Condoleezza Rice, a Powerful and Accomplished Woman, has a ‘Deep and Abiding Faith in God’ (Gospel Light Minute #10)

While on the world stage, for eight years in a row, she was considered by many to be the most powerful woman in the world. She served as the Secretary of State for the United States of America under President George W. Bush. She was the first African-American woman secretary of state. She graduated with honors from the University of Denver and from the University of Notre Dame. She was a professor of political science at Stanford University where she served as Provost from 1993 to 1999. She is an accomplished pianist and has performed in public since she was a young girl. She credits her parents with instilling in her a strong faith in God and said of her faith, “The one thing that both of my parents had that I’m grateful to have is a deep and abiding faith in God. There’s no greater gift parents can give their kids than that.” Her name is Condoleezza Rice.

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The Power of Prayer and Being in Partnership With God (Gospel Light Minute #9)

For eight years, she hosted her self-titled television show, which is now in nationwide syndication. She graduated from Mt. Holyoke College and Emory University School of Law. After college she became the highest-ranking African-American woman at Delta Air Lines, serving as senior attorney and manager of public relations. This position earned her a spot on Ebony magazine’s “100 Best and Brightest Women in Corporate America.” After leaving the corporate world, she became Georgia’s first African-American Chief Presiding Judge of a state court and department as well as the head of one of the largest juvenile court systems in the country.

While leading many cases involving children, she became interested in creating positive solutions for families. This led her to start “Parent Power Now”, the premiere online parenting network. Growing up in a small Baptist church, which she still attends today, she credits her parents, especially her father who died suddenly over 17 years ago, for teaching her to have her own direct relationship with God and to make prayer the source of her strength. She says that the power of prayer continues to be an anchor in her life, and that as we live life, we have to be in partnership with God and live life with purpose and intention. Her name is Judge Glenda Hatchett.

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Sam Bradford says ‘To Deny Jesus the Opportunity to Have a Relationship With You is Almost a Slap in the Face to Him’ (Gospel Light Minute #8)

He was the first overall pick in the 2010 NFL draft to become quarterback for the St. Louis Rams. He played colleged football at the University of Oklahoma. In 2008, he became the second sophomore to win a Heisman trophy. He also holds the NCAA record for most touchdown passes by a freshman quarterback with 36. In his first season with the Rams, he won the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award after setting the record for most completions by a rookie in NFL history. He enjoyed going to church with his parents and before long made the decision to give his life to Jesus Christ.

He says of his relationship with God, “I know that regardless of whether we win a game, lose a game, whether the whole state wants to kill me, whether there’s 8,000 fans booing me when I walk off that field, that there’s someone that, when I go home, I can talk to and have a conversation and a relationship with; and someone who will love me regardless of what I do. I really don’t see a reason why you wouldn’t want to have a relationship with Jesus Christ. I mean, not only was He the greatest human being to ever walk the earth, He’s everything that I want to strive for. He’s everything that anyone should ever want to strive for. You look at the things that He did. Everyone who’s on this earth was blessed because of Him. To come into this world and to deny Him the opportunity to have a relationship with you, is almost a slap in the face to Him.” His name is Sam Bradford.

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George Washington Carver: A Brilliant Scientist Who Said he Was ‘Nothing’ Without Christ (Gospel Light Minute #7)

He created over 300 products from peanuts that are useful in the home and on the farm. And he created over 100 products from sweet potatoes. He invented synthetic materials such as plywood as well as dye which is still used in crayons today. As a youngster, he was denied access to education because of his race, but eventually attended high school and college at age 30.

Alongside his inventions, he worked towards racial harmony among blacks and whites in the South. He received the Spingarn Medal from the NAACP in 1923 for outstanding achievement, and an honorary doctorate from Simpson College in 1933.

He is said to have become a Christian at the age of ten and testified on many occasions that his ‘faith in Jesus Christ was the only mechanism by which he could effectively pursue and perform the art of science.’ He was often heard to say, “The Lord has guided me, and without my Saviour, I am nothing”. His name is George Washington Carver.

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