and lend freely;
their children will be a blessing.[b]

27
Turn from evil and do good;
then you will dwell in the land forever.
28
For the Lord loves the just
and will not forsake his faithful ones.

Wrongdoers will be completely destroyed[c];
the offspring of the wicked will perish.
29
The righteous will inherit the land
and dwell in it forever.

30
The mouths of the righteous utter wisdom,
and their tongues speak what is just.
31
The law of their God is in their hearts;
their feet do not slip.

32
The wicked lie in wait for the righteous,
intent on putting them to death;
33
but the Lord will not leave them in the power of the wicked
or let them be condemned when brought to trial.

34
Hope in the Lord
and keep his way.
He will exalt you to inherit the land;
when the wicked are destroyed, you will see it.

35
I have seen a wicked and ruthless man
flourishing like a luxuriant native tree,
36
but he soon passed away and was no more;
though I looked for him, he could not be found.

37
Consider the blameless, observe the upright;
a future awaits those who seek peace.[d]
38
But all sinners will be destroyed;
there will be no future[e] for the wicked.

39
The salvation of the righteous comes from the Lord;
he is their stronghold in time of trouble.
40
The Lord helps them and delivers them;
he delivers them from the wicked and saves them,
because they take refuge in him.

~ Psalm 37: 1 – 40
NIV
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Somebody Else’s Thought

“Really. What can somebody else’s thought do to you? I mean it can’t really hurt you.”
~ Joyce Meyer,
Author, Speaker & Philanthropist

Warring Against Breast Cancer

“In the war against breast cancer, we have the ability to arm ourselves with knowledge, and education is a powerful tool. By taking action and doing something positive, fear is replaced with hope.”
~ Diahann Carroll,
Actor, Advocate, Dancer, Model, Singer, Author, Philanthropist,
Tony Award (1962), Golden Globe Award (1969) & Television Academy Hall of Fame (2011)

The Jackie Robinson of Modeling

“I propose the “Beverly Johnson Rule” for Condé Nast, similar to the Rooney Rule in the NFL that mandates that a diverse set of candidates must be interviewed for any open coaching and front office position. The “Beverly Johnson Rule” would require at least two black professionals to be meaningfully interviewed for influential positions. This rule would be especially relevant to boards of directors, C-suite executives, top editorial positions and other influential roles. I also invite chief executives of companies in the fashion, beauty and media industries to adopt this rule.

“Whitney (Ruth Whitney, Editor-in-Chief – Glamour (1967 – 1998)) declared I was “the Jackie Robinson of modeling.” Forty-six years after my Vogue cover, I want to move from being an icon to an iconoclast and continue fighting the racism and exclusion that have been an ugly part of the beauty business for far too long.”

~ Beverly Johnson
Supermodel, Actress, Businesswoman & Author
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Worrying Isn’t Positive

“”Worry’ is the dark-room where ‘negatives’ develop.”
~ Tauren Wells
Songwriter, Multi-Instrumentalist, Performer, Singer, Co-Founder – Prisma Worship Arts School,
GMA Dove Awards (2017) & Grammy Awards Nominee (5X)
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HE’s Prepared for the Corona Virus, As Well

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Bless and affectionately praise the Lord, O my soul,
And all that is [deep] within me, bless His holy name.

Bless and affectionately praise the Lord, O my soul,
And do not forget any of His benefits;

Who forgives all your sins,
Who heals all your diseases;

Who redeems your life from the pit,
Who crowns you [lavishly] with loving-kindness and tender mercy;

Who satisfies your years with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the [soaring] eagle.
~ Psalm 103:1-5
Amplified Bible (AMP)
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A Positive Outlook

“You need to be able to manage stress because hard times will come,
and a positive outlook is what gets you through.”
~ Marie Osmond,
Singer, Actress, Doll Designer, Co-Founder – Children’s Miracle Network,
Sewing Machine Entrepreneur, Embroidery Entrepreneur & Author

When We Want to Achieve a Dream-Goal, We Can

“… there’s a larger shift in my thinking. There’s a realization that anything I want to achieve,
I can achieve, and it’s not worth giving up.”
~ Gong Li,
Actress,
Hundred Flowers Award (1989), Hundred Flowers Awards (1991), Venice Film Festival Volpi Cup (1992), Golden Rooster Awards (1993),
Golden Phoenix Awards Society Award (1993), New York Film Critics Circle Award (1993), Berlin International Film Festival (1993),
Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (1998), Golden Rooster Awards (2000), Montreal World Film Festival (2000), Hundred Flowers Awards (2000),
Shanghai Film Critics Awards (2001), Golden Phoenix Awards Society Award (2001), Beijing College Student Film Festival (2003),
Cannes Film Festival Festival Trophy (2004), National Board of Review (2005), Hong Kong Film Award (2007),  Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award  (2007),
Golden Bauhinia Awards (2007), Shanghai Film Critics Awards (2014), Golden Deer Awards (2014) & China Film Directors’ Guild Awards (2015)