Tag: james washington

God’s got your back

God’s got your back

| July 27, 2015

By James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times A while back, I heard Bishop T.D. Jakes of the Potter’s House preach a sermon that really caught my attention and resonates with me all the time. He reminded those in the audience that most of the Bible was written from a jail […]

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What church do you go to?

What church do you go to?

| June 28, 2015

By James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times At times, it is ironic to me that so many different churches profess the belief that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, was crucified, died and was buried to arise again on the third day and sits at the right hand of […]

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Let it go, please

Let it go, please

| June 20, 2015

By James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times Today is truly a day that the Lord has made and it’s apparent to me that as the world gets more and more complicated, the Word of God gets easier to understand. I oftentimes get reminded of the power of ego (mine), pride […]

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Maturity matters

Maturity matters

| June 4, 2015

By James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times As someone who has come to Christ as a hopefully mature adult, I’m challenged from time to time as ministers and bible study leaders and others of faith talk about the process of becoming a mature Christian. The challenge is in knowing what […]

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Get lost

Get lost

| May 28, 2015

By James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times There are several universal principles in life that nobody can refute. The opposite of hot is cold. If you know good, you have to acknowledge evil. For every up, there is a down. As a matter of fact, the reality of opposites lets […]

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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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