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Recent Pictures Of Bishop Eddie Long Spark Health Concerns

by on Dec.28, 2016, under 2016 Year

Bishop Eddie Long is in the news again not for his ministry but because recent pictures of the Bishop sparked health care concerns.

The bishop has lost a lot of weight. He’s loss so much weight in fact that he’s almost unrecognizable. Long was captured on video during an appearance he made before his New Birth Missionary Church in Lithonia, Georgia.

Eddie Long - Before

Eddie Long – Before

Church members were so excited to see the bishop because it was reported that he was in hospice. During that time, his assistant said he was dealing with a “health challenge” dating back to September.

Eddie Long - After

Eddie Long – After

New Birth Missionary Church released a statement:

“I am recovering from a health challenge that I trust God to deliver me from,” he said. “It is unrelated to the eating for life diet consisting of mostly raw vegetables that I am continuing, as part of a holistic approach to good health. At this time my family and I are requesting that you respect our privacy. I truly appreciate your prayers and support for me, my loved ones and my beloved New Birth Church Family.”

To further explain his health, he followed-up explaining to his congregation that he was in good health. Despite the rumors, Long claims that his weight loss was a result of a new raw, vegetarian diet.

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Praying for Revival in America – ’16 and Pregnant’ Star Valerie Fairman Dead of Presumed Overdose

by on Dec.24, 2016, under 2016 Year, Revival In America

Valerie Fairman

Valerie Fairman

Valerie Fairman — the 23-year-old star from the reality show “16 and Pregnant” — has died and her family tells TMZ it appears to be an overdose.

Valerie’s mom tells us she was at a friend’s home in Coatesville, Pennsylvania Wednesday when the friend repeatedly called for Valerie, who was in the bathroom, but she did not come out. We’re told the friend broke down the door and found her unresponsive.

The coroner is conducting toxicology tests to determine the exact cause of death but we’re told it appears to be an OD.

Valerie’s child, 7-year-old Nevaeh, is currently with her mom.

Valerie Fairman - Mugshot

Valerie Fairman – Mugshot

As for Valerie, she has been arrested a number of times. The charges include prostitution and, just last week she was busted for resisting arrest and providing false ID to law enforcement. She attempted to run from cops, who subdued her.

Continue to keep the family of Valerie Fairman in your prayers especially her daughter Nevaeh who has lost her mother so very young.

Valerie and her daughter Neevah

Valerie and her daughter Nevaeh

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America 2017: Trump vows to ‘remove’ himself from business

by on Nov.30, 2016, under Revival In America

Donald Trump promised Wednesday to ‘remove’ himself from his businesses and said he will announce details in two weeks about how he’ll avoid conflicts of interest when he is president.

Trump used his favorite method of communicating with the public — Twitter — to announce plans for a “major news conference” on Dec. 15 to discuss plans to leave the Trump Organization.

His adult children, whom he has said he will put in charge of the company, will be a part of the news conference.

Trump owns or has a position in more than 500 companies, according to a CNN analysis. That includes about 150 that have done business in at least 25 foreign countries, including Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.


There have been growing questions about the potential conflicts of interest posed by Trump’s continued business interests and his role as president. A poll by CNN found that 6 in 10 Americans believe Trump is not doing enough to address conflicts of interest.

His tweets said he is not mandated to leave his business by law, but that “I feel it is visually important, as President, to in no way have a conflict of interest with my various businesses.”

Trump also said he is doing so “in order to fully focus on running the country in order to make America great again.” Legal documents are being crafted which take him completely out of business operations, he claimed. “The Presidency is a far more important task!”

While details about his planned separation from the business are not yet known, many ethics government experts have questioned whether simply turning his businesses over to his children does enough avoid conflicts of interest.

Related: How President-elect Trump could eliminate conflicts of interest

While details about his planned separation from the business are not yet known, many ethics government experts have questioned whether simply turning his businesses over to his children does enough avoid conflicts of interest.

Ethics lawyers say Trump should follow predecessors Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush and use a blind trust.

A blind trust would mean that Trump would sell his assets and put the proceeds in the hands of a trustee with “no preexisting business relationship” with him, said Richard Painter, the chief White House ethics lawyer for former President George W. Bush. “It certainly can’t be your own family members.”

Painter said that Trump’s family plan won’t solve problems caused by a constitutional prohibition on federal office holders from accepting a “present, emolument, office or title” from a foreign country. “No matter what, they are going to have to unwind the business relationships with any foreign governments or company controlled by foreign governments,” said Painter.

