Mamie Smith

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Dec 14

Open Thought: Peace Comes to the World

The Lord Bless Thee and Keep Thee: The Lord Make His Face to Shine Upon Thee and Be Gracious Unto Thee, The Lord Lift His Countenance Upon Thee, and Give Thee Peace (Numbers 6: 24-26). The world is reeling from chaos, war, destruction, hate and human suffering.  Where is the peace that most of us seek …

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Nov 12

Open Thought: How Do We Move Forward America?

“I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help” (Psalms 121: 1). To look upward would be very refreshing since our new “President-Elect” has had us “looking down” for so long. How can we turn the page? Where do we start? How can we get to a better place in …

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Jun 04

Open Thought to “The Handsome Face” of Muhammad Ali

  Muhammad Ali   I watched silently as the white, convertible Cadillac crept slowly down the street–the open top revealing the tanned, handsome young man seated in the back seat.  It was a street located in the heart of the Negro section of Louisville, Kentucky–a street lined with white businesses, manned by black employees.  I …

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May 26

Open Thought: A Detroit Prayer

  Detroit:  The Comeback City! There are glowing headlines about the “wonderful” things going on in the Big D! People  visiting from other cities are quick to express their glee in the revival of Detroit.  Yes . . . we are experiencing a renaissance, but the success is only in certain areas, mainly downtown, and …

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May 22

Open Thought Asks: What Are the Four Stages of Transformation?

Four Stages of Transformation “Be not conformed to this world:  but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God” (Romans 12: 2).   What is it that is transformed?  How is the mind renewed?  Who renews it?  How is …

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