(CNN) -- Most people don't go through life without hitting a few bumps along the way. For Lamont Peterson, that's putting it mildly. Peterson, 28, is sitting on top of the boxing world right now. In December, he won the light welterweight championship of the world, an achievement that was 18 years in the making. "I feel blessed just to be here in this spot," he said. "It could have been many other places I could've been." What is also said is that without a Mentor, Lamount might not be where he is today.
"But Jesus was asked: 'How many times should I forgive?' 'Seventy times seven' is what he said. And when you realize Jesus died alongside criminals, to me it makes sense to be here." Please click here for the REST of the story.
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Senator Jim Webb of Virginia recently writes "This week, I spoke on the Senate floor regarding the recent filibuster by Senate Republicans to block my legislation to establish a bipartisan National Criminal Justice Commission, though it enjoys support from more than 100 organisations including the National Sheriffs’ Association, the Fraternal Order of Police, the ACLU, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, and the Sentencing Project.
"Never before have I written so long a letter. I'm afraid it is much too long to take your precious time. I can assure you that it would have been much shorter if I had been writing from a comfortable desk, but what else can one do when he is alone in a narrow jail cell, other than write long letters, think long thoughts and pray long prayers?" Please click here and give me an Amen. Ric