Struggle, Miracles, and Faith

Miracles Do Happen – Dustin Keele, Silicon Valley Alternative Energy Entrepreneur

Are miracles possible?  The existence of miracles is certainly a barrier for skeptics. And in the Christian community, some feel that the age of miracles has past and none happen today.  Dustin Keele, co-founder of a solar energy development and finance company called Photon, emphatically disagrees.  He recently experienced a miracle himself while on a …

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A Story of Suffering, Love, and Faith — Gil Ahrens

Gil Ahrens and his wife, Kim, had their lives upended by an automobile accident on October 12, 2002. The accident left Kim paralyzed and Gil badly injured. Although the accident was tragic, it gave them something that they treasure today — a deeper relationship with God. And it gave them a new perspective on why …

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Hurmon Hamilton — A Life Transformed to Transforming Lives

Hurmon Hamilton is a gifted preacher and an effective leader of Abundant Life Christian Fellowship (ALCF), a large, uniquely diverse church located in the heart of Silicon Valley.   Hamilton joined Abundant Life in late 2011 from Boston where he led the Roxbury Presbyterian Church for 17 years.  Among other activities in the Boston Area, he …

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Jeremy Lin, Professional Basketball Player — A Crisis of Identity

Jeremy Lin captured the world’s attention in the winter of 2012 when he seemingly came out of nowhere to lead the New York Knicks to a winning streak after the Knicks had lost 11 of its previous 13 games. Suddenly, Lin became a big player for not only the Knicks, but for millions of fantasy …

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Greg Von Gehr, Entrepreneur and Community Leader — Overcoming Adversity

Life has it setbacks.  During those periods of difficulty, some turn to God for comfort and guidance.  Others turn away from God and become bitter and angry.  Greg Von Gehr, a successful Silicon Valley business leader and entrepreneur, has experienced more than his share of adversity.  He not only persisted, but thrived.  His story offers …

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Brent Dusing, Founder and CEO of Lightside Games — From Doing Things My Way to God’s Way

  It is said that to succeed in business one must have a big dream.  Venture capitalist Kevin Compton, for example, lists “thinking big” as one of his five rules for success.  Brent Dusing, founder and CEO of Lightside Games, has a big dream for his company.  His goal is to reach 100 million people …

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Kevin Compton, Venture Capitalist — Faith, Business and Rules for Success

Recently, I had an opportunity to sit down with venture capitalist Kevin Compton to discuss faith and business.  In this post you will read about Compton’s near death experience, how he discovered his calling in life and his 5 rules for success.  Compton’s story provides another example of how God is working in the lives …

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Tess Reynolds, CEO of New Door Ventures — From High Tech to Helping Disadvantaged Youth

Tess Reynolds serves as the CEO of New Door Ventures, a thriving non-profit organization having a major impact on disadvantaged youth ages 16-21 in San Francisco. Helping the disadvantaged, however, was not how Reynolds envisioned her career when she graduated with an MBA from Santa Clara University.  She was on a fast track in brand …

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Jaida Im, Executive Director, Freedom House, Helping Survivors of Human Trafficking

In October 2008, Jaida Im was distraught.  Due to severe migraines, she was forced to take a leave of absence from a job she loved as an Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist with Kaiser.  Im had suffered from migraines for years.  She tried everything medically available.  Nothing worked and she was at the point of taking …

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Condoleezza Rice, Stanford Professor and former Secretary of State — The Paradox of Faith and Struggle

It is a paradox of the Christian faith that struggle and faith are intertwined.  Christ suffered and died on the cross so that people could have salvation.  Eleven of the twelve apostles died violent deaths because of their faith, including crucifixion and beheading.  Most Christians are not called to such suffering, but life has its …

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Michael Yang, Silicon Valley Entrepreneur, Talks about His Faith

Silicon Valley is said to be a breeding ground for entrepreneurs.  Michael Yang, an immigrant from South Korea, caught the Silicon Valley entrepreneurial spirit at an early age.  Yang became a serial entrepreneur and launched two highly successful companies and currently mentors others.  Yang also caught another kind of spirit in Silicon Valley – faith …

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