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  • President Obama At Victims' Funeral
    American Violence: Part II - Reaction to the Latest Massacre Signal of Hope?
    Part I of “American Violence” dealt with the link between violent movies, television shows and video games and their influence over society. After extensive research the conclusion was that they are not to blame when violent acts occur...
  • Emanuel AME Church
    Message of hope from the Emanuel AME Church and the people of Charleston
    Yesterday was the first Sunday since the tragic shooting inCharleston, S.C., that claimed the lives of four parishioners at the historically blackEmanuel AME Church. One of the nine people killed in the senseless massacre was the church's...
  • Frankenstein's Castle
    Monsters among us
    British author Mary Shelly wrote the book Frankenstein in 1818 as the result of a wager between she and a group of friends vying to see who could write the best horror story. In summary, the book tells the story of a young doctor, Victor...
  • returnrevised
    Tolkien's marred Arda and hope for the future, part 2
    If you have ever had a parent or other relative who had Alzheimer's or another disabling disease, you know how frustrating it can be for the family. "Why does God let people go through this?" we wonder.Tolkien seemed to have...
  • morgoth
    Tolkien's marred Arda and hope for the future, part 1
    Incomparably greater than the power of Sauron, concentrated in the One Ring, Morgoth's power (Tolkien wrote) was dispersed into the very matter of Arda: "the whole of Middle-earth was Morgoth's Ring." [Dust Jacket of Morgoth'...
  • Where Hope Grows
    ‘Where Hope Grows’ tells story of unexpected friendship
    Godspeed Pictures is making history with their new film, ‘Where Hope Grows.” David DeSanctis , a young actor with Down Syndrome, has one of the lead roles in this film of faith, hope and family. Calvin Campbell (Kristoffer Polaha), a...
  • Bankhead National Forest 2014
    From a humble servant; An earnest prayer
    Hello Father,I'm so glad your always there when I call. The line is never busy, your never to busy to listen and you always help me to feel comforted and safe. No matter what concerns I have. I love you Father, I'm so belssed to have you...
  • Book of Revelation
    Revelation – the book of hope
    Jesus, the Son of God, entered this world as a newborn baby. He grew to manhood in Roman-occupied Palestine. He spent his young years working in his father, Joseph’s, woodworking shop. Then, as a man, he walked through the countryside and...
  • Bowl of soup
    The inheritance
    Like most parents my husband and I are committed to leaving a legacy for our sons. At the same time, we don’t want them to take for granted the effort and energy that went into building the legacy. We've all heard horror stories about...
  • Prison for the mind
    Tampa suffers forms of addiction, key to stop addictions is hard to get and show
    What drives a person to become addicted? Multitude of stressors, and not a way out, no escape, no hope, therefore, the addictive substance becomes just an escape for the addicts? "The Truman (True Man) Show" for various reasons is...
  • Good Hope Estate, Jamaica
    Stages of change
    Have you ever wondered why it takes time to really embrace change in your life? Or, why some changes come so easily while others seem so difficult?I know for me I have been thinking about this as of late considering the New Year and all of its...
  • Nativity
    Advent V: The Hope of God's Humiliation
    The culminating story of Advent is the birth of Jesus. In it we are presented with a paradox that actively demonstrates how far God is willing to go to bring us the hope of His salvation. The story begins with the masters of the world still...
  • The birth of Hope for all peoples announced by angels and a star
    The promise and the gift of Christmas
    Merry Christmas to all. And during this season, may each of you know that whether you are with loving family or friends, or you're lonely and struggling to make it, Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever and He loves you more than you...
  • Why Christ came as a baby: new version
    Why Christ came as a baby: new version
    For Christmas I usually respond to my readers request to repost the “Why Christ came as a baby” article I wrote several years ago. (There’s a link below if you’d like to read it or read it again.)This year I thought I'd...
  • Parent's Decoration
    Advent IV: Hope in the Hill Country
    Advent may be the story of hope, but not everyone shares that hope. There’s something about this season that has a tendency to excavate long-buried hurts, ignored or untended wounds, and deep-seeded disputes and tensions, bringing them to...
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