Martin Luther King Leads a Peaceful Walk of Faith

“Notable People leave their legacy in what they have courageously accomplished, and what they said.

No one can be equal to their grand entrance upon their stage of life, or their impact upon the world.”

Book Excerpt from: Heroes Of The Heart Book Of Quotes by Joan Jessalyn Cox

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a deep desire to follow Jesus, he ask Jesus help to lead his people to a victorious march for freedom from civil oppression and emotional bondage.

“God is not interested merely in the freedom of black men, and brown men, and yellow men; God is interested in the freedom of the whole human race.”  Dr. Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King’s calling for his mission in life was so strong that it took priority over everything else in his life. He dedicated every ounce of strength he had to serve his God, his country, and his people of color, to motivate them to stand up with a peaceful march for freedom for all people who were and are oppressed.

“Use me, God. Show me how to take who I am, who I want to be, and what I can do, and use it for a purpose greater than myself.” Martin Luther King

Dr. Martin Luther King wanted to lead the civil liberties march in a peaceful way, a way approved of God because of his great love for Jesus Christ. He always knew his Christian citizenship was excellent because of his love for the Bible and Jesus Christ, but he grieved that his people of color were still oppressed, and not being recognized for their own merit.

Dr. King motivated all people to see the “big picture” of his future vision for a better relationship between the races, all being accepted on their own self-worth.

“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”…I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” Dr. Martin Luther King

Dr. Martin Luther King set a high moral standard by showing how to protest old forbidding ways of racial prejudice, by peaceful ways. His leadership of victory marches to protest the ever prevalent bias between the races, became the guiding light for all peaceful protests to follow.

Dr. Martin Luther King had a deep desire to lead people to Jesus Christ, to help people to find that inner peace that only comes from Jesus Christ dwelling in their heart and soul by his precious words of truth dwelling in their heart.

“One day we will learn that the heart can never be totally right if the head is totally wrong. Only through the bringing together of head and heart—intelligence and goodness—shall man rise to a fulfillment of his true nature.” Dr. Martin Luther King

He was so effective in his mission by combining his preaching the gospel, and telling people that they can peacefully present their cause by standing up and peacefully marching.

He told them they could, with Christian kindness, make a greater impression on people with the truth, and protesting in peaceful ways, show their passionate need for change.

Dr. King’s well-known messages touched the hearts of people who had grown up with despair because of their own lack of hope through being treated so badly most of their life.

Dr. King would not live long enough to see that over many, many years his dream for better relationships between the races could and would happen among some of the peacemakers. His short life reaped great rewards over a long period of time.

Bias between the races would always be evident in those whose evil knows no race but works in violence against all people. He was assassinated when he was only 39 years old; he was murdered in 1968.

Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated while on the balcony of his hotel room, in Memphis, Tennessee. His last words spoken were to his long-time friend and musician Ben Branch, “Ben, make sure you play ‘Take My Hand, Precious Lord’ in the meeting tonight. Play it real pretty.”

Moments later, Martin Luther King would stand before the Lord Jesus Christ, feeling free at last from the oppressions of the world.

“Not everybody can be famous but everybody can be great because greatness is determined by service. You only need a heart full of grace and a soul generated by love.” Dr. Martin Luther King

Christians remember his dynamic sermons no matter their race because he touched the heart of all people with his messages.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his life for what he believed in, primarily his love for Jesus Christ, his love for his people and his love for his country. Dr. King didn’t get to see all the good he did, but it is a legacy of his heart-felt love given to set his people free from oppression done in his own unique way.

Dr. King’s legacy lives on within every person who feels free, and not in bondage to others. He was and is remembered as a noble person whose unique way of standing up for truth has affected millions of lives and continues to affect all who know the only way to have a protest that will work for your cause is to do it peacefully.

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. comes through his compassionate love for God’s truth, and through the ministry of a mighty man whose love for his people brought them out of the bondage of prejudice. He promoted peace above all else.

Victory marches for protest are still the courageous way to promote change peacefully. All this happened because of the deep moving of the Holy Spirit that caused a man to be loyal to his cause to help his people with his Christian example of good leadership for peace, forgiveness, and bold desire for freedom. His noble movement for change existed by Dr. King standing up for what’s right, serving and loving one another by showing the way to march to victory in a peaceful march.

