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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR KING – PAYING TRIBUTE TO DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING , JR.

Stone of Hope, Memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
@
National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Frequently people think compassion and love are merely sentimental. No! They are very demanding. If you are going to be compassionate, be prepared for action.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Winner (born 1931)

LET US NOT LOVE IN WORD OR IN TONGUE,
BUT IN DEED AND IN TRUTH.


1 JOHN 3:18
DR. KING WAS AN AMAZING HUMAN BEING, HE WAS WITTY, COMPASSIONATE, AN ORATOR LIKE NO OTHER, A TRAILBLAZER, ANOINTED, INSPIRED, UNAFRAID, CALLED, CHOSEN, A MOVER & A SHAKER, OUR BELOVED, AN AMBASSADOR, A BIBLICAL SCHOLAR, PASTOR, LOVING FATHER, HUSBAND, A PEACEMAKER AND A FRIEND OF GOD – WHO WILL FOREVER BE REMEMBERED!

“WE LOVE YOU DR. KING!”


Date of birth:
January 15, 1929 



Place of birth:
Atlanta, Georgia, United States



Date of death:
April 4, 1968 (age 39)
Place of death:
Memphis, Tennessee, United States



Movement:

African-American Civil Rights Movement and Peace Movement



Major Organizations:

Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)



Notable Prizes:

Nobel Peace Prize (1964) Presidential Medal of Freedom (1977, posthumous)



Congressional Gold Medal (2004, posthumous)



Major Monuments:

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial 



Alma Mater:

Morehouse College


Crozer Theological Seminary

Boston University


Religion:

Baptist



Influences:
Jesus Christ, Abraham Lincoln, Theodor Herzl, Mahatma Gandhi, Benjamin Mays, Rosa Parks, Bayard Rustin, Henry David Thoreau, Howard Thurman, Leo Tolstoy


Influenced:

Albert Lutuli, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton

reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther_King,_Jr.

Dr. King’s  Historic “I Have A Dream” Speech


Stevie Wonder singing “Happy Birthday” to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Written With Great Admiration by
Linda Mose Meadows,
Motivational Speaker & Inspirational Author of:                                                                                            The Blessedness of Believing 
A Devotional Journey of Life’s and God’s Promises                       http://www.blessednessofbelieving.blogspot.com/ https://blessedauthorlm.wordpress.com/  
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STRETCH, REACH & LEAP!

Take a leap of faith and trust you’ll land just where God intended.

Have a wonderful day!

Joshua 1:9

New International Version (NIV)

9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Maybe it’s in the spirit of the 2012 Summer Olympians that I feel so encouraged! These stellar athletes marvelously challenged themselves as they competed for the coveted gold, silver and bronze medallions. They emotionally and physically prepared for grueling exercises-many had previously experienced rejection and defeat. But that was in the distant past, yesteryear! In the present they focused on the metes ahead. With dogged determination they swam, leaped, raced, hurled and dazzled spectators with fearless abandonment, so it seemed. I marveled at Gabby Douglas and so many other outstanding athletes’ grit and fortitude. It took endurance, great personal sacrifice and heart to compete. Well we too are competing daily, diligently staying afloat in a turmultuous, and often unrestrained world. Many of us are terribly challenged and feel the unspoken pressure with few coaches, mentors and team mates to cheer us on! But alas, we’ve got supernatural help that can lift us out of the muck and mire! No need to give up! We’ve got the Holy Ghost that not only protects us, but directs and speaks to us! Yes encourages us, pushes us to embrace a lively hope and to get moving! It’s almost like being a kid again and with our best friend telling us, speaking not so softly in ear shot, “You can make it!” And so we go for it! We dare to trust this divine unction and stretch, reach and leap further than we’ve ever imagined because we believe what our hearts-our spirit has received!

I pray this eloquent art perfectly signals for you too, that it’s time to look to the heavens, hear the voice of God, reach inward and move onward! It’s a spiritual, divine exercise of sorts.It requires trust and the act of gracefully flinging your spiritual arms (spiritual muscle), extending yourself, getting over self imposed restrictions and trusting that God has planted in your heart the desire to live-live with joy and great promise that it’s the Almighty that propels you, lifts you and most assuredly loves you (no matter how the competiton looks)! It’s your time to go for the gold! As my little cousin would say, “Grace, grace grace!”

Sharing in Faith,

Linda Mose Meadows, Inspirational Columnist and Inspirational Author of: The Blessedness of Believing A Devotional Journey of Life’s Lessons and God’s Promises

http://blessednessofbelieving.blogspot.com/

https://blessedauthorlm.wordpress.com/

STRETCH, REACH & LEAP!

Take a leap of faith and trust you’ll land just where God intended.

Have a wonderful day!

Joshua 1:9

New International Version (NIV)

9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid;   do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Maybe it’s in the spirit of the 2012 Summer Olympians that I feel so encouraged! These stellar athletes marvelously challenged themselves as they competed for the coveted gold, silver and bronze medallions. They emotionally and physically prepared for grueling exercises-many had previously experienced rejection and defeat. But that was in the distant past, yesteryear!  In the present they focused on the metes ahead. With dogged determination they swam, leaped, raced, hurled and dazzled spectators with fearless abandonment, so it seemed. I marveled at Gabby Douglas and so many other outstanding athletes’ grit and fortitude. It took endurance, great personal sacrifice and heart to compete. Well we too are competing daily, diligently staying afloat in a turmultuous, and often unrestrained world. Many of us are terribly challenged and feel the unspoken pressure with few coaches, mentors and team mates to cheer us on! But alas, we’ve got supernatural help that can lift us out of the muck and mire! No need to give up! We’ve got the Holy Ghost that not only protects us, but directs and speaks to us! Yes encourages us, pushes us to embrace a lively hope and to get moving! It’s almost like being a kid again and with our best friend telling us, speaking not so softly in ear shot, “You can make it!” And so we go for it! We dare to trust this divine unction and stretch, reach and leap further than we’ve ever imagined because we believe what our hearts-our spirit has received!

I pray this eloquent art perfectly signals for you too, that it’s time to look to the heavens, hear the voice of God, reach inward and move onward! It’s a spiritual, divine exercise of sorts.It requires trust and the act of gracefully flinging your spiritual arms (spiritual muscle), extending yourself, getting over self imposed restrictions and trusting that God has planted in your heart the desire to live-live with joy and great promise that it’s the Almighty that propels you, lifts you and most assuredly loves you (no matter how the competiton looks)! It’s your time to go for the gold! As my little cousin would say, “Grace, grace grace!”

 Sharing in  Faith,

Linda Mose Meadows,  Inspirational Columnist and Inspirational Author of: The Blessedness of  Believing A Devotional Journey of Life’s Lessons and God’s Promises

http://blessednessofbelieving.blogspot.com/

https://blessedauthorlm.wordpress.com/

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