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What Would Your Life Be Like If . . .

How would you be today if you had been born to a mother in poverty with several children by different men? What if you had been surrounded by depression, anger, fear, hopelessness, and despair? How would you be if you … 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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Knocking Prayer (Or Prayer Knocking)

Some people like to knock prayer.  They write it off as meaningless superstition — knock on wood. Jesus spoke about knocking prayer.  Here’s the quote:  “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will … Continue reading

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Don’t Cringe At Criticism

Don’t cringe at criticism! When handled properly, criticism can become an opportunity to improve yourself and your performance in life. Here are six ways to positively deal with criticism from others: 1) Decide which type of criticism you are facing. … Continue reading

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How Did We Get The Bible?

Where did the Bible come from?  The Bible didn’t just float down from Heaven on golden pages. It was written by human beings who were inspired by God. The first 5 books of the Old Testament were written by Moses. … Continue reading

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Some Americans Suffered An Atrosity

I once stood in a small cemetery where a little known group of American hostages are buried. There are no tombstones, only a flat rock placed on each grave—no names to identify these Americans who suffered tremendous indignities and deprivations as … Continue reading

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Tennessee’s Abolitionist Newspaper — The Emancipator

Here’s a little known fact of American history and black history.  In the early 1800s there was an abolitionist movement in East Tennessee. Elihu Embree even started an anti-slavery newspaper, The Emancipator,  around 1820. Because of stiff opposition the movement … Continue reading

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Leader Of A World Wide Revival, William J. Seymour — My 3rd Greatest American

William J. Seymour is my third greatest American of all time. He was born in 1870 in Centerville, Louisiana to former slaves. He grew up in the midst of poverty and racism and had little education — although he did … Continue reading

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Words Can Enlighten You

“The words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels.”  –Hazrat Inayat Khan “Have the strength to be compassionate and the wisdom to be humble.”  –Keshavan Nair “The most exhausting thing in life, I have discovered, is being insincere.  That … Continue reading

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