Monthly Archives: August 2018

Aug 28

The Journey – Wednesday Word

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Authors , Books , Christian Living , Christianity , Devotions , Interview , John Maxwell , Leadership , Podcasts , Religion , Spirituality , Uncategorized

The month of August 2018 has been especially rewarding and challenging at the same time. I traveled A LOT this month across 7 states in the USA, 2 continents (USA and Africa) and three nations while in Africa – by car and airplane. I probably clocked over 10,000 total miles easily.

However, when I look back, it was an end to a means. You see, I strive to form new relationships during this phase of my life, build my business, continue to work my ministry and learn & grow in the process. It was a delight travel to each destination – 102nd camp meeting of the National Association of the Church of God, Martha’s Vineyard, Kenya Africa and West Palm Beach, FL. I had an important role as a leader at each stop and people were counting on me to be present and attentive. I was…but I also endured lost luggage, missed flights, hours of driving along the highways (as a driver and a passenger), overnight stays in hotels (some good and some bad) and hot nights without a/c. The lesson here is attitude (how we handle such) vice what happens to us.

It’s not always about the journey that leads to the ultimate destination. I wouldn’t necessarily repeat my travels for this month, but I would indeed chart the course again. The new friendships from the experience are immeasurable.

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Aug 14

Restore – Wednesday Word

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Authors , Books , Christian Living , Christianity , Devotions , Interview , John Maxwell , Leadership , Podcasts , Religion , Spirituality , Uncategorized

There is a time to “restore” as we all take a needed break from our day to day hustle and bustle. That said, my family and I are enjoying are annual pilgrimage to Martha’s Vineyard for a needed time of rest and reflection. It’s been our way to reflect and relax prior to the end of summertime. This is our 20th year on the island. For the 1st time, our God grand daughter is traveling with us. She loves it…and so do we.

During this week, we see friends from near and far, talk some business as we plan for our Fall season transitions, but mostly enjoy the fair, great food, fellowship and companionship. For many of our friends, we refer to them as family. They are as close as “white on rice.”

I encourage us all to restore and reflect during this time of the year. It’s good for our spirit, soul and body. As I prepare for the multiple events that are forthcoming this Fall season, I study in the quiet and peaceful environment that Martha’s Vineyard affords.

Try it…you’ll like it.

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Aug 07

New Beginnings – Wednesday Word

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Authors , Books , Christian Living , Christianity , Devotions , Interview , John Maxwell , Leadership , Podcasts , Religion , Spirituality , Uncategorized

New beginnings can be, and should be, a confirmation of God’s constant move in our lives. That said, I have begun anew even after 34 years of total government service as a mid-level and senior-level leader in the federal government – October 1983 to October 2018!!

You see, for the past 2 years, I have maximized by new venture with The John Maxwell Team as a certified speaker, mentor, coach and trainer. It has been fruitful and mind blowing in terms of growth, development, continual learning and adding rich experience to my life.

In parallel, God has opened DOORS of opportunity that are ripe with excitement and limitless possibilities as I utilize the spiritual gifts that are within me for the benefit of others. At the end of this year, I end my current assignment as the Senior Pastor at my local church to launch a new vision that has been offered to me and my family. Further, a global expansion is on the horizon as I reach many more thousands and millions of people around the globe in the areas of Family, Ministry, Leadership, Coaching, Finance and Organizational Development. As 2018 ends and 2019 begins, I am super excited to see all before me as I engage and influence with a group of men and women around the world.

As you begin your new ventures in this great life, stay focused, keep learning, pray, understand your role(s), achieve, aspire for greatness and persevere – you’ll be glad that you did.

You can do it!!

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