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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The Climate-Change Paralysis

“The climate-change paralysis has been very destructive, not only to our national economy but particularly to Silicon Valley. Every time I find a company that’s doing everything right, I discover a peculiar feature of its technology that’s designed chiefly to stop it from emitting carbon dioxide. And that feature twists the technology into a pretzel, making it less useful and less promising.”
~ George Gilder
Investor, Author, Economist, Techno-Utopian Advocate, Co-Founder – Discovery Institute, Chairman – George Gilder Fund Management, LLC, Editor-in-Chief – Gilder Technology Report & Chairman – Gilder Publishing LLC &
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The Faux Residents – 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

 
“What you get by dishonesty you may enjoy like the finest food,
but sooner or later it will be like a mouthful of sand.”
~ Proverbs 20:17 Good News Translation
 
 
 
LINK to VIDEO below (if not playing here, anymore)
Video: ‘Absolute Proof’

The Robbery of the Wicked Shall Destroy Them

“21 The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever He will.

2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the Lord pondereth the hearts.

3 To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.

4 An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin.

5 The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want.

6 The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death.

7 The robbery of the wicked shall destroy them; because they refuse to do judgment.

8 The way of man is froward and strange: but as for the pure, his work is right.

9 It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.”

~ Proverbs 21:1-9 King James Version

Unite, Persevere & Restore America, Patriots

“… I don’t care what it takes; how long it takes. We cannot accept Joe Biden. We cannot accept this voter fraud, because the basic truth of ‘Government of the people and by the people and for the people’ has been removed. If you have elections that are not free, you are a Third World Country; you’ve already been taken over. We’ve been tacitly invaded and conquered. So, somebody, I wish I had that gift of Patton. Somebody needs to shake the Church to its core and tell ’em, “We must act as a unit, a populous movement and we must do it now.””
~ Mario Murillo
International Evangelist & Author
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‘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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Socialist, Communist & Marxist Candidates for Georgia Senate: J.O. & R.W.

“The nature of the Communist Party is like the devil itself; it lies in order to keep YOU in line.”
~ Lance Wallnau,
Speaker, Author & Consultant

We Cannot Let This Election Be Stolen!

“We cannot let this election be stolen – we need to be loud, bold, and persistent. We need to contact the legislators in Nevada, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Georgia. We need to contact them all and let them feel the heat. These Republican legislators are afraid of the Democrats, afraid of the mob. But it’s not Democrats who put them in office. It’s Republicans and just as Republican voters put them into office, they can kick them right back out again.”
~ Lance Wallnau,
Speaker, Author & Consultant

When Justice is Done, It Is a Joy to the Righteous, But to the Evildoers it is Disaster (for They Fall Into Their Own Traps)

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The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hand of the Lord;
He turns it whichever way He wishes.
2 Every man’s way is right in his own eyes,
But the Lord weighs and examines the hearts [of people and their motives].
3 To do righteousness and justice
Is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice [for wrongs repeatedly committed].
4 Haughty and arrogant eyes and a proud heart,
The lamp of the wicked [their self-centered pride], is sin [in the eyes of God].
5 The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance and advantage,
But everyone who acts in haste comes surely to poverty.
6 Acquiring treasures by a lying tongue
Is a fleeting vapor, the seeking and pursuit of death.
7 The violence of the wicked will [return to them and] drag them away [like fish caught in a net],
Because they refuse to act with justice.
8 The way of the guilty is [exceedingly] crooked,
But as for the pure, his conduct is upright.
10 The soul of the wicked desires evil [like an addictive substance];
His neighbor finds no compassion in his eyes.
11 When the scoffer is punished, the naive [observes the lesson and] becomes wise;
But when the wise and teachable person is instructed, he receives knowledge.
12 The righteous one keeps an eye on the house of the wicked—
How the wicked are cast down to ruin.
15 When justice is done, it is a joy to the righteous (the upright, the one in right standing with God),
But to the evildoers it is disaster.
16 A man who wanders from the way of understanding (godly wisdom)
Will remain in the assembly of the dead.
17 He who loves [only selfish] pleasure will become a poor man;
He who loves and is devoted to [a]wine and [olive] oil will not become rich.
18 The wicked become a ransom for the righteous,
And the treacherous in the place of the upright [for they fall into their own traps].
20 There is precious treasure and oil in the house of the wise [who prepare for the future],
But a short-sighted and foolish man swallows it up and wastes it.
21 He who earnestly seeks righteousness and loyalty
Finds life, righteousness, and honor.
22 A wise man scales the city [walls] of the mighty
And brings down the stronghold in which they trust.
23 He who guards his mouth and his tongue
Guards himself from troubles.
24 “Proud,” “Haughty,” “Scoffer,” are his names
Who acts with overbearing and insolent pride.
25 The desire of the lazy kills him,
For his hands refuse to labor;
26 He craves all the day long [and does no work],
But the righteous [willingly] gives and does not withhold [what he has].
27 The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable and offensive [to the Lord].
How much more [unacceptable and insulting can it be] when he brings it with evil intention?
28 A false witness will perish,
But a man who listens to the truth will speak forever and go unchallenged.
29 A wicked man puts on a bold face,
But as for the upright, he considers, directs, and establishes his way [with the confidence of integrity].
30 There is no [human] wisdom or understanding
Or counsel [that can prevail] against the Lord.
31 The horse is prepared for the day of battle,
But deliverance and victory belong to the Lord.
~ Proverbs 21:1-8, 10-12, 15-18 Amplified Version

