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

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

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.

America’s Good vs. Evil & Truth vs. Lies

“In our current situation, very clear lines are being drawn. There is a line between good and evil, a line between truth and lies, and a line between God’s agenda and the agenda of hell. It is critical that we fast and pray and make a resolute decision to side with the Lord. We must be diligent about asking the Lord to search our hearts and determine to let go of everything that does not align with His purpose and plan in this hour. This is not about our human opinions, it’s about us being completely aligned with God’s heart, will, and intention for the United States and really, for the entire world.”
~ Hank Kunneman
Co-Pastor – Lord of Hosts Church, Co-Minister – One Voice Ministries & Co-Host – New Level
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We Want a Righteous Invasion of Truth

‘R.I.O.T.’ Lyrics (2007)
Written by: Carmelo ‘Carman’ Domenic Licciardello & Tommy L. Sims
 
“Webster’s dictionary say a riot is like an unrestrained
Uproar in a public place, turbulent right in your face
With the facts we’re gonna spread God’s Word
And attack every lie you’ve heard

Like the doctrines of men that are still fallen prey
To the silvery sword of God’s Word today
It’s true, we look to Heaven and our mansions in the sky
And it’s true we’ve got the gaze of Eternity in our eyes

But before this Church is raptured
There’s no way we’re gonna leave here quiet
We want a Righteous Invasion Of Truth
We want a R.I.O.T.

Jesus, we’re callin’ on Your name
Jesus, we’re gonna see a change
Jesus, we’re taking on Goliath
With a Righteous Invasion Of Truth
We want a R.I.O.T.

Righteous, to conform to the Bible
Invasion an armed attack
Of truth, the real state of affairs
Like a church on the move that will not double back

From the fight, ’cause we’re salt and light
And we thrive on Jesus, the theme of our lives
And here’s the spin
Love nothin’ but God, hate nothin’ but sin

It’s true, now’s the time to win nations for the Lord
And it’s true, now’s an hour, the saints must go to war
We’ll preach it, we’ll sing it, we’ll shout it, we’ll cry it
‘Cause desperate times need desperate action
And that means we need a R.I.O.T.

Satan is a madman, a relentless entity
He’s the source of every plague known to the human family
We understand the mortal conflict in which we are engaged
And the gates of Hell come crashing down
When the saints of God begin to praise

Jesus, we’re callin’ on Your name
Jesus, we’re gonna see a change
Jesus, we’re taking on Goliath
With a Righteous Invasion Of Truth
We want a R.I.O.T.”

Jesus, we’re callin’ on Your name
Oh, Jesus, we need to see a change
Jesus, we’re taking on Goliath
With a Righteous Invasion Of Truth
We want a R.I.O.T.

With a Righteous Invasion Of Truth
We want a R.I.O.T.
With a Righteous Invasion Of Truth
We want a R.I.O.T.

Jesus, Jesus
With a Righteous Invasion Of Truth
We want a R.I.O.T.

Jesus, Jesus
With a Righteous Invasion Of Truth
We want a R.I.O.T.

~ Carmelo ‘Carman’ Domenic Licciardello & Tommy L. Sims
Carman: Music Artist & Evangelist || Tommy L. Sims: Singer-Songwriter & Music Producer
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In America, Again

‘America Again’ Lyrics
Written by: Carmelo ‘Carman’ Domenic Licciardello & Michael Omartian
 
“George Washington, Thomas Jefferson
Samuel Adams, First Chief Justice John Jay
Names synonymous with the spirit of our country
Founding fathers of the U.S.A.

