April 2012

Money CAN Buy Happiness

  Photo from power-of-giving.com       Yup, you read the title correctly. When I first heard this statement from Michael Norton, it caught my attention because everyone knows the famous adage, “money CAN’T buy happiness.” Michael Norton is a professor at the Harvard Business School and he gave a TED talk titled, “Money Can Buy Happiness.” Norton shares an interesting research that he conducted to show how money can buy happiness but the big...

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Attitudes Toward Money

  Photo from boston.com       In the last several months, I have been very blessed to see the generosity of our church members. There were specific needs within the church and people stepped up in their giving so that we can accomplish what God has called us to do. Whether it has been with their time, talents or treasures, people have been giving faithfully and fervently. Back in January (in the hype of...

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Last Words Sermon Series

  Photo by HMCC-AA Publications Team       As we look ahead to this weekend, I am looking forward our new Sunday Celebration series called, “Last Words.” With graduation service tonight and with the end of the school year approaching, this series will be appropriate for many of our members. But when you look at life in the bigger picture, you will realize that one day someone else will speak words for you in...

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The Crazy Life

  Photo from gdefon.com       I realized that when someone calls another person “crazy,” it is all relative. Something that may be crazy for one person just might be normal for another. When you look at Christ and some of the things that He was teaching and doing, people thought He was crazy. When the disciples and the early Church lived out their faith, people called them radicals. This morning I was wondering...

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The Proof of a Vision

  Photo from asianaccess.org       One day we will all die. I have learned that the sooner we accept this fact, the sooner we will be able to live our lives with purpose. Even though many of us might know our end destination, it is interesting to see how many people are not living their lives with a clear vision. Some people cannot even see what their lives will be like a year...

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African-American Churches

        Recently, I had an opportunity to speak at Canton Christian Fellowship, an African-American church lead by Pastor David Washington. He has an awesome church that is transforming lives. Pastor David also has a ministry that is even going beyond his local church. In the past, I had a handful of other opportunities to speak at various African-American churches and every single time, I came away with the same sentiment – I...

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2012 Easter Sunday Reflections

  Photo by Maila Kue       Even though it is the day after the Easter Celebration, I am still glowing from the blessings that God poured out to our church. We hit a lot of key markers at this Easter. We have seen the highest number of people attending an Easter Celebration in our 15 year history. We have seen the largest number of newcomers in any church gathering we have had in...

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Easter 2012 Promo

  You don’t want to miss our 2012 Easter Celebration this year! We are expecting great things from our Great God. HMCCers don’t forgot to intercede for, invest in and invite your friends and family members. If you need more information, check out hmcc.net    

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