Acts 4 Clean Up… Inside & Out!

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How does a Harvard-educated entrepreneur end up founding a cutting-edge, marketplace ministry? I guess, like everyone else whose mid-life spiritual transformation drives them from corporate power to Kingdom PURPOSE. His name is Jesus! “I am the Vine, you are the branches. If you remain in Me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5) Meet Chuck Proudfit. See this link for a great overview of his background and ministry journey (highlighted below).  http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2012/november/cutting-edge-of-marketplace-ministries.html Chuck started working at Procter & Gamble fresh out of Harvard. How many entrepreneurs start a laser-printing business in their sophomore year and sell it to Harvard when they… Read more »

An Unlikely Outcome… But For God!

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What if it seemed like everyone was saying you’ll never amount to anything? Everyone… except the Lord. Who would you believe? David Steward believed the Lord… and by His Grace, went on to found World Wide Technology (WWT) in 1990. Forbes lists WWT as the 30th largest, privately-held corporation in America. Through its global presence, WWT brings in an estimated $9.2 billion in annual revenue.  https://www.forbes.com/companies/world-wide-technology/ Not bad for an African-American man raised in a very segregated community in Missouri… Amen? Against the odds, David went to college. His high school basketball coach and others told him he was not cut out for college ball. Through sheer determination, he made the… Read more »

Enlarge My Territory, Lord!

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Oops! Those who follow this blog already know… I missed my Kingdom POWER blog on Friday, 2/2. Long story.  I do plan to catch up. But meanwhile, here is today’s Kingdom PURPOSE blog… … which blows my mind!  🙂 This successful businessman became an international mentor to businesspeople hoping to transform their workplaces into inspiring and impactful marketplace ministries. Os Hillman is Founder and President of Marketplace Leaders, an organization whose mission is to help men and women discover and fulfill God’s completed purposes through their work and to view their work as ministry. Formerly the owner of an advertising agency, Os is now an internationally-recognized speaker on the subject… Read more »

Hope & Help… When Loved Ones Die

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One thing we know is certain: No one gets out off our planet alive. I’m not referring to those brave souls — e.g., airline travelers and astronauts — who leave the surface of the planet temporarily. i’m referring to those who depart from here on a more permanent basis. Said another way… Sooner or later, we all die — either by natural or very unnatural means. So, everyone on the planet faces the loss of their loved ones… and the necessary aftermath of laying them “to rest” — both physically and emotionally. Enter the funeral home industry. We have all heard — perhaps even experienced — the worst of this…. Read more »

What’s Up, Doc?

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The healthcare industry plays an increasingly significant role in our economy… Amen? And there is no shortage of debate about the societal challenges we face as we try to achieve a balance of widescale access to affordable, quality healthcare. After being an observer of healthcare services for most of my life, apart from annual physicals and their related tests, I became a big-time consumer seven years ago. Thanks to cancer — that unwelcome visitor who came totally without warning or family precedent. I am grateful to now be CANCER FREE! And grateful that I had both health insurance and the financial ability to afford the co-pays that came my way…. Read more »

Catching the Love Bug… Online!

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I’m happily married, out of the dating scene for more than 30 years. But since the Internet came along, I’ve wondered about those online dating services. Especially the one that created the category. eHarmony. Founded in 2000 by an evangelical Christian, Dr. Neil Clark Warren. His vision? Create a reliable system to help singles find compatible mates, leading to long-term, successful marriages.    https://www.eharmony.com/about/eharmony/ The foundation for eHarmony started earlier. Dr. Warren spent 35 years practicing as a clinical psychologist, counseling thousands of married couples. His book, Finding the Love of Your Life, was eventually published by Focus on the Family. The book alone didn’t fulfill the title’s promise. People were… Read more »

When Does PROACTIVE Mean Preemptive Strike?

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Maybe when your business terrain looks more like a battlefield? It’s GOAL-SETTING time. January 2018 — the time when every seasoned business owner / executive is considering how to best advance their interests in the coming year. What BHAGs — Big Hairy Audacious Goals — will push them beyond their comfort zones into the realm of meaningful progress? What SMART — Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Results-focused, Time-bound — goals will make those BHAGs come to life in the days, weeks and months to come? Much of this goal-setting finds its grounding in SWOT Analysis. What internal company Strengths and Weaknesses must be considered and addressed? What external marketplace Opportunities or Threats… Read more »

Happy New Year!

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Hi, Friends… I’m doing what many others are doing today — taking the day off! To celebrate… … plan… … seek… … hear… … and prepare to begin … … the Adventure that 2018 — and all of Life — will be with the Lord! Happy New Year, all! Diana Furr, a.k.a., Abba’s Girl    

Jesus Celebrated Here!

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I was just going to write a short “Merry Christmas” message today. But I saw some breaking news… and I couldn’t help but consider it a Divinely-timed message for this Priceless Day. The location? Gettysburg, Pennsylvania… but perhaps this is repeated in other locales around our nation? A religious holiday display is at the center of a dispute between two residents and their neighborhood homeowner association. Mark Wivell decorated his home for Christmas on December 16. His yard decore includes a display in his mulch bed that says “Jesus.” Honoring The Reason for The Season — the birth of Jesus Christ. Wivell and his wife were shocked to receive an email just days… Read more »

The Truth and Nothing But The Truth

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Businesses come in all shapes and sizes. And Christians who own them express their faith through them in different ways. Like this private business owner (whose name has been withheld from publication)… The business is a private, family-owned educational resources center in Florida. The Center provides curriculum, educational materials and meeting rooms to support existing homeschool curriculum, plus tutoring and other activities, as well as meeting rooms for community events. The owner was approached by a member of the community who wanted to use the facilities to show a film. The film was entitled, “Caesar’s Messiah: The Roman Conspiracy to Invent Jesus.” The business owner gave permission for the showing… Read more »