Tag: james washington

Spiritually Speaking: Better him than me

Spiritually Speaking: Better him than me

| May 14, 2015

By James Washington Special to the NNPA from Dallas Weekly Is it really possible to put your life in the hands of the Lord? To some modest extent I have experienced the effect of trying to do just that. I can’t say how successful I’ve been but, I ask the question of you because I […]

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Emotional triggers

Emotional triggers

| May 1, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Emotional:  Definition:  Abandonment, forsaken, destitute, depleted, drained, exhausted, empty-headed. “By starving emotions, we become humorless, rigid and stereotyped; by repressing them, we become literal, reformatory and holier- than thou; encouraged, they perfumed life; discouraged they poison it.”—Joseph Collins, 1866-1950 American Neurologist. “No soul is desolate as long as there is […]

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Spiritually Speaking: Bringing sin to the party? Woe!

Spiritually Speaking: Bringing sin to the party? Woe!

| April 26, 2015

By James Washington Special to the NNPA from The Dallas Weekly As believers, we think we have a lot on our plates. From our perspective however, that shouldn’t mean we’re challenged beyond our capacity to fulfill God’s destiny for us. It just means we have a purpose—God’s. The more we understand and internalize this, the […]

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Forgiven and forgive

Forgiven and forgive

| April 19, 2015

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 so many so called Christians, who profess faith as their […]

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Change is never spare

Change is never spare

| March 25, 2015

By James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times Most of us would agree with the concept that one sure thing that we know about life is change. The comparison to a roller coaster seems appropriate; a frightening one at that. Life is full of twists and turns and inevitable ups and […]

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Pray on God’s time, not yours

Pray on God’s time, not yours

| March 19, 2015

By James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times If you’re like me, prayer is a subject that keeps popping up because sometimes out of sheer habit, I keep doing it. Intellectually I understand its purpose and its benefit. But sometimes, I get lost in the reality of by whom and under […]

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Again, let it go—please

Again, let it go—please

| February 12, 2015

By James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times I am trying again to internalize that today is the day the Lord has made. Don’t complicate it. The more complicated the world seems, the simpler it is to understand God’s Word. I’m reminded every day and sometimes get caught up in the […]

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Power up, power on

| June 29, 2014

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 handiwork. Now you need to know that I think Paul is an awesome person when it […]

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Blessings are all about you

Blessings are all about you

| June 7, 2014

By James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times Let me know if you ever feel this way. The whole idea about blessings is becoming more and more clear to me every day. I don’t know if it’s age or not, but life’s experiences do bring perspective to one’s outlook regarding the […]

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Spiritually Speaking: Pick your friends wisely

Spiritually Speaking: Pick your friends wisely

| March 27, 2014

By James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Dallas Weekly This past weekend, I was supported by friends as I humbly spoke to the male members of a local church at a prayer breakfast and was reminded of how much I was impacted by Mark 2:5. The parable of the paralytic struck me in […]

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