Monthly Archives: January 2010

My Sunday Devotional to you

By MJ in my PJ’s

Have you ever felt like giving up? I know I have. There have been times when I have comforted friends who wanted to give. And you have too. From the scriptures we can read how Elijah surely wanted to give up.

The Lord had just used him to show the nation of Israel that the Lord is God (1 Kings 18). Yet, the threats of Queen Jezebel so alarmed him that he ran to Beersheba, 100 miles south. Then he walked another 150 miles further south to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Twice God asked Elijah what he was doing there. Both times he answered with identical words—“I alone am left; and they seek to take my life”. Elijah had become so preoccupied with his own fears that he had forgotten what God had done through him at Mount Carmel. Despite his wonderful success, Elijah plunged into the depths of discouragement.

How easy it is for us to do the same as Elijah. Day by day, week by week, God is there for us. And the moment we feel threatened or unsure, we want to throw in the towel. Take a ten count. Give up!

Will, God did not accept Elijah’s notice that he was quitting. Neither will God accept your sorry unfaithful ways. Instead, God commissioned Elijah to handle three major tasks. And by the way, Elijah was wrong when he said he was the only faithful one left. God had 7,000 others who had not bowed to Baal. We are one of those Baal living today.

Perhaps, like Elijah, you are despairing at the circumstances in your life. Let the Father speak to you. Instead of allowing you to quit, He will show you what you can do through His strength. Lord knows I lean on His strength all the time. Come on and join me.

See you next Sunday.
MJ

PS When you’re working for Jesus, it’s always too soon to quit.

My Sunday Devotional to you

By Mark Jackson [ MJ in my PJ’s]

Today I have a few thoughts running through my head as I try to share a meaningful devotional with you. One of course is the people in Haiti. May the Father hear all our prayers. But also is the thought of doing the right thing at all times. When there is tragedy some see it as opportunity for unethical gain. The rest is food for our collective thoughts.

Some online dictionaries report each year on what words were looked up the most on their site. For 2005, some of the most popular words were refugee, pandemic, tsunami, and levee. Because of worldwide catastrophic events that year, we can readily understand why those words were checked.

The most popular lookup for the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary for 2005r was the word integrity. The definition given is: “firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values.” It’s used to describe those who are unwilling to be bribed or morally corrupted. Why was that word on the top of the list? Could it be because integrity is so lacking that many don’t know what it looks like in someone’s life?

The word God gave us has an example of integrity in the life of Joseph. Potiphar had put Joseph in charge of overseeing “his house and all that he had” (Gen. 39:5). When he was tempted by Potiphar’s wife, Joseph refused, saying, “How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (v.9). Potiphar knew what God’s standards were, and he chose to stand for the right—at the cost of his freedom.

Integrity, look it up in Genesis 39. Then live it out in God’s strength. Consider, in what ways have you been a person of integrity when it was tough? When have you failed? Whose standards do you live by? What do you need to change?

I have asked my self these same questions. This sinner needs a lot of work. As the phrase goes, I fall short of the glory of God. Let’s all go live a life where our legacy is rich with integrity.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

Your Team Is Your Deal

By: Sean Carpenter

You have found your perfect deal. Now you are looking for a government grant or program to help you out. This all requires a great team. Who is on your side? My most common response to many who ask that question is: make sure you have a lawyer and accountant who know more than you.

Don’t get into a position where you need to educate your vendors.

Having a quality lawyer can get your deal closed that much quicker, while having a quality accountant can make sure your finances are in order.

A few questions for your potential staff:

* Are you familiar with Government Financing?
* Have you closed any subsidized transactions?
* Do you know anyone from the allocating agency?

At least 2 of the three questions should be “yes” and should help you to make an informed decision. You may also want to inquire about the program you are seeking as well. Count that as a bonus question!


Sean Carpenter is the nation’s leading expert on Government Deal Funding for Real Estate Investors and Developers and has spent the last 12 years both consulting and getting funding for his own deals. I’ll be hosting a special interview with Sean coming up on Thursday (tomorrow), January 7th, 9:00 PM EST where I’ll be asking him about what’s involved in getting funding for your deals courtesy of Uncle Sam. Find out more and pre-register for the call by visiting: Get Public Funding

Monthly Archives: January 2010

My Sunday Devotional to you

By MJ in my PJ’s

Have you ever felt like giving up? I know I have. There have been times when I have comforted friends who wanted to give. And you have too. From the scriptures we can read how Elijah surely wanted to give up.

The Lord had just used him to show the nation of Israel that the Lord is God (1 Kings 18). Yet, the threats of Queen Jezebel so alarmed him that he ran to Beersheba, 100 miles south. Then he walked another 150 miles further south to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Twice God asked Elijah what he was doing there. Both times he answered with identical words—“I alone am left; and they seek to take my life”. Elijah had become so preoccupied with his own fears that he had forgotten what God had done through him at Mount Carmel. Despite his wonderful success, Elijah plunged into the depths of discouragement.

How easy it is for us to do the same as Elijah. Day by day, week by week, God is there for us. And the moment we feel threatened or unsure, we want to throw in the towel. Take a ten count. Give up!

Will, God did not accept Elijah’s notice that he was quitting. Neither will God accept your sorry unfaithful ways. Instead, God commissioned Elijah to handle three major tasks. And by the way, Elijah was wrong when he said he was the only faithful one left. God had 7,000 others who had not bowed to Baal. We are one of those Baal living today.

Perhaps, like Elijah, you are despairing at the circumstances in your life. Let the Father speak to you. Instead of allowing you to quit, He will show you what you can do through His strength. Lord knows I lean on His strength all the time. Come on and join me.

See you next Sunday.
MJ

PS When you’re working for Jesus, it’s always too soon to quit.

My Sunday Devotional to you

By Mark Jackson [ MJ in my PJ’s]

Today I have a few thoughts running through my head as I try to share a meaningful devotional with you. One of course is the people in Haiti. May the Father hear all our prayers. But also is the thought of doing the right thing at all times. When there is tragedy some see it as opportunity for unethical gain. The rest is food for our collective thoughts.

Some online dictionaries report each year on what words were looked up the most on their site. For 2005, some of the most popular words were refugee, pandemic, tsunami, and levee. Because of worldwide catastrophic events that year, we can readily understand why those words were checked.

The most popular lookup for the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary for 2005r was the word integrity. The definition given is: “firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values.” It’s used to describe those who are unwilling to be bribed or morally corrupted. Why was that word on the top of the list? Could it be because integrity is so lacking that many don’t know what it looks like in someone’s life?

The word God gave us has an example of integrity in the life of Joseph. Potiphar had put Joseph in charge of overseeing “his house and all that he had” (Gen. 39:5). When he was tempted by Potiphar’s wife, Joseph refused, saying, “How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (v.9). Potiphar knew what God’s standards were, and he chose to stand for the right—at the cost of his freedom.

Integrity, look it up in Genesis 39. Then live it out in God’s strength. Consider, in what ways have you been a person of integrity when it was tough? When have you failed? Whose standards do you live by? What do you need to change?

I have asked my self these same questions. This sinner needs a lot of work. As the phrase goes, I fall short of the glory of God. Let’s all go live a life where our legacy is rich with integrity.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

Your Team Is Your Deal

By: Sean Carpenter

You have found your perfect deal. Now you are looking for a government grant or program to help you out. This all requires a great team. Who is on your side? My most common response to many who ask that question is: make sure you have a lawyer and accountant who know more than you.

Don’t get into a position where you need to educate your vendors.

Having a quality lawyer can get your deal closed that much quicker, while having a quality accountant can make sure your finances are in order.

A few questions for your potential staff:

* Are you familiar with Government Financing?
* Have you closed any subsidized transactions?
* Do you know anyone from the allocating agency?

At least 2 of the three questions should be “yes” and should help you to make an informed decision. You may also want to inquire about the program you are seeking as well. Count that as a bonus question!


Sean Carpenter is the nation’s leading expert on Government Deal Funding for Real Estate Investors and Developers and has spent the last 12 years both consulting and getting funding for his own deals. I’ll be hosting a special interview with Sean coming up on Thursday (tomorrow), January 7th, 9:00 PM EST where I’ll be asking him about what’s involved in getting funding for your deals courtesy of Uncle Sam. Find out more and pre-register for the call by visiting: Get Public Funding

Monthly Archives: January 2010

My Sunday Devotional to you

By MJ in my PJ’s

Have you ever felt like giving up? I know I have. There have been times when I have comforted friends who wanted to give. And you have too. From the scriptures we can read how Elijah surely wanted to give up.

The Lord had just used him to show the nation of Israel that the Lord is God (1 Kings 18). Yet, the threats of Queen Jezebel so alarmed him that he ran to Beersheba, 100 miles south. Then he walked another 150 miles further south to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Twice God asked Elijah what he was doing there. Both times he answered with identical words—“I alone am left; and they seek to take my life”. Elijah had become so preoccupied with his own fears that he had forgotten what God had done through him at Mount Carmel. Despite his wonderful success, Elijah plunged into the depths of discouragement.

How easy it is for us to do the same as Elijah. Day by day, week by week, God is there for us. And the moment we feel threatened or unsure, we want to throw in the towel. Take a ten count. Give up!

Will, God did not accept Elijah’s notice that he was quitting. Neither will God accept your sorry unfaithful ways. Instead, God commissioned Elijah to handle three major tasks. And by the way, Elijah was wrong when he said he was the only faithful one left. God had 7,000 others who had not bowed to Baal. We are one of those Baal living today.

Perhaps, like Elijah, you are despairing at the circumstances in your life. Let the Father speak to you. Instead of allowing you to quit, He will show you what you can do through His strength. Lord knows I lean on His strength all the time. Come on and join me.

See you next Sunday.
MJ

PS When you’re working for Jesus, it’s always too soon to quit.

My Sunday Devotional to you

By Mark Jackson [ MJ in my PJ’s]

Today I have a few thoughts running through my head as I try to share a meaningful devotional with you. One of course is the people in Haiti. May the Father hear all our prayers. But also is the thought of doing the right thing at all times. When there is tragedy some see it as opportunity for unethical gain. The rest is food for our collective thoughts.

Some online dictionaries report each year on what words were looked up the most on their site. For 2005, some of the most popular words were refugee, pandemic, tsunami, and levee. Because of worldwide catastrophic events that year, we can readily understand why those words were checked.

The most popular lookup for the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary for 2005r was the word integrity. The definition given is: “firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values.” It’s used to describe those who are unwilling to be bribed or morally corrupted. Why was that word on the top of the list? Could it be because integrity is so lacking that many don’t know what it looks like in someone’s life?

The word God gave us has an example of integrity in the life of Joseph. Potiphar had put Joseph in charge of overseeing “his house and all that he had” (Gen. 39:5). When he was tempted by Potiphar’s wife, Joseph refused, saying, “How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (v.9). Potiphar knew what God’s standards were, and he chose to stand for the right—at the cost of his freedom.

Integrity, look it up in Genesis 39. Then live it out in God’s strength. Consider, in what ways have you been a person of integrity when it was tough? When have you failed? Whose standards do you live by? What do you need to change?

I have asked my self these same questions. This sinner needs a lot of work. As the phrase goes, I fall short of the glory of God. Let’s all go live a life where our legacy is rich with integrity.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

Your Team Is Your Deal

By: Sean Carpenter

You have found your perfect deal. Now you are looking for a government grant or program to help you out. This all requires a great team. Who is on your side? My most common response to many who ask that question is: make sure you have a lawyer and accountant who know more than you.

Don’t get into a position where you need to educate your vendors.

Having a quality lawyer can get your deal closed that much quicker, while having a quality accountant can make sure your finances are in order.

A few questions for your potential staff:

* Are you familiar with Government Financing?
* Have you closed any subsidized transactions?
* Do you know anyone from the allocating agency?

At least 2 of the three questions should be “yes” and should help you to make an informed decision. You may also want to inquire about the program you are seeking as well. Count that as a bonus question!


Sean Carpenter is the nation’s leading expert on Government Deal Funding for Real Estate Investors and Developers and has spent the last 12 years both consulting and getting funding for his own deals. I’ll be hosting a special interview with Sean coming up on Thursday (tomorrow), January 7th, 9:00 PM EST where I’ll be asking him about what’s involved in getting funding for your deals courtesy of Uncle Sam. Find out more and pre-register for the call by visiting: Get Public Funding

Monthly Archives: January 2010

My Sunday Devotional to you

By MJ in my PJ’s

Have you ever felt like giving up? I know I have. There have been times when I have comforted friends who wanted to give. And you have too. From the scriptures we can read how Elijah surely wanted to give up.

The Lord had just used him to show the nation of Israel that the Lord is God (1 Kings 18). Yet, the threats of Queen Jezebel so alarmed him that he ran to Beersheba, 100 miles south. Then he walked another 150 miles further south to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Twice God asked Elijah what he was doing there. Both times he answered with identical words—“I alone am left; and they seek to take my life”. Elijah had become so preoccupied with his own fears that he had forgotten what God had done through him at Mount Carmel. Despite his wonderful success, Elijah plunged into the depths of discouragement.

How easy it is for us to do the same as Elijah. Day by day, week by week, God is there for us. And the moment we feel threatened or unsure, we want to throw in the towel. Take a ten count. Give up!

Will, God did not accept Elijah’s notice that he was quitting. Neither will God accept your sorry unfaithful ways. Instead, God commissioned Elijah to handle three major tasks. And by the way, Elijah was wrong when he said he was the only faithful one left. God had 7,000 others who had not bowed to Baal. We are one of those Baal living today.

Perhaps, like Elijah, you are despairing at the circumstances in your life. Let the Father speak to you. Instead of allowing you to quit, He will show you what you can do through His strength. Lord knows I lean on His strength all the time. Come on and join me.

See you next Sunday.
MJ

PS When you’re working for Jesus, it’s always too soon to quit.

My Sunday Devotional to you

By Mark Jackson [ MJ in my PJ’s]

Today I have a few thoughts running through my head as I try to share a meaningful devotional with you. One of course is the people in Haiti. May the Father hear all our prayers. But also is the thought of doing the right thing at all times. When there is tragedy some see it as opportunity for unethical gain. The rest is food for our collective thoughts.

Some online dictionaries report each year on what words were looked up the most on their site. For 2005, some of the most popular words were refugee, pandemic, tsunami, and levee. Because of worldwide catastrophic events that year, we can readily understand why those words were checked.

The most popular lookup for the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary for 2005r was the word integrity. The definition given is: “firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values.” It’s used to describe those who are unwilling to be bribed or morally corrupted. Why was that word on the top of the list? Could it be because integrity is so lacking that many don’t know what it looks like in someone’s life?

The word God gave us has an example of integrity in the life of Joseph. Potiphar had put Joseph in charge of overseeing “his house and all that he had” (Gen. 39:5). When he was tempted by Potiphar’s wife, Joseph refused, saying, “How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (v.9). Potiphar knew what God’s standards were, and he chose to stand for the right—at the cost of his freedom.

Integrity, look it up in Genesis 39. Then live it out in God’s strength. Consider, in what ways have you been a person of integrity when it was tough? When have you failed? Whose standards do you live by? What do you need to change?

I have asked my self these same questions. This sinner needs a lot of work. As the phrase goes, I fall short of the glory of God. Let’s all go live a life where our legacy is rich with integrity.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

Your Team Is Your Deal

By: Sean Carpenter

You have found your perfect deal. Now you are looking for a government grant or program to help you out. This all requires a great team. Who is on your side? My most common response to many who ask that question is: make sure you have a lawyer and accountant who know more than you.

Don’t get into a position where you need to educate your vendors.

Having a quality lawyer can get your deal closed that much quicker, while having a quality accountant can make sure your finances are in order.

A few questions for your potential staff:

* Are you familiar with Government Financing?
* Have you closed any subsidized transactions?
* Do you know anyone from the allocating agency?

At least 2 of the three questions should be “yes” and should help you to make an informed decision. You may also want to inquire about the program you are seeking as well. Count that as a bonus question!


Sean Carpenter is the nation’s leading expert on Government Deal Funding for Real Estate Investors and Developers and has spent the last 12 years both consulting and getting funding for his own deals. I’ll be hosting a special interview with Sean coming up on Thursday (tomorrow), January 7th, 9:00 PM EST where I’ll be asking him about what’s involved in getting funding for your deals courtesy of Uncle Sam. Find out more and pre-register for the call by visiting: Get Public Funding

Monthly Archives: January 2010

My Sunday Devotional to you

By MJ in my PJ’s

Have you ever felt like giving up? I know I have. There have been times when I have comforted friends who wanted to give. And you have too. From the scriptures we can read how Elijah surely wanted to give up.