Dr. Martin Luther King is known for his leadership, his profound love of Jesus Christ and his most inner urgent need to help his people out of their moral, emotional, and spiritual oppression. He was a gift from God Almighty to teach all people how to protest in a peaceful way, and get their message across to their opponents without breaking the laws of God or man.

Joan Jessalyn Cox writes about Dr. Martin Luther King in her new book.

Heroes Of The Heart Book Of Quotes: Christian Heritage Honored in Heroes

Coming soon announcement at:

Please follow Dr. Martin Luther King’s example as an honorable, honest, and trustworthy leader who taught Americans a gloriously peaceful way to protest any wrong perpetrated against all citizens of America.

Honesty and justice springs from truth, and truth is revealed to set you free, from the entanglement of lawlessness.

Pray sincerely for Jesus Christ to guide your footsteps down the paths you choose and choose those paths wisely.

Your friend in service to Jesus Christ, Joan Jessalyn Cox

What’s Missing in Our Current Chaotic Culture

Wholesome Thinking, and Wholesome Living

By Joan Jessalyn Cox

"From the first blink of a baby's eye as it enters into this world, they need to have the tender loving care that will teach and enable them to raise up in surroundings that will love and protect them from all harm, as they are nurtured in life to become their best self." Joan Jessalyn Cox from Love and Protect Your Children. 

The learning process is taken one step at a time, and information is received better upon a clean, undisturbed mental slate, such as a young child’s uncluttered mind.

When anyone’s mind, especially a child’s mind, is being filled with filthy clutter, lessons must work through the mental garbage dumped into their environment and young minds.

When children are taught, and shown sexual material, and illustrations too early in life, it distracts them with material they are too young to know. These deviations brought into teaching material disturb their thinking and are a major hindrance in their learning process for a sound education.

When parents take their children to see vulgar displays of sexual activities passed off as entertainment, they are contributing to their psychological abuse, which sets them up to accept physical abuse. We should hold the parents and the people involved in sexual seduction activities accountable for abusing children.

Parents are supposed to love and protect their children. Good parents want their children to have a healthy mind and body, so they can feel good about themselves and have parents who want to shelter them from all harm, even within their own home.

What is missing in our current chaotic culture? Wholesome thinking and wholesome living.

What lessons can we learn from the golden childhood of yester years? It was a time when children could live with an innocent outlook on life. They could run and play free of mental disturbances and physical assault. Children could grow up gradually and learn with a clearer mind. They didn’t have dangerous surroundings to keep them drowning in fear. They didn’t have to be so apprehensive of adults lurking near them with corrupt desires circling them like wolves on the hunt ready to snatch away their innocence.

Trusting the untrustworthy is the beginning of all your sorrows and defeats in your life, and will continue to work their evil delusions upon you or your family as long as you tolerate their presence in your life.

Deviant people exist who, with disturbed minds, yearn to invade children’s frail, pure minds and bodies. Who will protect our children? Who are courageous enough to stand up and defend the children? Where are the heroes when weakened parents cannot, or will not, help their children?

Parents, and other people in a child’s life that loves them purely from the heart, care enough to cherish them and to protect children from a vile and vicious world. Parents who stand up against all demoralization from the elements of morally impure activities that will hurt their children in body, mind or spirit will make a courageous stand against all elements of ungodly filth.

Parents love their children enough to protect them from all intrusions into their life that will rob them of practical thinking and they will protect them during their innocent growing seasons, all their life.

Trustworthy parents, family and friends will show how the loyalty of pure love from the heart instills the love of Jesus that is holy because Jesus teaches us that holy love comes from the heart.

Jesus Christ’s everlasting words of truth emphasizes heartfelt love of God that radiates from the heart with purity.

When people accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior through reading and understanding his words from the Bible, truth changes the believer’s outlook on life. Truth refreshes your soul and spirit (attitude) because truth will win a victory over all sin (lawlessness).

Wholesome thinking and living brings peace to the soul, and victory by faith in Jesus Christ to help others in our lives, especially children and others who suffer hurt and are bruised by the same elements of evil at work in the world today.

Jesus is our abundant hope. When living according to his word, our honest character is established and fulfilled, because it renews and cleanses his beloved people.   Honesty springs forth from truth.

