Religion

Vision 4

by Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times “Don’t underestimate the power of a vision. McDonald’s founder, Ray Kroc, pictured his empire long before it existed, and he saw how to get there. He invented the company motto — ‘Quality, service, Read More

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Vision 3

by Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times Forward Thinkers, before I began this week’s Forward Thinking article, I would like to pause and pray for the families of Valerie and Dwayne Jackson along with their six children Nathaniel (13), Read More

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Power

By Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times “The great question of our time is, ‘Will we be motivated by materialistic philosophy or by spiritual power?’’ ~ Billy Graham Forward Thinkers, Curtis Jackson “aka” 50 Cent, the Executive Producer of Read More

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Power

By Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times “From my perspective, I absolutely believe in a greater spiritual power, far greater than I am, from which I have derived strength in moments of sadness or fear. That’s what I believe, Read More

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‘LAG’: Look At God

by Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times Forward Thinkers, we all have heard the bible says, “So as a man thinks so is he” but the reality is most of our thoughts are created by what we see. What Read More

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FOG (Favor Of God): Part 3

by Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times “Don’t put too much trust on your education level, girlfriend, boyfriend, wife, husband, bank account, because they will fail you. Only put your 100% trust on God, you will succeed!” ― Werley Read More

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FOG (Favor of God) 4

by Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times “Whenever we think of Christ, we should recall the love that led Him to bestow on us so many graces and favors, and also the great love God showed in giving us Read More

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The Favor of the Lord

by Pastor E. A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times “God can cause opportunity to find you. He has unexpected blessings where you suddenly meet the right person, or suddenly your health improves, or suddenly you’re able to pay off your Read More

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How Will You Be Remembered?

by Pastor E. A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward-Times “With quiet courage and nonnegotiable dignity, Rosa Parks was an activist and a freedom fighter that transformed a nation and confirmed a notion that ordinary people can have an extraordinary effect on Read More

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Fall Forward

by Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times “A lot of emotional stress that people go through, some people figure out a way to handle it. They have a strong enough support system to keep going and keep moving forward. Read More

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‘Sudden Shift’

by Pastor E. A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times “When things go wrong as they sometimes will; When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill; When the funds are low, and the debts are high And you want to smile, Read More

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Grace and Mercy

by Pastor E. A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times “I am a most noteworthy sinner, but I have cried out to the Lord for grace and mercy, and they have covered me completely. I have found the sweetest consolation since Read More