The Lord had just used him to show the nation of Israel that the Lord is God (1 Kings 18). Yet, the threats of Queen Jezebel so alarmed him that he ran to Beersheba, 100 miles south. Then he walked another 150 miles further south to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Twice God asked Elijah what he was doing there. Both times he answered with identical words—“I alone am left; and they seek to take my life”. Elijah had become so preoccupied with his own fears that he had forgotten what God had done through him at Mount Carmel. Despite his wonderful success, Elijah plunged into the depths of discouragement.

How easy it is for us to do the same as Elijah. Day by day, week by week, God is there for us. And the moment we feel threatened or unsure, we want to throw in the towel. Take a ten count. Give up!

Will, God did not accept Elijah’s notice that he was quitting. Neither will God accept your sorry unfaithful ways. Instead, God commissioned Elijah to handle three major tasks. And by the way, Elijah was wrong when he said he was the only faithful one left. God had 7,000 others who had not bowed to Baal. We are one of those Baal living today.

Perhaps, like Elijah, you are despairing at the circumstances in your life. Let the Father speak to you. Instead of allowing you to quit, He will show you what you can do through His strength. Lord knows I lean on His strength all the time. Come on and join me.

See you next Sunday.
MJ

PS When you’re working for Jesus, it’s always too soon to quit.

My Sunday Devotional to you

By Mark Jackson [ MJ in my PJ’s]

Today I have a few thoughts running through my head as I try to share a meaningful devotional with you. One of course is the people in Haiti. May the Father hear all our prayers. But also is the thought of doing the right thing at all times. When there is tragedy some see it as opportunity for unethical gain. The rest is food for our collective thoughts.

Some online dictionaries report each year on what words were looked up the most on their site. For 2005, some of the most popular words were refugee, pandemic, tsunami, and levee. Because of worldwide catastrophic events that year, we can readily understand why those words were checked.

The most popular lookup for the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary for 2005r was the word integrity. The definition given is: “firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values.” It’s used to describe those who are unwilling to be bribed or morally corrupted. Why was that word on the top of the list? Could it be because integrity is so lacking that many don’t know what it looks like in someone’s life?

The word God gave us has an example of integrity in the life of Joseph. Potiphar had put Joseph in charge of overseeing “his house and all that he had” (Gen. 39:5). When he was tempted by Potiphar’s wife, Joseph refused, saying, “How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (v.9). Potiphar knew what God’s standards were, and he chose to stand for the right—at the cost of his freedom.

Integrity, look it up in Genesis 39. Then live it out in God’s strength. Consider, in what ways have you been a person of integrity when it was tough? When have you failed? Whose standards do you live by? What do you need to change?

I have asked my self these same questions. This sinner needs a lot of work. As the phrase goes, I fall short of the glory of God. Let’s all go live a life where our legacy is rich with integrity.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

Your Team Is Your Deal

By: Sean Carpenter

You have found your perfect deal. Now you are looking for a government grant or program to help you out. This all requires a great team. Who is on your side? My most common response to many who ask that question is: make sure you have a lawyer and accountant who know more than you.

Don’t get into a position where you need to educate your vendors.

Having a quality lawyer can get your deal closed that much quicker, while having a quality accountant can make sure your finances are in order.

A few questions for your potential staff:

* Are you familiar with Government Financing?
* Have you closed any subsidized transactions?
* Do you know anyone from the allocating agency?

At least 2 of the three questions should be “yes” and should help you to make an informed decision. You may also want to inquire about the program you are seeking as well. Count that as a bonus question!


Sean Carpenter is the nation’s leading expert on Government Deal Funding for Real Estate Investors and Developers and has spent the last 12 years both consulting and getting funding for his own deals. I’ll be hosting a special interview with Sean coming up on Thursday (tomorrow), January 7th, 9:00 PM EST where I’ll be asking him about what’s involved in getting funding for your deals courtesy of Uncle Sam. Find out more and pre-register for the call by visiting: Get Public Funding

Monthly Archives: January 2010

My Sunday Devotional to you

By MJ in my PJ’s

Have you ever felt like giving up? I know I have. There have been times when I have comforted friends who wanted to give. And you have too. From the scriptures we can read how Elijah surely wanted to give up.

The Lord had just used him to show the nation of Israel that the Lord is God (1 Kings 18). Yet, the threats of Queen Jezebel so alarmed him that he ran to Beersheba, 100 miles south. Then he walked another 150 miles further south to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Twice God asked Elijah what he was doing there. Both times he answered with identical words—“I alone am left; and they seek to take my life”. Elijah had become so preoccupied with his own fears that he had forgotten what God had done through him at Mount Carmel. Despite his wonderful success, Elijah plunged into the depths of discouragement.

How easy it is for us to do the same as Elijah. Day by day, week by week, God is there for us. And the moment we feel threatened or unsure, we want to throw in the towel. Take a ten count. Give up!

Will, God did not accept Elijah’s notice that he was quitting. Neither will God accept your sorry unfaithful ways. Instead, God commissioned Elijah to handle three major tasks. And by the way, Elijah was wrong when he said he was the only faithful one left. God had 7,000 others who had not bowed to Baal. We are one of those Baal living today.

Perhaps, like Elijah, you are despairing at the circumstances in your life. Let the Father speak to you. Instead of allowing you to quit, He will show you what you can do through His strength. Lord knows I lean on His strength all the time. Come on and join me.

See you next Sunday.
MJ

PS When you’re working for Jesus, it’s always too soon to quit.

My Sunday Devotional to you

By Mark Jackson [ MJ in my PJ’s]

Today I have a few thoughts running through my head as I try to share a meaningful devotional with you. One of course is the people in Haiti. May the Father hear all our prayers. But also is the thought of doing the right thing at all times. When there is tragedy some see it as opportunity for unethical gain. The rest is food for our collective thoughts.

Some online dictionaries report each year on what words were looked up the most on their site. For 2005, some of the most popular words were refugee, pandemic, tsunami, and levee. Because of worldwide catastrophic events that year, we can readily understand why those words were checked.

The most popular lookup for the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary for 2005r was the word integrity. The definition given is: “firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values.” It’s used to describe those who are unwilling to be bribed or morally corrupted. Why was that word on the top of the list? Could it be because integrity is so lacking that many don’t know what it looks like in someone’s life?

The word God gave us has an example of integrity in the life of Joseph. Potiphar had put Joseph in charge of overseeing “his house and all that he had” (Gen. 39:5). When he was tempted by Potiphar’s wife, Joseph refused, saying, “How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (v.9). Potiphar knew what God’s standards were, and he chose to stand for the right—at the cost of his freedom.

Integrity, look it up in Genesis 39. Then live it out in God’s strength. Consider, in what ways have you been a person of integrity when it was tough? When have you failed? Whose standards do you live by? What do you need to change?

I have asked my self these same questions. This sinner needs a lot of work. As the phrase goes, I fall short of the glory of God. Let’s all go live a life where our legacy is rich with integrity.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

Your Team Is Your Deal

By: Sean Carpenter

You have found your perfect deal. Now you are looking for a government grant or program to help you out. This all requires a great team. Who is on your side? My most common response to many who ask that question is: make sure you have a lawyer and accountant who know more than you.

Don’t get into a position where you need to educate your vendors.

Having a quality lawyer can get your deal closed that much quicker, while having a quality accountant can make sure your finances are in order.

A few questions for your potential staff:

* Are you familiar with Government Financing?
* Have you closed any subsidized transactions?
* Do you know anyone from the allocating agency?

At least 2 of the three questions should be “yes” and should help you to make an informed decision. You may also want to inquire about the program you are seeking as well. Count that as a bonus question!


Sean Carpenter is the nation’s leading expert on Government Deal Funding for Real Estate Investors and Developers and has spent the last 12 years both consulting and getting funding for his own deals. I’ll be hosting a special interview with Sean coming up on Thursday (tomorrow), January 7th, 9:00 PM EST where I’ll be asking him about what’s involved in getting funding for your deals courtesy of Uncle Sam. Find out more and pre-register for the call by visiting: Get Public Funding

Monthly Archives: January 2010

My Sunday Devotional to you

By MJ in my PJ’s

Have you ever felt like giving up? I know I have. There have been times when I have comforted friends who wanted to give. And you have too. From the scriptures we can read how Elijah surely wanted to give up.

The Lord had just used him to show the nation of Israel that the Lord is God (1 Kings 18). Yet, the threats of Queen Jezebel so alarmed him that he ran to Beersheba, 100 miles south. Then he walked another 150 miles further south to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Twice God asked Elijah what he was doing there. Both times he answered with identical words—“I alone am left; and they seek to take my life”. Elijah had become so preoccupied with his own fears that he had forgotten what God had done through him at Mount Carmel. Despite his wonderful success, Elijah plunged into the depths of discouragement.

How easy it is for us to do the same as Elijah. Day by day, week by week, God is there for us. And the moment we feel threatened or unsure, we want to throw in the towel. Take a ten count. Give up!

Will, God did not accept Elijah’s notice that he was quitting. Neither will God accept your sorry unfaithful ways. Instead, God commissioned Elijah to handle three major tasks. And by the way, Elijah was wrong when he said he was the only faithful one left. God had 7,000 others who had not bowed to Baal. We are one of those Baal living today.

Perhaps, like Elijah, you are despairing at the circumstances in your life. Let the Father speak to you. Instead of allowing you to quit, He will show you what you can do through His strength. Lord knows I lean on His strength all the time. Come on and join me.

See you next Sunday.
MJ

PS When you’re working for Jesus, it’s always too soon to quit.

My Sunday Devotional to you

By Mark Jackson [ MJ in my PJ’s]

Today I have a few thoughts running through my head as I try to share a meaningful devotional with you. One of course is the people in Haiti. May the Father hear all our prayers. But also is the thought of doing the right thing at all times. When there is tragedy some see it as opportunity for unethical gain. The rest is food for our collective thoughts.

Some online dictionaries report each year on what words were looked up the most on their site. For 2005, some of the most popular words were refugee, pandemic, tsunami, and levee. Because of worldwide catastrophic events that year, we can readily understand why those words were checked.

The most popular lookup for the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary for 2005r was the word integrity. The definition given is: “firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values.” It’s used to describe those who are unwilling to be bribed or morally corrupted. Why was that word on the top of the list? Could it be because integrity is so lacking that many don’t know what it looks like in someone’s life?

The word God gave us has an example of integrity in the life of Joseph. Potiphar had put Joseph in charge of overseeing “his house and all that he had” (Gen. 39:5). When he was tempted by Potiphar’s wife, Joseph refused, saying, “How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (v.9). Potiphar knew what God’s standards were, and he chose to stand for the right—at the cost of his freedom.

Integrity, look it up in Genesis 39. Then live it out in God’s strength. Consider, in what ways have you been a person of integrity when it was tough? When have you failed? Whose standards do you live by? What do you need to change?

I have asked my self these same questions. This sinner needs a lot of work. As the phrase goes, I fall short of the glory of God. Let’s all go live a life where our legacy is rich with integrity.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

Your Team Is Your Deal

By: Sean Carpenter

You have found your perfect deal. Now you are looking for a government grant or program to help you out. This all requires a great team. Who is on your side? My most common response to many who ask that question is: make sure you have a lawyer and accountant who know more than you.

Don’t get into a position where you need to educate your vendors.

Having a quality lawyer can get your deal closed that much quicker, while having a quality accountant can make sure your finances are in order.

A few questions for your potential staff:

* Are you familiar with Government Financing?
* Have you closed any subsidized transactions?
* Do you know anyone from the allocating agency?

At least 2 of the three questions should be “yes” and should help you to make an informed decision. You may also want to inquire about the program you are seeking as well. Count that as a bonus question!


Sean Carpenter is the nation’s leading expert on Government Deal Funding for Real Estate Investors and Developers and has spent the last 12 years both consulting and getting funding for his own deals. I’ll be hosting a special interview with Sean coming up on Thursday (tomorrow), January 7th, 9:00 PM EST where I’ll be asking him about what’s involved in getting funding for your deals courtesy of Uncle Sam. Find out more and pre-register for the call by visiting: Get Public Funding

Monthly Archives: January 2010

My Sunday Devotional to you

By MJ in my PJ’s

Have you ever felt like giving up? I know I have. There have been times when I have comforted friends who wanted to give. And you have too. From the scriptures we can read how Elijah surely wanted to give up.

The Lord had just used him to show the nation of Israel that the Lord is God (1 Kings 18). Yet, the threats of Queen Jezebel so alarmed him that he ran to Beersheba, 100 miles south. Then he walked another 150 miles further south to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Twice God asked Elijah what he was doing there. Both times he answered with identical words—“I alone am left; and they seek to take my life”. Elijah had become so preoccupied with his own fears that he had forgotten what God had done through him at Mount Carmel. Despite his wonderful success, Elijah plunged into the depths of discouragement.

How easy it is for us to do the same as Elijah. Day by day, week by week, God is there for us. And the moment we feel threatened or unsure, we want to throw in the towel. Take a ten count. Give up!

Will, God did not accept Elijah’s notice that he was quitting. Neither will God accept your sorry unfaithful ways. Instead, God commissioned Elijah to handle three major tasks. And by the way, Elijah was wrong when he said he was the only faithful one left. God had 7,000 others who had not bowed to Baal. We are one of those Baal living today.

Perhaps, like Elijah, you are despairing at the circumstances in your life. Let the Father speak to you. Instead of allowing you to quit, He will show you what you can do through His strength. Lord knows I lean on His strength all the time. Come on and join me.

See you next Sunday.
MJ

PS When you’re working for Jesus, it’s always too soon to quit.

My Sunday Devotional to you

By Mark Jackson [ MJ in my PJ’s]

Today I have a few thoughts running through my head as I try to share a meaningful devotional with you. One of course is the people in Haiti. May the Father hear all our prayers. But also is the thought of doing the right thing at all times. When there is tragedy some see it as opportunity for unethical gain. The rest is food for our collective thoughts.

Some online dictionaries report each year on what words were looked up the most on their site. For 2005, some of the most popular words were refugee, pandemic, tsunami, and levee. Because of worldwide catastrophic events that year, we can readily understand why those words were checked.

The most popular lookup for the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary for 2005r was the word integrity. The definition given is: “firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values.” It’s used to describe those who are unwilling to be bribed or morally corrupted. Why was that word on the top of the list? Could it be because integrity is so lacking that many don’t know what it looks like in someone’s life?

The word God gave us has an example of integrity in the life of Joseph. Potiphar had put Joseph in charge of overseeing “his house and all that he had” (Gen. 39:5). When he was tempted by Potiphar’s wife, Joseph refused, saying, “How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (v.9). Potiphar knew what God’s standards were, and he chose to stand for the right—at the cost of his freedom.

Integrity, look it up in Genesis 39. Then live it out in God’s strength. Consider, in what ways have you been a person of integrity when it was tough? When have you failed? Whose standards do you live by? What do you need to change?

I have asked my self these same questions. This sinner needs a lot of work. As the phrase goes, I fall short of the glory of God. Let’s all go live a life where our legacy is rich with integrity.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

Your Team Is Your Deal

By: Sean Carpenter

You have found your perfect deal. Now you are looking for a government grant or program to help you out. This all requires a great team. Who is on your side? My most common response to many who ask that question is: make sure you have a lawyer and accountant who know more than you.

Don’t get into a position where you need to educate your vendors.

Having a quality lawyer can get your deal closed that much quicker, while having a quality accountant can make sure your finances are in order.

A few questions for your potential staff:

* Are you familiar with Government Financing?
* Have you closed any subsidized transactions?
* Do you know anyone from the allocating agency?

At least 2 of the three questions should be “yes” and should help you to make an informed decision. You may also want to inquire about the program you are seeking as well. Count that as a bonus question!


Sean Carpenter is the nation’s leading expert on Government Deal Funding for Real Estate Investors and Developers and has spent the last 12 years both consulting and getting funding for his own deals. I’ll be hosting a special interview with Sean coming up on Thursday (tomorrow), January 7th, 9:00 PM EST where I’ll be asking him about what’s involved in getting funding for your deals courtesy of Uncle Sam. Find out more and pre-register for the call by visiting: Get Public Funding

Monthly Archives: January 2010

My Sunday Devotional to you

By MJ in my PJ’s

Have you ever felt like giving up? I know I have. There have been times when I have comforted friends who wanted to give. And you have too. From the scriptures we can read how Elijah surely wanted to give up.

