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Hi, I'm Diana Furr!

Six years ago, I entered the Valley of Cancer. Now cancer-free (!), I am keenly aware that cancer of a different kind is attacking one of the liberties I cherish most in America -- Religious Liberty. Who will win this battle? People of faith, empowered with knowledge, practical strategies, and the courage to stand. This blog will become your "go to" place for Learning and Leverage, especially for leaders in business -- the next great mission field for Christ.


Why others read this blog…

Does Shouting = Solving?

Part of the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) has been challenged by Christian business owners. In particular, those seeking an exemption from what has been called the Abortion Pill Mandate. The Mandate requires businesses to provide employees with health coverage that includes abortion-inducing drugs. Whether or not the business owners have a faith-based objection. But the...
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Let Victories Ring… Far and Wide!

Joe Holland Chevrolet -- in South Charleston, West Virginia -- is serious about selling cars. Their Mission statement includes tenets most of us would want to see guiding any business we frequent. ... longstanding tradition for quality products and services... being the best at taking care of our customers... provid[ing] a stable, secure workplace for our...
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The Most Treasured Reservoir

It's raining. Again. As it has for the last several days. A treasured reservoir of water. The remnants of Hurricane Florence, making landfall far south of us? Or just a long-overdue watering? Yet another Gift from You, Lord? Whatever its cause, I know what it has become. The inspiration for today's post. Because as I...
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Is Life Legacy Taught? Or Caught?

His dad was an electrician. A down-to-earth guy who was fired after many years on the job. Maybe that's why he instilled such a strong entrepreneurial vision into his son: "Own your own business son,” his father had advised. “Own it. Work hard at it. Set high goals for yourself and never give up, no...
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A Thorn By Any Other Name

I have written about religious liberty cases in which the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) has been lead counsel. Imagine my surprise when I came across two organizations that consider ADF not only a thorn in their side, but also... ... a hate group. Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is "dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and...
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Business Leader… Or Lunatic ???

Joe Greene was President of Hospital Operations at Humana. A Fortune 500 company. But he really wanted to run a company strictly on the basis of biblical principles. To prove that they would work. So he founded his own company, Hospital Management Associates in 1977 (later known as Health Management Associates (HMA). With a vision...
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A Masquerade? Or The Real Deal?

Every day for the past three days, Lord, I have asked You for great favor. For us and for our fishing guides. Here in Sioux Lookout, Ontario. An abundance of Your favor that would glorify You and be a witness of Your Amazing Grace. Why am I not surprised that You did exactly that?!   :)...
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Squandering or Supersizing Power?

I received a disturbing email today. With my focus on religious liberty in the marketplace, I see so many examples where Christian business owners run afoul of duly-enacted (and unduly-enforced) laws and government regulations. This email strikes at the heart of this issue. The email referenced an article by Rev. William Cook, Founder and CEO of...
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Double Trouble: Nothing Sweet About It

What a difference one day makes. For this Christian business owner, it happened -- again -- the same day he got good news. The good news in June 2017? The U.S. Supreme Court had agreed to consider his case. He didn't yet know the outcome. It was simply good news that the highest court of...
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Letting Go? Or Grabbing Hold?

Few businesses have achieved the geographic and financial reach of the one I profile today. Geographically (as of 2017), it touched people in more than 200 countries. 100 million households in the U.S. alone. Financially, its value was estimated at $230 million.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcus_Lamb Some would say this company reaches all the way to Heaven. And...
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