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Kingship Anointing: God’s Chosen

4DC7252F-D686-480F-9D7C-78BF1244F247   In proceeding verses in I Samuel 16 We see a father who has discounted his son, David, as a possible consideration as the future king of Israel. When Samuel, the prophet whom was sent by God himself, arrived to Jesse’s house, Jesse submitted seven of his eight sons before Samuel. As Samuel went to pour the oil on the other seven brothers, no oil would flow yet the oil flowed when David was called from the pasture shepherding the sheep. Initially, Samuel, was convinced that Eliab was God’s selected an anointed.   I Samuel 16:6 When they came, he looked on Eliab and thought, “Surely the Lord’s anointed is before him. “ But the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.”   Jesse called his sons (Abinadab and Shammah) to come before Samuel and neither were…

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Grieve No More Over the Past: God has already Anointed Your Future

In the text, God asked the prophet, Samuel, why is it that he was so grieved because Saul was no longer king. Although Saul still had the office or title of king, he was not anointed as king. This is a reminder that we can be allowed to have an office or title in a certain dispensation of time yet our heart should always desire God’s presence and anointing on our assignment and appointment for every season. 1 Samuel 16: 1 The Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you grieve over Saul, since I have rejected him from being king over Israel?   (ESV) Here we see the humanism of the Prophet of the Lord. Samuel knows why Saul has been rejected as king.  Earlier in, 1 Samuel 13, God reveals that Saul did not wait for Samuel to arrive for the sacrifice and Saul partially obeyed God. Now in Chapter 16, Samuel found himself grieving over something…

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Leadership Can Be Birthed in the Midst of Chaos

This is a collaboration effort. Yes my spouse and  I are sharing this platform as we share the Word of the Lord. We renewed our commitment to pray with one another each day about two and half years ago. During this time, God has spoken some amazing things.   Recently, we were praying about some things that seemed chaotic in our personal lives, things surrounding employment, chaos in the lives of family members and friends, and around the world. This particular morning a peace just washed over us . My husband, Mack, spoke something I thought was fitting. He spoke with authority as he was speaking by the leadership of the Holy Spirit. He said: this is not the time to bow down to fear and to be dismayed about chaos. In the midst of chaos there is great opportunity to hear the voice of the Lord. In the midst…

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Love Outshines Duty

With my hand on one hip, I recall waiting to set the record straight with my spouse. A few years ago, I remember making this huge feast for my family. I stayed up throughout the night making sure everything was absolutely perfect. The meats were tender and cooked to perfection. The vegetables that were steamed were just the right tenderness, the other vegetables had the right balance of seasoning and spices. My husband spoke and said, I feel the love in this. You put the love in this meal baby. A beautiful compliment yet I translated his statement to: You do not put love into your daily cooking for our family. I remember waiting to set the record straight.  What exactly does that mean? Perceiving I had somehow gotten offended. His reply was firm yet dressed as a peaceful tone that flowed with wisdom, I just appreciate the effort you…

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Clothed with Strength and Dignitiy

The current job position that I have has me on a 9/80 schedule. Simply put, I usually have every other Friday off. This particular Friday, due to us having to leave out of town for our youngest (Joshua) son’s lacrosse games, produced a list of action items and goals I desired to accomplish. In fact, the games would span in two different states with a good distance apart (New Orleans, La. that Friday night and Jackson, Ms. for Saturday and Sunday games. I had action items to achieve to ease our family of having to rush that evening. This included efforts to take some of the stressors off my spouse who was to drive the long distances after extended hours of work and to create a smooth transition by having, at minimum, 99% of things done. The timeline was tight and I had planned not to waiver or leave wiggle room for anything…

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REPLAY LINK Included: Katrina Currie and Dr. Timothy Quinn – Two Pioneers and Mississippi Natives – GRAND SLAM show

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/millionaireslntrainingradio/2018/02/07/tammy-collins-markee-show-with-special-guest-dr-timothy-quinn-katrina The Replay of the Radio Show hosted by Tammy Collins Markee is available. These two Mississippians are making amazing strides in the lives of others by their service. Dr. Timothy Quinn shares with listeners the importance of understanding their value as patients and the power of choice.   Katrina Currie, M.Ed., shares about leadership, branding, family, role models, holistic living, and being whole in every area of our lives as well as  biblical principles that help us be and become our best.     -currieO

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Mississippi’s Own Good Doctor

Mississippi’s Own Good Doctor, a Champion for the People   When one has an opportunity to have an exchange with Timothy Quinn, M.D., who is an international influencer and Life Champion of healthcare progression, this exceptional opportunity warrants one to seize it. He and I share Mississippi as our home state and it does my heart good, personally, as well as the residents of our state to see him pouring his life’s focus on the health & well-being of his patients.  With Mississippians as part of the highest rates of disparities in healthcare, Dr. Quinn diligently champions in the fight to improve the healthcare by working with various organizations to increase health awareness and access. Dr. Quinn is a man of faith and embraces his walk  A man with tremendous compassion and vision this strategic and conscientious leader is changing the course of the medical field in Mississippi. You can easily find Dr. Timothy M. Quinn, a…

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Team Cook, Losing Everything to Gain it All!

Losing Everything to Win it ALL!   Gazing across the room at Tiffany and Brian Cook, it is as though the love exuberates and seems contagious. They are inseparable and it as if we are all witnessing love struck teenagers who are unrestricted in their emotional display of affection. It is sincere and it is solid. The Cook couple are admired both from afar and upfront and personal.   When I sat down and asked Tiffany Cook a few questions about their love affair, I quickly found that this couple is a solid team. Their willingness to tackle and overcome some of the grit and grime designed to destroy them made them strong intimate covenant partners.   Tiffany and Brian glow when they look at one another and as they talk about one another yet they have not been without struggles in their marriage. Taken from the notes of this…

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I Forgive! Standing in the Strength of Forgiveness

I Forgive! Standing in the Strength of Forgiveness     Briana Monai Thomas story begins with a trial of ongoing hurts yet with the yielding ability to find ways to quickly forgive and find inner peace within has been her compass and resolve.  She is cognizant enough to know that one of her purposes of sharing her story is to use any God-given platform to reach and bring healing to others.  Her story encompasses years of molestation while the perpetrator’s inability to show any repentance, humility, or at least, while imprisoned, be graceful and merciful to leave her alone. Briana states with a letter in her hand: “Instead he sends me degrading and hurtful letters through my mother when she either visits or he sends to her.”   Her mother made the decision to remain married to her step-father, the only father she has truly ever known.  With a quivering…

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When it Rains Chaos it is time to Reign in Opportunities

In the Bible, chaos seemed to rain time and time again. Jesus or an instruction from the Word of God would prove to be the solution to reign. It remains true to this day. Chaotic situations and challenges are opportunities for to witness God flex his muscles, show how he lavishly and radically loves. God radically loved us  so much that  while yet we were yet in sin he sent is only son to redeem us from sin. Things became very chaotic for the woman with the issue of blood. She had spent all that she had. Still, left in not only the same chaotic situation of sickness and disease, she seemed to have chaos of being an outcast without solution. She allowed her faith was an opportunity to reign. She reigned in her healing. She reigned in her relationship. She reigned in the fact that Jesus acknowledge her in a…