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Aug 15

Remain Vigilant – Wednesday Word

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

Vigilance is synonymous with “watchful.” It is a word that describes one’s creative juices with regard to alertly watching something, or someone, especially to avoid danger.

We presently live in troubling times and I am concerned about the state of our overall well-being. Maintaining balance – mind, body and spirit – is a goal that I have established for myself this entire summer. While extremely busy with speaking engagements, leading my local church, meeting with government agencies to present leadership training, writing a book proposal per the request of a major literary agency, I still find time to observe my surroundings and get adequate rest.

As I relax, restore and renew this week from Martha’s Vineyard, my final vacation away from the noise of the world, I am reminded to stay vigilant in my personal resolve to maintain a balance in my life. [Last year at this time, I was enjoying the 2016 Summer Olympic Games from the beaches of Rio do Janerio BRAZIL. Thus, I get away to watch the world around me through the daily news and daily conversations with family & friends. I encourage you to do the same. It is indeed refreshing to enjoy quiet time with peaceful bliss that follows. Try it…it’s good for your soul.

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Aug 09

Keep the Faith – Wednesday Word

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

The 34th annual Greater Philadelphia Christian Writer’s Conference has concluded and officially ended on July 29, 2017. In its current format – it is over…done…finished. However, it is just the beginning for a new chapter in the life of this author and writer.

You see, during the conference, I was approached by a major publisher and encouraged to submit a book proposal. At one point, the associate editor told me not to bother…”we want to sign you now.” In later discussions though, I was told to go ahead a prepare/submit the proposal. My target date is August 31st for a 5-book, multi-year publishing contract.

I share with you because I want you to keep the faith! Stay true to your dreams, goals and aspirations. With patience, they will come true. Keep working, keep striving and keep pushing…the light is shining on the other side of that tunnel (even if you can’t see it).

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Jul 12

Wednesday Word – Authenticity

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

To be authentic is comparable to honesty, transparency, trustworthiness and without pretense. Today, we live in a society that desperately needs you to be truthful at all costs. Even Jesus teaches that “the truth shall make you free.” Freedom and liberation open us up to an honest discussion and dialogue on the value of authenticity. Today is a great day to begin this conversation within your circle of friends and sphere of influence. Will you begin today? – so many need to have to discussion, but if you start it.

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Jun 18

Happy Father’s Day 2017

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

Happy Father’s Day to all of my fellow dads on today and may you enjoy your time with family and friends. A father’s responsibility never ends, so please be mindful that FATHER stands for:

F – faithful

A – available

T – teachable

H – head of the household

E – excellence

R – reliable

Many others look to us for support, hope, encouragement and motivation. Keep up the great work dads!!

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May 31

Your Dream is Not Too Small or Too Big – It’s Yours!!

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

As I often remind our graduates annually, having 3 sons who have graduated from high school for 3 years in a row, put your DREAM to the test to ensure that it is achievable and measurable. I hope that this 19 minute Commencement Address to the 2017 graduating class inspires you to greatness!! – KWJ

 

Powerful Words
Feb 10

[Weekly Devotional] Our Words Are Powerful

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Christianity , Devotions , Religion , Spirituality , Uncategorized

“Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.” – Ephesians 4:29 (KJV)

 

Our words are powerful and they will create a positive or a negative experience to the hearer as a result. We are accountable to God for what we say and how we say it.

 

God created the world, as we know it, with His words. The days of creation are recorded

in the first chapter of the Book of Genesis =>

Day 1 – light (verses 3-5)

Day 2 – sky above and water below (verse 6)

Day 3 – land and sea/vegetation (verse 9)

Day 4 – sun, moon and starts (verse 16)

Day 5 – living creatures of water and sky (verse 21)

Day 6 – living creatures on land and humans (verses 24-26)

Day 7 – God rested (chapter 2:1-3)

 

The Apostle Paul taught an insightful lesson to the saints in Ephesus, with regard to their words, that are still pertinent today in the life of the Christian. They are:

  1. Be renewed in the spirit of your mind (Ephesians 4:23)
  2. Always speak the truth (Ephesians 4:25). When we speak the truth, we are modeling God’s character, attributes, ethics and integrity, and not that of our adversary (read Titus 1:2; John 8:44)
  3. Our words should build-up, not tear down (Ephesians 4:29).

 

Prayer: Dear God, I desire to speak kind and meaningful words to others so that I may minister grace into their lives. Help me to accomplish this so that You are glorified. Amen.

Pastor Kevin Wayne Johnson

Jan 25

Humbled!!

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Authors , Books , Christianity , Religion , Spirituality , Uncategorized

Shoveling out from the 2016 blizzard that dumped 2 + feet of snow in our area is truly a humbling experience. After 2 1/2 hours of shoveling around our home with my oldest son, we barely made a dent!! More work to do today. I don’t mind being sore after exercising for that long, but with each shovel of snow, I cannot help but think about God’s Word where He encourages us “To humble yourself in the sight of the LORD, and He will lift you up.” (1 Peter 5:6)

God also “Gives the humble in what is right and teaches them His way.” (Psalms 25:9) As we humble ourselves, God’s got our back. There is my comfort as I face all challenging jobs.

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