The Lord had just used him to show the nation of Israel that the Lord is God (1 Kings 18). Yet, the threats of Queen Jezebel so alarmed him that he ran to Beersheba, 100 miles south. Then he walked another 150 miles further south to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Twice God asked Elijah what he was doing there. Both times he answered with identical words—“I alone am left; and they seek to take my life”. Elijah had become so preoccupied with his own fears that he had forgotten what God had done through him at Mount Carmel. Despite his wonderful success, Elijah plunged into the depths of discouragement.

How easy it is for us to do the same as Elijah. Day by day, week by week, God is there for us. And the moment we feel threatened or unsure, we want to throw in the towel. Take a ten count. Give up!

Will, God did not accept Elijah’s notice that he was quitting. Neither will God accept your sorry unfaithful ways. Instead, God commissioned Elijah to handle three major tasks. And by the way, Elijah was wrong when he said he was the only faithful one left. God had 7,000 others who had not bowed to Baal. We are one of those Baal living today.

Perhaps, like Elijah, you are despairing at the circumstances in your life. Let the Father speak to you. Instead of allowing you to quit, He will show you what you can do through His strength. Lord knows I lean on His strength all the time. Come on and join me.

See you next Sunday.
MJ

PS When you’re working for Jesus, it’s always too soon to quit.

My Sunday Devotional to you

By Mark Jackson [ MJ in my PJ’s]

Today I have a few thoughts running through my head as I try to share a meaningful devotional with you. One of course is the people in Haiti. May the Father hear all our prayers. But also is the thought of doing the right thing at all times. When there is tragedy some see it as opportunity for unethical gain. The rest is food for our collective thoughts.

Some online dictionaries report each year on what words were looked up the most on their site. For 2005, some of the most popular words were refugee, pandemic, tsunami, and levee. Because of worldwide catastrophic events that year, we can readily understand why those words were checked.

The most popular lookup for the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary for 2005r was the word integrity. The definition given is: “firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values.” It’s used to describe those who are unwilling to be bribed or morally corrupted. Why was that word on the top of the list? Could it be because integrity is so lacking that many don’t know what it looks like in someone’s life?

The word God gave us has an example of integrity in the life of Joseph. Potiphar had put Joseph in charge of overseeing “his house and all that he had” (Gen. 39:5). When he was tempted by Potiphar’s wife, Joseph refused, saying, “How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (v.9). Potiphar knew what God’s standards were, and he chose to stand for the right—at the cost of his freedom.

Integrity, look it up in Genesis 39. Then live it out in God’s strength. Consider, in what ways have you been a person of integrity when it was tough? When have you failed? Whose standards do you live by? What do you need to change?

I have asked my self these same questions. This sinner needs a lot of work. As the phrase goes, I fall short of the glory of God. Let’s all go live a life where our legacy is rich with integrity.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

Your Team Is Your Deal

By: Sean Carpenter

You have found your perfect deal. Now you are looking for a government grant or program to help you out. This all requires a great team. Who is on your side? My most common response to many who ask that question is: make sure you have a lawyer and accountant who know more than you.

Don’t get into a position where you need to educate your vendors.

Having a quality lawyer can get your deal closed that much quicker, while having a quality accountant can make sure your finances are in order.

A few questions for your potential staff:

* Are you familiar with Government Financing?
* Have you closed any subsidized transactions?
* Do you know anyone from the allocating agency?

At least 2 of the three questions should be “yes” and should help you to make an informed decision. You may also want to inquire about the program you are seeking as well. Count that as a bonus question!


Sean Carpenter is the nation’s leading expert on Government Deal Funding for Real Estate Investors and Developers and has spent the last 12 years both consulting and getting funding for his own deals. I’ll be hosting a special interview with Sean coming up on Thursday (tomorrow), January 7th, 9:00 PM EST where I’ll be asking him about what’s involved in getting funding for your deals courtesy of Uncle Sam. Find out more and pre-register for the call by visiting: Get Public Funding

Monthly Archives: January 2010

My Sunday Devotional to you

By MJ in my PJ’s

Have you ever felt like giving up? I know I have. There have been times when I have comforted friends who wanted to give. And you have too. From the scriptures we can read how Elijah surely wanted to give up.

The Lord had just used him to show the nation of Israel that the Lord is God (1 Kings 18). Yet, the threats of Queen Jezebel so alarmed him that he ran to Beersheba, 100 miles south. Then he walked another 150 miles further south to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Twice God asked Elijah what he was doing there. Both times he answered with identical words—“I alone am left; and they seek to take my life”. Elijah had become so preoccupied with his own fears that he had forgotten what God had done through him at Mount Carmel. Despite his wonderful success, Elijah plunged into the depths of discouragement.

How easy it is for us to do the same as Elijah. Day by day, week by week, God is there for us. And the moment we feel threatened or unsure, we want to throw in the towel. Take a ten count. Give up!

Will, God did not accept Elijah’s notice that he was quitting. Neither will God accept your sorry unfaithful ways. Instead, God commissioned Elijah to handle three major tasks. And by the way, Elijah was wrong when he said he was the only faithful one left. God had 7,000 others who had not bowed to Baal. We are one of those Baal living today.

Perhaps, like Elijah, you are despairing at the circumstances in your life. Let the Father speak to you. Instead of allowing you to quit, He will show you what you can do through His strength. Lord knows I lean on His strength all the time. Come on and join me.

See you next Sunday.
MJ

PS When you’re working for Jesus, it’s always too soon to quit.

My Sunday Devotional to you

By Mark Jackson [ MJ in my PJ’s]

Today I have a few thoughts running through my head as I try to share a meaningful devotional with you. One of course is the people in Haiti. May the Father hear all our prayers. But also is the thought of doing the right thing at all times. When there is tragedy some see it as opportunity for unethical gain. The rest is food for our collective thoughts.

Some online dictionaries report each year on what words were looked up the most on their site. For 2005, some of the most popular words were refugee, pandemic, tsunami, and levee. Because of worldwide catastrophic events that year, we can readily understand why those words were checked.

The most popular lookup for the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary for 2005r was the word integrity. The definition given is: “firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values.” It’s used to describe those who are unwilling to be bribed or morally corrupted. Why was that word on the top of the list? Could it be because integrity is so lacking that many don’t know what it looks like in someone’s life?

The word God gave us has an example of integrity in the life of Joseph. Potiphar had put Joseph in charge of overseeing “his house and all that he had” (Gen. 39:5). When he was tempted by Potiphar’s wife, Joseph refused, saying, “How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (v.9). Potiphar knew what God’s standards were, and he chose to stand for the right—at the cost of his freedom.

Integrity, look it up in Genesis 39. Then live it out in God’s strength. Consider, in what ways have you been a person of integrity when it was tough? When have you failed? Whose standards do you live by? What do you need to change?

I have asked my self these same questions. This sinner needs a lot of work. As the phrase goes, I fall short of the glory of God. Let’s all go live a life where our legacy is rich with integrity.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

Your Team Is Your Deal

By: Sean Carpenter

You have found your perfect deal. Now you are looking for a government grant or program to help you out. This all requires a great team. Who is on your side? My most common response to many who ask that question is: make sure you have a lawyer and accountant who know more than you.

Don’t get into a position where you need to educate your vendors.

Having a quality lawyer can get your deal closed that much quicker, while having a quality accountant can make sure your finances are in order.

A few questions for your potential staff:

* Are you familiar with Government Financing?
* Have you closed any subsidized transactions?
* Do you know anyone from the allocating agency?

At least 2 of the three questions should be “yes” and should help you to make an informed decision. You may also want to inquire about the program you are seeking as well. Count that as a bonus question!


Sean Carpenter is the nation’s leading expert on Government Deal Funding for Real Estate Investors and Developers and has spent the last 12 years both consulting and getting funding for his own deals. I’ll be hosting a special interview with Sean coming up on Thursday (tomorrow), January 7th, 9:00 PM EST where I’ll be asking him about what’s involved in getting funding for your deals courtesy of Uncle Sam. Find out more and pre-register for the call by visiting: Get Public Funding

Monthly Archives: January 2010

My Sunday Devotional to you

By MJ in my PJ’s

Have you ever felt like giving up? I know I have. There have been times when I have comforted friends who wanted to give. And you have too. From the scriptures we can read how Elijah surely wanted to give up.

The Lord had just used him to show the nation of Israel that the Lord is God (1 Kings 18). Yet, the threats of Queen Jezebel so alarmed him that he ran to Beersheba, 100 miles south. Then he walked another 150 miles further south to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Twice God asked Elijah what he was doing there. Both times he answered with identical words—“I alone am left; and they seek to take my life”. Elijah had become so preoccupied with his own fears that he had forgotten what God had done through him at Mount Carmel. Despite his wonderful success, Elijah plunged into the depths of discouragement.

How easy it is for us to do the same as Elijah. Day by day, week by week, God is there for us. And the moment we feel threatened or unsure, we want to throw in the towel. Take a ten count. Give up!

Will, God did not accept Elijah’s notice that he was quitting. Neither will God accept your sorry unfaithful ways. Instead, God commissioned Elijah to handle three major tasks. And by the way, Elijah was wrong when he said he was the only faithful one left. God had 7,000 others who had not bowed to Baal. We are one of those Baal living today.

Perhaps, like Elijah, you are despairing at the circumstances in your life. Let the Father speak to you. Instead of allowing you to quit, He will show you what you can do through His strength. Lord knows I lean on His strength all the time. Come on and join me.

See you next Sunday.
MJ

PS When you’re working for Jesus, it’s always too soon to quit.

My Sunday Devotional to you

By Mark Jackson [ MJ in my PJ’s]

Today I have a few thoughts running through my head as I try to share a meaningful devotional with you. One of course is the people in Haiti. May the Father hear all our prayers. But also is the thought of doing the right thing at all times. When there is tragedy some see it as opportunity for unethical gain. The rest is food for our collective thoughts.

Some online dictionaries report each year on what words were looked up the most on their site. For 2005, some of the most popular words were refugee, pandemic, tsunami, and levee. Because of worldwide catastrophic events that year, we can readily understand why those words were checked.

The most popular lookup for the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary for 2005r was the word integrity. The definition given is: “firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values.” It’s used to describe those who are unwilling to be bribed or morally corrupted. Why was that word on the top of the list? Could it be because integrity is so lacking that many don’t know what it looks like in someone’s life?

The word God gave us has an example of integrity in the life of Joseph. Potiphar had put Joseph in charge of overseeing “his house and all that he had” (Gen. 39:5). When he was tempted by Potiphar’s wife, Joseph refused, saying, “How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (v.9). Potiphar knew what God’s standards were, and he chose to stand for the right—at the cost of his freedom.

Integrity, look it up in Genesis 39. Then live it out in God’s strength. Consider, in what ways have you been a person of integrity when it was tough? When have you failed? Whose standards do you live by? What do you need to change?

I have asked my self these same questions. This sinner needs a lot of work. As the phrase goes, I fall short of the glory of God. Let’s all go live a life where our legacy is rich with integrity.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

Your Team Is Your Deal

By: Sean Carpenter

You have found your perfect deal. Now you are looking for a government grant or program to help you out. This all requires a great team. Who is on your side? My most common response to many who ask that question is: make sure you have a lawyer and accountant who know more than you.

Don’t get into a position where you need to educate your vendors.

Having a quality lawyer can get your deal closed that much quicker, while having a quality accountant can make sure your finances are in order.

A few questions for your potential staff:

* Are you familiar with Government Financing?
* Have you closed any subsidized transactions?
* Do you know anyone from the allocating agency?

At least 2 of the three questions should be “yes” and should help you to make an informed decision. You may also want to inquire about the program you are seeking as well. Count that as a bonus question!


Sean Carpenter is the nation’s leading expert on Government Deal Funding for Real Estate Investors and Developers and has spent the last 12 years both consulting and getting funding for his own deals. I’ll be hosting a special interview with Sean coming up on Thursday (tomorrow), January 7th, 9:00 PM EST where I’ll be asking him about what’s involved in getting funding for your deals courtesy of Uncle Sam. Find out more and pre-register for the call by visiting: Get Public Funding

Monthly Archives: January 2010

My Sunday Devotional to you

By MJ in my PJ’s

Have you ever felt like giving up? I know I have. There have been times when I have comforted friends who wanted to give. And you have too. From the scriptures we can read how Elijah surely wanted to give up.

The Lord had just used him to show the nation of Israel that the Lord is God (1 Kings 18). Yet, the threats of Queen Jezebel so alarmed him that he ran to Beersheba, 100 miles south. Then he walked another 150 miles further south to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Twice God asked Elijah what he was doing there. Both times he answered with identical words—“I alone am left; and they seek to take my life”. Elijah had become so preoccupied with his own fears that he had forgotten what God had done through him at Mount Carmel. Despite his wonderful success, Elijah plunged into the depths of discouragement.

How easy it is for us to do the same as Elijah. Day by day, week by week, God is there for us. And the moment we feel threatened or unsure, we want to throw in the towel. Take a ten count. Give up!

Will, God did not accept Elijah’s notice that he was quitting. Neither will God accept your sorry unfaithful ways. Instead, God commissioned Elijah to handle three major tasks. And by the way, Elijah was wrong when he said he was the only faithful one left. God had 7,000 others who had not bowed to Baal. We are one of those Baal living today.

Perhaps, like Elijah, you are despairing at the circumstances in your life. Let the Father speak to you. Instead of allowing you to quit, He will show you what you can do through His strength. Lord knows I lean on His strength all the time. Come on and join me.

See you next Sunday.
MJ

PS When you’re working for Jesus, it’s always too soon to quit.

My Sunday Devotional to you

By Mark Jackson [ MJ in my PJ’s]

Today I have a few thoughts running through my head as I try to share a meaningful devotional with you. One of course is the people in Haiti. May the Father hear all our prayers. But also is the thought of doing the right thing at all times. When there is tragedy some see it as opportunity for unethical gain. The rest is food for our collective thoughts.

Some online dictionaries report each year on what words were looked up the most on their site. For 2005, some of the most popular words were refugee, pandemic, tsunami, and levee. Because of worldwide catastrophic events that year, we can readily understand why those words were checked.

The most popular lookup for the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary for 2005r was the word integrity. The definition given is: “firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values.” It’s used to describe those who are unwilling to be bribed or morally corrupted. Why was that word on the top of the list? Could it be because integrity is so lacking that many don’t know what it looks like in someone’s life?

The word God gave us has an example of integrity in the life of Joseph. Potiphar had put Joseph in charge of overseeing “his house and all that he had” (Gen. 39:5). When he was tempted by Potiphar’s wife, Joseph refused, saying, “How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (v.9). Potiphar knew what God’s standards were, and he chose to stand for the right—at the cost of his freedom.

Integrity, look it up in Genesis 39. Then live it out in God’s strength. Consider, in what ways have you been a person of integrity when it was tough? When have you failed? Whose standards do you live by? What do you need to change?

I have asked my self these same questions. This sinner needs a lot of work. As the phrase goes, I fall short of the glory of God. Let’s all go live a life where our legacy is rich with integrity.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

Your Team Is Your Deal

By: Sean Carpenter

You have found your perfect deal. Now you are looking for a government grant or program to help you out. This all requires a great team. Who is on your side? My most common response to many who ask that question is: make sure you have a lawyer and accountant who know more than you.

Don’t get into a position where you need to educate your vendors.

Having a quality lawyer can get your deal closed that much quicker, while having a quality accountant can make sure your finances are in order.

A few questions for your potential staff:

* Are you familiar with Government Financing?
* Have you closed any subsidized transactions?
* Do you know anyone from the allocating agency?

At least 2 of the three questions should be “yes” and should help you to make an informed decision. You may also want to inquire about the program you are seeking as well. Count that as a bonus question!


Sean Carpenter is the nation’s leading expert on Government Deal Funding for Real Estate Investors and Developers and has spent the last 12 years both consulting and getting funding for his own deals. I’ll be hosting a special interview with Sean coming up on Thursday (tomorrow), January 7th, 9:00 PM EST where I’ll be asking him about what’s involved in getting funding for your deals courtesy of Uncle Sam. Find out more and pre-register for the call by visiting: Get Public Funding

Monthly Archives: January 2010

My Sunday Devotional to you

By MJ in my PJ’s

Have you ever felt like giving up? I know I have. There have been times when I have comforted friends who wanted to give. And you have too. From the scriptures we can read how Elijah surely wanted to give up.

The Lord had just used him to show the nation of Israel that the Lord is God (1 Kings 18). Yet, the threats of Queen Jezebel so alarmed him that he ran to Beersheba, 100 miles south. Then he walked another 150 miles further south to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Twice God asked Elijah what he was doing there. Both times he answered with identical words—“I alone am left; and they seek to take my life”. Elijah had become so preoccupied with his own fears that he had forgotten what God had done through him at Mount Carmel. Despite his wonderful success, Elijah plunged into the depths of discouragement.

