“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of being and ideal grace.
I love thee to the level of every day’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for right.
I love thee purely, as they turn from praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.”
“I tell my daughter every morning, ‘Now, what are the two most important parts of you?’ And she says, ‘My head and my heart.’ Because that’s what I’ve learned in the foxhole: What gets you through life is strength of character and strength of spirit and love.”
“My Creator, my Maker, I thank You for designing me for a special purpose. I know that You have given me the tools and the competence to fulfill that purpose. Lord, help me not to be distracted or derailed from that purpose. Help me to keep my vision focused on Your greater plan. I accept Your love and Your grace, today, and every day. Amen.”
~ Jetola E. Anderson-Blair Author, Entrepreneur & Bilingual SPHR Certified Senior HR Professional
“Feed this language of faith into your soul, visualizing God’s daily provisions. Then, like David, sing out that you are satisfied every day in the green pastures of your life.”
~ 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)
“We must recognize that to live in a world, in a society,
in which you feel that your life is constantly under threat
because of the color of your skin is, also, a form of violence.
It is a daily, ambient, gnawing violence.”
~ Charles M. Blow Author & Op-Ed Columnist – The New York Times
“It’s just a whole different thing, and it’s just that my life has been a blessing,
and I thank God every day for the gifts that He has given me and for my daughter;
and to be able to watch her grow and be a part of her joys and her excitement
and what she wants to do in life.”
~ Teena Marie Singer, Songwriter Musician, Record Producer & Arranger