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William Lee (William Ray Lee)

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I was born to an under aged girl out of wedlock, and adoped into a family that provided me with a safe place to stay, food and a measure of love. As I grew up I came to realize that many of the views of my family were not in line with my own, nor were they even close to being correct. I began to develop my own set of values and morals early, this set me as the black sheep of the family, even though there are many worse things that other members of the family did. They did not interfere with the thoughts and actions of the other family members however so they were viewed as permissable.

A difference of opinions in the area of racial relations, in other words my marriage to a hispanic girl, finally brought my family relationship to a complete end. My parents cut all ties with me and have never met their 4 grandchildren that my wife and I have. This is just a fact of life, but it doesn't have to be..... People can think for themselves and learn from the mistakes of others, they can resist the downward spiral of the culture. Just as I resisted the tendancy that exists in me to drugs and alcohol and avoided the fate of my brother which was an untimely death.

Nestled within all of us is the potential for greatness, but not all greatness is equal. Some people may become great when they avoid an adiction, others may become great when they break the circle of divorce in their family tree. Some may become great when they spend the time with their children that their parents did not spend with them. Others may become great by disco-vering the cure to a disease or by writing a great novel. Still others may be-come great by just being a good friend to someone in need of one.

The point is that no matter the level there is potential for greatness in all of us and it is our responsibility to mine out the potential and develop, refine, mold and pollish that potential into a reality. That is all of our jobs in our respective lives and that is what we should strive for every day. With that said I pledge to try to write thoughtful articales that will help you pollish your potential into something that you will be proud to display!

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  • Politically Correct
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    Politically Correct

    6 months ago

    Political correctness is a concept that has invaded the American culture and that has become so pervasive that it is hard to know when someone is expressing thoughts or afraid of offending someone.

  • Preaching or Entertaining?
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    Preaching or Entertaining?

    7 months ago

    What will your preacher talk about this weekend? Should they take up the issues of the day or should they be silent? All it takes for evil to triumph is for good men and women to do nothing.

  • Adoption, Making Everyone Feel Like Family
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    Adoption, Making Everyone Feel Like Family

    6 months ago

    Adoption is one of the most noble things that a person can do for society and it pays great emotional dividends, but requires an incredible amount of work, sweat, and tears.

  • Adopted: Family by Choice
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    Adopted: Family by Choice

    7 months ago

    Adopted, the word says it all, taken in as a son or daughter by a way other than birth! We are born in sin, and adopted into righteousness by virtue of the sacrifice of our savior

  • Peru Reviewed
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    Peru Reviewed

    7 months ago

    This is a review of a month in Peru, seeing the sights, and living the life. Complete with photos of beautiful and unique places only seen in Peru!

  • Making it With a Family
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    Making it With a Family

    7 months ago

    When you are married with children and the sole provider in the house you do what is necessary to make ends meet. Sometimes it may be hard but you do what you need to to provide a good life.

  • What is God's Plan For My Life?
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    What is God's Plan For My Life?

    7 months ago

    As Christians I think all of us ask this question and many of us never really feel like we are doing what it is that we were made for, and because of our beleifs we know that we were made for a reson.

  • Letters From Santa
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    Letters From Santa

    7 months ago

    The most important holiday event is the memories that are built by our children and the joy that they will bring them later in life. Memories of Gifts, Food, Music, Santa's letters, and of Christ.

  • The Difference of a Mentor.
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    The Difference of a Mentor.

    7 months ago

    As a child who was adopted and did not have the best of everything my mentor, one of my parent's friends, gave me an outlook on life that helped to shape me into who I am today.

  • Immigration: My Take
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    Immigration: My Take

    7 months ago

    Immigrants look at things differently than many people think due to the process of immigration itself and the cost of it. Legal immigrants are law abiding citizens that respect the laws of the nation.

  • A Passion for Christ and a Passion for Science
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    A Passion for Christ and a Passion for Science

    7 months ago

    The deeper I delve into the world of science the more convinced that I am of the truth of creation! The complexity of DNA and RNA prove the need for design, and not random mutations.

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