Over 200 years ago they shook off the chains of tyranny from Great Britain by divine call
Citing 27 Biblical violations they wrote the Declaration of Independence
With liberty and justice for all

But something happened since Jefferson called the Bible the cornerstone
For American liberty then put it in our schools as a light
Or since “Give me liberty or give me death”, Patrick Henry said
Our country was founded on the Gospel of Jesus Christ

We eliminated God from the equation of American life
Thus eliminating the reason this nation first began
From beyond the grave I hear the voices of our founding fathers plead
You need God in America again

Of the 55 men who formed the Constitution
Fifty-two were active members of their church
Founding fathers like Noah Webster who wrote the first dictionary
Could literally quote the Bible chapter and verse

James Madison said, “We’ve staked our future on our ability to follow
The Ten Commandments with all our heart”
These men believed you couldn’t even call yourself an American
If you subvert the Word of God

In his farewell address, Washington said, “You can’t have
National morality apart from religious principle,” and it’s true
‘Cause right now we have nearly 150,000 kids carrying guns
To these war zones we call public schools

In the ’40’s and ’50’s student problems were chewing gum and talking
In the ’90’s, rape and murder are the trend
The only way this nation can even hope to last this decade
Is to put God in America again

The only hope for America is Jesus
The only hope for America is Him
If we repent of our ways stand firm and say,
“We need God in America again.”

Abe Lincoln said, “The philosophy of the schoolroom in one generation
Will be the philosophy of the government of the next”
So when you eliminate the Word of God from the classroom and politics
You eliminate the nation that Word protects
America is now number one in teen pregnancy and violent crime
Number one in illiteracy, drug use and divorce
Every day a new holocaust of 5,000 unborn die
While pornography flood our streets like open sewers

America’s dead and dying hand is on the threshold of the Church
While the spirit of Sodom and Gomorrah vex us all
When it gets to the point where people would rather come out of the closet than clean it
It’s the sign that the judgement of God is gonna fall

If there’s ever been a time to rise up Church, it’s now
And as the blood bought saints of the living God proclaim
That it’s time to send the alarm from the Church house to The White House
And say, “We want God in America again”

I believe it’s time America to stand up and proclaim
That one nation under God is our demand
And send this evil lifestyle back to Satan where it came from
And let the Word of God revive our dying land

For Jesus Christ is coming back again in all His glory
And every eye shall see Him on that day
That’s why a new anointing of God’s power’s coming on us
To boldly tell the world you must be saved

Because astrology won’t save you, your horoscope won’t save you
The Bible says these things are all farce
If you’re born again you don’t need to look to the stars for your answers
‘Cause you can look to the very One who made those stars

History tells us time and time again
To live like there’s no God makes you a fool
If you want to see kids live right
Stop handing out condoms and start handing out the Word of God in schools

The only hope for America is Jesus
The only hope for America is Him
If we repent of our ways stand firm and say,
“We need God in America again.”

(repeat)

We need God in America
God in America
God in America again”

~ Carmelo ‘Carman’ Domenic Licciardello & Michael Omartian
Carman: Music Artist & Evangelist || Michael Omartian: Singer-Songwriter, Arranger, Keyboardist & Music Producer
~
 

All the Dominions Will Serve & Obey

“… God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords,”
~ 1 Timothy 6:15 NIV
“Just as He is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords, He is The:
Mayor of Mayors, Governor of Governors, Senator of Senators, Representative of Representatives, Teacher of Teachers, Preacher of Preachers, Speaker of Speakers, Coder of Coders, President of Presidents, Vice President of Vice Presidents, Leader of Leaders, … and as promised in Daniel 7:27 NASB1995, “all the Dominions will serve and obey Him.”” ~ Michelle Boddie
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The Seat that Drives This Nation

“God says, “For God says, “But I am in control of the seat that drives this nation through the turbulence. There will be decisions that will be made that will deal with nations, and as the hosts were released in the days when Herod pressed against the Church, know this: I am releasing hosts that will deal with leaders who have stood against My plan and against this nation.””
~ Hank Kunneman
Co-Pastor – Lord of Hosts Church, Co-Minister – One Voice Ministries & Co-Host – New Level
~

