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The “Faith Factor” Challenge!

March 5th, 2016

There use to be a show called “Fear Factor” that would require contestants to try some outrageous challenges to overcome fear. I’m encouraging you to take the “Faith Factor” challenge. Put your faith to work. Faith is far more powerful than fear and when combined with focused action, there are no limits to the doors that will open for you. I want you to step out and and into a new season of blessings. Close your eyes and allow each step to be ordered by faith and declare “I will reach my full and purposeful potential”. I believe in you and now it’s your turn to believe in yourself. Take the “Fear Factor” challenge today and watch for new levels of growth in your life.

-Dr. S

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Love over hate!

March 4th, 2016

Love is easy…hate takes a certain kind of energy. A person has to project hate, like throwing a fastball or rolling a bowling ball down the lane for a strike. Love radiates like the shine from the sun. It just releases its power and brightens up your area while feeding the soul. So why do so many put forth effort to hate when it’s so much easier to love? Love must first radiate within…in a quest for that power, people will try to take love away from others with hate. In the end, there’s still a void that will never be filled by hate. Love is way too powerful. Love over hate!

-Dr. S

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It’s Your Choice!

October 15th, 2015

You have a power that can’t be denied. It’s a gift of incredible energy and ability. It’s the power of Choice. We so often bury this power under mounds of unhealthy stress, abusive relationships, and pain.

The good news is we no longer have to sit back and let the negative issues in our lives, make us feel defeated. When we exercise our incredible power of Choice, we can choose to no longer be the victim but instead be the victor. We can decide happiness over depression, faith over fear, and determination over doubt. We can choose to leave anything that drains us mentally, emotionally, or physically. We can choose to thrive rather than just survive.

Now is the time! Channel and use your power of Choice. You’ll be happy you did.

-Dr. S

Website Launch

September 30th, 2015

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Patience = Peace!

April 29th, 2013

We want success tomorrow, right now, and too often immediately! The ability to wait after we have put in the work is so important. Our patience gives us a spirit of peace and decreases feelings of worry that present when we don’t see results as fast as we want. It doesn’t mean that you have done something wrong or missed the mark along the way. Maybe, we just need to be patient. The age of instant gratification has led us to believe in “Right Now” no matter what! If we can see the connection between Patience and Peace in our process of accomplishing goals, maybe we can also just enjoy the moment!

Reflection and Change!

December 31st, 2012

As 2012 comes to a close we all will take part in some form of reflection. This may be done through discussions with family and friends about the ups and downs of the year that once was or some intimate thinking about things we wished could have been better. No matter the case reflection is just the beginning stage of change. As you step into 2013 after reflecting on 2012, remember to prepare for changes you will make happen in the new year. The process of change is not about making resolutions that will quickly resolve once we start to experience obstacles in our lives. The process of change requires commitment that builds character and most importantly makes you accountable for making 2013 better than the last! My prayer is that we all reflect and then change for the better for the new year. Blessings, Health, and Prosperity for 2013!

Running from your Purpose to chase your Dreams?

December 5th, 2012
We all have experienced that moment in time when we day dream of owning that large home, that car we always wanted, or being rich. So we start on a mission to actualize these dreams only to feel tired, stressed, and disappointed with obstacles we face in the process. What’s not working? Why does it seem others are able to achieve their dreams so easily? Maybe I don’t have what it takes to get there! These questions and thinking patterns are common. The answers may have more to do with alignment. When you take a closer look at your dreams, as yourself “Am I following my purpose?”. The concept of purpose is something divine. It’s more than any material item you could ever purchase and it has more to do with your existence. Why were you placed on this earth? Are you completing the work that was set out for you to accomplish? The final point would be this…instead of chasing your dreams begin to seek out your purpose. The dreams and hopes you have will begin to actualize as a function of fulfilling a much greater destiny. 

Leave a Legacy

November 26th, 2012

My grandfather Pastor Rudolph Pleasant Sr. left a legacy or a blueprint for others to follow and appreciate. His legacy of expectations, character traits, and standards was passed down to future generations. A legacy is not perfection because no man walking this earth has achieved such an accomplishment. We all have flaws but this is more about your daily walk. My “pop pop” as we called him expected future generations to walk in excellence, move with integrity, talk with character, and have a relationship with God that was personal as well as undeniable. My question to you is “What will you legacy be?” You are already writing it, currently living it, and people are watching it develop every day. So be mindful of your walk, be thoughtful in your talk, and most importantly fill in the gaps starting today with a renewed focus. Leave a blueprint that is without question a legacy of high regard for generations and generations to carry on long after your time has passed. Leave a Legacy that starting today!

Activate your Faith!

November 25th, 2012

Super Storm Sandy was a event that devastated the lives of so many people. It was also a faith tester. Since the storm hit we have seen countless stories of people activating their faith. They first believe they will overcome the many obstacles facing them and secondly there is a clear understanding that a lot of work must get done. You have to understand that Faith alone will not accomplish much but when it’s activated by hard work, determination, focus, and positive energy God steps in to fill that void. Faith can be activated today by just doing the little things as you build your Faith reserve to do the incredible! Activate your Faith today!

The Mirror!

November 24th, 2012

One day you wake up and decide that enough is enough. You look into the mirror and say it “I’m going to accomplish my goals, live my dreams, and overcome the obstacles that are holding me back”. No one else responds but you…now is the time to push forward. The challenge is to start every day by looking in the mirror and believing that you can walk in purpose and accomplish remarkable things. Do you know why? The mirror told you so.

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