Charles Stanley Quote

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God’s generous gifts of relationships, possessions, and meaningful work should never be cherished more than the Giver.

From Matthew 6:24:  “No one can serve two masters, for a slave will either hate the one and love the other or be devoted to the one and despise the other.  You cannot serve God and wealth.”

Judy Blume Quotes

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Our fingerprints don’t fade from the lives we touch.

Things change . . . things happen . . . things you can’t imagine when you’re young and full of hope.

Judy Blume (born 1938) is an American writer who is best known for her children’s books and young adult novels.

Phillip Graham Ryken Quote

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When a mind is in love with Jesus, this is what it sees:  a world full of the wonders He has made.

From Hebrews 13:8:  “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”

Phillip Graham Ryken (born 1966) is an American pastor and theologian.  He currently serves as the president of Wheaton College in Illinois.

James Weldon Johnson Quotes


Music is a universal art; anybody’s music belongs to everybody; you can’t limit it to race or country.

The final measure of the greatness of all peoples is the amount and standard of the literature and art they have produced.

James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938) was an American writer and civil rights activist.  He was actively involved in the leadership of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People).  He wrote lyrics for the hymn, “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” which later became known as the national anthem for African-Americans.

Charles Swindoll Quote

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We aren’t just thrown on this earth like dice tossed across a table.  We are lovingly placed here for a purpose.

From Ecclesiastes 3:1:  “For everything there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven.”

Anais Nin Quotes

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Don’t let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.

It takes courage to push yourself to places you have never been before . . . to test your limits . . . to break through barriers.

Anais Nin (1903-1977) was a French-born American writer of novels and short stories.  Much of her published works came from her diaries.

Mary McLeod Bethune Quote

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Without faith, nothing is possible.  With it, nothing is impossible.

From Matthew 8:24-26:  “A windstorm suddenly arose on the sea, so great that the boat was being swamped by the waves, but He was asleep.  And they went and woke Him up, saying, ‘Lord, save us!  We are perishing!’   And He said to them, ‘Why are you afraid, you of little faith?’  Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a dead calm.”

Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955) was an American educator, philanthropist, and civil rights activist.  A daughter of former slaves, she made a significant impact in the lives of many.

Ursula K. Le Guin Quotes

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No darkness lasts forever.  And even there, there are stars.

If you evade suffering, you also evade the chance of joy.

Ursula K. Le Guin (1929-2018) was an American author who achieved success in the realm of science fiction as well as fantasy.

Joseph Charles Price

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I do not care how dark the night; I believe in the coming of the morning.

From Luke 1:78-79:  “Because of the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us, to shine upon those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.”

Joseph Charles Price (1854-1893) was the founder of Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina.  He was a gifted orator as well as a leader in the African-American community in the southern United States.  He also served many congregations as pastor.