The Jesus Who was Called Christ

“When the Babylonian exile ended, Jeconiah had Shealtiel, Shealtiel had Zerubbabel, Zerubbabel had Abiud, Abiud had Eliakim, Eliakim had Azor, Azor had Zadok, Zadok had Achim, Achim had Eliud, Eliud had Eleazar, Eleazar had Matthan, Matthan had Jacob, Jacob had Joseph, Mary’s husband, the Mary who gave birth to Jesus, the Jesus who was called Christ.”
~ Matthew 1:12-16 The Message
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God’s Christmas Gift to the World

“6 For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
7 Of the increase of His government and peace
There will be no end,
Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,
To order it and establish it with judgment and justice
From that time forward, even forever.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.”
~ Isaiah 9:6-7
New King James Version
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The Everlasting Christ-mas

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”
~ John 3:15-17 NKJV

‘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

Anti-Terrorists Script (Domestic & Global)
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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Let’s Cross the Faith Line

 
“God will dare to do the impossible in your life, if  you dare to cross the faith line “
~ Kenneth Copeland,
Author, Singer, Co-Founder – Kenneth Copeland Ministries
& Co-Founder – Believer’s Voice of Victory
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Carrying His Hope to Our World

“What a glorious faith God has imparted to us. We carry His hope to our world. We give His love to people everywhere we go. We are living proof of the all-encompassing Redemption Jesus (the Christ) has provided to every person who will believe and receive it! “
~ Kenneth Copeland,
Author, Singer, Co-Founder – Kenneth Copeland Ministries
& Co-Founder – Believer’s Voice of Victory
Look

For Some the Journey Through Life is Quicker

“Life is but a stopping place,
A pause in what’s to be,
A resting place along the road, to sweet eternity.
We all have different journeys; different paths along the way,
We all were meant to learn some things, but never meant to stay …
Our destination is a place, far greater than we know.
For some the journey is quicker, for some the journey is slow.
When the journey finally ends, we’ll claim a great reward,
and find an everlasting peace, together with the Lord.”
~ Author Unknown
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The Most Influential Being to Ever Walk Earth

“Jesus Christ was undeniably the most influential human being to ever walk this Earth.
Anyone honestly pursuing truth has to, at least, read what He said.”
~ Frank Turek
 Christian Apologist, Author, Public Speaker & Radio Host
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Where One Stands in Times of Challenge & Controversy

“The ultimate measure of a person is not where one stands in moments of comfort and convenience,
but where one stands in times of challenge and controversy.”

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.,
Pastor, Activist & Humanitarian

The Attributes of His DNA

“I no longer merely confess that I am the righteousness of Christ.
I realize that with His DNA in me through His blood, I could be nothing else.
I realize the attributes of His DNA reside in me – whether dormant or active.”
~ Ché Ahn
Senior Pastor – HRock Church, Founder/President – Harvest International Ministry,
International Chancellor – Wagner University, Founder – Ché Ahn Ministries & Writer
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Have I Been Good Enough for God to Protect Me?

“Have I been good enough for God to protect me? All the Lord said to me,
“It’ll never be about what you have or have not done, but what I did.””
~ Matt Crouch,
Co-Founders – Gener8Xion Entertainment, Film Producers & Co-Host – Praise – Trinity Broadcasting Network

God Cares About Everything

“God only cares about the small things, because everything is small to God.”
~ Derek Grier,
Clergyman, Founding Pastor – Grace Church & Founder – Grace Youth Center

HE Who Never Lies

“Sufficient for me is that honor which is not seen of men but is felt in the heart,
as faithful is He who hath promised and Who never lies.”
~ Saint Patrick a.k.a “Apostle of Ireland”,
Missionary & Bishop

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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You Are One of His Songs!

