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Then Jesus said ... “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” - John 8:31-32

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My Brother Martin (JB King)

My Brother Martin (JB King)

"Mother Dear, one day I'm going to turn this world upside down."

Long before he became a world-famous dreamer, Martin Luther King Jr. was a little boy who played jokes and practiced the piano and made friends without considering race. But growing up in the segregated south of the 1930s taught young Martin a bitter lesson -- little white children and little black children were not to play with one another. Martin decided then and there that something had to be done. And so he began the journey that would change the course of American history.

Christine King Farris's shares her memories of her younger brother "M.L." and tells of how he was determined from an early age to make our country a better place for all its citizens.

 

Praying for Strangers (204.3 Jor; UMW13SG)

Praying for Strangers (204.3 Jor; UMW13SG)

What if there was something you could do--something simple, yet so powerful--that could positively influence others and change your life in the process?  Critically acclaimed author River Jordan discovered that very thing.

As 2009 approached, both of River Jordan's sons were about to go off to war--one to Iraq and the other to Afghanistan--and she was planning a family reunion to see them off.  All River could do was pray for her sons' safety and hope to maintain her strength, until she unexpectedly came upon the perfect New Year's resolution--one that focused on others instead of herself. She would pray for a complete stranger every single day of the year.

In Praying for Strangers, Jordan tells that the discovery that she made along the journey was not simply that her prayers touched the lives of these strangers (in often astounding ways), but that the unexpected connections she made with other people would be a profound experience that would change her life forever.