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Faith

Faith

dollar_1If you haven’t seen this before, please take time to look at and study the dollar bill. It means much more than just something to spend.

On the rear of the One Dollar bill, you will see two circles. Together, they comprise the Great Seal of the United States. The First Continental Congress requested that Benjamin Franklin and a group of men come up with a Seal. It took four years to accomplish this task and another two years to get it approved.  Continue reading

Marlon and Karen Furtado

Marlon and Karen Furtado

There she was. The love of my life. Of course, we were only in the 2nd grade, but I knew she was the one. I ran up to her swing and kissed her. Oh, the heaven’s exploded. Sadly, it didn’t go anywhere. She picked one of the other boys who kissed her.

I decided I wanted a more mature woman anyway. So, when I was in the 5th grade, I set my eyes on Sandy, the beautiful 8th grader. She was taller than me, so a kiss wasn’t likely. But one morning as I passed my sister’s dresser, I saw her bracelet. Suddenly the entire plan came together. At recess I gave the bracelet to Lonnie, my fearless friend, with the instructions to tell Sandy it was from me. The rest of the day flew by, daydreaming at my desk of life with Sandy…until Continue reading

My Story

By Marlon Furtado, Associate Pastor, Greater Gresham Baptist Church

By Marlon Furtado, Associate Pastor, Greater Gresham Baptist Church

O Bottle, I’m so glad to be rid of you.

When I first met you in my senior year of high school…I thought you were my friend

That first screwdriver Steve fixed at his dad’s bar was GREAT!

I had the BEST time at the dance.liquor-bottle-pourers

Sober by the end. Perfect…NO IDEA WHAT I HAD BEEN MISSING. Continue reading

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