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Esther 4:15-17: “Then Esther sent this reply to Mordecai: 'Go and gather together all the Jews of Susa and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will do the same. And then, though it is against the law, I will go in to see the king. If I must die, I mu…

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Those who believe (in the Qur’an), and those who follow the Jewish (scriptures), and the Christians and the Sabians, — any who believe in Allah and the Last Day, and work righteousness, shall have their reward with their Lord; on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve. — Qur’an Chapter…

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Last Friday, I sat among my ministry colleagues in a Boundary Training class. This class is a denomination requirement for all clergy, whether full time, part time, associate, etc. The focus is moral ethics — the "to do" and "not to do" list of words, actions and situations put in place to p…

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“Step out of the traffic! Take a long, loving look at me, your High God, above politics, above everything.” Psalm 46:10

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“When God made his promise to Abraham, since there was no one greater for him to swear by, he swore by himself, saying, “I will surely bless you and give you many descendants.”  And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised … Because God wanted to make the unchanging nat…

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TaMara Breeding-Goode wrote her first suicide letter when she was 11 years old. She was sexually abused, bullied and dealt with mental health issues ranging from depression to post-traumatic stress disorder. Breeding-Goode’s mother found the letter, and she didn’t try to kill herself then. S…

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The story of African American men and women serving in the U.S. military is one of lament and hope. African Americans began serving in the military with the arrival of the first enslaved Africans and have continued until today. In every war and conflict fought by or within the United States,…

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One hundred years is a long time ago, and during that time many things have come and gone. However, one historic establishment still stands tall and strong, and has no signs of leaving any time soon: St. Rita Catholic Church. 

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Hebrews 11:32-35 —“32 And what more shall I say? For the time would fail me to tell of Gideon and Barak and Samson and Jephthah, also of David and Samuel and the prophets: 33 who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, 34 quenched…

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A couple weekends ago, televisions across the world were tuned into the anticipated BET Awards. Curiosities of who wore what and who would show up with whom were fully satisfied as eyes and imaginations feasted on the red carpet.

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“And think about grassy fields — the grasses are here now, but they will be dead by winter. And yet God adorns them so radiantly. How much more will He clothe you, you of little faith, you who have no trust? So do not consume yourselves with questions: What will we eat? What will we drink? W…