How easy it is for us to do the same as Elijah. Day by day, week by week, God is there for us. And the moment we feel threatened or unsure, we want to throw in the towel. Take a ten count. Give up!

Will, God did not accept Elijah’s notice that he was quitting. Neither will God accept your sorry unfaithful ways. Instead, God commissioned Elijah to handle three major tasks. And by the way, Elijah was wrong when he said he was the only faithful one left. God had 7,000 others who had not bowed to Baal. We are one of those Baal living today.

Perhaps, like Elijah, you are despairing at the circumstances in your life. Let the Father speak to you. Instead of allowing you to quit, He will show you what you can do through His strength. Lord knows I lean on His strength all the time. Come on and join me.

See you next Sunday.
MJ

PS When you’re working for Jesus, it’s always too soon to quit.

My Sunday Devotional to you

By Mark Jackson [ MJ in my PJ’s]

Today I have a few thoughts running through my head as I try to share a meaningful devotional with you. One of course is the people in Haiti. May the Father hear all our prayers. But also is the thought of doing the right thing at all times. When there is tragedy some see it as opportunity for unethical gain. The rest is food for our collective thoughts.

Some online dictionaries report each year on what words were looked up the most on their site. For 2005, some of the most popular words were refugee, pandemic, tsunami, and levee. Because of worldwide catastrophic events that year, we can readily understand why those words were checked.

The most popular lookup for the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary for 2005r was the word integrity. The definition given is: “firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values.” It’s used to describe those who are unwilling to be bribed or morally corrupted. Why was that word on the top of the list? Could it be because integrity is so lacking that many don’t know what it looks like in someone’s life?

The word God gave us has an example of integrity in the life of Joseph. Potiphar had put Joseph in charge of overseeing “his house and all that he had” (Gen. 39:5). When he was tempted by Potiphar’s wife, Joseph refused, saying, “How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (v.9). Potiphar knew what God’s standards were, and he chose to stand for the right—at the cost of his freedom.

Integrity, look it up in Genesis 39. Then live it out in God’s strength. Consider, in what ways have you been a person of integrity when it was tough? When have you failed? Whose standards do you live by? What do you need to change?

I have asked my self these same questions. This sinner needs a lot of work. As the phrase goes, I fall short of the glory of God. Let’s all go live a life where our legacy is rich with integrity.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

Your Team Is Your Deal

By: Sean Carpenter

You have found your perfect deal. Now you are looking for a government grant or program to help you out. This all requires a great team. Who is on your side? My most common response to many who ask that question is: make sure you have a lawyer and accountant who know more than you.

Don’t get into a position where you need to educate your vendors.

Having a quality lawyer can get your deal closed that much quicker, while having a quality accountant can make sure your finances are in order.

A few questions for your potential staff:

* Are you familiar with Government Financing?
* Have you closed any subsidized transactions?
* Do you know anyone from the allocating agency?

At least 2 of the three questions should be “yes” and should help you to make an informed decision. You may also want to inquire about the program you are seeking as well. Count that as a bonus question!


Sean Carpenter is the nation’s leading expert on Government Deal Funding for Real Estate Investors and Developers and has spent the last 12 years both consulting and getting funding for his own deals. I’ll be hosting a special interview with Sean coming up on Thursday (tomorrow), January 7th, 9:00 PM EST where I’ll be asking him about what’s involved in getting funding for your deals courtesy of Uncle Sam. Find out more and pre-register for the call by visiting: Get Public Funding

Monthly Archives: January 2010

My Sunday Devotional to you

By MJ in my PJ’s

Have you ever felt like giving up? I know I have. There have been times when I have comforted friends who wanted to give. And you have too. From the scriptures we can read how Elijah surely wanted to give up.

The Lord had just used him to show the nation of Israel that the Lord is God (1 Kings 18). Yet, the threats of Queen Jezebel so alarmed him that he ran to Beersheba, 100 miles south. Then he walked another 150 miles further south to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Twice God asked Elijah what he was doing there. Both times he answered with identical words—“I alone am left; and they seek to take my life”. Elijah had become so preoccupied with his own fears that he had forgotten what God had done through him at Mount Carmel. Despite his wonderful success, Elijah plunged into the depths of discouragement.

How easy it is for us to do the same as Elijah. Day by day, week by week, God is there for us. And the moment we feel threatened or unsure, we want to throw in the towel. Take a ten count. Give up!

Will, God did not accept Elijah’s notice that he was quitting. Neither will God accept your sorry unfaithful ways. Instead, God commissioned Elijah to handle three major tasks. And by the way, Elijah was wrong when he said he was the only faithful one left. God had 7,000 others who had not bowed to Baal. We are one of those Baal living today.

Perhaps, like Elijah, you are despairing at the circumstances in your life. Let the Father speak to you. Instead of allowing you to quit, He will show you what you can do through His strength. Lord knows I lean on His strength all the time. Come on and join me.

See you next Sunday.
MJ

PS When you’re working for Jesus, it’s always too soon to quit.

My Sunday Devotional to you

By Mark Jackson [ MJ in my PJ’s]

Today I have a few thoughts running through my head as I try to share a meaningful devotional with you. One of course is the people in Haiti. May the Father hear all our prayers. But also is the thought of doing the right thing at all times. When there is tragedy some see it as opportunity for unethical gain. The rest is food for our collective thoughts.

Some online dictionaries report each year on what words were looked up the most on their site. For 2005, some of the most popular words were refugee, pandemic, tsunami, and levee. Because of worldwide catastrophic events that year, we can readily understand why those words were checked.

The most popular lookup for the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary for 2005r was the word integrity. The definition given is: “firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values.” It’s used to describe those who are unwilling to be bribed or morally corrupted. Why was that word on the top of the list? Could it be because integrity is so lacking that many don’t know what it looks like in someone’s life?

The word God gave us has an example of integrity in the life of Joseph. Potiphar had put Joseph in charge of overseeing “his house and all that he had” (Gen. 39:5). When he was tempted by Potiphar’s wife, Joseph refused, saying, “How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (v.9). Potiphar knew what God’s standards were, and he chose to stand for the right—at the cost of his freedom.

Integrity, look it up in Genesis 39. Then live it out in God’s strength. Consider, in what ways have you been a person of integrity when it was tough? When have you failed? Whose standards do you live by? What do you need to change?

I have asked my self these same questions. This sinner needs a lot of work. As the phrase goes, I fall short of the glory of God. Let’s all go live a life where our legacy is rich with integrity.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

Your Team Is Your Deal

By: Sean Carpenter

You have found your perfect deal. Now you are looking for a government grant or program to help you out. This all requires a great team. Who is on your side? My most common response to many who ask that question is: make sure you have a lawyer and accountant who know more than you.

Don’t get into a position where you need to educate your vendors.

Having a quality lawyer can get your deal closed that much quicker, while having a quality accountant can make sure your finances are in order.

A few questions for your potential staff:

* Are you familiar with Government Financing?
* Have you closed any subsidized transactions?
* Do you know anyone from the allocating agency?

At least 2 of the three questions should be “yes” and should help you to make an informed decision. You may also want to inquire about the program you are seeking as well. Count that as a bonus question!


Sean Carpenter is the nation’s leading expert on Government Deal Funding for Real Estate Investors and Developers and has spent the last 12 years both consulting and getting funding for his own deals. I’ll be hosting a special interview with Sean coming up on Thursday (tomorrow), January 7th, 9:00 PM EST where I’ll be asking him about what’s involved in getting funding for your deals courtesy of Uncle Sam. Find out more and pre-register for the call by visiting: Get Public Funding

Monthly Archives: January 2010

My Sunday Devotional to you

By MJ in my PJ’s

Have you ever felt like giving up? I know I have. There have been times when I have comforted friends who wanted to give. And you have too. From the scriptures we can read how Elijah surely wanted to give up.

The Lord had just used him to show the nation of Israel that the Lord is God (1 Kings 18). Yet, the threats of Queen Jezebel so alarmed him that he ran to Beersheba, 100 miles south. Then he walked another 150 miles further south to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Twice God asked Elijah what he was doing there. Both times he answered with identical words—“I alone am left; and they seek to take my life”. Elijah had become so preoccupied with his own fears that he had forgotten what God had done through him at Mount Carmel. Despite his wonderful success, Elijah plunged into the depths of discouragement.

How easy it is for us to do the same as Elijah. Day by day, week by week, God is there for us. And the moment we feel threatened or unsure, we want to throw in the towel. Take a ten count. Give up!

Will, God did not accept Elijah’s notice that he was quitting. Neither will God accept your sorry unfaithful ways. Instead, God commissioned Elijah to handle three major tasks. And by the way, Elijah was wrong when he said he was the only faithful one left. God had 7,000 others who had not bowed to Baal. We are one of those Baal living today.

Perhaps, like Elijah, you are despairing at the circumstances in your life. Let the Father speak to you. Instead of allowing you to quit, He will show you what you can do through His strength. Lord knows I lean on His strength all the time. Come on and join me.

See you next Sunday.
MJ

PS When you’re working for Jesus, it’s always too soon to quit.

My Sunday Devotional to you

By Mark Jackson [ MJ in my PJ’s]

Today I have a few thoughts running through my head as I try to share a meaningful devotional with you. One of course is the people in Haiti. May the Father hear all our prayers. But also is the thought of doing the right thing at all times. When there is tragedy some see it as opportunity for unethical gain. The rest is food for our collective thoughts.

Some online dictionaries report each year on what words were looked up the most on their site. For 2005, some of the most popular words were refugee, pandemic, tsunami, and levee. Because of worldwide catastrophic events that year, we can readily understand why those words were checked.

The most popular lookup for the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary for 2005r was the word integrity. The definition given is: “firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values.” It’s used to describe those who are unwilling to be bribed or morally corrupted. Why was that word on the top of the list? Could it be because integrity is so lacking that many don’t know what it looks like in someone’s life?

The word God gave us has an example of integrity in the life of Joseph. Potiphar had put Joseph in charge of overseeing “his house and all that he had” (Gen. 39:5). When he was tempted by Potiphar’s wife, Joseph refused, saying, “How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (v.9). Potiphar knew what God’s standards were, and he chose to stand for the right—at the cost of his freedom.

Integrity, look it up in Genesis 39. Then live it out in God’s strength. Consider, in what ways have you been a person of integrity when it was tough? When have you failed? Whose standards do you live by? What do you need to change?

I have asked my self these same questions. This sinner needs a lot of work. As the phrase goes, I fall short of the glory of God. Let’s all go live a life where our legacy is rich with integrity.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

Your Team Is Your Deal

By: Sean Carpenter

You have found your perfect deal. Now you are looking for a government grant or program to help you out. This all requires a great team. Who is on your side? My most common response to many who ask that question is: make sure you have a lawyer and accountant who know more than you.

Don’t get into a position where you need to educate your vendors.

Having a quality lawyer can get your deal closed that much quicker, while having a quality accountant can make sure your finances are in order.

A few questions for your potential staff:

* Are you familiar with Government Financing?
* Have you closed any subsidized transactions?
* Do you know anyone from the allocating agency?

At least 2 of the three questions should be “yes” and should help you to make an informed decision. You may also want to inquire about the program you are seeking as well. Count that as a bonus question!


Sean Carpenter is the nation’s leading expert on Government Deal Funding for Real Estate Investors and Developers and has spent the last 12 years both consulting and getting funding for his own deals. I’ll be hosting a special interview with Sean coming up on Thursday (tomorrow), January 7th, 9:00 PM EST where I’ll be asking him about what’s involved in getting funding for your deals courtesy of Uncle Sam. Find out more and pre-register for the call by visiting: Get Public Funding

Monthly Archives: January 2010

My Sunday Devotional to you

By MJ in my PJ’s

Have you ever felt like giving up? I know I have. There have been times when I have comforted friends who wanted to give. And you have too. From the scriptures we can read how Elijah surely wanted to give up.

The Lord had just used him to show the nation of Israel that the Lord is God (1 Kings 18). Yet, the threats of Queen Jezebel so alarmed him that he ran to Beersheba, 100 miles south. Then he walked another 150 miles further south to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Twice God asked Elijah what he was doing there. Both times he answered with identical words—“I alone am left; and they seek to take my life”. Elijah had become so preoccupied with his own fears that he had forgotten what God had done through him at Mount Carmel. Despite his wonderful success, Elijah plunged into the depths of discouragement.

How easy it is for us to do the same as Elijah. Day by day, week by week, God is there for us. And the moment we feel threatened or unsure, we want to throw in the towel. Take a ten count. Give up!

Will, God did not accept Elijah’s notice that he was quitting. Neither will God accept your sorry unfaithful ways. Instead, God commissioned Elijah to handle three major tasks. And by the way, Elijah was wrong when he said he was the only faithful one left. God had 7,000 others who had not bowed to Baal. We are one of those Baal living today.

Perhaps, like Elijah, you are despairing at the circumstances in your life. Let the Father speak to you. Instead of allowing you to quit, He will show you what you can do through His strength. Lord knows I lean on His strength all the time. Come on and join me.

See you next Sunday.
MJ

PS When you’re working for Jesus, it’s always too soon to quit.

My Sunday Devotional to you

By Mark Jackson [ MJ in my PJ’s]

Today I have a few thoughts running through my head as I try to share a meaningful devotional with you. One of course is the people in Haiti. May the Father hear all our prayers. But also is the thought of doing the right thing at all times. When there is tragedy some see it as opportunity for unethical gain. The rest is food for our collective thoughts.

Some online dictionaries report each year on what words were looked up the most on their site. For 2005, some of the most popular words were refugee, pandemic, tsunami, and levee. Because of worldwide catastrophic events that year, we can readily understand why those words were checked.

The most popular lookup for the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary for 2005r was the word integrity. The definition given is: “firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values.” It’s used to describe those who are unwilling to be bribed or morally corrupted. Why was that word on the top of the list? Could it be because integrity is so lacking that many don’t know what it looks like in someone’s life?

The word God gave us has an example of integrity in the life of Joseph. Potiphar had put Joseph in charge of overseeing “his house and all that he had” (Gen. 39:5). When he was tempted by Potiphar’s wife, Joseph refused, saying, “How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (v.9). Potiphar knew what God’s standards were, and he chose to stand for the right—at the cost of his freedom.

Integrity, look it up in Genesis 39. Then live it out in God’s strength. Consider, in what ways have you been a person of integrity when it was tough? When have you failed? Whose standards do you live by? What do you need to change?

I have asked my self these same questions. This sinner needs a lot of work. As the phrase goes, I fall short of the glory of God. Let’s all go live a life where our legacy is rich with integrity.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

Your Team Is Your Deal

By: Sean Carpenter

You have found your perfect deal. Now you are looking for a government grant or program to help you out. This all requires a great team. Who is on your side? My most common response to many who ask that question is: make sure you have a lawyer and accountant who know more than you.

Don’t get into a position where you need to educate your vendors.

Having a quality lawyer can get your deal closed that much quicker, while having a quality accountant can make sure your finances are in order.

A few questions for your potential staff:

* Are you familiar with Government Financing?
* Have you closed any subsidized transactions?
* Do you know anyone from the allocating agency?

At least 2 of the three questions should be “yes” and should help you to make an informed decision. You may also want to inquire about the program you are seeking as well. Count that as a bonus question!


Sean Carpenter is the nation’s leading expert on Government Deal Funding for Real Estate Investors and Developers and has spent the last 12 years both consulting and getting funding for his own deals. I’ll be hosting a special interview with Sean coming up on Thursday (tomorrow), January 7th, 9:00 PM EST where I’ll be asking him about what’s involved in getting funding for your deals courtesy of Uncle Sam. Find out more and pre-register for the call by visiting: Get Public Funding

Monthly Archives: January 2010

My Sunday Devotional to you

By MJ in my PJ’s

Have you ever felt like giving up? I know I have. There have been times when I have comforted friends who wanted to give. And you have too. From the scriptures we can read how Elijah surely wanted to give up.

The Lord had just used him to show the nation of Israel that the Lord is God (1 Kings 18). Yet, the threats of Queen Jezebel so alarmed him that he ran to Beersheba, 100 miles south. Then he walked another 150 miles further south to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Twice God asked Elijah what he was doing there. Both times he answered with identical words—“I alone am left; and they seek to take my life”. Elijah had become so preoccupied with his own fears that he had forgotten what God had done through him at Mount Carmel. Despite his wonderful success, Elijah plunged into the depths of discouragement.

