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As I finish the topic of “Amazing” Grace, I had previously mentioned John Newton and the music called "Amazing Grace." Newton was pure evil and committed atrocities on enslaved Africans. He believed only God's amazing grace could and would take a rude, profane, slave-trading sailor and trans…

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As I finish the topic of “Amazing” Grace, I mentioned in a recent column the author and one-time slave-trader John Newton and the chant "Amazing Grace." Newton was pure evil and he committed atrocities on enslaved Africans. He would later believe only God's amazing grace could and would take…

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Each morning I stand before a large map on my study wall to pray a brief prayer from the Old Testament known as the prayer of Jabez. It’s been my daily practice since sometime in the 1970s, when I first truly took notice of this prayer sticking out like the proverbial sore thumb amidst the f…

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I received a visit from a group of friends from the Tampa area this past Sunday. We spent the night in the building that was designated for a place of worship but was denied to us by county commissioners. The next morning about 4:30 a.m., one by one the travelers woke up and prepared themsel…