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When Giving is Getting. My Birthday, 2022.

When Giving is Getting. My Birthday, 2022.

Today, February 6, 2022, is my birthday. Honored to have circled the sun one more time, and lived life to the fullest while doing it. Giving, hopefully, at least as much as I took, along the way. Traditionally the individual celebrating their birthday receives gifts...

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Why I Do Criticize My Own Community?

Why I Do Criticize My Own Community?

The simple answer here is, I don’t. But I do lovingly critique my own community, as I do own family, and everyone and everything I love. Because I want them to be better. I want them all to succeed. Even the Bible suggests ‘you cannot grow without constructive...

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Jackson, Mississippi Joins 1MBB: Why It Hits Close to Home

Jackson, Mississippi Joins 1MBB: Why It Hits Close to Home

The work I lead at Operation HOPE is not just part of my life’s mission. It’s also an extension of my life and touches my family’s history, and likely yours too. So, it’s deeply personal. Every morning, I think about the countless unnamed Americans, many of whom are...

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The World Changes in an INSTANT — So Be Prepared

The World Changes in an INSTANT — So Be Prepared

It's amazing what you can see when you simply just open your eyes and pay attention. We're often distracted by this fad or the next, and our attention is constantly being pulled in so many different directions. However, if you pause and recognize the subtle shifts...

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The Way Forward for Capitalism

The Way Forward for Capitalism

We've got to cut it out. The infighting and bickering, the culture wars, and deep division have long exceeded their expiration date. It's time for us to wake up and reclaim our place in the world as the ultimate symbol of hope, unity, and progress. It's time for us to...

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Johnnie Will Smith: Happy Birthday Dad…

Johnnie Will Smith: Happy Birthday Dad…

Even though my father has passed on to glory in physical form, he’s very much still with me - and us - in spirit. Happy Birthday week dad, born July 1st, 1925. My dad was a father, husband, small business owner, church deacon, and a giving friend to many. And he was...

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