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Blessed Are The Base

And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen… 2 Cor 1:28

Brother E. preached and the prisoners listened.  Some mouths were open, some clamped tightly shut but no one fidgeted and every eye was fixed on him.  Brother E's words hit them like bullets that no armor could stop. Their effect was so apparent that I could hear the thud each made as it penetrated their hearts.  Their eyes, many filling with tears, broadcast their thoughts; I need to change, each said.…

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Oprah's Interview with Shaka Senghor

This is a wonderful story. It's good because it demonstrates that a person who makes up his or her mind to turn their lives around can do it. Unfortunately, success is rare.  Many people aren't willing to give someone like Mr. Senghor a second or third chance. Prejudice runs deep against men in dreds and tattoos.  It runs even deeper if they've gone to prison.

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Why We Started 7-70

Seneca Crane: Everyone likes an underdog. 
President Snow: I don't.

 – From The Hunger Games

Besides President Snow, who doesn’t love underdogs? Who didn’t cheer for the misfit Cleveland Indians in Major League?  How about Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice?  How about them Cubs?  I love underdogs.

It’s because we love underdogs that my wife, a few good friends and I created 7-70 Re-entry Services.  We serve men and women getting out of prison.  These returning...

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