Doing Anything for Material Things & Money

“I’m not so in love with material things that I’ll do anything for money. That allows me the luxury of doing things of value.”
~ Esther Rolle
Actress & Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Special (1979)
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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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A Culture of Narcissism

“Self-admiration has created a culture of narcissism and a ‘love gap’ that diminishes us. What the world needs most is a love that is the polar opposite of narcissism. A love that is selfless and self-abandoning. A love that does not ask, ‘What’s in it for me?’ but ‘What’s in it for those I am privileged to know?’ A love that isn’t about being served but serving others. Your dreams come alive when you are preoccupied with making other people’s dreams come true. That is where real happiness is found.”
~ Mark Chironna,
Pastor, Life Coach, Author, Founder – The Masters Touch International Church
& Founder – The Dream Builders Network

On the Defensive All the Time?

“You can’t be on the defensive all the time. Be on the offensive, like me. I’m the most offensive person in the world.”
~ George Jefferson
Dry Cleaning Entrepreneur
Portrayed by Sherman Hemsley
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Put Yourself on That Happiness List

“As women, we’re nurturers by nature.  We want to make sure everyone is happy.  That’s a good thing, but we also have to put ourselves on that ‘Happiness List’.”
~ Victoria Osteen,
Co-Pastor, Author, Philanthropist &
Founder, Lakewood Church Women’s Ministry

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)

Who Determines Your Self-Worth?

“Your self-worth is determined by you.
You don’t have to depend on someone telling you who you are.”
~ Beyonce Knowles,
Singer, Songwriter, Actress & Philanthropist

The Identity We Will Give Ourselves & The Life That We Inevitably Live

“It is the identity that we ascribe to God out of doubt or faith in His Scriptures
that will determine the identity we will give ourselves and ultimately the life that we inevitably live.
If He is the Creator, then we are created. If He is Master, then we are servants.
If He is love, then we are loved. If He is omnipotent, then we are not as powerful as we think.
If He is omniscient, then there is nowhere to hide. If He cannot lie, then His promises are all true.
It is faith in the truths of God’s character that has the power to completely revolutionize
how our lives are lived out.”
~ Jackie Hill Perry
Writer, Speaker, Author & Artist
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Don’t Leave Out Your Daily Exercise

“Eat for nutrition, not for taste. Do what you need to do,
not what you want to do; don’t leave out your daily exercise and love yourself.”
~ Ida Keeling
 Track and Field Athlete, Masters Records (60 meter), Masters Records (100 meter) & Author
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Love & Appreciate Ourselves

You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself,
and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself,
as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.”
~ Bud D. Ha