Back-to-School: Tips For Parents From A Teacher

Back-to-School: Tips For Parents From A Teacher

The beginning of a new school year can be an exciting and stressful time for parents and children. Whether your child is attending school for the first time, or transitioning to high school, your support is critical for success. Research continually states that parents play a major role in their child’s academic achievement. Here are […]

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The Reconciled Church Summit: Healing the Racial Divide

The Reconciled Church Summit: Healing the Racial Divide

Is the Church standing as an agent of change in our communities? Is the Church relevant in restoring race relations in our society? Bishop Phillip M. Davis, senior pastor of Nations Ford Community Church of Charlotte, NC, believes that believers are “called to confront the culture” and address the moral and social issues that plague […]

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The Power of the Resurrection

The Power of the Resurrection

What does the resurrection of Christ mean to you? As a believer who has grown up in church, I must admit that at times it’s easy to overlook or take for granted the sacrifice of our Savior. We listen to powerful sermons, read the rich Word, and enjoy watching powerful plays that speak of our […]

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Black History For A New Generation

Black History For A New Generation

What legacy will our children leave? What cause will our youth stand for in their generation? During Black History Month, we reflect as a nation on the accomplishments of African Americans. From the injustices of slavery to the innovators of our time, we remember those who are strong and courageous, and who make a difference, […]

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Step Into A New Vision

Step Into A New Vision

The onset of a new year often fills our hearts with excitement and wonder. The chance to begin again and embrace new opportunities is a blessing from God. While we look forward to the future, we may also be cautious about continuing along our journey. Rather than shrink back in fear, we can embrace 2015 […]

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Ending the Year with Greatness

Ending the Year with Greatness

Do you work hard all of the time or only when others are watching you? As an educator, I’m constantly evaluated on my performance. Most employees should expect to give an account for their work. However, shaping the minds of the future brings about an extra dose of pressure. At any moment, an administrator can […]

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The Promises of Prayer

The Promises of Prayer

If you listen to the news on any given day, stories of violence and injustice fill the airwaves. A quick scroll of the latest headlines on a mobile device is often enough to convince us that prayer is needed. While there are times when we’d like to run under the covers, wave a magic wand, […]

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Cultivate A Heart of Thanksgiving

Cultivate A Heart of Thanksgiving

Are you thankful every day of the year or only when the holiday season arrives? While I believe that most people are genuinely thankful for what they have, sometimes the demands of daily life can cause us to take our blessings for granted. How would you feel if your family, friends, or children only thanked […]

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REVIEW: Manna-Free Living by R. Carnell Jones

REVIEW: Manna-Free Living by R. Carnell Jones

I’m not sure what I was expecting when I picked up Manna-Free Living by R. Carnell Jones. The title of the book was intriguing and I knew I would learn something about money. What I discovered was a complete paradigm shift to handling financial matters. Most books about finances discuss the “how-to’s” regarding investing or […]

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Just Believe

Just Believe

Then they said to Him, “What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?” Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you may believe in Him whom He sent.” (John 6:28-29) In our fast-paced world, it’s easy to believe that doing a lot of things means […]

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Activate Your Faith

Activate Your Faith

Are you taking ownership of your relationship with God or are you expecting Him to do all the work? This question emerged on my heart after teaching a high school English class. I stood before the class and passionately presented the day’s lesson. Through modeling and discussion, I ensured the students grasped the material presented. […]

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