How easy it is for us to do the same as Elijah. Day by day, week by week, God is there for us. And the moment we feel threatened or unsure, we want to throw in the towel. Take a ten count. Give up!

Will, God did not accept Elijah’s notice that he was quitting. Neither will God accept your sorry unfaithful ways. Instead, God commissioned Elijah to handle three major tasks. And by the way, Elijah was wrong when he said he was the only faithful one left. God had 7,000 others who had not bowed to Baal. We are one of those Baal living today.

Perhaps, like Elijah, you are despairing at the circumstances in your life. Let the Father speak to you. Instead of allowing you to quit, He will show you what you can do through His strength. Lord knows I lean on His strength all the time. Come on and join me.

See you next Sunday.
MJ

PS When you’re working for Jesus, it’s always too soon to quit.

My Sunday Devotional to you

By Mark Jackson [ MJ in my PJ’s]

Today I have a few thoughts running through my head as I try to share a meaningful devotional with you. One of course is the people in Haiti. May the Father hear all our prayers. But also is the thought of doing the right thing at all times. When there is tragedy some see it as opportunity for unethical gain. The rest is food for our collective thoughts.

Some online dictionaries report each year on what words were looked up the most on their site. For 2005, some of the most popular words were refugee, pandemic, tsunami, and levee. Because of worldwide catastrophic events that year, we can readily understand why those words were checked.

The most popular lookup for the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary for 2005r was the word integrity. The definition given is: “firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values.” It’s used to describe those who are unwilling to be bribed or morally corrupted. Why was that word on the top of the list? Could it be because integrity is so lacking that many don’t know what it looks like in someone’s life?

The word God gave us has an example of integrity in the life of Joseph. Potiphar had put Joseph in charge of overseeing “his house and all that he had” (Gen. 39:5). When he was tempted by Potiphar’s wife, Joseph refused, saying, “How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (v.9). Potiphar knew what God’s standards were, and he chose to stand for the right—at the cost of his freedom.

Integrity, look it up in Genesis 39. Then live it out in God’s strength. Consider, in what ways have you been a person of integrity when it was tough? When have you failed? Whose standards do you live by? What do you need to change?

I have asked my self these same questions. This sinner needs a lot of work. As the phrase goes, I fall short of the glory of God. Let’s all go live a life where our legacy is rich with integrity.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

Your Team Is Your Deal

By: Sean Carpenter

You have found your perfect deal. Now you are looking for a government grant or program to help you out. This all requires a great team. Who is on your side? My most common response to many who ask that question is: make sure you have a lawyer and accountant who know more than you.

Don’t get into a position where you need to educate your vendors.

Having a quality lawyer can get your deal closed that much quicker, while having a quality accountant can make sure your finances are in order.

A few questions for your potential staff:

* Are you familiar with Government Financing?
* Have you closed any subsidized transactions?
* Do you know anyone from the allocating agency?

At least 2 of the three questions should be “yes” and should help you to make an informed decision. You may also want to inquire about the program you are seeking as well. Count that as a bonus question!


Sean Carpenter is the nation’s leading expert on Government Deal Funding for Real Estate Investors and Developers and has spent the last 12 years both consulting and getting funding for his own deals. I’ll be hosting a special interview with Sean coming up on Thursday (tomorrow), January 7th, 9:00 PM EST where I’ll be asking him about what’s involved in getting funding for your deals courtesy of Uncle Sam. Find out more and pre-register for the call by visiting: Get Public Funding

Monthly Archives: January 2010

My Sunday Devotional to you

By MJ in my PJ’s

Have you ever felt like giving up? I know I have. There have been times when I have comforted friends who wanted to give. And you have too. From the scriptures we can read how Elijah surely wanted to give up.

The Lord had just used him to show the nation of Israel that the Lord is God (1 Kings 18). Yet, the threats of Queen Jezebel so alarmed him that he ran to Beersheba, 100 miles south. Then he walked another 150 miles further south to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Twice God asked Elijah what he was doing there. Both times he answered with identical words—“I alone am left; and they seek to take my life”. Elijah had become so preoccupied with his own fears that he had forgotten what God had done through him at Mount Carmel. Despite his wonderful success, Elijah plunged into the depths of discouragement.

How easy it is for us to do the same as Elijah. Day by day, week by week, God is there for us. And the moment we feel threatened or unsure, we want to throw in the towel. Take a ten count. Give up!

Will, God did not accept Elijah’s notice that he was quitting. Neither will God accept your sorry unfaithful ways. Instead, God commissioned Elijah to handle three major tasks. And by the way, Elijah was wrong when he said he was the only faithful one left. God had 7,000 others who had not bowed to Baal. We are one of those Baal living today.

Perhaps, like Elijah, you are despairing at the circumstances in your life. Let the Father speak to you. Instead of allowing you to quit, He will show you what you can do through His strength. Lord knows I lean on His strength all the time. Come on and join me.

See you next Sunday.
MJ

PS When you’re working for Jesus, it’s always too soon to quit.

My Sunday Devotional to you

By Mark Jackson [ MJ in my PJ’s]

Today I have a few thoughts running through my head as I try to share a meaningful devotional with you. One of course is the people in Haiti. May the Father hear all our prayers. But also is the thought of doing the right thing at all times. When there is tragedy some see it as opportunity for unethical gain. The rest is food for our collective thoughts.

Some online dictionaries report each year on what words were looked up the most on their site. For 2005, some of the most popular words were refugee, pandemic, tsunami, and levee. Because of worldwide catastrophic events that year, we can readily understand why those words were checked.

The most popular lookup for the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary for 2005r was the word integrity. The definition given is: “firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values.” It’s used to describe those who are unwilling to be bribed or morally corrupted. Why was that word on the top of the list? Could it be because integrity is so lacking that many don’t know what it looks like in someone’s life?

The word God gave us has an example of integrity in the life of Joseph. Potiphar had put Joseph in charge of overseeing “his house and all that he had” (Gen. 39:5). When he was tempted by Potiphar’s wife, Joseph refused, saying, “How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (v.9). Potiphar knew what God’s standards were, and he chose to stand for the right—at the cost of his freedom.

Integrity, look it up in Genesis 39. Then live it out in God’s strength. Consider, in what ways have you been a person of integrity when it was tough? When have you failed? Whose standards do you live by? What do you need to change?

I have asked my self these same questions. This sinner needs a lot of work. As the phrase goes, I fall short of the glory of God. Let’s all go live a life where our legacy is rich with integrity.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

Your Team Is Your Deal

By: Sean Carpenter

You have found your perfect deal. Now you are looking for a government grant or program to help you out. This all requires a great team. Who is on your side? My most common response to many who ask that question is: make sure you have a lawyer and accountant who know more than you.

Don’t get into a position where you need to educate your vendors.

Having a quality lawyer can get your deal closed that much quicker, while having a quality accountant can make sure your finances are in order.

A few questions for your potential staff:

* Are you familiar with Government Financing?
* Have you closed any subsidized transactions?
* Do you know anyone from the allocating agency?

At least 2 of the three questions should be “yes” and should help you to make an informed decision. You may also want to inquire about the program you are seeking as well. Count that as a bonus question!


Sean Carpenter is the nation’s leading expert on Government Deal Funding for Real Estate Investors and Developers and has spent the last 12 years both consulting and getting funding for his own deals. I’ll be hosting a special interview with Sean coming up on Thursday (tomorrow), January 7th, 9:00 PM EST where I’ll be asking him about what’s involved in getting funding for your deals courtesy of Uncle Sam. Find out more and pre-register for the call by visiting: Get Public Funding

Monthly Archives: January 2010

My Sunday Devotional to you

By MJ in my PJ’s

Have you ever felt like giving up? I know I have. There have been times when I have comforted friends who wanted to give. And you have too. From the scriptures we can read how Elijah surely wanted to give up.

The Lord had just used him to show the nation of Israel that the Lord is God (1 Kings 18). Yet, the threats of Queen Jezebel so alarmed him that he ran to Beersheba, 100 miles south. Then he walked another 150 miles further south to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Twice God asked Elijah what he was doing there. Both times he answered with identical words—“I alone am left; and they seek to take my life”. Elijah had become so preoccupied with his own fears that he had forgotten what God had done through him at Mount Carmel. Despite his wonderful success, Elijah plunged into the depths of discouragement.

How easy it is for us to do the same as Elijah. Day by day, week by week, God is there for us. And the moment we feel threatened or unsure, we want to throw in the towel. Take a ten count. Give up!

Will, God did not accept Elijah’s notice that he was quitting. Neither will God accept your sorry unfaithful ways. Instead, God commissioned Elijah to handle three major tasks. And by the way, Elijah was wrong when he said he was the only faithful one left. God had 7,000 others who had not bowed to Baal. We are one of those Baal living today.

Perhaps, like Elijah, you are despairing at the circumstances in your life. Let the Father speak to you. Instead of allowing you to quit, He will show you what you can do through His strength. Lord knows I lean on His strength all the time. Come on and join me.

See you next Sunday.
MJ

PS When you’re working for Jesus, it’s always too soon to quit.

My Sunday Devotional to you

By Mark Jackson [ MJ in my PJ’s]

Today I have a few thoughts running through my head as I try to share a meaningful devotional with you. One of course is the people in Haiti. May the Father hear all our prayers. But also is the thought of doing the right thing at all times. When there is tragedy some see it as opportunity for unethical gain. The rest is food for our collective thoughts.

Some online dictionaries report each year on what words were looked up the most on their site. For 2005, some of the most popular words were refugee, pandemic, tsunami, and levee. Because of worldwide catastrophic events that year, we can readily understand why those words were checked.

The most popular lookup for the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary for 2005r was the word integrity. The definition given is: “firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values.” It’s used to describe those who are unwilling to be bribed or morally corrupted. Why was that word on the top of the list? Could it be because integrity is so lacking that many don’t know what it looks like in someone’s life?

The word God gave us has an example of integrity in the life of Joseph. Potiphar had put Joseph in charge of overseeing “his house and all that he had” (Gen. 39:5). When he was tempted by Potiphar’s wife, Joseph refused, saying, “How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (v.9). Potiphar knew what God’s standards were, and he chose to stand for the right—at the cost of his freedom.

Integrity, look it up in Genesis 39. Then live it out in God’s strength. Consider, in what ways have you been a person of integrity when it was tough? When have you failed? Whose standards do you live by? What do you need to change?

I have asked my self these same questions. This sinner needs a lot of work. As the phrase goes, I fall short of the glory of God. Let’s all go live a life where our legacy is rich with integrity.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

Your Team Is Your Deal

By: Sean Carpenter

You have found your perfect deal. Now you are looking for a government grant or program to help you out. This all requires a great team. Who is on your side? My most common response to many who ask that question is: make sure you have a lawyer and accountant who know more than you.

Don’t get into a position where you need to educate your vendors.

Having a quality lawyer can get your deal closed that much quicker, while having a quality accountant can make sure your finances are in order.

A few questions for your potential staff:

* Are you familiar with Government Financing?
* Have you closed any subsidized transactions?
* Do you know anyone from the allocating agency?

At least 2 of the three questions should be “yes” and should help you to make an informed decision. You may also want to inquire about the program you are seeking as well. Count that as a bonus question!


Sean Carpenter is the nation’s leading expert on Government Deal Funding for Real Estate Investors and Developers and has spent the last 12 years both consulting and getting funding for his own deals. I’ll be hosting a special interview with Sean coming up on Thursday (tomorrow), January 7th, 9:00 PM EST where I’ll be asking him about what’s involved in getting funding for your deals courtesy of Uncle Sam. Find out more and pre-register for the call by visiting: Get Public Funding

Monthly Archives: January 2010

My Sunday Devotional to you

By MJ in my PJ’s

Have you ever felt like giving up? I know I have. There have been times when I have comforted friends who wanted to give. And you have too. From the scriptures we can read how Elijah surely wanted to give up.

The Lord had just used him to show the nation of Israel that the Lord is God (1 Kings 18). Yet, the threats of Queen Jezebel so alarmed him that he ran to Beersheba, 100 miles south. Then he walked another 150 miles further south to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Twice God asked Elijah what he was doing there. Both times he answered with identical words—“I alone am left; and they seek to take my life”. Elijah had become so preoccupied with his own fears that he had forgotten what God had done through him at Mount Carmel. Despite his wonderful success, Elijah plunged into the depths of discouragement.

How easy it is for us to do the same as Elijah. Day by day, week by week, God is there for us. And the moment we feel threatened or unsure, we want to throw in the towel. Take a ten count. Give up!

Will, God did not accept Elijah’s notice that he was quitting. Neither will God accept your sorry unfaithful ways. Instead, God commissioned Elijah to handle three major tasks. And by the way, Elijah was wrong when he said he was the only faithful one left. God had 7,000 others who had not bowed to Baal. We are one of those Baal living today.

Perhaps, like Elijah, you are despairing at the circumstances in your life. Let the Father speak to you. Instead of allowing you to quit, He will show you what you can do through His strength. Lord knows I lean on His strength all the time. Come on and join me.

See you next Sunday.
MJ

PS When you’re working for Jesus, it’s always too soon to quit.

My Sunday Devotional to you

By Mark Jackson [ MJ in my PJ’s]

Today I have a few thoughts running through my head as I try to share a meaningful devotional with you. One of course is the people in Haiti. May the Father hear all our prayers. But also is the thought of doing the right thing at all times. When there is tragedy some see it as opportunity for unethical gain. The rest is food for our collective thoughts.

Some online dictionaries report each year on what words were looked up the most on their site. For 2005, some of the most popular words were refugee, pandemic, tsunami, and levee. Because of worldwide catastrophic events that year, we can readily understand why those words were checked.

The most popular lookup for the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary for 2005r was the word integrity. The definition given is: “firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values.” It’s used to describe those who are unwilling to be bribed or morally corrupted. Why was that word on the top of the list? Could it be because integrity is so lacking that many don’t know what it looks like in someone’s life?

The word God gave us has an example of integrity in the life of Joseph. Potiphar had put Joseph in charge of overseeing “his house and all that he had” (Gen. 39:5). When he was tempted by Potiphar’s wife, Joseph refused, saying, “How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (v.9). Potiphar knew what God’s standards were, and he chose to stand for the right—at the cost of his freedom.

Integrity, look it up in Genesis 39. Then live it out in God’s strength. Consider, in what ways have you been a person of integrity when it was tough? When have you failed? Whose standards do you live by? What do you need to change?

I have asked my self these same questions. This sinner needs a lot of work. As the phrase goes, I fall short of the glory of God. Let’s all go live a life where our legacy is rich with integrity.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

Your Team Is Your Deal

By: Sean Carpenter

You have found your perfect deal. Now you are looking for a government grant or program to help you out. This all requires a great team. Who is on your side? My most common response to many who ask that question is: make sure you have a lawyer and accountant who know more than you.

Don’t get into a position where you need to educate your vendors.

Having a quality lawyer can get your deal closed that much quicker, while having a quality accountant can make sure your finances are in order.

A few questions for your potential staff:

* Are you familiar with Government Financing?
* Have you closed any subsidized transactions?
* Do you know anyone from the allocating agency?

At least 2 of the three questions should be “yes” and should help you to make an informed decision. You may also want to inquire about the program you are seeking as well. Count that as a bonus question!


Sean Carpenter is the nation’s leading expert on Government Deal Funding for Real Estate Investors and Developers and has spent the last 12 years both consulting and getting funding for his own deals. I’ll be hosting a special interview with Sean coming up on Thursday (tomorrow), January 7th, 9:00 PM EST where I’ll be asking him about what’s involved in getting funding for your deals courtesy of Uncle Sam. Find out more and pre-register for the call by visiting: Get Public Funding

Monthly Archives: January 2010

My Sunday Devotional to you

By MJ in my PJ’s

Have you ever felt like giving up? I know I have. There have been times when I have comforted friends who wanted to give. And you have too. From the scriptures we can read how Elijah surely wanted to give up.

The Lord had just used him to show the nation of Israel that the Lord is God (1 Kings 18). Yet, the threats of Queen Jezebel so alarmed him that he ran to Beersheba, 100 miles south. Then he walked another 150 miles further south to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Twice God asked Elijah what he was doing there. Both times he answered with identical words—“I alone am left; and they seek to take my life”. Elijah had become so preoccupied with his own fears that he had forgotten what God had done through him at Mount Carmel. Despite his wonderful success, Elijah plunged into the depths of discouragement.

How easy it is for us to do the same as Elijah. Day by day, week by week, God is there for us. And the moment we feel threatened or unsure, we want to throw in the towel. Take a ten count. Give up!