“Jesus saith, unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6

“Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.”

“Blessed are the merciful; for they shall obtain mercy.”

“Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.”

“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.”  Matthew 5:6-9

Understand that the phrase “children of God” shows the Lord’s loving, protecting, and preserving merciful love toward all who love and accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior.

The previous quotes of Jesus Christ’s everlasting words of truth are found at the end of my last book. Heroes Of The Heart Book Of Quotes: Christian Heritage Honored In Heroes by Joan Jessalyn Cox

Quotes about children are from my book, Love And Protect Your Children by Joan Jessalyn Cox

“Teaching and nurturing your children to face the challenges of life with confidence, gives them greater strength to face the realities of life.”

“When you invest in the good upbringing of a child you are investing in your nation’s future.”

“The value of good parental training of children must never be undervalued; it is necessary for them to have a happy and fulfilled life.”

Written by Joan Jessalyn Cox

” A beautiful attitude is like sunshine to the soul.”

Quotes by Joan Jessalyn Cox from my books:

Love and Protect Your Children Heroes Of The Heart Book Of Quotes

I welcome and encourage all quotes by others of my quotes.

I love good quotes and believe most authors would be honored to have people quote what they have written.

What Is Lovingkindness?


” Lovingkindness is pure love from the heart, that is full of love and mercy toward other people.”
By Joan Jessalyn Cox

“The Lord has appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.” Jeremiah 31:3

Lovingkindness is the holy love of God. When Christians express lovingkindness, there is no hardheartedness toward people, only their trustworthy, compassionate concern. They have read the manual to a good life, which is the Holy Bible, and with true faith in Jesus Christ, they leave the judging of another person’s life to God.

 Christians who have grown past their childish self-righteous need to condemn others and they accept their fellow human being as needing their love and comforting compassion, they can help instead of hurt people emotionally, by showing them lovingkindness. When God’s holy love comes from the heart in lovingkindness, that person can be a true minister to anyone in great need. That love of Jesus Christ the Son of God, is the Holy Spirit flowing through the believer with faith of God.

Lovingkindness is the amazing grace, the awesome love of God that produces mountain moving faith of God to rescue, restore and revive all the people who are hurting from sin. The sinner’s bruised and hurting heart responds to the urgent call of salvation from a sincere message preached from an honest minister. When that compelling call to a hungry heart to come to Jesus Christ and repent of their sins leads his people home tenderly, and gently to the loving arms of Jesus Christ their Savior they feel the lovingkindness to heal their hurting heart.

People who have lived a troubled life from making wrong choices need the honest lovingkindness that comes from spiritually mature Christians who give the wounded person uplifting love, prayer, and encouragement. Lovingkindness is given to troubled people to show them Jesus Christ loves them just as much as he loves every other Christian.

Lovingkindness is pure love from the heart, that is full of compassion and mercy toward other people. A beautiful attitude is like sunshine to the soul. It expresses lovingkindness to others.

Lovingkindness is an expression of one’s nature that is concerned with other’s welfare and the alleviation of suffering. Lovingkindness is the desire to help others above oneself. It creates goodwill toward others.

“Charity never fails.”  “And now abides faith, hope, charity, these three: but the greatest of these is charity.”  1 Corinthians 13:13

Charity is that kind loving nature that is interested in helping others above oneself. Charity is spiritual love because it comes from the heart, it’s holy love toward others.

A tender love toward others is that caring and concerned, generous nature that creates good will toward those whose life they touch.

It takes a heart full of love for others from people who want to help feed the needy food when they are hungry, and spiritual food when they feel empty, hopeless, and confused.  

When Christians add an even greater desire to feed people the gospel of a loving God, it will give them faith, hope and truth that will feed their soul, it can heal their troubled heart, and soul, that affects their mind, and body.

“For thy lovingkindness is before my eyes: and I have walked in thy truth.” Psalms 26:3

The commandment of Jesus was to “love your neighbor as yourself” and to provide them with divine care, which is through genuine love that you will feed a friend, neighbor, brother, or stranger. You will accept the calling of the holy heart of God to feed the poor.

People with God’s own lovingkindness within their heart become their best self when they want to feed their faith with sound truth. Faith will feed the hungry in spirit spiritual food from the Bible, which is the manual for an abundant life. It will help to liberate them from the entanglement of any interaction with evil intrusions into their life to rob them of a better way of living.

