God promises a safe landing - - - NOT a calm passage!
Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.” —Aesop
Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity; it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.”
“There are two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything Is a miracle.”
“A thankful heart is not only the greatest of virtues,
but the parent of all the others.”
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the
highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
—John F Kennedy
If God brings you to it- - -
He will bring you through it!
“If we want our grandchildren to be able to give thanks for being Americans, we’ll need to... start steering a course away from government control of our lives —and start moving back toward greater personal responsibility.”
“Honesty in action is the best policy, but (as the Bible shows)
sin is always crouching at our door. When it leaps, honest words--—with changes in behavior--—are the best response.”
“The real fact is that traditional morality has practical authority independent of whether God exists and whether we know His will.
“It’s time to abandon the mindlessly repeated mantra that religious belief has been the greatest source of human conflict and violence. Atheism, not religion, is the real force behind the mass murders of history.”
“We are so robotic in America whenever the word ‘discrimination’ is used that we shut down thought and all genuflect in the direction of whoever is complaining. But the proper question is not whether it is discrimination but whether it is justified.” —Mona Charen
“Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one
“HERE IS THE GOLDEN RULE OF SOUND CITIZENSHIP, the first and greatest lesson in the study of politics: You get the same order of criminality from any State to which you give power to exercise it; and whatever power you give the State to do things FOR you carries with it the equivalent power to do things TO you.”
—Albert Jay Nock
Growing older is mandatory - - - Growing up is optional!
“‘Cast away from you all the transgressions which you have committed, and get yourselves a new heart and a new spirit. For why should you die, 0 house of Israel? For I have no pleasure in the death of one who dies,’ says the Lord God.
‘Therefore, turn and live!”’
“It is something one half of the population has long suspected--—and the other half always vocally denied. Women really do talk more than men. In fact, YES, women talk almost three times as much as men, with the average woman chalking up 20,000 words in a day—13,000 more than the average man. Women also speak more quickly, devote more brainpower to chit-chat—and actually get a buzz out of hearing their own voices, a new book suggests. The book—written by a female psychiatrist—says that inherent differences between the male and female brain explain why women are naturally more talkative than men. In The Female Mind, Dr Luan Brizendine says women devote more brain cells to talking than men. And, if that wasn’t enough, the simple act of talking triggers a flood of brain chemicals which give women a rush similar to that felt by heroin addicts when they qet a high.”
And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God?”
We make a living by what we get---
We make a life by what we give.
“Upon our material well-being must be built a superstructure of individual and national life in accordance with the laws of the highest morality, or else our very prosperity itself will in the long run turn out a curse instead of a blessing. We should be both reverently thankful for what we have received, and earnestly bent upon turning it into a means of grace and not of destruction “
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning . Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of first fruits of His creatures.’
“We came here to promote freedom and opportunity. We came here to allow all American families to keep more of their hard-earned money and spend it on their own priorities rather than Washington’s, a reality that only can be accomplished through less government, lower taxes, less federal spending and economic prosperity. We came here to rekindle the fires of men, material and morale that warm the warriors who stand on freedom’s ramparts in far-off lands. And we came here to assert again the constitutional rule of law, an unalienable right to life and the traditional values shared by millions of Americans.”
—Rep. Mike Pence
“There was a time when Thanksgiving meant an occasion for counting our many blessings. But, now that we have so many blessings that previous generations could hardly have dreamed about, we take them all for granted and are much more likely to count our grievances and the ways in which others have been unfair to us.” —Thomas Sowell
“In the last 10 years of his 94-year life, [Milton] Friedman and his wife, Rose, dedicated themselves to school choice. They viewed school choice as a companion to economic freedom. Through the Milton and Rose D. Friedman Foundation they enthusiastically promoted school choice as a means of liberating the poor from failing government schools. Failing schools produced failing students, they reasoned, depriving children of the tools they would need to attain economic independence. Friedman first proposed school vouchers in 1955, but it wasn’t until 1996 that he and Rose started their foundation to take advantage of the growing interest in school choice.. . The main opponents of school choice are the teachers unions and white liberal politicians who receive their campaign contributions. They mostly send their children and grandchildren to private schools, while condemning minority children to poorly performing government schools . How’s that for ‘compassion’ and a commitment to helping the poor?... If school choice becomes the norm in America, it will be Milton Friedman’s real legacy and every poor child who is liberated from a failed government school will owe him a lasting debt of gratitude.”
“Live each day to the fullest Live each day with enthusiasm, optimism and hope. If you do, I am convinced that your contribution to this wonderful experiment we call America will be profound.”
I wish you a very merry Christmas
In memory of One who gave.
Church of the Science of God
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