Monday, January 28, 2013

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What Is Your Dream?
By Min. Antonio Allen
(Min. Antonio is pursuing a Master of Theology degree at Campbellsville University. He anticipates graduating this May. He is the Youth Minister at Greater Galilee Baptist Church, Louisville, KY., where Rev. Dr. Eric Johnson is Pastor. Min. Antonio has been preaching since 2007. He was one of several students to preach at CU Chapel services in observance of Martin Luther King Holiday)
Harriet Tubman, the former slave and great African-American abolitionist who helped to free many others during her lifetime once said this, “every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” I like that quote because to me that describes the life of the late great poet, prophet, and preacher Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He was a dreamer who desired to change the world.
It was on August 28, 1963, 50 years ago this year, that King shared his dream with the world. On the footsteps of the Lincoln Memorial, as King was in the middle of giving a speech to those who had come to Washington to share their frustrations, King sensed that his audience was becoming bored and restless. His speech wasn’t resonating like he wanted and the people weren’t responding to what he was saying. So, he shifted his speech and began to talk prophetically about a dream that God had deposited into his sprit; King began to deliver perhaps the greatest speech of all time:
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal. I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slaveowners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood. I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a desert state, sweltering with the heat of injustice and oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today. (More)

Welcome New Members: Adrienne, Johnstontown, SC; Isaya Bwarumbi Mongeri, Kenya East Africa; Pastor Paula Washington, Lexington, KY; Chandel Smith, Beechwood, OH; Ephesians 3, Louisville, KY; Dominique Collins, Louisville, KY; Janine Lee, Louisville, KY. Thank you for joining this network in lifting up Jesus Christ.
Celebrating Birthdays This Month: Yolanda Buckner, Louisville, KY; Robert Jamison, Louisville, KY; Mark Miller, Janet Jones, Middletown, OH; Michele Seewright, Louisville, KY; Teresa T.K. Kellam (Praise Power 1350 and New Praize 104.7 Host, Sunday Praise Party Radio Show, photo right in middle), Louisville, KY; Sharon Rhodes, Louisville, KY; Teresa Britt, New Brunswick, NJ; Quandor A. Headen ,Sr., New York; Rev. Dr. Brian Wells, Louisville, KY; Mukwana Nicholas Issac, Uganda, Africa; Shlonda Davis, Louisville, KY. Be sure to stop by their pages with a birthday shout-out!

Featured New Member: Isaya BWARUMBI MONGERI
Morning Thought: "Be Loyal to Your Royal Family"
Greetings Beloved Sister Angela, It is joy to be friends here.You and your family you're in my prayers always. We are part of God the Father and Jesus Christ's Family. That is where we belong. We belong to the Family over which Christ is placed, under God the Father. Jesus Christ is the consummation of God's determined loyalty to His gracious covenant-relationship with His people. Christ is faithful and loyal to the Father, and the Father to Him. We have the wonderful opportunity to be part of this faithful and loyal Family. The training grounds for it is here and now — in our own households, and in the household of God. Loyalty means enduring commitment to a person over a long period of time — often with the implication of the commitment persisting in the face of obstacles. We certainly see the obstacles in members of God's church — in sickness, from principalities, from others, and from our own human nature. Loyalty means enduring commitment to a person over a long period of time —often with the implication of the commitment persisting in the face of obstacles that threaten the lasting commitment. It is good that we share the common goal that is to reach others with the Gospel. I hope by His Grace and mercy you will pray for our small Bible Study group and the orphans in our home based care. His Grace is all sufficient for us all. . Give my love to your beloved family.
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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