My husband and I were so blessed a few weeks back to have several of our family members to come to our home for a visit and dinner together. 

 The fellowship was extra sweet because we would see one of our great grandchildren for the first time.

Our grandson, and his precious wife and their two children were walking up to the door. As I watched them nearing the porch, I heard our grandson say to his three-year-old little boy.

“We are going to see Grandfather Cox.” His son piped up. “Grandfather clocks, I want to see grandfather clocks!”  That cute misunderstanding, really tickled us.

It was his little nearly two-year-old daughter that we had never seen before. I was told she had to get to know you before she would take up with you. We had bought four children’s storybooks, so hopefully I could get to hold her and read her a fun story. One book I selected was “Wonky Donkey”. I bought it because I saw the video of the grandmother reading it to her grandchild and laughing.

I already loved our great granddaughter just from her sweet smiles and antics I saw in the videos on my social media connection.

She was still shying away from me, so her precious mother pulled up a chair right in front of my recliner and held our little one on her lap. She read Wonky Donkey to both of us. I was already laughing as the baby girl stared at the pictures in the book as her mother flipped the page. It showed the picture of the donkey with one eye closed; he was a wonky donkey because he only had one eye.

I was laughing, but the baby with a tiny finger touched the closed eye and uttered aww.. and you could feel the empathy in that baby’s voice for the donkey with one eye.

Her mother, with a nurturing warm and tender voice, said to her baby girl, “It’s alright, the donkey will be alright.” The mother’s lovingkindness for her child immediately comforted that tiny babies caring heart for the animal that she saw was hurt.

I’m giving you illustrations of lovingkindness, because like the word of an old soft drink ad from many years ago said, “What the world needs now, is love, sweet love that’s the only thing we have just too little of…” (If I didn’t recall the words just right, it’s been many years ago since I heard the jingle.)

Through all the pain, sorrow and evil activity in the world, God still has people who have lovingkindness that will help others.

Authors down through time have usually written poems, songs and stories that depicted the mother’s heart of love for their children with the tenderness of lovingkindness, but what in the world happened that changed that tender, warm mother’s love so drastically? Only God knows!

Lovingkindness is not dead, nor has it gone away completely and aren’t you happy, that there are still people in this world that love, purely and peacefully, from a heart full of God’s holy lovingkindness.

There are more stories of lovingkindness generosity than you might know, and you won’t see them until you look for them.

Our daughter and her husband were passing by a car dealership last evening and since they needed a new pickup, they looked first at the pickups, but soon they shifted to looking at the SUV’s because of the very high prices on the pickups.

A young car salesman came out and talked to them about buying the SUV they were looking at.

They found a vehicle they liked but could only afford if their payment remained the same as the one they were currently paying on.

The young man told them the following story as they waited to complete the sale.

A woman came into the car dealership a few days before, and she told him she had to have a car, her car would no longer run. She was a single mother; she had a special needs child and no way to go to her doctor’s appointments.

The young car salesman had told my daughter and son-in-law about his wife being transferred to their area with her work and his being thankful to start work at this dealership.

The young salesman went to the manager and said, we need to get this woman into a car, and he explained the circumstances. He told him I will forego my commission if you can get her into a car.

They got her into a car, and the young salesman didn’t get his commission. He said you know why I wanted to help her so badly? I have a special needs child as well.

No good deed goes unnoticed by God. Good deeds are usually greatly appreciated by the recipient.

“Then she fell on her face, and bowed herself to the ground, and said unto him, Why have I found grace in thy eyes, that thou shouldest take knowledge of me, seeing I am a stranger?”   Ruth 2:10

(this scripture applies to a different incident in biblical times, but the grateful attitude remains the same for current reactions within a grateful person for an expression of lovingkindness.)

I told my daughter; I like what happened.  The Lord brought you along at the right time so that young man would make a sale and get his commission added for that week.

I believe in divine appointments, where God in heaven sees one’s need, and hears the prayers regarding that need, and causes people and places to be rearranged, and prayers answered beyond our awareness.

“Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for thine eyes are open upon all the ways of the sons of men: to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings:”   Jeremiah 32:17-19

By Joan Jessalyn Cox