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Author: Steve Beard

Steve Beard ~ Aaron Neville's Road to Redemption

“I knew I needed to make my transformation, needed to get back to the place where I was a little boy who believed in the goodness of God and power of prayer,” he remem­bers. He called out to God. He prayed with tenacity as he climbed up the steps of Saint Ann’s Shrine in New Orleans on his knees. He even called upon the intercession of St. Jude, the patron saint of lost causes.

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Steve Beard ~ Take My Hand: The Gospel and the Blues

It was in the forsakenness of that hour that Dorsey chipped away at the piano and wrote, “Precious Lord, take my hand …” In the sorrow of the desolation and flood of his loss, the song that inspired Dr. King was the dove that Dorsey released in search of dry land, the flight of hope. It was his blues: “I am tired, I am weak, I am worn.” It was his gospel: “Lead me on, let me stand.”

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Dad's Letter to a Son Going Off to College

It’s that time of year again—kids are heading back to school. In this personal letter to his son, Steve Beards offers us a window into how sending a child off to college can be genuinely encouraging without being smothering.

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