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Essence Yarbrough

Mama Bear of two. Author of Wisdom In Red: The Words of Jesus. (Writer by grace of the Author.) Patiencepreneur.

Pastor Who Suddenly Passes Away Leaves a Powerful Last Sermon

I’m in tears from sorrow and praise at the same time as I’m writing this article. Pastor Stephen Darby of Destined Ministries in Louisville, Kentucky, suddenly passed away and was laid to rest December 2017. I just finished watching his last sermon entitled, “You Are Still The Healer” (shown below). …

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Why Knowledge Isn’t Always Beneficial to Us

I was reading Genesis 3:22 and remembered wondering in the past why the Most High would look down on such a thing as having knowledge. Check it out: And the Lord God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach …

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Kyle’s Gifts from Heaven: Keeping Children Connected to their Lost Parents

Around the holidays, birthdays, graduations and other special occasions, it can be especially difficult for children who have lost their parents prematurely. There’s no way to fill the shoes of those they have lost. However, there are others who care to show these children they are still genuinely thought of …

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Why We Need to Put “Neighbor” Back in the “Hood”

Recently, I heard a man of God point out how we’ve removed the “neighbor” from “neighborhood” and simply call it a “hood”. He reminded people to watch how we label with our mouths. This man had an excellent point and it reminded me of various scriptures regarding the word ‘neighbor’. …

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Faith and Persecution: Do We Have It Easy in America?

We are pretty much free to believe whatever we want in America and identify as we wish. We insult, mock and take for granted God, the Bible and the faith. This isn’t the case everywhere in the world. We could learn just how serious having faith in Christ really is …

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Do You Show Your Husband an Abundance of Grace?

Grace is obviously a form of kindness because it’s often undeserved or simply extended as a courtesy. God dishes massive amounts of grace through His Son, drawing us to Him. Grace provides wiggle room to learn, opportunity to grow, and a safe place to become a better human being. I …

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Is It Wrong to Curse Trump?

In light of all the drama and high emotions, it appears President Donald Trump has caused many people like rapper Eminem to become quite vocal about their negative feelings towards him. From the political arena to elementary schools, we hear people hurling insults and criticisms at Trump without shame or …

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Should We Marry for Love or Money?

I’ve heard various opinions on whether people should marry for love or money. But what does this really mean when we say “marry for love” and “marry for money”? Here’s what the Bible says about love according to 1 Corinthians 13:4-8: Love suffers long and is kind;  love does not envy; love …

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Turning Anger Into Righteousness

There’s been much grief and anger raging in America these days. Jesus understands anger and grief and He experienced them Himself. He’s had to control His own anger as well as die at the hands of others’ anger and evil. Many of us are so angry, even in the church, …

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