Will, God did not accept Elijah’s notice that he was quitting. Neither will God accept your sorry unfaithful ways. Instead, God commissioned Elijah to handle three major tasks. And by the way, Elijah was wrong when he said he was the only faithful one left. God had 7,000 others who had not bowed to Baal. We are one of those Baal living today.

Perhaps, like Elijah, you are despairing at the circumstances in your life. Let the Father speak to you. Instead of allowing you to quit, He will show you what you can do through His strength. Lord knows I lean on His strength all the time. Come on and join me.

See you next Sunday.
MJ

PS When you’re working for Jesus, it’s always too soon to quit.

My Sunday Devotional to you

By Mark Jackson [ MJ in my PJ’s]

Today I have a few thoughts running through my head as I try to share a meaningful devotional with you. One of course is the people in Haiti. May the Father hear all our prayers. But also is the thought of doing the right thing at all times. When there is tragedy some see it as opportunity for unethical gain. The rest is food for our collective thoughts.

Some online dictionaries report each year on what words were looked up the most on their site. For 2005, some of the most popular words were refugee, pandemic, tsunami, and levee. Because of worldwide catastrophic events that year, we can readily understand why those words were checked.

The most popular lookup for the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary for 2005r was the word integrity. The definition given is: “firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values.” It’s used to describe those who are unwilling to be bribed or morally corrupted. Why was that word on the top of the list? Could it be because integrity is so lacking that many don’t know what it looks like in someone’s life?

The word God gave us has an example of integrity in the life of Joseph. Potiphar had put Joseph in charge of overseeing “his house and all that he had” (Gen. 39:5). When he was tempted by Potiphar’s wife, Joseph refused, saying, “How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (v.9). Potiphar knew what God’s standards were, and he chose to stand for the right—at the cost of his freedom.

Integrity, look it up in Genesis 39. Then live it out in God’s strength. Consider, in what ways have you been a person of integrity when it was tough? When have you failed? Whose standards do you live by? What do you need to change?

I have asked my self these same questions. This sinner needs a lot of work. As the phrase goes, I fall short of the glory of God. Let’s all go live a life where our legacy is rich with integrity.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

Your Team Is Your Deal

By: Sean Carpenter

You have found your perfect deal. Now you are looking for a government grant or program to help you out. This all requires a great team. Who is on your side? My most common response to many who ask that question is: make sure you have a lawyer and accountant who know more than you.

Don’t get into a position where you need to educate your vendors.

Having a quality lawyer can get your deal closed that much quicker, while having a quality accountant can make sure your finances are in order.

A few questions for your potential staff:

* Are you familiar with Government Financing?
* Have you closed any subsidized transactions?
* Do you know anyone from the allocating agency?

At least 2 of the three questions should be “yes” and should help you to make an informed decision. You may also want to inquire about the program you are seeking as well. Count that as a bonus question!


Sean Carpenter is the nation’s leading expert on Government Deal Funding for Real Estate Investors and Developers and has spent the last 12 years both consulting and getting funding for his own deals. I’ll be hosting a special interview with Sean coming up on Thursday (tomorrow), January 7th, 9:00 PM EST where I’ll be asking him about what’s involved in getting funding for your deals courtesy of Uncle Sam. Find out more and pre-register for the call by visiting: Get Public Funding

Monthly Archives: January 2010

My Sunday Devotional to you

By MJ in my PJ’s

Have you ever felt like giving up? I know I have. There have been times when I have comforted friends who wanted to give. And you have too. From the scriptures we can read how Elijah surely wanted to give up.

The Lord had just used him to show the nation of Israel that the Lord is God (1 Kings 18). Yet, the threats of Queen Jezebel so alarmed him that he ran to Beersheba, 100 miles south. Then he walked another 150 miles further south to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Twice God asked Elijah what he was doing there. Both times he answered with identical words—“I alone am left; and they seek to take my life”. Elijah had become so preoccupied with his own fears that he had forgotten what God had done through him at Mount Carmel. Despite his wonderful success, Elijah plunged into the depths of discouragement.

How easy it is for us to do the same as Elijah. Day by day, week by week, God is there for us. And the moment we feel threatened or unsure, we want to throw in the towel. Take a ten count. Give up!

Will, God did not accept Elijah’s notice that he was quitting. Neither will God accept your sorry unfaithful ways. Instead, God commissioned Elijah to handle three major tasks. And by the way, Elijah was wrong when he said he was the only faithful one left. God had 7,000 others who had not bowed to Baal. We are one of those Baal living today.

Perhaps, like Elijah, you are despairing at the circumstances in your life. Let the Father speak to you. Instead of allowing you to quit, He will show you what you can do through His strength. Lord knows I lean on His strength all the time. Come on and join me.

See you next Sunday.
MJ

PS When you’re working for Jesus, it’s always too soon to quit.

My Sunday Devotional to you

By Mark Jackson [ MJ in my PJ’s]

Today I have a few thoughts running through my head as I try to share a meaningful devotional with you. One of course is the people in Haiti. May the Father hear all our prayers. But also is the thought of doing the right thing at all times. When there is tragedy some see it as opportunity for unethical gain. The rest is food for our collective thoughts.

Some online dictionaries report each year on what words were looked up the most on their site. For 2005, some of the most popular words were refugee, pandemic, tsunami, and levee. Because of worldwide catastrophic events that year, we can readily understand why those words were checked.

The most popular lookup for the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary for 2005r was the word integrity. The definition given is: “firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values.” It’s used to describe those who are unwilling to be bribed or morally corrupted. Why was that word on the top of the list? Could it be because integrity is so lacking that many don’t know what it looks like in someone’s life?

The word God gave us has an example of integrity in the life of Joseph. Potiphar had put Joseph in charge of overseeing “his house and all that he had” (Gen. 39:5). When he was tempted by Potiphar’s wife, Joseph refused, saying, “How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (v.9). Potiphar knew what God’s standards were, and he chose to stand for the right—at the cost of his freedom.

Integrity, look it up in Genesis 39. Then live it out in God’s strength. Consider, in what ways have you been a person of integrity when it was tough? When have you failed? Whose standards do you live by? What do you need to change?

I have asked my self these same questions. This sinner needs a lot of work. As the phrase goes, I fall short of the glory of God. Let’s all go live a life where our legacy is rich with integrity.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

Your Team Is Your Deal

By: Sean Carpenter

You have found your perfect deal. Now you are looking for a government grant or program to help you out. This all requires a great team. Who is on your side? My most common response to many who ask that question is: make sure you have a lawyer and accountant who know more than you.

Don’t get into a position where you need to educate your vendors.

Having a quality lawyer can get your deal closed that much quicker, while having a quality accountant can make sure your finances are in order.

A few questions for your potential staff:

* Are you familiar with Government Financing?
* Have you closed any subsidized transactions?
* Do you know anyone from the allocating agency?

At least 2 of the three questions should be “yes” and should help you to make an informed decision. You may also want to inquire about the program you are seeking as well. Count that as a bonus question!


Sean Carpenter is the nation’s leading expert on Government Deal Funding for Real Estate Investors and Developers and has spent the last 12 years both consulting and getting funding for his own deals. I’ll be hosting a special interview with Sean coming up on Thursday (tomorrow), January 7th, 9:00 PM EST where I’ll be asking him about what’s involved in getting funding for your deals courtesy of Uncle Sam. Find out more and pre-register for the call by visiting: Get Public Funding

Monthly Archives: January 2010

My Sunday Devotional to you

By MJ in my PJ’s

Have you ever felt like giving up? I know I have. There have been times when I have comforted friends who wanted to give. And you have too. From the scriptures we can read how Elijah surely wanted to give up.

The Lord had just used him to show the nation of Israel that the Lord is God (1 Kings 18). Yet, the threats of Queen Jezebel so alarmed him that he ran to Beersheba, 100 miles south. Then he walked another 150 miles further south to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Twice God asked Elijah what he was doing there. Both times he answered with identical words—“I alone am left; and they seek to take my life”. Elijah had become so preoccupied with his own fears that he had forgotten what God had done through him at Mount Carmel. Despite his wonderful success, Elijah plunged into the depths of discouragement.

How easy it is for us to do the same as Elijah. Day by day, week by week, God is there for us. And the moment we feel threatened or unsure, we want to throw in the towel. Take a ten count. Give up!

Will, God did not accept Elijah’s notice that he was quitting. Neither will God accept your sorry unfaithful ways. Instead, God commissioned Elijah to handle three major tasks. And by the way, Elijah was wrong when he said he was the only faithful one left. God had 7,000 others who had not bowed to Baal. We are one of those Baal living today.

Perhaps, like Elijah, you are despairing at the circumstances in your life. Let the Father speak to you. Instead of allowing you to quit, He will show you what you can do through His strength. Lord knows I lean on His strength all the time. Come on and join me.

See you next Sunday.
MJ

PS When you’re working for Jesus, it’s always too soon to quit.

My Sunday Devotional to you

By Mark Jackson [ MJ in my PJ’s]

Today I have a few thoughts running through my head as I try to share a meaningful devotional with you. One of course is the people in Haiti. May the Father hear all our prayers. But also is the thought of doing the right thing at all times. When there is tragedy some see it as opportunity for unethical gain. The rest is food for our collective thoughts.

Some online dictionaries report each year on what words were looked up the most on their site. For 2005, some of the most popular words were refugee, pandemic, tsunami, and levee. Because of worldwide catastrophic events that year, we can readily understand why those words were checked.

The most popular lookup for the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary for 2005r was the word integrity. The definition given is: “firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values.” It’s used to describe those who are unwilling to be bribed or morally corrupted. Why was that word on the top of the list? Could it be because integrity is so lacking that many don’t know what it looks like in someone’s life?

The word God gave us has an example of integrity in the life of Joseph. Potiphar had put Joseph in charge of overseeing “his house and all that he had” (Gen. 39:5). When he was tempted by Potiphar’s wife, Joseph refused, saying, “How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (v.9). Potiphar knew what God’s standards were, and he chose to stand for the right—at the cost of his freedom.

Integrity, look it up in Genesis 39. Then live it out in God’s strength. Consider, in what ways have you been a person of integrity when it was tough? When have you failed? Whose standards do you live by? What do you need to change?

I have asked my self these same questions. This sinner needs a lot of work. As the phrase goes, I fall short of the glory of God. Let’s all go live a life where our legacy is rich with integrity.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

Your Team Is Your Deal

By: Sean Carpenter

You have found your perfect deal. Now you are looking for a government grant or program to help you out. This all requires a great team. Who is on your side? My most common response to many who ask that question is: make sure you have a lawyer and accountant who know more than you.

Don’t get into a position where you need to educate your vendors.

Having a quality lawyer can get your deal closed that much quicker, while having a quality accountant can make sure your finances are in order.

A few questions for your potential staff:

* Are you familiar with Government Financing?
* Have you closed any subsidized transactions?
* Do you know anyone from the allocating agency?

At least 2 of the three questions should be “yes” and should help you to make an informed decision. You may also want to inquire about the program you are seeking as well. Count that as a bonus question!


Sean Carpenter is the nation’s leading expert on Government Deal Funding for Real Estate Investors and Developers and has spent the last 12 years both consulting and getting funding for his own deals. I’ll be hosting a special interview with Sean coming up on Thursday (tomorrow), January 7th, 9:00 PM EST where I’ll be asking him about what’s involved in getting funding for your deals courtesy of Uncle Sam. Find out more and pre-register for the call by visiting: Get Public Funding

Monthly Archives: January 2010

My Sunday Devotional to you

By MJ in my PJ’s

Have you ever felt like giving up? I know I have. There have been times when I have comforted friends who wanted to give. And you have too. From the scriptures we can read how Elijah surely wanted to give up.

The Lord had just used him to show the nation of Israel that the Lord is God (1 Kings 18). Yet, the threats of Queen Jezebel so alarmed him that he ran to Beersheba, 100 miles south. Then he walked another 150 miles further south to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Twice God asked Elijah what he was doing there. Both times he answered with identical words—“I alone am left; and they seek to take my life”. Elijah had become so preoccupied with his own fears that he had forgotten what God had done through him at Mount Carmel. Despite his wonderful success, Elijah plunged into the depths of discouragement.

How easy it is for us to do the same as Elijah. Day by day, week by week, God is there for us. And the moment we feel threatened or unsure, we want to throw in the towel. Take a ten count. Give up!

Will, God did not accept Elijah’s notice that he was quitting. Neither will God accept your sorry unfaithful ways. Instead, God commissioned Elijah to handle three major tasks. And by the way, Elijah was wrong when he said he was the only faithful one left. God had 7,000 others who had not bowed to Baal. We are one of those Baal living today.

Perhaps, like Elijah, you are despairing at the circumstances in your life. Let the Father speak to you. Instead of allowing you to quit, He will show you what you can do through His strength. Lord knows I lean on His strength all the time. Come on and join me.

See you next Sunday.
MJ

PS When you’re working for Jesus, it’s always too soon to quit.

My Sunday Devotional to you

By Mark Jackson [ MJ in my PJ’s]

Today I have a few thoughts running through my head as I try to share a meaningful devotional with you. One of course is the people in Haiti. May the Father hear all our prayers. But also is the thought of doing the right thing at all times. When there is tragedy some see it as opportunity for unethical gain. The rest is food for our collective thoughts.

Some online dictionaries report each year on what words were looked up the most on their site. For 2005, some of the most popular words were refugee, pandemic, tsunami, and levee. Because of worldwide catastrophic events that year, we can readily understand why those words were checked.

The most popular lookup for the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary for 2005r was the word integrity. The definition given is: “firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values.” It’s used to describe those who are unwilling to be bribed or morally corrupted. Why was that word on the top of the list? Could it be because integrity is so lacking that many don’t know what it looks like in someone’s life?

The word God gave us has an example of integrity in the life of Joseph. Potiphar had put Joseph in charge of overseeing “his house and all that he had” (Gen. 39:5). When he was tempted by Potiphar’s wife, Joseph refused, saying, “How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (v.9). Potiphar knew what God’s standards were, and he chose to stand for the right—at the cost of his freedom.

Integrity, look it up in Genesis 39. Then live it out in God’s strength. Consider, in what ways have you been a person of integrity when it was tough? When have you failed? Whose standards do you live by? What do you need to change?

I have asked my self these same questions. This sinner needs a lot of work. As the phrase goes, I fall short of the glory of God. Let’s all go live a life where our legacy is rich with integrity.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

Your Team Is Your Deal

By: Sean Carpenter

You have found your perfect deal. Now you are looking for a government grant or program to help you out. This all requires a great team. Who is on your side? My most common response to many who ask that question is: make sure you have a lawyer and accountant who know more than you.

Don’t get into a position where you need to educate your vendors.

Having a quality lawyer can get your deal closed that much quicker, while having a quality accountant can make sure your finances are in order.

A few questions for your potential staff:

* Are you familiar with Government Financing?
* Have you closed any subsidized transactions?
* Do you know anyone from the allocating agency?

At least 2 of the three questions should be “yes” and should help you to make an informed decision. You may also want to inquire about the program you are seeking as well. Count that as a bonus question!


Sean Carpenter is the nation’s leading expert on Government Deal Funding for Real Estate Investors and Developers and has spent the last 12 years both consulting and getting funding for his own deals. I’ll be hosting a special interview with Sean coming up on Thursday (tomorrow), January 7th, 9:00 PM EST where I’ll be asking him about what’s involved in getting funding for your deals courtesy of Uncle Sam. Find out more and pre-register for the call by visiting: Get Public Funding

Monthly Archives: January 2010

My Sunday Devotional to you

By MJ in my PJ’s

Have you ever felt like giving up? I know I have. There have been times when I have comforted friends who wanted to give. And you have too. From the scriptures we can read how Elijah surely wanted to give up.

The Lord had just used him to show the nation of Israel that the Lord is God (1 Kings 18). Yet, the threats of Queen Jezebel so alarmed him that he ran to Beersheba, 100 miles south. Then he walked another 150 miles further south to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Twice God asked Elijah what he was doing there. Both times he answered with identical words—“I alone am left; and they seek to take my life”. Elijah had become so preoccupied with his own fears that he had forgotten what God had done through him at Mount Carmel. Despite his wonderful success, Elijah plunged into the depths of discouragement.

How easy it is for us to do the same as Elijah. Day by day, week by week, God is there for us. And the moment we feel threatened or unsure, we want to throw in the towel. Take a ten count. Give up!

Will, God did not accept Elijah’s notice that he was quitting. Neither will God accept your sorry unfaithful ways. Instead, God commissioned Elijah to handle three major tasks. And by the way, Elijah was wrong when he said he was the only faithful one left. God had 7,000 others who had not bowed to Baal. We are one of those Baal living today.

