Month: August 2015

8 Startups That Turned These Millennials Into Millionaires

These MIllennials can be an Inspiration to Their Peers

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Only 13 percent of millennials report career ambitions of climbing the corporate ladder to become a president or CEO, according to a Bentley University-commissioned survey. By contrast, some two-thirds (66 percent) cite starting their own business as a top goal. Still young and largely free from major lifestyle obligations, millennials are in prime position to pursue new, innovative and self-driven career endeavors.

In spite of dreary jobs forecasts hanging over this youngest generation of workers, the success stories of millennials-turned-millionaires can inspire peers and future generations alike to take the leap into entrepreneurship. Having already carved their own paths to fiscal and entrepreneurial success, these eight millennial millionaires exemplify the enormous value and opportunity of self-driven startups.

1. IPSY

YouTube sensation Michelle Phan leveraged her popularity to co-found Ipsy, a make-up subscription company with $120 million in annual sales, according to Entrepreneur. With more than 100,000 new subscribers…

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Fervently Praying for the Families in Virginia

When the two young reporters in Virginia left home very early Wednesday morning for their jobs as reporters, they had no idea that they would never return to their homes again. They had no idea that August 26, 2015 would be the last day of their employment as journalists at the TV station. They had no idea that they would never again see and hug their parents, their special loved ones, relatives, coworkers, and their friends.

Their loved ones never will see their smiling faces again. They will never receive their texts and their calls. They will never sit around the table again during the holidays or sit in the backyard for a family cookout. Their voices have been silenced by bullets of a deranged, evil man whom people say was a disgruntled, former coworker. These young people have left this world abruptly, and they did not have a chance to say goodbye to anyone.

This is appalling!  This is heart-wrenching!  This never should have happened!

Our thoughts and heartfelt prayers go out to their parents and loved ones in a very big way today, tomorrow, and for many years.  No, we cannot say that we know how they feel if we have never experienced the loss of a child. We cannot tell them not to worry because everything will be alright. We cannot even assure them that time is a healer.

All that we can do is pray. We must pray. We must pray fervently that the Lord will shower them with grace upon grace upon grace to ease their pain and encourage their hearts, in ways that only He can. Pray that the Lord will saturate them with His comforting mercies and with the peace that passes all human understanding. Pray that they will feel the Presence of the Lord and welcome His peace.

At this same juncture, once again we are lifting up to the Lord in prayer, all the heart-broken and grief-stricken parents and loved ones who have been separated from their loved ones by the hands of a ruthless murderer in various locations in the United States. Our prayers are for all of them. We pray that the Lord will heal their broken hearts and strengthen them.

Most of all, we pray that the Holy Spirit will open their hearts to receive Christ as their Savior, Lord, and Prince of Peace, if they have not met Him personally yet. We pray that the Lord will hear and answer our marathon of prayers for the unsaved millennials across this nation and around the globe.

O Lord, save many millennials and their families, friends, neighbors, and coworkers today, even as we pray. In Jesus Name. Amen.

“Whoever calls on the Name of the Lord will be saved”  (Romans 10:13)

Missionary support awareness movement

A Powerful Reminder about Missionary Support

FishFinders Worldwide

It is our goal to raise awareness to all Christians around the world about the importance of supporting a missionary, as we have commited ourselves to reaching this goal, we for all of you to also help us with this. If we can raise this awareness, reminding people of the lack of support our missionaries (You) face, it will help us to bring the statistics down on this issue. So help us to spread the word, Link to our site, blog, reply, then tell a friend or family member to do the same. Together we can make a difference. Thank you and God Bless!

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Gospel Wednesday | Matthew 18

Jesus teaches great principles for 2015 in Matthew 18

Faithful Stewardship

bibleLet us continue our walk through the Gospel According to Matthew. Last week we worked through Matthew 17.

Last week’s look at Matthew 17 ended with a short demonstration of God’s provision for His people. I debated stopping short of that portion so that it could serve as the introduction into today’s, but decided against it since chapter 17 is such a short chapter already. Today, we’ll start with what today would seem to be a deep theological question of who would be the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.

Matthew 18 (ESV)

Matthew 18:1-6 (ESV) | Who Is the Greatest?

At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of themand said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you…

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The Spiritual Blessings of the Gospel Represented by a Feast because it Shows the Communion of the Saints.

Feasting on the Bread of Life is a Divine Pleasure

Learning To Be Full Of Grace And Truth.

Tuesdays with Edwards!

Sometime between August 1728 and February 1729 Edwards preached The Spiritual Blessings of the Gospel Represented by a Feast based on Luke 14:16 Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper and bade many. My Tuesdays with Edwards posts have been looking at the ways which show “how gospel provision is well represented by a feast.”

Edwards showed how he saw this:

in the expensiveness of gospel blessings,

in the free offer of it,

as it nourishes the soul as food does the body,

because of the excellency of it,

by the abundance and variety of it,

and by the friendship of those that feast together.

Today’s post looks at a seventh parallel.

You can read this sermon in its entirety at www.edwards.yale.edu. This selection is from Sermons and Discourses, 1723-1729, ed. Kenneth P. Minkema, The Works of Jonathan Edwards

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