As I pen these words, I want to begin by thanking Mr. Robert Bogle, CEO of the Philadelphia Tribune for the blessing and privilege to write this monthly article.  The Philadelphia Tribune, the oldest African American newspaper in the country, continues to be the voice of African Americans as well as many other minorities.  I…

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Some things we will never know. But one thing we should always keep in our hearts and minds is that with God, all things are possible. We cannot afford to doubt, speculate, or guess about this, but we can have full and complete confidence that God is able and willing to meet our every need.…

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This has been a hard year! We have had to deal with tough times. We have been faced with making critical decisions. If there is one lesson we have learned, it is how to cope in difficult times. How have you handled hard times? Have you fallen apart? Have you given up on God? Has…

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Our minds must always be open. We can never allow ourselves to have a closed mind, for it will play tricks on us. It will have us thinking that wrong is right and right is wrong. I would argue strongly that the older we get, the more difficult it is for us to think differently.…

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We always need to speak the truth in love. Far too often when we speak, our words are filled with anger. The Bible has much to say about our tongue. We need to control our tongues and ensure that only kind, meek and gentle words flow from our mouths. I have said before that we…

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Thanks, be unto God that the Spirit gives us discernment. God’s Spirit gives us power, wisdom, and guidance for our every footstep.  Pray for wisdom. Pray that the Spirit of God will lead you into all truth. It is such a blessing to be able to glean from wisdom imparted by the Holy Spirit. The…

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I am always amazed at the miracles that God performs. I have heard many miraculous testimonies about God’s intervention in difficult situations. Those stories have only given God glory and served as a blessing to others, particularly those standing in need of a miracle. It has been said, “It is no secret what God can…

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Coronavirus required adjustments to be made to the life of the church. At Bethlehem, we have put much emphasis on social media, live streaming our services and then we started hosting Fireside Chats. These chats were co-hosted by Youth Pastor Sean Tripline. One discussion focused on change. We concluded that change is good. We also…

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As I was penning these words for this devotion, my mind immediately went to a song our choir sings from time to time, “Order my steps in your Word, dear Lord.” When they sing it, they sing it with passion and enthusiasm. The blessing is that the Lord does order our steps. Nothing happens by…

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