Seeing Sin as a Good Thing

“Unbelief doesn’t see God as the ultimate good. So it can’t see sin as the ultimate evil. It instead sees sin as a good thing and thus God’s commands as a stumbling block to joy. In believing the Devil, I didn’t need a pentagram pendant to wear, neither did I need to memorize a hex or two. All I had to do was trust myself more than God’s Word. I had to believe that my thoughts, my affections, my rights, my wishes, were worthy of absolute obedience and that in laying prostrate before the flimsy throne I’d made for myself, that I’d be doing a good thing.”
~ Jackie Hill Perry
Writer, Speaker, Author & Artist
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Violence: Good vs. Evil

“I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.”

Mahatma Gandhi,
Lawyer, Anti-Colonial Nationalist & Political Ethicist

Your Life Influences Others

“Our life ripples out, and it has influence. That’s why it’s important that we’re at our best and that we’re influencing others for the good.”
~ Victoria Osteen,
Co-Pastor – Lakewood Church, Author, Philanthropist &
Founder – Lakewood Church Women’s Ministry

Once You Start Feeling Good About Yourself …

“Feel good about yourself because once you start feeling good about yourself,
then you’re going to do good things for yourself. You’re going to make yourself healthy,
you’re going to want to exercise, you’re going to want to put good healthy things in your body.”
~ Lisa Masterson
Obstetrician/Gynecologist, Founder – Maternal Fetal Care International (MFCI),
Founder – Mobile Mom Squad, Infertility, Adolescent Gynecology and Family Planning Specialist,
Podcaster – Health and Heels with Dr. Lisa!, Founder – Ocean Oasis Medical Spa & Author
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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

To Give Love is To Gain

“There’s no bad consequence to loving fully, with all your heart.
You always gain by giving love.”
~ Reese Witherspoon,
Actress, Producer & Philanthropist

A Good Reputation

“It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.”
~ Ben Franklin,
a Founding Father of the United States,
Polymath, Author, Printer, Political Theorist,
Politician, Postmaster, Scientist, Inventor,
Humorist, Civic Activist, Statesman & Diplomat

Good: Anywhere & Everywhere

“I’m convinced of this: Good done anywhere is good done everywhere.
For a change, start by speaking to people rather than walking by them like they’re stones that don’t matter.
As long as you’re breathing, it’s never too late to do some good.”

~ Maya Angelou,
Poet, Civil Rights Activist, Dancer,
Film Producer, Television Producer, Playwright,
Film Director, Author, Actress & Professor

God Was Directing My Steps

““My faith is a huge part of who I am.
I truly believe that God was directing my steps, and all of those things that happened in my life,
whether good or bad, have led me to where I am today.”
~ Remi Adeleke
Author, Navy SEAL, Model, Actor & Minister
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Carrying Out a Good Resolution

“Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed.
Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the mood in which it was made has left you.”
~ Cavett Robert
Teacher, Lawyer, Judge, Real Estate Entrepreneur & Cavett Award (1979)

It’s Good That We’re Alive

“It is so easy to forget that this is good that we’re alive.
We should be enjoying this gift of being alive.”
~ Victoria Principal,
Actress, Author, Producer, Philanthropist, Entrepreneur
Bravo Otto Award (2X), Entertainment Business Woman of the Year (1995),
Genii Lifetime Achievement Award for Women in Television (1999), Golden Palm Star (2003)
& Founder – The Victoria Principal Foundation for Thoughtful Existence

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

Have Faith & Hope

“I want people to know that God is a good God.
He does want to answer prayers; all we have to do is have faith and hope.
Sometimes life is hard, but God helps us get through.”
~ Dodie Osteen,
Co-Founder – Lakewood Church, Speaker & Author

Life’s Victories & Failures, Joys & Pains

“I’m telling people life is full of ups and downs, victories and failures, joys and pains, good and ugly,
and someday it’s all going to come to something beautiful.
Sometimes we don’t understand. Sometimes it’s to develop us or to focus us.
But it’s all for a reason. … When I look at my life and how far I’ve come,
I have to say it’s a masterpiece. I’m blessed through it all.”
~ Deitrick Haddon,
Singer, Songwriter, Arranger, Producer, Pastor, Actor & Pianist
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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

Know Your Inner Self

“I think the idea that you know who your inner self is on a daily basis …,
because you know what’s good for you 25 years ago may not be good for you now.
So, to keep in touch with that, I think that’s the first ingredient for success,
because if you’re a successful human being, everything else is gravy, I think.”
~ Whoopi Goldberg
a.k.a. Caryn Elaine Johnson,
Actress, Comedienne & Television Host
Academy/Oscar Award, Drama Desk Award, Daytime Emmy Award (2x)
Golden Globe Award (2x), Grammy Award, BAFTA Award,
Tony Award, People’s Choice Award (3x)
American Comedy Award (2x), Mark Twain Award for American Humor,
Women in Film Crystal Award, Honorary Member of Harlem Globetrotters,
Hans Christian Anderson Award & Ride of Fame Award

Honesty & Truth Are…

“I used to be ashamed by the way that I grew up. I tried to lie my way through better times,
but when you think that honesty and truth is really your best weapon you embrace it and put it behind you.
In the end, it drives you and motivates you to do good work.
No one should be ashamed about where they come from
as long as you desire to be a compassionate and decent person.”
~ George Lopez,
Comedian, Actor, Talk Show Host, Imagen Vision Award (2003),
Latino Spirit Award for Excellence in Television (2003),
National Hispanic Media Coalition Impact Award,
& One of “The Top 25 Hispanics in America” by Time (2005)

Let Go of All the Bad Stuff

“You can’t go into something good until you let go of all the bad stuff
because you’ll find yourself steady bringing up all the old in a new situation.”
~ Fantasia Barrino,
Singer, Songwriter, Actress, North Carolina Music Hall of Fame (2014),
Grammy Award (2011) & Theatre World Award (2007)

Being Good to One Another

“I don’t think Christmas is necessarily about things.
It’s about being good to one another, it’s about the Christian ethic, it’s about kindness.”
~ Carrie Fisher,
Actress, Writer, Comedian, Activist, Saturn Awards (1990),
Grammy Awards (2018) & Teen Choice Awards (2018)

When You Dream

“Music is able to make a person dream. When you dream, you dream of something good, something beautiful,
and when you dream, you always dream of yourself better than you are.”
~ Andrea Bocelli,
Classical-Crossover Tenor, Singer,
Songwriter & Record Producer

Better Things

“Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”
~ Marilyn Monroe
a.k.a. Norma Jeane Mortenson,
Actress, Model, Singer, Humanitarian & Film Producer

The Places in Which We Live

“No man, who continues to add something to the material, intellectual and moral
well-being of the place in which he lives, is left long without proper reward.”
~ Booker T. Washington,
Educator, Author, Orator & Advisor to Presidents

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