“You’re a song written by the hands of God.”
~ Shakira
a.k.a. Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll
Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Dancer, Philanthropist,
Entrepreneur, Founder – Pies Descalzos Foundation,
MTV Video Music Awards (5X),Grammy Awards (2X), Latin Grammy Awards (13X),
Billboard Music Awards (7X), Billboard Latin Music Awards (33X),
Hollywood Walk of Fame Star, Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year (2011),
Chevalier De L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (2012)

God Is Not Disillusioned

“God is not disillusioned with us. He never had any illusions to begin with.”
~ Luis Palau
Evangelist & Author
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The Same Night Sky, the Same Dreams & the Same Creator

 

“And whether a child is born in the urban sprawl of Detroit or the windswept plains of Nebraska,
they look up at the same night sky, they fill their heart with the same dreams,
and they are infused with the breath of life by the same almighty Creator.”
~ Donald John Trump,
Businessman, Television Personality, Author,
Real Estate Developer, Founder – Trump Entertainment Resorts &
45th President of the United States (1/20/2017 – )

 

Kids Treated Equally & Protected Equally

 

“When I am president, I will work to ensure that all of our kids are treated equally and protected equally.
Every action I take, I will ask myself, ‘Does this make life better for young Americans in Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, Ferguson,
who have as much of a right to live out their dreams as any other child of America?’.”
~ Donald John Trump,
Businessman, Television Personality, Author,
Real Estate Developer, Founder – Trump Entertainment Resorts &
45th President of the United States (1/20/2017 – )

 

The Prince of Peace was Born Creator

“For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given,
the government will be upon His shoulders,
and He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
~ Isaiah 9:6
Berean Study Bible
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You Can’t Touch Faith

“Faith is not tangible, you can’t touch it. It’s something that’s a belief, something that’s inside of you,
and I needed hope and faith to keep pushing myself past every single day of what I was going through and what I felt.
My true strength comes from God and certainly from my family right after that. They’re the most important things in my life.”

~ Kevin Sorbo,
Screen Actor, Voice Actor, Director & Executive Producer

Like He Looked on Earth

“What does God the Father look like? Although I’ve never seen Him,
I believe – as with the Holy Spirit – He looks like Jesus looked on earth.”
~ Benny Hinn,
a.k.a Toufik Benedictus Hinn,
Televangelist, Author & Speaker

Keep Your Mind & Heart Focused

“As you keep your mind and heart focused in the right direction, approaching each day with faith and gratitude,
I believe you will be empowered to live life to the fullest and enjoy the abundant life He has promised you!”
~ Victoria Osteen,
Co-Pastor – Lakewood Church, Author, Philanthropist &
Founder – Lakewood Church Women’s Ministry

Unseen Power

“God turned my life around. I could have been dead.
Now just being, and doing good work, is a tribute to His unseen power.”
~ Clifton Davis
Actor, Songwriter, Singer, Pastor & Author.

Noticing Your Life’s ‘Good Things’

“If you are seeing good, you are seeing God. …
When something good happens, you’re seeing God.
Make sure you thank Him for it; make sure you give Him the credit.”
~ Joel Osteen,
Pastor – Lakewood Church, Motivational Speaker, Author & Executive Producer

I’m Passionate About Him

“I am passionate about God, about Jesus, and what His influences do to me.”
~ TobyMac,
a.k.a. Toby McKeehan
Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Author,
American Music Awards (2012), Billboard Music Awards (2X),
Grammy Awards (3X), GMA Dove Awards (19X)

Excellent Life Management

“God will not mis-manage your life.”
~ Joel Osteen,
Pastor – Lakewood Church, Motivational Speaker, Author & Executive Producer

Neglected & Forsaken

“How can you expect to dwell with God forever, if you so neglect and forsake Him here.”
Jonathan Edwards
Theologian, Philosopher & Hall of Fame for Great Americans (1900)

If He Wasn’t a Good One

“We can’t let who our Earthly father wasn’t
distort the truth of Who our Heavenly Father is.”
~ Jonathan Osteen,
Guitarist, Singer & Speaker

Heavenly: A Third Party Isn’t Necessary

“You don’t need to go to a third party to talk to your Heavenly Father.
You’re as much a child of God as anyone else.”
~ Joel Osteen,
Pastor – Lakewood Church, Motivational Speaker, Author & Executive Producer

Independence & Permanent Peace

“Violence as a way of achieving racial justice is both impractical and immoral.
I am not unmindful of the fact that violence often brings about momentary results.
Nations have frequently won their independence in battle.
But in spite of temporary victories, violence never brings permanent peace.”