Mess the Devil’s Plans Up!

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“Be the person that when your feet touch the floor in the morning the devil says, “Awe sh”t, they’re up!”.
~ Dwayne Douglas Johnson,
a.k.a. The Rock,
Professional Wrestler, Actor, Author
& Founder – Dwayne Johnson Rock Foundation

Be Tough Enough to Follow Through

“”You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.””
~ 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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A Little Bit of Help

“Sometimes people just need a little bit of help to get going in the right direction.”
~ Frank Diaz
,
U.S. Veteran, Entrepreneur, Military Catering Specialist, Owner/Founder & Pitmaster – Tin Hut BBQ & Aloha Gourmet Food Trucks Hawaii
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Jesus Brought His Disciples to the Streets

“You only have to follow the Scriptures to understand why Jesus brought his disciples to the streets.
The best classrooms are in the streets. You get to encounter many different natural (Supernatural) & spiritual situations,
that you normally may not encounter in a church building environment.”
~ Frank Diaz
CEO/Founder/Owner – United We All Can, Inc., Founder – Pantera Records
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A Right to Believe


“We have a right to believe whatever we want, but not everything we believe is right.”
~ Ravi Zacharias,
Christian Apologist, Author, Radio Host, Scholar &
Founder & Chairman of the Board of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries

The Two Paths You Can Walk

Basically, there are two paths you can walk: faith or fear. It’s impossible to simultaneously trust God and not trust God.”
~ Charles Stanley,
Founder & President – In Touch Ministries, Senior Pastor – First Baptist Church,
Theologian, Author & Photographer

We Can Look Out for Other Humans

“There are people who can look out for other human beings;
there are people who can speak up when something is not right and say,
‘This is wrong, and something should be done.’”
~ Alek Wek
Model, Designer, Missionary – World Vision International & Author
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Cheers to a New Year!

“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.”
~ Oprah Winfrey,
Chairwoman & CEO of Harpo Productions,
Chairwoman, CEO & CCO of Oprah Winfrey Network,
Television Host, Producer, Author, Actress & Philanthropist

Socialism & Secularism: Raising the Next Generation

“America’s public school system is in shambles,
teaching what it’s not supposed to teach, indoctrinating when it should be educating,
and raising the next generation in ways it decidedly should not go — and voila,
no wonder socialism and secularism are spreading in quick-time, throughout the country”
~ Sandra Lynn “Sam” Sorbo
Actress, Writer, Homeschooling Advocate, Talk Radio Host – The Sam Sorbo Show
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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

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

Equal Upon Principle

“I should like to know if, taking this old Declaration of Independence,
which declares that all men are equal upon principle,
you begin making exceptions to it,
where will you stop?
If one man says it does not mean a Negro,
why not another say it does not mean some other man?”

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

Just As Noteworthy

“There’s so much negative imagery of Black fatherhood.
I’ve got tons of friends that are doing the right thing by their kids and​ doing the right thing as a father.
​”How come that’s not as noteworthy?””
~ Will Smith,
a.k.a Willard Carroll Smith, Jr.,
Actor, Producer, Rapper & Songwriter

A Husband, a Father, a Son …

“I pray to be a good servant to God, a father, a husband, a son, a friend, a brother, an uncle,
a good neighbor, a good leader to those who look up to me, a good follower to those who are serving God and doing the right thing.”
~ Mark Wahlberg,
Actor, Producer, Businessman, Model, Rapper, Songwriter, Co-Owner – Wahlburgers,
Co-Founder – Performance Inspired & Founder – Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation

My Greatest Achievement

“I would say my greatest achievement in life right now –
my greatest achievement period is – and I’m still trying to achieve it –
is to be a wonderful father to my kids.”
~ Bo Jackson,
Baseball and Football Player (1983-1994)
Co-Owner & CEO of Bo Jackson Elite Sports Complex,
Co-Owner of The Burr Ridge Bank and Trust;
Heisman Trophy (1985)

That Which is Right, Just & True

“The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty
by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.”

