Topic: Richard Garrett
Clarksville, TN – As it is with most political elections, sooner or later a candidate tries to defeat an opponent by using the opponent’s past to tarnish his/her credibility. Because I believe in putting all cards on the table and because I want the community to know who I am as a person, I would like to share with you how I became the person I am today.
Like most of us, I had to go through tough times, challenges, and deal with the consequences of poor decisions I made in the past. But I believe that God allowed these things to happen to help me become a better person and be able to help others that would cross my path in the future. So, having said that, here is my story:
Clarksville, TN – May 31st, 2014 marked the conclusion of the 2013 – 2014 DreamChasers Program with a Youth Olympics competition between the 4 mentoring sites. This after school program is in its 2nd year and is a partnership between Clarksville Parks and Recreation and the LEAP Organization.
The purpose of this event was to unite youth enrolled in DreamChasers at the LEAP Plaza, Burt Cobb, Kleeman, and Crow Community Centers to participate in a competition that fostered team work and health/wellness while developing pride in their community. The games that the youth competed in were the Water Balloon Relay, Fitness Challenge, Basketball Shoot Out, Scooter Relay, and Rock Wall Climb Relay with the Crow Community Center under the leadership of Site Lead Jacqueline Irons winning 3 of the events to take home 1st Place.
Keller Williams Realty part of community service initiative across the globe
Clarksville, TN – Keller Williams associates may be taking the day off on Thursday, May 8th, 2014, but it will hardly be a day of rest. Associates with Keller Williams Realty have chosen to “Give Where They Live” as part of RED Day, the company’s annual day of service, dedicated to renewing, energizing, and donating to their local communities..
As part of the RED Day effort, Keller Williams Realty has chosen to spend the day with the L.E.A.P Foundation at 1860 Wilma Rudolph Blvd and Clarksville Christian School at 505 Highway 76. The L.E.A.P Organization is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides mentoring, tutoring, case management, counseling, career development, and community service learning opportunities for youth. L.E.A.P, which stands for Leadership, Enlightenment, Academic Achievement, and Perseverance, also teaches its members about Outreach, Responsibility, and Growth. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – “The joy of the Lord is your strength” (Nehemiah 8:10 NKJV) No wonder Jesus desired so strongly that His disciples understand that He had come, not just to buy their salvation through the cross, but also to provide them with His joy. Jesus told His disciples.
“You haven’t done this before. Ask, using my name, and you will receive, and you will have abundant joy.” (John 16:24 Living)
The joy of the Lord is ours for the asking. Jesus prayed for us. “But now I come to You, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have My joy fulfilled in themselves.” (John 17:13 NKJV) «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville Montgomery County Adult Literacy Council and the LEAP Organization collaborate to open Community Learning Resource Center
Clarksville, TN – The Adult Literacy Council partnered with the Leap Organization to develop a computer lab to aid adults and youth become more computer literate.
“We believe that higher learning in literacy, math, and other basic skills is the key to an individual’s success” commented ALC Executive Director Velma Jo Williams. “The Adult Literacy Council appreciates the LEAP Org., in storing our NetBook Computers in their computer lab and look forward in working together in the fight against illiteracy with the hopes of individuals becoming productive citizens.”
Clarksville, TN – Not one sparrow can fall to the ground without God knowing it. And the very hairs on our heads are all numbered.
So don’t worry we are more valuable to Him than many sparrows. (Matthew 10:29-31) Jesus told His disciples that God keeps an eye on every sparrow and counts every hair on our heads, yet the fact remains that sparrows do fall.
Tragedies do come to us. Innocent little children die under the wheels of cars driven by drunks. Someone we love is struck by cancer and dies in spite of our prayers. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – The Walnut Grove Missionary Baptist Church donated a 15 passenger van to the Leap Organization to assist with transporting youth to various youth development program activities. On December 8th, 2013, members of the Leap Organization visited the church to express its sincere appreciation.
“I would like to thank Pastor Livingston, Deacon Rowland, and the members of Walnut Grove for their generous donation. Leap has not only put the van to good use in transporting youth, but also using it to transport the homeless on Thanksgiving day to be fed by Manna Cafe,” said Leap Executive Director Richard Reason Garrett before the congregation.
Clarksville, TN – When your eyes are examined, the doctor holds a card in front of you and says, “Keep your eyes here, but tell me when you see my other hand.” Then he brings his hand from behind your head and pretty soon, out of the corner of your eye you see that hand.
That is the capacity God has given our physical eyes, and also our spiritual vision. We can be looking at Christ, and at the same time, out the corner of our eyes, there is something else trying to catch our attention. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – If I gave you 10 cents as a free gift you probably wouldn’t get excited. One would probably throw it away or laugh. Then if I gave you another 10 cents you may shake your head and probably disregard the gift still at a loss trying to figure out what I’m trying to prove.
If instead of a dime, I offer you $1,000 bill, I’m sure you’d get excited right away. And if I gave you another one you will stare at me in amazement as you begin to realize just how fortunate you are. You may cry for joy and probably tell someone right way about the wonderful gift you’ve received. What good news to share with others! As long as you live, you’ll want to talk about it. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – “Dear brothers, is your life full of difficulties and temptations? Then be happy for when the way is rough your patience has a chance to grow. So let it grow and don’t try squirming out of your problems. For when your patience is finally in full bloom, then you’ll be ready for anything, strong in character, full and complete.” (James 1:2-4)
God has a special plan for our lives. It began long ago when He first created us. He formed us lovingly, carefully, and exactly to His specifications. Every detail just as He wanted it, your looks, your abilities, your place of birth, the family you were born into or lack of it. «Read the rest of this article»
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