Perhaps, like Elijah, you are despairing at the circumstances in your life. Let the Father speak to you. Instead of allowing you to quit, He will show you what you can do through His strength. Lord knows I lean on His strength all the time. Come on and join me.

See you next Sunday.
MJ

PS When you’re working for Jesus, it’s always too soon to quit.

My Sunday Devotional to you

By Mark Jackson [ MJ in my PJ’s]

Today I have a few thoughts running through my head as I try to share a meaningful devotional with you. One of course is the people in Haiti. May the Father hear all our prayers. But also is the thought of doing the right thing at all times. When there is tragedy some see it as opportunity for unethical gain. The rest is food for our collective thoughts.

Some online dictionaries report each year on what words were looked up the most on their site. For 2005, some of the most popular words were refugee, pandemic, tsunami, and levee. Because of worldwide catastrophic events that year, we can readily understand why those words were checked.

The most popular lookup for the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary for 2005r was the word integrity. The definition given is: “firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values.” It’s used to describe those who are unwilling to be bribed or morally corrupted. Why was that word on the top of the list? Could it be because integrity is so lacking that many don’t know what it looks like in someone’s life?

The word God gave us has an example of integrity in the life of Joseph. Potiphar had put Joseph in charge of overseeing “his house and all that he had” (Gen. 39:5). When he was tempted by Potiphar’s wife, Joseph refused, saying, “How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (v.9). Potiphar knew what God’s standards were, and he chose to stand for the right—at the cost of his freedom.

Integrity, look it up in Genesis 39. Then live it out in God’s strength. Consider, in what ways have you been a person of integrity when it was tough? When have you failed? Whose standards do you live by? What do you need to change?

I have asked my self these same questions. This sinner needs a lot of work. As the phrase goes, I fall short of the glory of God. Let’s all go live a life where our legacy is rich with integrity.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

Your Team Is Your Deal

By: Sean Carpenter

You have found your perfect deal. Now you are looking for a government grant or program to help you out. This all requires a great team. Who is on your side? My most common response to many who ask that question is: make sure you have a lawyer and accountant who know more than you.

Don’t get into a position where you need to educate your vendors.

Having a quality lawyer can get your deal closed that much quicker, while having a quality accountant can make sure your finances are in order.

A few questions for your potential staff:

* Are you familiar with Government Financing?
* Have you closed any subsidized transactions?
* Do you know anyone from the allocating agency?

At least 2 of the three questions should be “yes” and should help you to make an informed decision. You may also want to inquire about the program you are seeking as well. Count that as a bonus question!


Sean Carpenter is the nation’s leading expert on Government Deal Funding for Real Estate Investors and Developers and has spent the last 12 years both consulting and getting funding for his own deals. I’ll be hosting a special interview with Sean coming up on Thursday (tomorrow), January 7th, 9:00 PM EST where I’ll be asking him about what’s involved in getting funding for your deals courtesy of Uncle Sam. Find out more and pre-register for the call by visiting: Get Public Funding

Monthly Archives: January 2010

My Sunday Devotional to you

By MJ in my PJ’s

Have you ever felt like giving up? I know I have. There have been times when I have comforted friends who wanted to give. And you have too. From the scriptures we can read how Elijah surely wanted to give up.

The Lord had just used him to show the nation of Israel that the Lord is God (1 Kings 18). Yet, the threats of Queen Jezebel so alarmed him that he ran to Beersheba, 100 miles south. Then he walked another 150 miles further south to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Twice God asked Elijah what he was doing there. Both times he answered with identical words—“I alone am left; and they seek to take my life”. Elijah had become so preoccupied with his own fears that he had forgotten what God had done through him at Mount Carmel. Despite his wonderful success, Elijah plunged into the depths of discouragement.

How easy it is for us to do the same as Elijah. Day by day, week by week, God is there for us. And the moment we feel threatened or unsure, we want to throw in the towel. Take a ten count. Give up!

Will, God did not accept Elijah’s notice that he was quitting. Neither will God accept your sorry unfaithful ways. Instead, God commissioned Elijah to handle three major tasks. And by the way, Elijah was wrong when he said he was the only faithful one left. God had 7,000 others who had not bowed to Baal. We are one of those Baal living today.

Perhaps, like Elijah, you are despairing at the circumstances in your life. Let the Father speak to you. Instead of allowing you to quit, He will show you what you can do through His strength. Lord knows I lean on His strength all the time. Come on and join me.

See you next Sunday.
MJ

PS When you’re working for Jesus, it’s always too soon to quit.

My Sunday Devotional to you

By Mark Jackson [ MJ in my PJ’s]

Today I have a few thoughts running through my head as I try to share a meaningful devotional with you. One of course is the people in Haiti. May the Father hear all our prayers. But also is the thought of doing the right thing at all times. When there is tragedy some see it as opportunity for unethical gain. The rest is food for our collective thoughts.

Some online dictionaries report each year on what words were looked up the most on their site. For 2005, some of the most popular words were refugee, pandemic, tsunami, and levee. Because of worldwide catastrophic events that year, we can readily understand why those words were checked.

The most popular lookup for the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary for 2005r was the word integrity. The definition given is: “firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values.” It’s used to describe those who are unwilling to be bribed or morally corrupted. Why was that word on the top of the list? Could it be because integrity is so lacking that many don’t know what it looks like in someone’s life?

The word God gave us has an example of integrity in the life of Joseph. Potiphar had put Joseph in charge of overseeing “his house and all that he had” (Gen. 39:5). When he was tempted by Potiphar’s wife, Joseph refused, saying, “How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (v.9). Potiphar knew what God’s standards were, and he chose to stand for the right—at the cost of his freedom.

Integrity, look it up in Genesis 39. Then live it out in God’s strength. Consider, in what ways have you been a person of integrity when it was tough? When have you failed? Whose standards do you live by? What do you need to change?

I have asked my self these same questions. This sinner needs a lot of work. As the phrase goes, I fall short of the glory of God. Let’s all go live a life where our legacy is rich with integrity.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

Your Team Is Your Deal

By: Sean Carpenter

You have found your perfect deal. Now you are looking for a government grant or program to help you out. This all requires a great team. Who is on your side? My most common response to many who ask that question is: make sure you have a lawyer and accountant who know more than you.

Don’t get into a position where you need to educate your vendors.

Having a quality lawyer can get your deal closed that much quicker, while having a quality accountant can make sure your finances are in order.

A few questions for your potential staff:

* Are you familiar with Government Financing?
* Have you closed any subsidized transactions?
* Do you know anyone from the allocating agency?

At least 2 of the three questions should be “yes” and should help you to make an informed decision. You may also want to inquire about the program you are seeking as well. Count that as a bonus question!


Sean Carpenter is the nation’s leading expert on Government Deal Funding for Real Estate Investors and Developers and has spent the last 12 years both consulting and getting funding for his own deals. I’ll be hosting a special interview with Sean coming up on Thursday (tomorrow), January 7th, 9:00 PM EST where I’ll be asking him about what’s involved in getting funding for your deals courtesy of Uncle Sam. Find out more and pre-register for the call by visiting: Get Public Funding

Monthly Archives: January 2010

My Sunday Devotional to you

By MJ in my PJ’s

Have you ever felt like giving up? I know I have. There have been times when I have comforted friends who wanted to give. And you have too. From the scriptures we can read how Elijah surely wanted to give up.

The Lord had just used him to show the nation of Israel that the Lord is God (1 Kings 18). Yet, the threats of Queen Jezebel so alarmed him that he ran to Beersheba, 100 miles south. Then he walked another 150 miles further south to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Twice God asked Elijah what he was doing there. Both times he answered with identical words—“I alone am left; and they seek to take my life”. Elijah had become so preoccupied with his own fears that he had forgotten what God had done through him at Mount Carmel. Despite his wonderful success, Elijah plunged into the depths of discouragement.

How easy it is for us to do the same as Elijah. Day by day, week by week, God is there for us. And the moment we feel threatened or unsure, we want to throw in the towel. Take a ten count. Give up!

Will, God did not accept Elijah’s notice that he was quitting. Neither will God accept your sorry unfaithful ways. Instead, God commissioned Elijah to handle three major tasks. And by the way, Elijah was wrong when he said he was the only faithful one left. God had 7,000 others who had not bowed to Baal. We are one of those Baal living today.

Perhaps, like Elijah, you are despairing at the circumstances in your life. Let the Father speak to you. Instead of allowing you to quit, He will show you what you can do through His strength. Lord knows I lean on His strength all the time. Come on and join me.

See you next Sunday.
MJ

PS When you’re working for Jesus, it’s always too soon to quit.

My Sunday Devotional to you

By Mark Jackson [ MJ in my PJ’s]

Today I have a few thoughts running through my head as I try to share a meaningful devotional with you. One of course is the people in Haiti. May the Father hear all our prayers. But also is the thought of doing the right thing at all times. When there is tragedy some see it as opportunity for unethical gain. The rest is food for our collective thoughts.

Some online dictionaries report each year on what words were looked up the most on their site. For 2005, some of the most popular words were refugee, pandemic, tsunami, and levee. Because of worldwide catastrophic events that year, we can readily understand why those words were checked.

The most popular lookup for the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary for 2005r was the word integrity. The definition given is: “firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values.” It’s used to describe those who are unwilling to be bribed or morally corrupted. Why was that word on the top of the list? Could it be because integrity is so lacking that many don’t know what it looks like in someone’s life?

The word God gave us has an example of integrity in the life of Joseph. Potiphar had put Joseph in charge of overseeing “his house and all that he had” (Gen. 39:5). When he was tempted by Potiphar’s wife, Joseph refused, saying, “How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (v.9). Potiphar knew what God’s standards were, and he chose to stand for the right—at the cost of his freedom.

Integrity, look it up in Genesis 39. Then live it out in God’s strength. Consider, in what ways have you been a person of integrity when it was tough? When have you failed? Whose standards do you live by? What do you need to change?

I have asked my self these same questions. This sinner needs a lot of work. As the phrase goes, I fall short of the glory of God. Let’s all go live a life where our legacy is rich with integrity.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

Your Team Is Your Deal

By: Sean Carpenter

You have found your perfect deal. Now you are looking for a government grant or program to help you out. This all requires a great team. Who is on your side? My most common response to many who ask that question is: make sure you have a lawyer and accountant who know more than you.

Don’t get into a position where you need to educate your vendors.

Having a quality lawyer can get your deal closed that much quicker, while having a quality accountant can make sure your finances are in order.

A few questions for your potential staff:

* Are you familiar with Government Financing?
* Have you closed any subsidized transactions?
* Do you know anyone from the allocating agency?

At least 2 of the three questions should be “yes” and should help you to make an informed decision. You may also want to inquire about the program you are seeking as well. Count that as a bonus question!


Sean Carpenter is the nation’s leading expert on Government Deal Funding for Real Estate Investors and Developers and has spent the last 12 years both consulting and getting funding for his own deals. I’ll be hosting a special interview with Sean coming up on Thursday (tomorrow), January 7th, 9:00 PM EST where I’ll be asking him about what’s involved in getting funding for your deals courtesy of Uncle Sam. Find out more and pre-register for the call by visiting: Get Public Funding

Monthly Archives: January 2010

My Sunday Devotional to you

By MJ in my PJ’s

Have you ever felt like giving up? I know I have. There have been times when I have comforted friends who wanted to give. And you have too. From the scriptures we can read how Elijah surely wanted to give up.

The Lord had just used him to show the nation of Israel that the Lord is God (1 Kings 18). Yet, the threats of Queen Jezebel so alarmed him that he ran to Beersheba, 100 miles south. Then he walked another 150 miles further south to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Twice God asked Elijah what he was doing there. Both times he answered with identical words—“I alone am left; and they seek to take my life”. Elijah had become so preoccupied with his own fears that he had forgotten what God had done through him at Mount Carmel. Despite his wonderful success, Elijah plunged into the depths of discouragement.

How easy it is for us to do the same as Elijah. Day by day, week by week, God is there for us. And the moment we feel threatened or unsure, we want to throw in the towel. Take a ten count. Give up!

Will, God did not accept Elijah’s notice that he was quitting. Neither will God accept your sorry unfaithful ways. Instead, God commissioned Elijah to handle three major tasks. And by the way, Elijah was wrong when he said he was the only faithful one left. God had 7,000 others who had not bowed to Baal. We are one of those Baal living today.

Perhaps, like Elijah, you are despairing at the circumstances in your life. Let the Father speak to you. Instead of allowing you to quit, He will show you what you can do through His strength. Lord knows I lean on His strength all the time. Come on and join me.

See you next Sunday.
MJ

PS When you’re working for Jesus, it’s always too soon to quit.

My Sunday Devotional to you

By Mark Jackson [ MJ in my PJ’s]

Today I have a few thoughts running through my head as I try to share a meaningful devotional with you. One of course is the people in Haiti. May the Father hear all our prayers. But also is the thought of doing the right thing at all times. When there is tragedy some see it as opportunity for unethical gain. The rest is food for our collective thoughts.

Some online dictionaries report each year on what words were looked up the most on their site. For 2005, some of the most popular words were refugee, pandemic, tsunami, and levee. Because of worldwide catastrophic events that year, we can readily understand why those words were checked.

The most popular lookup for the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary for 2005r was the word integrity. The definition given is: “firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values.” It’s used to describe those who are unwilling to be bribed or morally corrupted. Why was that word on the top of the list? Could it be because integrity is so lacking that many don’t know what it looks like in someone’s life?

The word God gave us has an example of integrity in the life of Joseph. Potiphar had put Joseph in charge of overseeing “his house and all that he had” (Gen. 39:5). When he was tempted by Potiphar’s wife, Joseph refused, saying, “How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (v.9). Potiphar knew what God’s standards were, and he chose to stand for the right—at the cost of his freedom.

Integrity, look it up in Genesis 39. Then live it out in God’s strength. Consider, in what ways have you been a person of integrity when it was tough? When have you failed? Whose standards do you live by? What do you need to change?

I have asked my self these same questions. This sinner needs a lot of work. As the phrase goes, I fall short of the glory of God. Let’s all go live a life where our legacy is rich with integrity.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

Your Team Is Your Deal

By: Sean Carpenter

You have found your perfect deal. Now you are looking for a government grant or program to help you out. This all requires a great team. Who is on your side? My most common response to many who ask that question is: make sure you have a lawyer and accountant who know more than you.

Don’t get into a position where you need to educate your vendors.

Having a quality lawyer can get your deal closed that much quicker, while having a quality accountant can make sure your finances are in order.

A few questions for your potential staff:

* Are you familiar with Government Financing?
* Have you closed any subsidized transactions?
* Do you know anyone from the allocating agency?

At least 2 of the three questions should be “yes” and should help you to make an informed decision. You may also want to inquire about the program you are seeking as well. Count that as a bonus question!


Sean Carpenter is the nation’s leading expert on Government Deal Funding for Real Estate Investors and Developers and has spent the last 12 years both consulting and getting funding for his own deals. I’ll be hosting a special interview with Sean coming up on Thursday (tomorrow), January 7th, 9:00 PM EST where I’ll be asking him about what’s involved in getting funding for your deals courtesy of Uncle Sam. Find out more and pre-register for the call by visiting: Get Public Funding

Monthly Archives: January 2010

My Sunday Devotional to you

By MJ in my PJ’s

Have you ever felt like giving up? I know I have. There have been times when I have comforted friends who wanted to give. And you have too. From the scriptures we can read how Elijah surely wanted to give up.

The Lord had just used him to show the nation of Israel that the Lord is God (1 Kings 18). Yet, the threats of Queen Jezebel so alarmed him that he ran to Beersheba, 100 miles south. Then he walked another 150 miles further south to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Twice God asked Elijah what he was doing there. Both times he answered with identical words—“I alone am left; and they seek to take my life”. Elijah had become so preoccupied with his own fears that he had forgotten what God had done through him at Mount Carmel. Despite his wonderful success, Elijah plunged into the depths of discouragement.

How easy it is for us to do the same as Elijah. Day by day, week by week, God is there for us. And the moment we feel threatened or unsure, we want to throw in the towel. Take a ten count. Give up!

Will, God did not accept Elijah’s notice that he was quitting. Neither will God accept your sorry unfaithful ways. Instead, God commissioned Elijah to handle three major tasks. And by the way, Elijah was wrong when he said he was the only faithful one left. God had 7,000 others who had not bowed to Baal. We are one of those Baal living today.

Perhaps, like Elijah, you are despairing at the circumstances in your life. Let the Father speak to you. Instead of allowing you to quit, He will show you what you can do through His strength. Lord knows I lean on His strength all the time. Come on and join me.

