When Experience & Expectation Don’t Line-up

“Whenever your experience doesn’t line-up with your expectation,
Jesus is trying to give you a revelation of who He is.”
~ Robert Madu,
Speaker
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Like a Leaf in a River

“Instead of drifting along like a leaf in a river,
understand who you are, how you come across to people,
and what kind of an impact you have on the people around you,
the community around you and the world,
so that when you go out, you can feel you have made a positive difference.”
~ Jane Fonda,
Actress, Writer, Political Activist, Fitness Entrepreneur, Academy Award (2X),
BAFTA Award (2X), American Film Institute AFI Life Achievement Award (2014) & Fashion Model

Everything We Say

“Everything we say signifies; everything counts, that we put out into the world.
It impacts on kids, it impacts on the zeitgeist of the time.”
~ Meryl Streep,
Actress & Singer

Every Choice Matters

“Just remember that every choice matters; that’s what I know now.
Every good choice I’ve made has really mattered and made an impact.
And every bad choice I’ve made I had to find my way out of it.”
~ Suzanne Somers,
Actress, Author, Singer, Businesswoman and Health Spokesperson

Did I? Did You?

“Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone’s face? Did I say words of healing?
Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love?
These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits,
here in this world and the life to come.”
~ Henri Jozef Machiel Nouwen,
Priest, Professor, Writer, Author, Public Speaker,
Theologian, Thomas Merton Award (1985)
Ronald McDonald House Charities Award of Excellence (1996)
Emmausprisen Prize (2002)

When You Overcome

“If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort,
eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges.”
~ Patrick James “Pat” Riley ,
Professional Basketball Executive, Miami Heat Team President (1995- ), Motivational Speaker, Author,
Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award (2012), NBA Championships (2012 & 2013: Miami Heat)
Head Coach (1995-2003 & 2005-2008), NBA All-Star Game Head Coach (9x)
NBA Coach of the Year (1989–90: Los Angeles Lakers, 1992–93: New York Knicks & 1996–97: Miami Heat)
10 Greatest Coaches in NBA History Award (1996) & Los Angeles Lakers’ Championship Team Player (1972)

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

All the Things Guaranteed

“Socialists can provide you shelter,
fill your belly with bacon and beans,
treat you when you’re ill;
all the things guaranteed to a prisoner or a slave.”
~ Ronald Reagan ,
Actor, Sports Announcer, Politician, 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975) &
40th President of the United States (1/20/1981–1/20/1989)

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Serendipitous Opportunities

“A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds;
it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities
that were somehow absent before the change.”
~ Earl Nightingale,
Motivational Speaker, Author, Voice Actor &
Radio Show Host, known as the “Dean of Personal Development”

A Vote FOR Them Without Voting

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

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

Abraham Lincoln and his son Tad looking at an album of photographs
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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The Gradual Result

“Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.”
~ Patrick James “Pat” Riley ,
Professional Basketball Executive, Miami Heat Team President (1995- ), Motivational Speaker, Author,
Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award (2012), NBA Championships (2012 & 2013: Miami Heat)
Head Coach (1995-2003 & 2005-2008), NBA All-Star Game Head Coach (9x)
NBA Coach of the Year (1989–90: Los Angeles Lakers, 1992–93: New York Knicks & 1996–97: Miami Heat)
10 Greatest Coaches in NBA History Award (1996) & Los Angeles Lakers’ Championship Team Player (1972)

Harness Power to Passion

“Forget about the fast lane.
If you really want to fly,
just harness your power to your passion.”
~ Oprah Winfrey,
Chairwoman & CEO of Harpo Productions,
Chairwoman, CEO & CCO of Oprah Winfrey Network,
Television Host, Producer, Author, Actress & Philanthropist