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God Knows What We Need – The Prayer Bench

God knows what we need even when we don’t have a clue. I recall a time in my life when prayer was not a priority because I found it challenging to devote the proper amount of time, focus, and patience to the wonderful world of prayer that I know today. Praise God for His faithfulness and ability to provide the perfect solution. I remember speaking to God about my challenges with prayer and seeking His wisdom. Clearly, within my spirit, I heard the words “prayer bench.” I immediately thought “prayer bench? What is a prayer bench?” I envisioned a Catholic church with people kneeling in their pews. So what did a prayer bench have... read more

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Love as a Strangely Wrapped Gift

Hesitantly, the Son walks over to say goodbye and offers a hug to his Father. Awkwardly, the Father hugs the Son back quickly, and from the spectator’s viewpoint, one would believe that there isn’t much love between them. However, the spectator knew that in twenty plus years of knowing the Father and Son, this was hug number three and significant progress of expressing love between them just occurred. As the Son walks towards the door, the Father says twice, “be sure to come back if you have the chance.” The spectator pointed out to the Son that what his Father was trying to express was, “I miss you, and I want to spend time... read more

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God is with us; He is our leader

Looking in the rear view mirror, a reflection of the week where God stepped in as the leader. “God is with us; he is our leader.” – 2 Chronicles 13:12 How true of that statement! Through the highs and lows of doubt to determination, God always shows up and delivers on His promises and this past week was not an exception. How? You ask… Preparation – God is with us preparing the people, places, and things that we need well in advance. People that I met five years ago became advocates for my new business this week. Going out of their way to support, encourage and introduce my companies to people that can benefit... read more

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Unknown Miracles

“A large falling tree limb almost killed me,” Keith said as he came rushing in the house with genuine panic and relief. “It took a split second for me to turn back and pick up a piece of rope I had left behind and the split second saved my life. It’s crazy!” Tremendous relief came over me that my husband was standing in front of me alive and well sharing his story. I also thanked God at that moment for distracting him with the piece of rope. Later in the day, I paused to think about the alternative outcome of the falling tree limb and the significance of the cross made from a tree.... read more

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God First. Is He Truly My Priority?

Around five o’clock am, I woke up with one eye open and fumbled for my iPhone strategically located on my night stand. I blinked a few times to remove the blur cautiously scanning my inbox for emails to alert me of any system issues. The morning inbox determined how hectic my morning would be and set the pace for the day. After a long day of back-to-back meetings, it was time to recheck the inbox which might take a few hours to catch up. If systems were stable, I jumped in the car for an hour commute home with a typical ETA of eight o’clock pm. Wake up the next morning, rinse and repeat.... read more

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I’m a New Christian! Now what?

I recall being a new Christian. It was exciting, awkward, intimidating, uncertain, and thrilling all at the same time. Unfortunately, my development as a newly baptized Christian delayed for many years because of a gap in answering the question, “now what?” Even though I attended church from my earliest years of childhood, my defining moment of becoming a new Christian was at age sixteen when I chose to be water baptized and made God a priority in my life. I never felt such peace and confidence knowing that I was on the right track. However, those emotions quickly faded into what seemed like a first-time visitor driving through New York City without a road... read more

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How to Overcome “I don’t have enough time for God!”

It’s so simple to overcome the top two reasons holding back our ultimate life, and it’s hard to comprehend how I could have allowed myself to live in mystery for so long. But, I’m not alone. Today, when I ask, “what is holding you back from living the life that God intended? You know, the one that you can’t possibly dream up because it’s far better than we can imagine.” The reasons that I hear every single time are, “I don’t have enough time for God!” and “If I had the time, I wouldn’t know where to start!” Bingo! Those were my main excuses for a good portion of my life. During my earliest... read more

Spiritual Growth is a Marathon

10 Essentials for Spiritual Growth

Spiritual growth is very similar to successfully running a marathon race, allow me to explain… Many years ago, I trained to run the Disney full marathon race. It was a spontaneous decision with no prior experience unless you count my half-hearted attempt at high-school track and field. I knew that I would never train for a 26.2-mile run without a lofty goal and to run through Cinderella’s castle to cross the finish line seemed down-right cool. To complete the race, I had to gain some knowledge about running that type of distance and every essential component required to achieve the goal. I found a “marathon for beginners” running plan, and after several weeks of... read more

Doing Life God's Way

Doing life God’s way, everyday…on purpose.

24/7 Purpose has officially lanched and we are so excited about the progress with the mission of doing life God’s way every day, on purpose and helping others do exactly that! We selected Opportunity International as the recipient for our “Giving Back” program.  You will learn more about Opportunity International in future blog posts but check out their website at opportunity.org in the meantime. Stay tuned…so much more to come.

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Relationships are God’s Reflections

I recall a time in my life when the majority of my relationships being strained. Not necessarily broken but carrying a level of contention on a recurring basis as I interacted with those closest to me. Outward examples included: sarcasm, overreacting, quick to judge or even hostility. Many times the other person had no idea that I felt this internal struggle or uneasiness about our interaction but indeed conflicted on the inside. Many times I didn’t understand why I felt this angst, it was just there. Many times, the other person didn’t do “the thing” that justified the way I interpreted and exaggerated which resulted in unnecessary turmoil for myself and perhaps them as well. I didn’t realize at the time that this was a direct reflection of... read more