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The Power of a Good Example

“Matty Lovo is a Hero,” the headline read.

I googled it. And it’s a true story. It happened 12 years ago when Matty was just 9 years old and saved his father’s life.

Matty’s dad, Matty Lovo, Sr, a semi-tractor-trailer driver, was hauling lumber through St. Helens, Oregon, when he had a seizure and lost consciousness. The semi veered into oncoming traffic. Stuck a utility pole. And seemed destined for a tragic accident. Continue reading

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Ten Reasons Millennials are Backing Away from God and Christianity

“College-aged millennials today are far more likely than the general population to be religiously unaffiliated,” according to the Pew Research Center. “This is true when they are compared to previous generations as well.”

Furthermore Pew documents that millennials are the least outwardly religious American generation, where “one in four are unaffiliated with any religion, far more than the share of older adults when they were ages 18 to 29.’” Continue reading

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Who Are The Influential People?

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Today Time Magazine released its annual list of the top 100 influential people in the world. The entertainment world is heavily featured, with artists on four of the six covers.

Oscar winner, Leonardo diCaprio, Musical artist Nicki Minaj, Broadway star Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quantico actress Priyanka Chopra. The other two covers include monetary Fund leader Christine Lagarde and husband and wife philanthropists Mark Zukerberg and Priscilla Chan who share a cover. Continue reading

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GREAT VERSES OF THE BIBLE: Matthew 5:14-16

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“Jacob’s Ladder,” was a 1980’s hit written by Bruce Hornsby and performed by Huey Lewis and the News. Remember them?

The song was set in Birmingham, Alabama, and married the Biblical image of Jacob’s ladder with someone who rejects a proselytizing evangelist, preferring to struggle through life one day at the time. In part the lyrics go like this. Continue reading

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The Power of One Person

 Hardies Chapel

“The power of one man or one woman doing the right thing for the right reason, and at the right time, is the greatest influence in our society.” – Jack Kemp

I was reminded of this truth again this week. Last night I finished a meeting at a church called Hardies Chapel in Gordon, GA Probably most of you have never heard of it. But the story of their beginning impressed me and I wanted to share it with our readers. Continue reading

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The Impact Of Your Influence

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Bill and Hillary Clinton were on vacation back in her home state of Illinois.  One afternoon they decided to go for a drive to see the countryside and some of Hillary’s “old “haunts.” After driving for a while, they stopped for gas at a tiny station in small town.  One of those that still pump gas for you!

As the man walked out to help them, Hillary jumped out of the car and screamed, “Charlie!  Is that you?  I can’t believe it!” Continue reading

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