• “Religion is the only solid basis of good morals; therefore education should teach the precepts of religion, and the duties of man toward God . . . Provision should be made for maintaining divine worship as well as education . . . Religion is the relation between God and man; therefore it is not within the reach of human authority.” ~Gouverneur Morris, Observation on Government, Applicable to the Political State of France, 1792

  • “Force makes hypocrites, ’tis persuasion only that makes converts.” ~William Penn, Quaker founder of Pennsylvania, wrote in England’s Present Interest Considered, 1675

  • “The relation of geology, as well as astronomy, to the Bible, when both are well understood, is that of perfect harmony . . . The Word and the works of God cannot conflict, and the more they are studied the more perfect will their harmony appear.” ~>Benjamin Silliman, founder of the American Journal of Science and Arts

  • “There never was found, in any age of the world, either philosophy, or sect, or religion, or law, or discipline, which did so highly exalt the good of the community, and increase private and particular good as the holy Christian faith. Hence, it clearly appears that it was one and the same God that gave the Christian law to men, who gave the laws of nature to the creatures.” ~Sir Francis Bacon

  • Let us remember always to try to act and live in the spirit of the Prince of Peace. He bore in His heart no hate and no malice-nothing but love for all mankind. We should try as nearly as we can to follow His example . . . Through Jesus Christ the world will yet be a better and a fairer place . . . ~President Harry S Truman, while lighting the National Community Christmas Tree, Christmas Eve, December 24, 1952

  • “When the time had fully come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law so that we might receive adoption as sons.” (Galatians 4:4-5)
  • “The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45)

  • “Perfectionism is a self destructive and addictive belief system that fuels this primary thought: If I look perfect, and do everything perfectly, I can avoid or minimize the painful feelings of shame, judgment, and blame.” ~Brené Brown