Monthly Archives: May 2011

Conversion/Salvation/Being Born Again Or Blind Belief?

In some Arab countries it is against the law for a person to convert to another religion than the religion of her/his birth and/or upbringing. However, having been raised in a particular religion is no indication of its truth or … Continue reading

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7 Practical Ways To Like Yourself Better

Self-esteem is important.  If you don’t like yourself (who you know best) you probablly won’t be able to really like anybody else.  However, a poor self-image (also known as an inferiority complex) can be overcome.  You can actually like yourself.  Here are … Continue reading

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Roaring Fork, Foxfire Mountain, & Spiritual Living Waters

Zip-ah-dee-do-dah On a recent trip to Gatlinburg, I saw a brochure from Foxfire Mountain in Sevierville, Tennessee.  It was about zip lining, soaring from one tree to another on long cables.  During my week at Tree Top Resort in Gatlinburg I … Continue reading

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The Treasure Is Me (And You)

An amazing treasure has been hidden on earth—unrecognized and undiscovered for years. This extraordinary treasure has been confused with the common and the ordinary. THE TREASURE IS ME. I am a unique person who overcame impossible odds when I first … Continue reading

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My Russian “Friend,” Theodore

I have a new friend, but I’ve never seen him in person. I was introduced to him through a Christmas present. However, he’s not a facebook (or any other internet social network) friend. Theodore is a Russian who lived in … Continue reading

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Did Oprah Read My Book?

I wrote and published a book on self-esteem. It has a unique title: Your Sperm Won — Experiencing Your Value As A Championship Human Being.  It is about the incredible statistical odds against any particular human being, being conceived.  The premise … Continue reading

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Ralph Abernathy Said What!

Famous Civil Rights leader, Ralph Abernathy, was a campus speaker when I was in college at The University of Tennessee Martin. In a packed ball room he told about his experiences in the Civil Rights Movement and about working with … Continue reading

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Freedom Riders And Church Diversity

I watched a two-hour documentary on PBS about the Freedom Riders, a group of young people (mostly college students) both black and white (committed to non-violence), who rode public busses together into the Deep South (in 1961) to challenge state segregation laws that … Continue reading

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Surfing The Net? Hang Ten Links For Berry Street

When you surf the internet, you can Google what you want or you might prefer to StumbleUpon things.  However if you want to go directly to information about Nashville’s most unique church, The Salvation Army Berry Street Worship Center and … Continue reading

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How A White Guy Experienced Jim Crow As A Black Guy

Black Like Me is the story of how John Howard Griffin, a white man, colored his skin black and traveled around the segregated, Jim Crow South in the late 1950s. The cover reads: “What was it like, really like to be … Continue reading

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