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book review

Posted by dturn on September 30, 2008



Touch by Rudy Rasmus

One of the first things that caught my attention about this book was the cover.
It shows the battered, worn hands of someone who might be homeless.
It was a powerful example of what is to come, even before you read a single page.
Pastor Rasmus, of Houston, gives a street-level view of what it means to love those who seem unlovable.

One of the great things about this book is how rudy shows us how the love of God changed his life along with the lives of the members of his church.
We get to watch how Rudy’s life is transformed from a mess to a miracle.
At every step he took, God was there to meet him and give him the grace to carry on.
The more Rudy received, the more he wanted to give away to touch every person he came in contact with the love and mercy of Christ.

Touch is an incredible, true story.
It also shows how biblical principles can be lived out.
Rudy and his church personalize the scriptures.
They show that, in spite of life’s challenges, the church should be willing to throw a lifeline to help others who are less fortunate.

If you are considering buying this book, don’t just do it because it has a cool cover.
Don’t just do it because Pastor Rudy is Beyonce‘s pastor (for real).
Don’t even do it because you’re looking for a cool story.
Get this book to experiences God’s grace through the eyes of a man who longs to see the least of these, Touched by the love of God.

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soul vitamin

Posted by dturn on September 29, 2008

As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, THINK BIG.

Donald Trump

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welcome back

Posted by dturn on September 29, 2008


Yes!! I am back!!
That’s right, I am back from my blog-fast (not a moment too soon).

So much has happened over the last 2 weeks.
Most of all, I really got a chance to hear from God.

I’ll fill you in on the details later on.

In the meanwhile, I will be resuming my JumpStarts next Monday.
Also, look for more inspirational posts. God has really given me a burden to change peoples lives.

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a pause for the cause

Posted by dturn on September 11, 2008

The more I live, the more I realize important it is open and transparent.
I want people to know that I don’t live some “mistake-free” kind of life.
There have been many times that I should have listened to people (like my wife) and I didn’t.
There also have been time when I listened and I should have kept on pushing.

Starting next week I will be on a blog fast for the rest of the month.
This means no posting and no reading.
I want my mind to be clear to hear what my Father is saying to me.

There are some important decisions that need to be made concerning me and my family.
I don’t want to screw this up.
There is too much at stake.

peace

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move

Posted by dturn on September 10, 2008

There is so much work to be done.
So many who are far from God.
So many who don’t know who they are.
So many who don’t know their purpose.

So many who are waiting for the winner of the election to announced so they can move forward.

Personally, I am not waiting on the first BLACK president to be elected to feel like I can do something.

I am the elect of God and my destiny is set by God Himself.
I am the righteousness of God, in Christ Jesus.

Electoral processes don’t hold me back.
In fact, the only one that can stop me is me!

Don’t let the empowerment of the Living God go to waste while you wait on someone else to move.
He has called YOU.

Get with it!!

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soul vitamin

Posted by dturn on September 9, 2008

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong”

Mahatma Gandhi

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Washington Projects (you are my world)

Posted by dturn on September 8, 2008


I love this video/song from Washington Projects.
I can’t wait to get this CD.
I will speak more about them in a later post.

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soul vitamin

Posted by dturn on September 8, 2008

Be humble, be big in mind and soul, be kindly; you will like yourself that way and so will other people.

Norman Vincent Peale

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happy birthday

Posted by dturn on September 7, 2008


Today is my oldest sons birthday!!

I can’t believe that Terrence is 19!! (am I old??)

His mom and I are very proud of him and we are looking forward to great things from him.
He has just started college and he wants to be a psychologist (hmmmm!)

He has a great personality and a very compassionate heart.
I know God has some great plans in store for him.

I love you Terrence

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new mag

Posted by dturn on September 6, 2008

This is a great magazine
soulmag
S.O.U.L. magazine is put out by Urban D and Crossover Church

Every issue that I have checked out is packed with fresh interviews, articles, and reviews.
Do yourself a favor and check it out.

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