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Victory Over Failure

By Dr. Rhansyl Harris It was the Cincinnati poet Nikki Giovanni who said, “I really don’t think life is about the ‘I-could-have-beens.’ Life is only about the ‘I-tried-to-do.’ I don’t mind the failure, but I can’t imagine that I’d forgive myself if I didn’t try.” Failure of any kind is unavoidable, unpredictable, unpreventable, and, let’s […]


The Lesson and Life for October 25, 2015

By Rhansyl Harris Offense is one of the biggest enemies of the church. No matter how much you work to do the will of God, there is always someone who gets offended by what you do. Many leaders and organizers are ready to remove themselves from ministry and volunteer roles in the church because they […]

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The Lesson and Life for October 18, 2015

By Rhansyl Harris Ministry tends to pull us into uncomfortable places. In fact, if we are too comfortable we might want to check or reassess our mission. I think about Mother Theresa, who gave up everything that she had to minister to the marginalized and unwanted people of Calcutta.  Ministering to the Unwanted How do […]

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The Lesson and Life for October 11, 2015

By Dr. Rhansyl Harris When I graduated from high school, I went to the prestigious Tuskegee University in Alabama. I was only there for a year, but it was the best time of my life because I learned so much about the goodness, greatness, grandeur, and grace of God. It was there that I made […]