Religion

Spritually Speaking

  by James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times I am re-reading a book that I highly recommend by Beth Moore, Jesus, the One and Only. It reminds me rather vigorously that forgiveness is still a critical concept in the life of Read More

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Religion

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

Religion

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

Religion

Real Walk, Real Talk

by James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward-Times I once took a bible study class called, “Taking the Word into the World.” The premise was that those of us with a Christian belief system should be doing something, acting in some way Read More

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Doing A New Thing

by Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from The Houston Forward-Times “Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no Read More

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No Pain. No Gain.

by James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward-Times There is a perspective in our faith that many subscribe to and it is that our challenges are an integral part of God’s plan to ready us for the struggle of spreading the good Read More

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Power Up, Power On

by James Washington Special to the NNPA from The Houston Forward-Times I remember reviewing the letters of Paul in bible study. In doing so I was constantly reminded that one cannot look at Paul without really seeing Jesus’ amazing handywork. Now you need to know Read More

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Saving Our Sons

by E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times “Defining myself, as opposed to being defined by others, is one of the most difficult challenges I face.” – Carol Moseley-Braun Forward Thinkers today I challenge every single mother and devoted parent to Read More

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Lesson 6: The Strength of Obedience

  by Rev. Manson Johnson Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times 7 Strengths of Christian Believers Bible Fact: God uses a combination of spiritual characteristics to bring Christians to the point to glorify God. The Big Idea:  Growing Christians exhibit more positive spiritual Read More

Religion

Whose Time is it Anyway?

by James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times When life gets really upside down with me spiritually, I get anxious and scattered. If not reminded by those closest to me, I get a gentle nudge from my wife to remember my Read More

Religion

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