Democrats in Congress have also made clear that they will raise the issue of conflicts of interests, although being in the minority limits their ability to hold hearings. But all of the Democrats on the House Oversight Committee recently signed a letter demanding that its Republican chairman, Jason Chaffetz of Utah, start reviewing Trump’s financial arrangements.

“Mr. Trump has exhibited a shocking level of disdain for legitimate bipartisan concerns about his conflicts of interest,” the letter said.

There have also been calls for the media for Trump to liquidate his business interests, including from the conservative Wall Street Journal editorial page. But Trump told reporters and editors from The New York Times last week that selling his business would be “a really hard thing to do,” complicated by his real estate investments.

The fact that he will hold a news conference is significant in itself. He has gone longer than any other recent president-elect without holding a press conference.

Most did it within the first three days following their election.

While Trump has sat down for interviews with some journalists, including Leslie Stahl from 60 Minutes and the New York Times, he has not held a press conference since July 27, which was shortly after the Republican National Convention.

— CNN’s Jon Sarlin contributed to this report.

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Story Behind the Song: We Will Stand

by on Nov.19, 2016, under 2016 Year, Revival In America

The Imperials
Shari MacDonald

In the early ’80s, Russ Taff was enjoying a new solo career, having recently left The Imperials. But he found himself troubled by evidence of racism in the church. He was particularly influenced by a story he had heard several years earlier, shared by black gospel singer Archie Dennis, Jr. As Taff remembers the story, Archie had been invited to sing at a church in Alabama, but the church leaders did not realize he was black. On the agreed-upon Sunday, Archie went to the church to set up, where he was met by a very surprised pastor.

The Late Archie Lee Dennis Jr. (1935 - 2001)

The Late Archie Lee Dennis Jr. (1935 – 2001)

Taff recalls, “The pastor came to him and very apologetically said, ‘This is not gonna work here.’” He then explained to Archie that a black gospel singer would not be welcomed at his all-white church and asked him to leave.

“Archie said that as he was walking out, he was crying and he said, ‘You know, Jesus, You saved me. You’ve brought me to You. Why won’t a lot of the churches in America let me in?’ And the Lord spoke to him and said, ‘Archie, they won’t let Me in, either.’”

Late one night, still haunted by this story, Taff found himself sitting at his kitchen table, unable to sleep.

Russ Taff

Russ Taff

“At about two o’clock I just started writing; at four o’clock I pretty much had the first verse and chorus together. I ran in and woke my wife Tori up and said, ‘Honey, look at this!’ And she looked at it and said, ‘That’s really good,’ and rolled over and went back to sleep! I think the next day we got together and finished it, and James Hollihan, my guitar player, put some music to it.”

“You’re my brother, you’re my sister/So take me by the hand/Together we will work until He comes/There’s no foe that can defeat us/When we’re walking side by side/And as long as there is love/We will stand.”

Today “We Will Stand” is a classic, and its message is as vital as it was two decades ago.

“The song accomplished in a degree what I wanted‚” Taff says, “and that is bringing people together and letting go of labels. There’s still this huge line, I feel, between blacks and whites and Hispanics, and every once in awhile you come across a church that has really reached out to the community at large. All I know is, the song had an effect on me, and after all these years it’s still singable and still sung, and the message is still relevant.”

“We can change the world forever,” Taff says confidently, “if we’ll all stand together.”

We Will Stand – Lyrics by Russ Taff

Sometimes it’s hard for me to understand
Why we pull away from each other so easily,
Even though we’re all walking the same road
Yet we build dividing walls between
Our brothers and ourselves.
But I, I don’t care what label you may wear
If you believe in Jesus you belong with me.
The bond we share is all I care to see
And we’ll change the world forever
If you will join with me,
Join and sing, sing,

You’re my brother, you’re my sister,
So take me by the hand
Together we will work until He comes.
There’s no foe that can defeat us
When we’re walking side by side.
So long as there is love,
We will stand.

The day will come when we will be as one,
And with a mighty voice together
we will proclaim that Jesus
Jesus is King.
It will echo through the earth;
It will shake the nations,
And the world will see,
See that you’re my brother, you’re my sister
So take me by the hand
Together we will work until He comes.
There’s no foe that can defeat us
When we’re walking side by side.
So long as there is love,
We will stand.

Take me by the hand,
Join with me.
Join and see – yeah.
You’re my brother, you’re my sister,
So take me by the hand.
Together we will work until He comes.
There’s no foe that can defeat us
When we’re walking side by side.
As long as there is love,
We will stand

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