THE BEACON HUB

"This Fourth of July is yours, not mine. You may rejoice, I must mourn."-Frederick Douglass, “What to the Slave in the Fourth of July?” (July 5, 1852)   Frederick Douglass was called upon to speak on Independence Day, which honors the Declaration of...
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I cry out to you as the world reckons with these trying times. Lord, sometimes, it gets hard to look to the future when everyday brings us intense struggles. We are questioning everything around us and confusion has become our new normal. Sometimes, it is hard to keep the faith in our hearts when our minds are filled with doubt for the future. My God! I cry out to you in the midst of all the troubles we are facing. We are seeing death, disease, and inequalities everywhere and we don’t know where to turn. How do we handle the shaking of the very foundations that we built for ourselves? How can we handle the changes of the plans we made for ourselves? How must we deal with the devil as he pushes us against the wall? What do we do when the tools we created to fight him don’t work? What do we do when things we created crumble and we are left searching for something new? My God! I cry out to you! 
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who initiated the first kiss? who apologizes first after fights? who is the funny one? who is more sensitive? who takes longer to get ready in the morning? who is more stubborn? who is grumpier in the morning? who is...
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