National Council of Negro Women Continues to Lift Legacy of King's Dream

By: Min. Angela Lee Price
The National Council of Negro Women, Louisville Section hosted their annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast on Saturday, January 19th. The theme was entitled, "Embracing the Power: Lifting the Legacy." Dr. Martisa Wilbon, Bellarmine University served as Mistress of Ceremony. Keynote speaker Charla Young, Host of the WAVE TV-3 talk show, Power to Change and former WAVE TV-3 Trouble Shooter shared her stirring personal testimony of the triumph of a small-town southern girl whose faith in God, gift of public speaking, and belief in King's dream of justice, liberty, freedom, and equality for all lead to her media career. NCNW President Lillie Mae Perry welcomed the capacity audience to the Galt House Hotel for the King Holiday event.
Carolyn Miller-Cooper, Human Relations Commission gave greetings on behalf of Mayor Greg Fischer. Rheonna Thornton offered a rousing poetry reading that was warmly received with applause and finger snaps. NCNW Treasurer, and Breakfast Chairperson April Starks recognized former NCNW Presidents, presenting Eleanor Foreman (right with husband, James), Shirely Smith-Pointer, and Paula McCraney with Christ-Centered, custom-made scented gift baskets from Jesus Saves Ministries.
Paula McCraney, (photo left with basket) gave remarks. NCNW First Vice President Linda Thomas welcomed the guest speaker. Saxophonist Audras Nixon was the guest musician. Pastor Usef Chandler, God's Will Christian Fellowship opened the pre-inaugural breakfast with an invocational prayer. There were quite a few young people who were recognized, including students from Bellarmine University.

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Saturday, January 05, 2013

MLK's 'I Have a Dream' Speech Turns 50 Years Old; Obama to Take Oath of Office for Second Time on MLK Day - BCNN1

2013 is the year that Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech turns 50. A half-century ago, it was a radical notion that a black man in America could have any kind of big dream at all, outside the realms of sports, music and entertainment.

Yet on Monday, January 21, 2013, which is Martin Luther King Day, we will see the second term inauguration of America's first-ever black president. Talk about historical synergy.

Toward the end of this speech, Dr. King envisioned an improbable goal, "to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood."
Now, that's what I call a New Year's resolution.

2013: A Year of Landmark Civil Rights Anniversaries

In fact, this year there are several important civil rights anniversaries. 2013 marks, among others:

•the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation (1863).

•150th anniversary of the placement of the Statue of Freedom atop the Capitol Dome (1863).

•50th anniversary of the "I Have a Dream" speech (1963).

•50th anniversary of the murder of NAACP leader Medgar Evers and riots in Birmingham after the murder of four girls at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church (1963).
the inauguration of the first black American president to his second term (2013).

And, as a reminder of the sometimes-terrible costs of change, 2013 is also the 50th anniversary of the assassination of another young president, JFK.
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MLK's 'I Have a Dream' Speech Turns 50 Years Old; Obama to Take Oath of Office for Second Time on MLK Day - BCNN1

(Official text of the "I Have a Dream" speech can be found here.)

Source: Black Voices | Ellen Freudenheim
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Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Press Toward the Mark in 2013

By: Min. Angela Lee Price

Paul said in Phillippians 3:13-14, "Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus."

I don't know about you, but 2012 was a particularly rough one for me. I really had to spend a lot of quality time with the Lord, sometimes just being still, reading the Word and praying for guidance. Even though it was rough, tough really, I thank God for all His wonderful blessings upon my life. He kept me, and my family, from dangers seen and unseen, and I am grateful. He kept a roof over our heads, and food on our plates, and I am glad about it!

Now that 2013 is here, I intend to "declutter," and let go of some things, and set some goals in order to receive all that God has for me in this new year. What New Year's resolutions have you made? Will you pray more in 2013?...control your temper? more socialable?...get a degree?...get involved in a Bible study group? Will you share your faith and tell more people about the God you serve? Setting goals for the new year is one way of demonstrating your faith in God. After all, faith without works is dead (James 2:17).

Paul says we ought to let go of some things in order to press toward spiritual goals in our lives. What are you letting go of from 2012? Is it bitterness, resentment, anger, jealousy, envy? We should let go of those things. Negativity blocks us from receiving all that God has for us.
Scripture tells us God is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us (Ephesians 3:20). Scripture tells us he that has begun a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus (Philippians 1:6).  So, set those goals and make those resolutions to become better, stronger, and wiser in the Lord! And pray not just for "good" ideas, but for "God" ideas. Being on God's agenda in 2013 ought to be our number one priority, and any goals, ideas, or resolutions inspired by the Holy Ghost are guaranteed not return void. We would love to hear from you? Post one or two of your New Year's resolutions as you press toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called you!

Remember, it is not Mohammad, Buddha, Confucius, nor New Age that saves. Jesus saves!
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