“A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right.
A man dies when he refuses to stand up for justice.
A man dies when he refuses to take a stand for that which is true.”

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

Your Biggest Success in Life

“Failure: Is it a limitation? Bad timing? It’s a lot of things. It’s something you can’t be afraid of, because you’ll stop growing. The next step beyond failure could be your biggest success in life.”
~ Debbie Allen
a.k.a Deborah Kaye Allen
,
Actress, Choreographer, Dancer, Film Director,
Television Director, Television Producer
Prime-time Emmy Award (1982, 1983, 1991), Golden Globe Award (1982)

You’re Famous for What?

“There are so many famous people now that are
not really gifted or talented at doing anything
other than getting made up, putting on tight dresses, acting badly, getting married.
I mean, what the hell? I don’t know where we are
going with this here in America. And we are setting a tone
for the world, because everyone looks at what we do.”
“There was a time when fame meant that you were either
someone who is really gifted in your field or you were making an impact,
or you are famous because you were a really horrible person, you know?
But now, you can become famous by eating a frog. It’s just not the same thing.”
~ Debbie Allen
a.k.a Deborah Kaye Allen
,
Actress, Choreographer, Dancer, Film Director,
Television Director, Television Producer
Primetime Emmy Award (1982, 1983, 1991), Golden Globe Award (1982)

Whole-Hearted

I’m wholehearted about whatever I do.
~ Melinda Gates,
Philanthropist & Co-Founder – Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Changing Definitions

“If you keep saying two plus two equals five over and over again,
then that is what people are going to think. Maybe it does equal five if we
keep changing the definition of what’s normal and what’s right and what’s wrong.”

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

Sneaky Sin

“Sin is SNEAKY, because sin promises to please and to satisfy,
but it only serves to enslave and to dominate.
It’s sort of like the Pandora’s Box: just get a sample and you’re hooked!”
~ Dale C. Bronner,
Founder & Pastor – Word of Faith Family Worship Cathedral
Author, Co-Author, Writer, Co-Owner – Bronner Brothers Manufacturing Company
Conference Speaker & Leadership Trainer

Too Much, Sooooo Much

“God loves you too much to let you miss your destiny.”
~ Joel Osteen,
Pastor of Lakewood Church, Motivational Speaker & Author

Each of Us Can Always Get Better

“You can always get better. Nobody can stop you from getting better,
and nobody can stop you from trying to make something right.”
~ Roseanne Cherrie Barr,
Actress, Comedian, Writer, Author, Producer, Director & Politician

Somewhere, Sometime, Someone Helped

“If you are successful, it is because somewhere, sometime, someone
gave you a life or an idea that started you in the right direction.
Remember, also, that you are indebted to life
until you help some less fortunate person, just as you were helped.”
~ Melinda Gates,
Philanthropist & Co-Founder – Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Chased Off the Wrong Road

“Sometimes failure is merely chasing you
off the wrong road and onto the right one.”
~ Paul Tudor Jones, II,
Investor, Hedge Fund Manager, Philanthropist, Founder – Robin Hood Foundation,
& Founder – Tudor Investment Corporation

A Little Time Out of Your Day

 

“Take a little time out of your busy day
to give encouragement to someone who’s lost their way.”
~ Diana Ross,
Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Record Singer & Author

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

Doing What is Right

“You know sometimes you just have to stand your ground.
You know when you KNOW that what you’re doing is … right.
Then, you have to really be true to your path and true to yourself.”
~ Gina Torres,
Actress (Television, Film & Voice) & ALMA Award (2001)

Opportunities of the Right Place & Right Time

“… It’s being in the right place at the right time
and taking advantage of your opportunities.”
~ Lee Majors,
Film Actor, Television Actor & Voice Actor

Angels Along Your Way

“I could not have made it this far
had there not been angels along the way.”
~ Della Reese
a.k.a. Delloreese Patricia Early,
Nightclub, Jazz, Gospel Singer, Pop Singer, Film Actress,
Television Actress, Talk-show Hostess & Ordained Minister