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.,
Pastor, Activist & Humanitarian

Remaking God

“Man tries to remake God to conform to his own wishful thinking,
so that he can make himself comfortable in his own sins.”
~ 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

Recognized by Heavenly

“To receive man’s recognition, you will have to abide by man’s rules.
And man’s recognition might lead you to success, but it will never lead you to satisfaction.
Satisfaction comes only from being recognized by God.”
~ Sergio De La Mora,
Author, Founder & Pastor – Cornerstone Church

That Color on Purpose

“People are valuable regardless of the color of their skin.
You can be open about it and talk about it. You don’t have to pretend that you are not different,
but you can learn about those differences God didn’t say, ‘Ooh, I made you brown on accident.’
He made them that color on purpose. And if you do not have friendships with other races,
then ask God to bring you some. He will.”
~ Nicole C. Mullen,
Singer, Songwriter & Choreographer.

Doubt, Prayer & Miracles

“Leave doubt behind. Pray with confidence in Jesus’ name. Expect miracles. ”
~ Sid Roth,
Founder – Sid Roth’s It’s Supernatural!, Author, Talk Show Host & Telly Award (2010)

A Foolish Thought

“Any man who believes that all men of one race are bad because
one man of that race is bad, this man is a fool.”
~ El Jefe, the Police Chief,
Bonanza TV Series Episode, ‘The Fugitive’,
performed by Frank Silvera,
Actor, Producer, Director,
Co-Founder – Theater of Being & Acting Coach
~

The Incarnation of Perfect Love

“Christmas in Bethlehem. The ancient dream: a cold, clear night made brilliant by a glorious star,
the smell of incense, shepherds and wise men falling to their knees
in adoration of the sweet baby, the incarnation of perfect love.”
~ Lucinda Franks,
Writer, Journalist & Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting (1971)

You Are One of His Masterpieces

“You are God’s own masterpiece!
That means you are not ordinary or average;
you are a one-of-a-kind original.”

~ Victoria Osteen,
Co-Pastor, Author, Philanthropist &
Founder, Lakewood Church Women’s Ministry

Being Dark

“It was rough being dark. I got heat from my own people more than anyone else.
I remember going to my mom and saying, ‘Why am I so black?’ And she said,
‘Because I’m black. You just gotta always work harder than the average bear.'”
~ Bernie Mac,
a.k.a. Bernard Jeffrey “Bernie” McCullough
Stand-up Comedian, Actor & Voice Actor.

An Equal Value

“All lives have an equal value.”
~ Melinda Gates,
Philanthropist & Co-Founder – Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Knowing You Are Loved

“If you enter this world knowing you are loved
and you leave this world knowing the same,
then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.”
~ Michael Jackson,
Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Dancer & Actor.

It’s Just That Amazing Love

“I am just so appreciative of God’s love.
It’s higher than any mountain,
wider than any ocean,
and wider than the whole universe.
His love is just that amazing!”
~ Fred Hammond,
Singer, Bass Guitar Player, Record Producer, Grammy Award (2008), Grammy Noms (12x),
Stellar Awards (4x), Stellar Noms (23x), Dove Awards (6x) & Dove Noms (6x)

On the Wings of Our Conscience

“We were carried to Selma … years ago on the wings of our Jewish conscience,
which insisted that it is our moral duty as Jews and as American citizens
to say no to the insidious and tenacious racism of this country
that is ruining the values we cherish and is covering justice and righteousness with chains.”
~ Susannah Heschel,
Scholar, Public Intellectual, Professor, Author, Editor & Guggenheim Fellow