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Proverbs 4:23 – “Keep diligent watch over your heart; that’s where life starts.” (The Message Bible)

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June 21, 2019 will be the 83rd birthday of Imam Muhammad Siddeeq, and we invite you to join us in celebration (time and place TBA) of his life; a life which is full of numerous wonderful encounters and struggles in support of human excellence. His loving wife of 54 years, Sister Fareedah Sid…

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For those who are unfamiliar with the Islamic tradition, Ramadan can sound like a month where Muslims get familiar with a list of do’s and don’ts. Read the Quran every day, but don’t eat while the sun is out. Pray even more during Ramadan, but don’t chew gum.

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What are you waiting on? It’s not a rhetorical question. It’s one to be answered by you to you or maybe even to an accountability partner (take the hint that if you don’t have one, get one). What are you waiting for? The right conditions? They actually don’t exist. If everything were perfect…

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We live in an instant world. Instant messages keep us connected. Photos are taken, posted, shared and printed instantly.  Request your Uber or Lyft ride and instantly your driver is three minutes away.  And don’t get me started on Amazon Prime! If I want it tomorrow, I can order within six h…

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Over the course of three decades as a Jesuit priest who started what has become the largest gang intervention program in the country, Father Greg Boyle has developed a steadfast message, one many in attendance at the Faith and Action Project spring conference May 2 at Eastern Star Church wer…

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“He [David] picked up five smooth stones from a stream and put them into his shepherd’s bag. Then, armed only with his shepherd’s staff and sling, he started across the valley to fight the Philistine.” 1 Samuel 17:40 NLT

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“By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion. We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof. For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, ‘Sing us one of the songs o…

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Matthew 28:6 —“He isn’t here! God has raised him to life, just as Jesus said he would. Come, see the place where his body was lying.” (Contemporary English Version)

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Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic, lunar-based calendar. The anticipated day for the start of the Ramadan fast this year is May 5 with the actual date to be confirmed with the physical sighting of the new moon.

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When Joseph Anderson was growing up in the 46218 area code in the 1970s and early ‘80s he didn’t remember having anything quite like Eastern Star Church’s Rock Initiative. Now there’s a small grocery store with healthy food options, housing expansion, financial literacy services and more.

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Churches have long recognized their role in the community, and that it isn’t limited to a church service on Sunday and Bible study on Wednesday. Especially in the African American community, churches are home bases, hosting community events, helping children grow in summer camps and assistin…

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Aug. 28, 1986, pop artist Cyndi Lauper released a ballad titled “True Colors.” The song was written by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly. We’re all familiar with the lyrics: “I see your true colors shining through. I see your true colors, and that’s why I love you. So don’t be afraid to let them…

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“Just then he looked up and saw the rich people dropping offerings in the collection plate. Then he saw a poor widow put in two pennies. He said, 'The plain truth is that this widow has given by far the largest offering today. All these others made offerings that they’ll never miss; she gave…