Posts filed under: Struggle, Miracles, and Faith

Nikole Lim has a huge vision – to end the cycle of sexual violence, EVERYWHERE.  How does one work on a vision like that? For Nikole it was founding a non-profit in Kenya called Freely in Hope. So what motivates a young student who grew up in the Bay Area and was attending film school......
Last week, we posted a story about Dr. Rhonda Hamilton’s journey to pursue medicine – a career that was not in her plan but one to which God called her. Prior to this huge step of faith, Rhonda experienced a devastating loss that greatly affected her faith and her relationship with God....
Many people in the Bay Area are familiar with Spencer Christian, weatherman for ABC News in San Francisco. You might also be interested to know how he got to where he is today. Christian has worked in the TV news industry for more than 44 years, working as a weather forecaster, feature reporter, and guest......
Sometimes it takes a crisis for God to get our attention. That is what happened to Silicon Valley executive, Isaac Sundarajan. “We were about 15 minutes into the flight,” recalls Isaac, “They had just turned off the seatbelt sign when I heard a major explosion. The whole plane instantly dropped several thousand feet. I thought......
Recently, I had the chance to sit down with Kirk Perry, president of brand solutions at Google. Perry was formerly president of family care at Procter & Gamble and moved to the Bay Area less than a year ago.  He will be the speaker at the upcoming Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast on March 13, 2015.......
Tom Tognoli is living out the American dream.  In 2002, he co-founded Intero, an innovative Silicon Valley-based company, which grew to become one of the top real estate firms in the country.  In 2013, Intero accounted for over 11,000 transactions and $8 billion in sales.  The company’s success was noticed by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway. ......
Imagine walking down 78 flights of stairs – that’s 1,463 individual stairs.  Now imagine you are in imminent danger as you walk, unsure whether you’ll be able to make it out of the building before it collapses or goes up in flames.  As you walk, you start to smell the heavy stench of jet fuel,......
Entrepreneurs dream about the day when the product they worked so hard to build is a big success.   And when that success translates into a liquidity event for their company – the company is acquired or goes public — that dream is fully realized.  For Jerry Shen, success came early.  His product, a fantasy sports......
Reggie Littlejohn delivered a compelling testimony at the Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast on March 28, 2014.  The 600 people in attendance were spellbound by her story.   She suffered through two miscarriages and a double mastectomy, followed by an MRSA staph infection that kept her bedridden for five years.  At one point, she prayed what she......
Reggie Littlejohn, Bay Area resident and president of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers was named by Inside the Vatican Magazine as one of its “Top Ten” people in the world for 2013.  You may recall that this Website featured Littlejohn’s story in December 2013. Littlejohn, a former litigator, has a remarkable story of how she came to......
Self-reliance is celebrated in America.  Self-help books often top the best seller lists.  Descriptions like “rugged individualism,” “self-made man” and phrases like “pull yourself up by the bootstraps” and “find the greatness within you” echo throughout our history and culture.  We are taught that success and achievement are up to us.  And we admire people......
Reggie Littlejohn is a woman on a mission.  Her life comprises an amazing journey from atheist to believer, from litigator to international rights advocate, from a person with boundless energy to a bedridden patient for five years – then back again to an energetic world traveler, leader, screenwriter and public speaker.  She views it all......