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Running From Your God-Given Calling?

Running From Your God-Given Calling? Gospel Artist Smokie Norful Has This Advice Smokie Norful has been in the music business as a songwriter and recording artist for more than two decades. The Grammy Award winning singer is still making music, but he is also using his voice to dish out wisdom about accepting a God-given calling. Norful recently authored the …

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Timeless Christmas Spirituals and Their Difference From Christmas Carols

Black Gospel Music Expert Discusses Timelessness of Christmas Spirituals, Which Differ From Christmas Carols     WACO, Texas (Dec. 5, 2017) — One of the most cherished parts of entering the holiday season is gathering to sing and listen to Christmas carols. Songs like Silent Night, Hark the Herald Angels Sing and The First Noel resound as Christmas approaches. However, …

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Twin Cities – Penumbra’s ‘Black Nativity’

Review: Penumbra’s ‘Black Nativity’ brings the power of song, spirit “Black Nativity” is on stage at Penumbra Theatre. (Photo by Caroline Yang)     The performers really blow the roof off the stable in Penumbra Theatre’s latest production of “Black Nativity.” It begins as eight members of Kingdom Life Church file onstage from the aisles, taking their places under the …

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WHAT’S ON YOUR THANKSGIVING LIST?

Praise the Lord, I tell myself and never forget the good things he does for me. Psalms 103:3, NLT In a recent sermon, the Pastor of a church challenged his parishioners to compile a list of items they were thankful for during the past year. He even gave them time during the service to compile their list, so they would begin to reflect …

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Preserved by Purpose: Solitude: A Christian (and Writer’s) Best Friend

“God sometimes has relationships end so he can make room for the ones he wants us to have in our lives” A few years ago, I was talking to a friend about some recent changes with some close friendships when he shared these profound words with me. He also reminded me that God will allow relationships to shift as He …

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Ted Winn Wins!!!

*I always say artists should know the music business. Ted Winn, the artist, knows the music business. Winn owns a successful song writing and publishing company and his aerobic style vocals on his new solo release “Stand in Awe” (Shanachie) and his two Stellar Award wins show he also knows how to sing. The Memphis native enlisted the help of …

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Ways you can make money online!!!

How many articles are there about making money online? Thousands? Millions? Enough? Probably. But there’s a problem. Too many of them are just sales pitches to convince you to sign up for some seminar, webinar, training session or some other way to become an online millionaire. They really give online money making a bad name. But it is possible to …

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How much a decade of obesity raises your cancer risk

By Jacqueline Howard CNN CNN – The longer a woman is overweight or obese, the more her risk of cancer may increase along with the time. A new longitudinal study on postmenopausal women, published in the journal PLOS Medicine on Tuesday, reveals that the duration of having a high body mass index is linked to a higher risk of developing …

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Preserved by Purpose: You Have to Do Your Part

“You didn’t tell us we had to do that.”   During the first weeks of school, I hear this phrase at least once per day per class (probably an average of 15-20 times a week) from my college English Composition students.   A few years ago, I heard it so much that I started to doubt that I’d given clear instructions on …

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Daily chocolate intake linked to lower risk of diabetes, heart disease

Written by Honor Whiteman Could a doctor’s visit one day result in a prescription for chocolate? According to a new study, it is possible. Researchers suggest that consuming a small amount of chocolate every day may lower the risk of diabetes and heart disease. Eating chocolate every day could lower the risk of diabetes and heart disease, say researchers. Study …

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