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Having a Heart for God–Respectful

R E S P E C T.

Those of my generation immediately think of the “Queen of Soul,” Aretha Franklin, belting out these letters which became her signature song. It’s about a confident, young woman demanding respect from her man.

In her 1998 autobiography, Franklin said the lyrics “speak to anyone who feels unappreciated.”

A lack of respect has become an issue in all areas of life and in every relationship. It’s seen and felt in families, churches, communities, schools, social settings, and political positions. Continue reading


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