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Janet Martinez (Navajo) Part 2

Janet continues her story… sharing about how she was strong-willed but came to realize that she couldn’t do everything on her own. She took some formal training and got a job but didn’t like the work. So, she ended up joining the Marines. Years later she found herself in a relationship and pregnant. Against her boyfriends’ wishes she decided to keep her baby. That choice would ultimately change her life forever.

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Janet Martinez (Navajo) Part 1

Janet grew up on the Navajo reservation in Arizona. In her youth, she was an ambitious and self-reliant young girl who was not afraid to make tough choices. That may be because of growing up in a home with alcohol where she came face to face with fear, neglect, and abuse.

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Wisdom for Life

Instruct a wise man, and he will be still wiser. Teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning. Proverbs 9:9 Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all wrongs. Proverbs 10:12 It is a fool’s pleasure to do wickedness, but wisdom is a man of understanding’s pleasure. Proverbs 10:23 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: so your poverty will come as a robber, and your scarcity as an armed man. Proverbs 6:10-11 There is a way which seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death. Proverbs 14:12

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Thomas Ranville (Metis) Part 2

It was a News Years Eve Thomas would never forget. He tried to get drunk but he couldn’t. He tried to get high but he couldn’t. He became a spectator though to those who had. And he was ashamed about what happened in the clubhouse that night. It was there that he decided to turn to God.

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Thomas Ranville (Metis) Part 1

Thomas grew up angry and bitter because of what life was like for him as a child. He ended up spending time in the Manitoba Youth Centre where he got into a lot of fights. Because he was a good fighter, they encouraged him to get into boxing… which gave his anger an outlet. Thomas eventually ended up joining a gang as an enforcer.

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Eddie Lindsey (Creek) Part 3

Stories are important to our Native people and they are important to Eddie. He tells the story that his mom told him about a turtle and the lesson that it taught. Then he shares about the most important story you’ll ever hear. Join us for this special Storyteller program.

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Eddie Lindsey (Creek) Part 2

Eddie grew up with a dad who drank. He always knew that his daddy loved him though he never heard the words. One day something happened in his daddy’s life that would effect everyone in the family. Daddy was different… he was changed. He didn’t drink anymore. Find out what made the difference in his life and how it impacted Eddie.

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Eddie Lindsey (Creek) Part 1

As a young person, Eddie was afraid of dying. He didn’t know much about it. One day he went to Sunday School where his aunt was teaching and she talked to him about death and what happens after that. Have you ever wondered about death? You’ll be interested to know what she told him.

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Abandoned but not Forsaken. The Testimony of Soapy Dollar (Mescalero Apache)

A young, pregnant teenager leaves her reservation for the city and gives birth to her child. She returns home alone, after leaving her baby in an alley. The child is found by a fortune-teller who takes him home and passes him around for the first five years of his life. Finally, she places him in a home for delinquent and homeless boys. You could say that life had not begun well for this little boy. But God had plans for this abandoned child that no one could have ever imagined. If you need to be reminded today that God is bigger than your circumstances, and unhindered by your past, this story will encourage and inspire you. Listen. Enjoy. Share.

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Milt Shirleson (Navajo)

Have you ever wondered if anyone really loved you? Have you ever felt abandoned? These were issues that Milt wrestled with in his youth because his father walked out on him. That left him with a wounded heart and a fertile place for anger to take root. Eventually, Milt’s anger almost cost him his own family. But then a miracle happened that would change his life forever.

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