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READY… SET … GROW

Do you believe God created you to do something great with your life? We do. But to walk in the fullness of all God has for you; we have to be determined to grow. Jesus said of John the Baptist, “Of those born of woman, there is none greater” (Luke 7:28) ........Can we...

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Mirror Mirror

I recently heard about a story in a magazine that asked its readers to send in a picture and a letter describing the most beautiful woman they know. One of the letters submitted caught the attention of an employee. This letter was from a little boy from a broken home....

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The Voice

Season 11 of NBC’s hit TV series “The Voice” has just begun with the Blind Auditions. While I hope you all tune in (my wife swears she is boycotting this season though. We’ll see if she can resist!) what I’m really wondering is - how are you doing at tuning into the...

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Kutama Ramano’s BLOG

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” ― Maya Angelou My favorite time of the year is fast approaching and I could not be happier! I love the fall, living in New York and commuting to New...

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Olympic Weight

The Rio Olympics are set to begin soon, assuming multiple issues don’t scare everyone away! Whether its the Zika virus, the crime rate in Rio that’s through the roof, or even the near toxic waterways our athletes will compete in (that could kill someone or perhaps...

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Set your mind on things above

At 90, my Mom readily admits that her thoughts are more about heaven now than when she was in her twenties. One thing remains the same, and that is, the example she is to me… whether as a child when she led me by the hand to Sunday school, or today as she reflects on...

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Suicide in Turkey

Suicide in Turkey……… Another suicide bombing attack took place yet again. Three terrorists began shooting up Turkey's International Airport in Istanbul before detonating their suicide vests. The current death toll remains at 42. Unfortunately this is becoming all too...

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Get out of the Boat!

We are called to live extraordinary lives, but for that to happen we have to get out of the boat. Step out of our comfort zone into those uncharted waters. Jesus is waiting to meet you and he will be with you every step of the way!! Matthew details the story of when...

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Gorillas and sin make bad pets

I'm an animal guy. I’m all in when it comes to God’s beauty and wonder in the animal kingdom. We have 2 dogs, Bentley our beautiful Golden Retriever, and Fez, some kind of Cocker Spaniel mix, but we are not exactly sure! We even have a cat (I'm ashamed to admit) her...

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Ya Wanna Go?

Hockey is one of those throwback sports from a different era. In a day and age where concussions and player safety are in the forefront of people’s minds, Hockey preserves the most ancient (some may say “barbaric”) of rituals…….THE FIGHT! The gloves come off and 2 men...

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Speak words of Life

My husband Jim’s father was a very wise man. One of the life lessons he taught him at a young age was, your tongue can be your worst enemy. Once you say something you can’t take it back. The bible says it this way, Death and life is in the power of the tongue, and...

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Prince and The Glory of God

I have to admit it, growing up in suburban Detroit back in the 80's I was a big fan of Prince. That guy was 'the bomb'! He made the color purple chic, and was even able to rock that Austin Powers ascot looking thing and convince us all it was cool! A few weeks prior...

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Man beards and the Cross of Christ

My brother-in-law, John, lives in Northern Ontario, Canada. As you might expect he loves beer and the great outdoors; hunting, fishing and everything associated with it. Myself on the other hand is not that guy. Nothing about sleeping in a tent in the frigid Northern...

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Do Something Great!

Shino Prater  - Do something great today! Have you ever been afraid to do something great for God? There is always that moment: there’s an obstacle in front of you and you question, “should I go left or right?” We must understand that fear paralyzes and faith propels...

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The Lost Dog

My daughter Elizabeth is an animal nut; I don’t know how else to put it. The joke in our home is that Elizabeth, “loves animals and tolerates people.” Maybe not a biblical view but we’re still working on her. Elizabeth owns 3 horses and 4 dogs, and my guess is that if...

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