A Vision-Led Daily Schedule

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“Adhering to a daily schedule that is led by your vision
and run by your priorities is the surest path to personal freedom.”
~ Mark Ford,
Entrepreneur, Self-made Millionaire
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The Right Woman & The Right Time

“I always wanted to be a father and thought it would be great,
but it just took the right woman
and the right time to make it all happen.”
~ Matthew McConaughey,
Actor, Director, Producer, Writer &
Founder – just keep livin Foundation

Moving Forward

“I’m always moving forward.”
Debbie Allen ~
a.k.a Deborrah Kaye Allen,
Actress, Choreographer, Dancer, Film Director,
Television Director, Television Producer
Primetime Emmy Award (1982, 1983, 1991), Golden Globe Award (1982)

Not From the Outside

 

“America will never be destroyed from the outside.
If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”

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

Silencing the Voice

“Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition
it has only one way to go and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures,
until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens
and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.”
~ Harry S. Truman,
Politician, 33rd President of the United States (1945–53),
United States Senator (1935–45) & Vice President (1945)

A Vote FOR Them Without Voting

“Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.”
~ George Jean Nathan,
Drama Critic & Magazine Editor

Work the Democracy

“I’m tired of hearing it said that democracy doesn’t work.
Of course IT doesn’t work. WE are supposed to work it.”
~ Alexander Humphreys Woollcott,
Drama Critic, Essayist, Playwright, Editor, Actor, Raconteur & Radio Personality

Making Our Voices Heard, Now

“People often say that, in a democracy, decisions are made by a majority of the people.
Of course, that is not true. Decisions are made by a majority of those
who make themselves heard and who vote – a very different thing.”
~ Walter Henry Judd,
Medical Missionary (1925-1931),
Missionary Physician (1934-1938), Orator,
U.S. House of Representatives, Minnesota (1943-1963) &
Presidential Medal of Freedom (1981)

 

Backs Turned Against the Fire Burns Behinds

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Abraham Lincoln and his son Tad, looking at an album of photographs

 

“Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision.
If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds,
then they will just have to sit on their blisters.”

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

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Will We Deny Ourselves, Now?

“Nobody will ever deny the American people the right to vote
except the American people themselves
and the only way they could do this is by not voting.”
~ Franklin Delano Roosevelt,
Statesman & 32nd President of the United States (3.4.1933 – 4.12.1945)

Destiny: Life’s Pathway

“Control your own destiny, or someone else will.”
~ Jack Welch,
Author, Commentator & Executive Chairman
– Jack Welch Management Institute

Lofty Goals

“Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.”
~ Bo Jackson,
Baseball and Football Player (1983-1994)
Co-Owner & CEO of Bo Jackson Elite Sports Complex,
Co-Owner of The Burr Ridge Bank and Trust;
Heisman Trophy (1985)

New: Doors, Things & Paths

“We keep moving forward opening new doors,
and doing new things,
because we’re curious
and curiosity keep leading us
down new paths.”
~ Walter Elias Disney,
Business Magnate, Animator, Cartoonist,
Producer, Director, Screenwriter, Philanthropist,
Voice Actor, Co-Founder of Walt Disney Productions,
Academy Awards (22x), Golden Globe Awards (3x) & an Emmy Award

Considered as An Expert

“A winner knows how much he still has to learn,
even when
he is considered an expert by others;
a loser wants to be considered an
expert by others
before he has learned enough to know
how little he knows.”
~ Sydney J. Harris,
Journalist, Author, Drama Critic, Teacher & Lecturer

If You Don’t, Who Will?

“If you don’t follow your dream, who will?”
~ Emeril Lagasse,
Chef, Restaurateur, Author, Philanthropist,
James Beard Award winner & Founder – Emeril Lagasse Foundation

There’s No Path

“There’s no path if you don’t
take a step. Otherwise, you are standing still.”
~ Deborrah Kaye Allen
a.k.a Debbie Allen
,
Actress, Choreographer, Dancer, Film Director,
Television Director, Television Producer
Primetime Emmy Award (1982, 1983, 1991), Golden Globe Award (1982)

Soar High: Don’t Try to Hold Others Down

Good afternoon, Everyone!  A sage quote, as follows:

“No matter how big a nation is, it is no stronger than its weakest people,
and as long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down,
so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might.”

Marian Anderson