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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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

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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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)

Prayer: God’s Gift to Us to Give Him Permission to Act

“But God has to be given permission to work in this Earth-realm on behalf of man. You are in control! So if man has control, who no longer has it? God. When God gave Adam dominion, that meant God no longer had dominion. So God cannot do anything in this Earth unless we let Him. And the way we let Him or give Him permission is through prayer.”
~ Frederick K.C. Price
Apostle, Author, Founder – Crenshaw Christian Center (CCC), & Founder – Fellowship of International Christian Word of Faith Ministries (FICWFM)
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In My Own Journey, He Has Won My Heart

“In our raping, molesting, defiled, diseased, greedy, impoverished, violent, warring, mismanaged planet with natural and man-made disasters, people don’t so much doubt that there is GOD; they do, however, suffer doubt that HE is GOOD.

In the face of all this, and my own sufferings, it’s no wonder God does not demand that I trust Him. No, instead, He invites me to learn of Him. In my own journey, He has won my heart. What might He do to win back yours?”

~ Sinclair ‘Sy’ Rogers
Communicator, Talk Show Host, Recording Artist, Lecturer, & Pastoral Care Specialist
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Their Passion is His Glory

“We are on the cusp of the emergence of a company of hidden men and women who, with all faith and patience, have been enduring great struggles and dealings; being processed by the Lord and filling up what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ. These are not those who seek a reputation for themselves, their passion is His glory and giving Him the church He has longed for. May God grant us all the heart of apostolic fathering and mothering that can release His power in the earth. Zion is once again in travail to bring forth her children.”
~ Mark Chironna,
Pastor, Life Coach, Author, Founder – The Masters Touch International Church
& Founder – The Dream Builders Network

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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Her Very Existence on Earth

“A woman who doesn’t apologize for her very existence on Earth is rare, and that’s what I wanted for myself.”
~ Gabourey Sidibe
Actress, Director, Author,
Women Film Critics Circle Awards (2009), Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards (2009),
National Board of Review (2009), Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards (2009), Florida Film Critics Circle Awards (2009),
Hollywood Film Festival (2009), Detroit Film Critics Society Awards (2009), Chicago International Film Festival (2009),
Satellite Awards (2010), NAACP Image Awards (2010), Iowa Film Critics Awards (2010), Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards (2010),
Independent Spirit Awards (2010), Black Reel Awards (2010) & Boston Society of Film Critics Awards (2012)

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

If Men Were Birthing Babies

“Let me tell you something: I salute womanhood worldwide, because women are exceptionally tough for enduring the misery of childbirth.
I’ve cleaned hogs and gutted deer, but in my experience on Earth I’ve never witnessed such a brutal event.
If men were in charge of carrying and birthing our babies, we’d have a lot fewer people on Earth,
because we’d only do it once- I can promise you that!”
~ Phil Robertson,
Professional Hunter, Businessman, & Reality Television Star

Earthly Economy, Heavenly Resources

“Faith is the way we get things done; we can live in this earthly economy with heaven’s resources.
What you see is not all there is. Faith sees the invisible, faith is now.”
~ Bill Winston,
Preacher, Author, Entrepreneur, Founder & Senior Pastor – Living Word Christian Center,
Founder – Joseph Business School, Founder – The Joseph Center®,
Fmr. United States Air Force Fighter Pilot, United States Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross Award,
United States Air Force Air Medal Award, United States Air Force Squadron Top Gun Award
Distinguished Alumni of Tuskegee University Award, Chicago Tuskegee Club Incorporated Heritage Award,
Tuskegee Airmen Chicago DoDo Chapter Award

There’s Something About Christmas

“Our many different cultures notwithstanding,
there’s something about the holidays that makes the planet communal.
Even nations that do not celebrate Christmas can’t help but be caught up
in the collective spirit of their neighbors, as twinkling lights dot the landscape
and carols fill the air. It’s an inspiring time of the year.”
~ Marlo Thomas,
Actress, Producer, Social Activist
National Outreach Director – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,
Emmy Awards (4), Golden Globe Award, George Foster Peabody Award,
Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame,
Grammy Award (Thanks & Giving All Year Long),
Presidential Medal of Freedom (2014)