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Video: Lauryn Hill Speaks to High School Students in 2000

January 18, 2011 2 comments

This video of singer/songwriter Lauryn Hill speaking to high school students hit the web late last week. Lauryn, who was 25 at the time, delivers an inspirational speech about the music industry, spirituality, love, and more.

I hope everyone is as encouraged and motivated by this video as I was… Enjoy!

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A Reason, a Season, or a Lifetime (God’s Providence)

October 16, 2010 Leave a comment
I’m posting this because I’ve really come to accept and adopt this life lesson over the last few years. I’ve actually had it on the wall next to my desk for about 3 years. I’m sure many are already familiar with it, but I decided it’s worth revisiting. It’s a great example of God’s Providence too. The saying “everything happens for a reason” might be cliche, but God has a purpose for all of us. Through Him we can come to the realization of that purpose and make the most of every relationship we come into contact with.
A Reason, a Season, or a Lifetime

 

People come into your life for a reason, a season, or
a lifetime. When you figure out which one it is, you
will know what to do for each person.

When someone is in your life for a REASON . . . It is
usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have
come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you
with guidance and support, to aid you physically,
emotionally, or spiritually. They may seem like a
godsend, and they are! They are there for the reason
you need them to be.

Then, without any wrong doing on your part, or at an
inconvenient time, this person will say or do something
to bring the relationship to an end.

Sometimes they die.
Sometimes they walk away.
Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.

What we must realise is that our need has been met, our
desire fulfilled, their work is done. The prayer you
sent up has been answered. And now it is time to move on.

When people come into your life for a SEASON . . .
Because your turn has come to share, grow, or learn.
They bring you an experience of peace, or make you laugh.
They may teach you something you have never done.
They usually give you an unbelievable amount
of joy. Believe it! It is real! But, only for a season.

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons; things
you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional
foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the
person, and put what you have learned to use in all
other relationships and areas of your life. It is said
that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

– Author Unknown

 

Related: Quote of the Week: Celebration of Life Edition

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Quote of the Week (Book Club Edition)

October 4, 2010 1 comment

One must never stop reading. Read everything that you can read, that is of standard knowledge. Don’t waste time reading trashy literature. The idea is that personal experience is not enough for a human to get all the useful knowledge of life, because the individual life it too short, so we must feed on the experience of others.

– Marcus Garvey

Alright, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything. Life is kind of crazy right now, but in a good way. I promised before that I would be making some changes and posting more. Although, I’m a little behind schedule I finally have had some time to make some updates to the site. Beginning with The Book Club, where you can find a list of some of my favorite books. Also, you can finally expect an update to About the Renaissance very soon! In the mean time, keep checking back because I will be moving ahead full steam this month.

Sidenote: Looks like I’ve reached 4,000 hits today. I’d like to thank everyone who has taken the time to visit The Truth Renaissance. The best is yet to come, I promise! Also, I saw “Social Network” last night and it was a great film. I definitely recommend it. Hope everyone has a safe and blessed week! Keep seeking the Truth.

ONe1

 

Poetry: “When God Wants To Drill A Man”

September 14, 2010 28 comments

When God Wants To Drill A Man

When God wants to drill a man,
And thrill a man,
And skill a man
When God wants to mold a man
To play the noblest part;

When He yearns with all His heart
To create so great and bold a man
That all the world shall be amazed,
Watch His methods, watch His ways!

How He ruthlessly perfects
Whom He royally elects!
How He hammers him and hurts him,
And with mighty blows converts him

Into trial shapes of clay which
Only God understands;
While his tortured heart is crying
And he lifts beseeching hands!

How He bends but never breaks
When his good He undertakes;
How He uses whom He chooses,
And which every purpose fuses him;
By every act induces him
To try His splendor out-
God knows what He’s about.

– Anonymous

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Happy Easter!

April 3, 2010 Leave a comment

Hope everyone had a blessed Good Friday and has a great Resurrection Sunday! Expect more post and updates in the near future. Taking this weekend to meditate and reflect. Continue to seek the truth and chase your dreams!

God Bless.

– B. Pete

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