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Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.Romans 12:2 For those of us blessed to live in areas where we have seasonal change, the concept of renewal happens at least twice a year when we leave Winter and enter Spring. The end of Summer means a return to a regular …

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This short passage in Proverbs gives us the instruction to plan, even when our planning is for people that we may never meet. In 1983 right out of college, I started my career in the investment business with a man named Russell Clack. Russell and I worked together for several years, and we were selfishly at odds with each other in the firm as he and I fought for position in the firm. We both left the firm for what at the time we thought was a better opportunity, and we did not see each other for 23 years. Our paths may not have crossed, but this is Memphis, so we certainly knew of the success we each had achieved as we matured in our careers. The maturity for each of us was based on a new relationship with God and the understanding that relationship brought to our families and careers.

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Phil Trenary’s senseless death and now the tragic death of Wei Chen are Memphis’s most recent examples of loss that Memphis will have to overcome. Phil Trenary and Wei Chen both moved to Memphis and made Memphis their home. It is often said that the greatest champions of Memphis are those that have lived elsewhere; because they have experienced life …

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From the Publisher April 2018

JEREMIAH 29:7 Adrienne was kind enough to review any letters or articles that the magazine wrote dealing with sensitive race issues. I didn’t want the efforts of 4Memphis to help bridge and improve the complex race issue of our community to do just the opposite by writing about something from a cultural bias or lack of understanding that would offend …

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The Rise and Fall of Heroes

The strength of the Mid-South is not its public heroes but its tens of thousands of private heroes. These heroes fill our churches, synagogues and not for-profit organizations. Their staffs, members and volunteers are all called to work quietly and most often with recognition to make a difference in their communities. This past week, I walked the grounds of an old …

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Generational Passing is a Constant Theme.

After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, the Lord said to Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ assistant. “Moses is dead. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give them to the Israelites. I will give you every place where you set your foot, …

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The Gift of Differences

Young men without any physical defect, handsome showing aptitude for every kind of learning, well informed, quick to understand, and qualified to serve in the king’s palace. צעיר ללא כל מום גופני, כשרון מראה נאה עבור כל סוג של למידה, מעודכן היטב, מהיר להבין, כשיר לכהן בארמון המלך. דניאל Daniel 1: 4 The Puritan Work Ethic is more commonly referred …