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Fast Of Words - A Different Kind Of Fast by Sylvia Gunter

SylviaIsaiah 58:10b-12

Time and again God brings me to my knees over my heart attitude expressed out of my mouth. More than once, God has led me to fast of negative, critical, judgmental, and complaining words. Why a fast of words? Is that a legitimate application of fasting? The Hebrew word "fast" means to cover the mouth. For me, it is harder to fast from words than from food. Abstaining from negative words may be as powerful as fasting from food, because it is a particular battlefield for most of us.

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CLEMENTA C. PINCKNEY (1973-2015), PASTOR OF MOTHER EMANUEL A.M.E. IN CHARLESTON, SC

revpinckneyClementa Carlos Pinckney (1973-2015)—a Democratic member of the South Carolina Senate and the senior pastor of Mother Emanuel A.M.E. [African Methodist Episcopal] Church—was martyred last night, along with eight other church members, while leading a Bible study and prayer meeting within his church in Charleston, S.C.

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