See you next Sunday.
MJ

PS When you’re working for Jesus, it’s always too soon to quit.

My Sunday Devotional to you

By Mark Jackson [ MJ in my PJ’s]

Today I have a few thoughts running through my head as I try to share a meaningful devotional with you. One of course is the people in Haiti. May the Father hear all our prayers. But also is the thought of doing the right thing at all times. When there is tragedy some see it as opportunity for unethical gain. The rest is food for our collective thoughts.

Some online dictionaries report each year on what words were looked up the most on their site. For 2005, some of the most popular words were refugee, pandemic, tsunami, and levee. Because of worldwide catastrophic events that year, we can readily understand why those words were checked.

The most popular lookup for the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary for 2005r was the word integrity. The definition given is: “firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values.” It’s used to describe those who are unwilling to be bribed or morally corrupted. Why was that word on the top of the list? Could it be because integrity is so lacking that many don’t know what it looks like in someone’s life?

The word God gave us has an example of integrity in the life of Joseph. Potiphar had put Joseph in charge of overseeing “his house and all that he had” (Gen. 39:5). When he was tempted by Potiphar’s wife, Joseph refused, saying, “How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (v.9). Potiphar knew what God’s standards were, and he chose to stand for the right—at the cost of his freedom.

Integrity, look it up in Genesis 39. Then live it out in God’s strength. Consider, in what ways have you been a person of integrity when it was tough? When have you failed? Whose standards do you live by? What do you need to change?

I have asked my self these same questions. This sinner needs a lot of work. As the phrase goes, I fall short of the glory of God. Let’s all go live a life where our legacy is rich with integrity.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

Your Team Is Your Deal

By: Sean Carpenter

You have found your perfect deal. Now you are looking for a government grant or program to help you out. This all requires a great team. Who is on your side? My most common response to many who ask that question is: make sure you have a lawyer and accountant who know more than you.

Don’t get into a position where you need to educate your vendors.

Having a quality lawyer can get your deal closed that much quicker, while having a quality accountant can make sure your finances are in order.

A few questions for your potential staff:

* Are you familiar with Government Financing?
* Have you closed any subsidized transactions?
* Do you know anyone from the allocating agency?

At least 2 of the three questions should be “yes” and should help you to make an informed decision. You may also want to inquire about the program you are seeking as well. Count that as a bonus question!


Sean Carpenter is the nation’s leading expert on Government Deal Funding for Real Estate Investors and Developers and has spent the last 12 years both consulting and getting funding for his own deals. I’ll be hosting a special interview with Sean coming up on Thursday (tomorrow), January 7th, 9:00 PM EST where I’ll be asking him about what’s involved in getting funding for your deals courtesy of Uncle Sam. Find out more and pre-register for the call by visiting: Get Public Funding

Monthly Archives: January 2010

My Sunday Devotional to you

By MJ in my PJ’s

Have you ever felt like giving up? I know I have. There have been times when I have comforted friends who wanted to give. And you have too. From the scriptures we can read how Elijah surely wanted to give up.

The Lord had just used him to show the nation of Israel that the Lord is God (1 Kings 18). Yet, the threats of Queen Jezebel so alarmed him that he ran to Beersheba, 100 miles south. Then he walked another 150 miles further south to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Twice God asked Elijah what he was doing there. Both times he answered with identical words—“I alone am left; and they seek to take my life”. Elijah had become so preoccupied with his own fears that he had forgotten what God had done through him at Mount Carmel. Despite his wonderful success, Elijah plunged into the depths of discouragement.

How easy it is for us to do the same as Elijah. Day by day, week by week, God is there for us. And the moment we feel threatened or unsure, we want to throw in the towel. Take a ten count. Give up!

Will, God did not accept Elijah’s notice that he was quitting. Neither will God accept your sorry unfaithful ways. Instead, God commissioned Elijah to handle three major tasks. And by the way, Elijah was wrong when he said he was the only faithful one left. God had 7,000 others who had not bowed to Baal. We are one of those Baal living today.

Perhaps, like Elijah, you are despairing at the circumstances in your life. Let the Father speak to you. Instead of allowing you to quit, He will show you what you can do through His strength. Lord knows I lean on His strength all the time. Come on and join me.

See you next Sunday.
MJ

PS When you’re working for Jesus, it’s always too soon to quit.

My Sunday Devotional to you

By Mark Jackson [ MJ in my PJ’s]

Today I have a few thoughts running through my head as I try to share a meaningful devotional with you. One of course is the people in Haiti. May the Father hear all our prayers. But also is the thought of doing the right thing at all times. When there is tragedy some see it as opportunity for unethical gain. The rest is food for our collective thoughts.

Some online dictionaries report each year on what words were looked up the most on their site. For 2005, some of the most popular words were refugee, pandemic, tsunami, and levee. Because of worldwide catastrophic events that year, we can readily understand why those words were checked.

The most popular lookup for the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary for 2005r was the word integrity. The definition given is: “firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values.” It’s used to describe those who are unwilling to be bribed or morally corrupted. Why was that word on the top of the list? Could it be because integrity is so lacking that many don’t know what it looks like in someone’s life?

The word God gave us has an example of integrity in the life of Joseph. Potiphar had put Joseph in charge of overseeing “his house and all that he had” (Gen. 39:5). When he was tempted by Potiphar’s wife, Joseph refused, saying, “How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (v.9). Potiphar knew what God’s standards were, and he chose to stand for the right—at the cost of his freedom.

Integrity, look it up in Genesis 39. Then live it out in God’s strength. Consider, in what ways have you been a person of integrity when it was tough? When have you failed? Whose standards do you live by? What do you need to change?

I have asked my self these same questions. This sinner needs a lot of work. As the phrase goes, I fall short of the glory of God. Let’s all go live a life where our legacy is rich with integrity.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

Your Team Is Your Deal

By: Sean Carpenter

You have found your perfect deal. Now you are looking for a government grant or program to help you out. This all requires a great team. Who is on your side? My most common response to many who ask that question is: make sure you have a lawyer and accountant who know more than you.

Don’t get into a position where you need to educate your vendors.

Having a quality lawyer can get your deal closed that much quicker, while having a quality accountant can make sure your finances are in order.

A few questions for your potential staff:

* Are you familiar with Government Financing?
* Have you closed any subsidized transactions?
* Do you know anyone from the allocating agency?

At least 2 of the three questions should be “yes” and should help you to make an informed decision. You may also want to inquire about the program you are seeking as well. Count that as a bonus question!


Sean Carpenter is the nation’s leading expert on Government Deal Funding for Real Estate Investors and Developers and has spent the last 12 years both consulting and getting funding for his own deals. I’ll be hosting a special interview with Sean coming up on Thursday (tomorrow), January 7th, 9:00 PM EST where I’ll be asking him about what’s involved in getting funding for your deals courtesy of Uncle Sam. Find out more and pre-register for the call by visiting: Get Public Funding

Monthly Archives: January 2010

My Sunday Devotional to you

By MJ in my PJ’s

Have you ever felt like giving up? I know I have. There have been times when I have comforted friends who wanted to give. And you have too. From the scriptures we can read how Elijah surely wanted to give up.

The Lord had just used him to show the nation of Israel that the Lord is God (1 Kings 18). Yet, the threats of Queen Jezebel so alarmed him that he ran to Beersheba, 100 miles south. Then he walked another 150 miles further south to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Twice God asked Elijah what he was doing there. Both times he answered with identical words—“I alone am left; and they seek to take my life”. Elijah had become so preoccupied with his own fears that he had forgotten what God had done through him at Mount Carmel. Despite his wonderful success, Elijah plunged into the depths of discouragement.

How easy it is for us to do the same as Elijah. Day by day, week by week, God is there for us. And the moment we feel threatened or unsure, we want to throw in the towel. Take a ten count. Give up!

Will, God did not accept Elijah’s notice that he was quitting. Neither will God accept your sorry unfaithful ways. Instead, God commissioned Elijah to handle three major tasks. And by the way, Elijah was wrong when he said he was the only faithful one left. God had 7,000 others who had not bowed to Baal. We are one of those Baal living today.

Perhaps, like Elijah, you are despairing at the circumstances in your life. Let the Father speak to you. Instead of allowing you to quit, He will show you what you can do through His strength. Lord knows I lean on His strength all the time. Come on and join me.

See you next Sunday.
MJ

PS When you’re working for Jesus, it’s always too soon to quit.

My Sunday Devotional to you

By Mark Jackson [ MJ in my PJ’s]

Today I have a few thoughts running through my head as I try to share a meaningful devotional with you. One of course is the people in Haiti. May the Father hear all our prayers. But also is the thought of doing the right thing at all times. When there is tragedy some see it as opportunity for unethical gain. The rest is food for our collective thoughts.

Some online dictionaries report each year on what words were looked up the most on their site. For 2005, some of the most popular words were refugee, pandemic, tsunami, and levee. Because of worldwide catastrophic events that year, we can readily understand why those words were checked.

The most popular lookup for the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary for 2005r was the word integrity. The definition given is: “firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values.” It’s used to describe those who are unwilling to be bribed or morally corrupted. Why was that word on the top of the list? Could it be because integrity is so lacking that many don’t know what it looks like in someone’s life?

The word God gave us has an example of integrity in the life of Joseph. Potiphar had put Joseph in charge of overseeing “his house and all that he had” (Gen. 39:5). When he was tempted by Potiphar’s wife, Joseph refused, saying, “How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (v.9). Potiphar knew what God’s standards were, and he chose to stand for the right—at the cost of his freedom.

Integrity, look it up in Genesis 39. Then live it out in God’s strength. Consider, in what ways have you been a person of integrity when it was tough? When have you failed? Whose standards do you live by? What do you need to change?

I have asked my self these same questions. This sinner needs a lot of work. As the phrase goes, I fall short of the glory of God. Let’s all go live a life where our legacy is rich with integrity.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

Your Team Is Your Deal

By: Sean Carpenter

You have found your perfect deal. Now you are looking for a government grant or program to help you out. This all requires a great team. Who is on your side? My most common response to many who ask that question is: make sure you have a lawyer and accountant who know more than you.

Don’t get into a position where you need to educate your vendors.

Having a quality lawyer can get your deal closed that much quicker, while having a quality accountant can make sure your finances are in order.

A few questions for your potential staff:

* Are you familiar with Government Financing?
* Have you closed any subsidized transactions?
* Do you know anyone from the allocating agency?

At least 2 of the three questions should be “yes” and should help you to make an informed decision. You may also want to inquire about the program you are seeking as well. Count that as a bonus question!


Sean Carpenter is the nation’s leading expert on Government Deal Funding for Real Estate Investors and Developers and has spent the last 12 years both consulting and getting funding for his own deals. I’ll be hosting a special interview with Sean coming up on Thursday (tomorrow), January 7th, 9:00 PM EST where I’ll be asking him about what’s involved in getting funding for your deals courtesy of Uncle Sam. Find out more and pre-register for the call by visiting: Get Public Funding

Monthly Archives: January 2010

My Sunday Devotional to you

By MJ in my PJ’s

Have you ever felt like giving up? I know I have. There have been times when I have comforted friends who wanted to give. And you have too. From the scriptures we can read how Elijah surely wanted to give up.

The Lord had just used him to show the nation of Israel that the Lord is God (1 Kings 18). Yet, the threats of Queen Jezebel so alarmed him that he ran to Beersheba, 100 miles south. Then he walked another 150 miles further south to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Twice God asked Elijah what he was doing there. Both times he answered with identical words—“I alone am left; and they seek to take my life”. Elijah had become so preoccupied with his own fears that he had forgotten what God had done through him at Mount Carmel. Despite his wonderful success, Elijah plunged into the depths of discouragement.

How easy it is for us to do the same as Elijah. Day by day, week by week, God is there for us. And the moment we feel threatened or unsure, we want to throw in the towel. Take a ten count. Give up!

Will, God did not accept Elijah’s notice that he was quitting. Neither will God accept your sorry unfaithful ways. Instead, God commissioned Elijah to handle three major tasks. And by the way, Elijah was wrong when he said he was the only faithful one left. God had 7,000 others who had not bowed to Baal. We are one of those Baal living today.

Perhaps, like Elijah, you are despairing at the circumstances in your life. Let the Father speak to you. Instead of allowing you to quit, He will show you what you can do through His strength. Lord knows I lean on His strength all the time. Come on and join me.

See you next Sunday.
MJ

PS When you’re working for Jesus, it’s always too soon to quit.

My Sunday Devotional to you

By Mark Jackson [ MJ in my PJ’s]

Today I have a few thoughts running through my head as I try to share a meaningful devotional with you. One of course is the people in Haiti. May the Father hear all our prayers. But also is the thought of doing the right thing at all times. When there is tragedy some see it as opportunity for unethical gain. The rest is food for our collective thoughts.

Some online dictionaries report each year on what words were looked up the most on their site. For 2005, some of the most popular words were refugee, pandemic, tsunami, and levee. Because of worldwide catastrophic events that year, we can readily understand why those words were checked.

The most popular lookup for the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary for 2005r was the word integrity. The definition given is: “firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values.” It’s used to describe those who are unwilling to be bribed or morally corrupted. Why was that word on the top of the list? Could it be because integrity is so lacking that many don’t know what it looks like in someone’s life?

The word God gave us has an example of integrity in the life of Joseph. Potiphar had put Joseph in charge of overseeing “his house and all that he had” (Gen. 39:5). When he was tempted by Potiphar’s wife, Joseph refused, saying, “How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (v.9). Potiphar knew what God’s standards were, and he chose to stand for the right—at the cost of his freedom.

Integrity, look it up in Genesis 39. Then live it out in God’s strength. Consider, in what ways have you been a person of integrity when it was tough? When have you failed? Whose standards do you live by? What do you need to change?

I have asked my self these same questions. This sinner needs a lot of work. As the phrase goes, I fall short of the glory of God. Let’s all go live a life where our legacy is rich with integrity.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

Your Team Is Your Deal

By: Sean Carpenter

You have found your perfect deal. Now you are looking for a government grant or program to help you out. This all requires a great team. Who is on your side? My most common response to many who ask that question is: make sure you have a lawyer and accountant who know more than you.

Don’t get into a position where you need to educate your vendors.

Having a quality lawyer can get your deal closed that much quicker, while having a quality accountant can make sure your finances are in order.

A few questions for your potential staff:

* Are you familiar with Government Financing?
* Have you closed any subsidized transactions?
* Do you know anyone from the allocating agency?

At least 2 of the three questions should be “yes” and should help you to make an informed decision. You may also want to inquire about the program you are seeking as well. Count that as a bonus question!


Sean Carpenter is the nation’s leading expert on Government Deal Funding for Real Estate Investors and Developers and has spent the last 12 years both consulting and getting funding for his own deals. I’ll be hosting a special interview with Sean coming up on Thursday (tomorrow), January 7th, 9:00 PM EST where I’ll be asking him about what’s involved in getting funding for your deals courtesy of Uncle Sam. Find out more and pre-register for the call by visiting: Get Public Funding

Monthly Archives: January 2010

My Sunday Devotional to you

By MJ in my PJ’s

Have you ever felt like giving up? I know I have. There have been times when I have comforted friends who wanted to give. And you have too. From the scriptures we can read how Elijah surely wanted to give up.

The Lord had just used him to show the nation of Israel that the Lord is God (1 Kings 18). Yet, the threats of Queen Jezebel so alarmed him that he ran to Beersheba, 100 miles south. Then he walked another 150 miles further south to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Twice God asked Elijah what he was doing there. Both times he answered with identical words—“I alone am left; and they seek to take my life”. Elijah had become so preoccupied with his own fears that he had forgotten what God had done through him at Mount Carmel. Despite his wonderful success, Elijah plunged into the depths of discouragement.

How easy it is for us to do the same as Elijah. Day by day, week by week, God is there for us. And the moment we feel threatened or unsure, we want to throw in the towel. Take a ten count. Give up!

Will, God did not accept Elijah’s notice that he was quitting. Neither will God accept your sorry unfaithful ways. Instead, God commissioned Elijah to handle three major tasks. And by the way, Elijah was wrong when he said he was the only faithful one left. God had 7,000 others who had not bowed to Baal. We are one of those Baal living today.

Perhaps, like Elijah, you are despairing at the circumstances in your life. Let the Father speak to you. Instead of allowing you to quit, He will show you what you can do through His strength. Lord knows I lean on His strength all the time. Come on and join me.

See you next Sunday.
MJ

PS When you’re working for Jesus, it’s always too soon to quit.

My Sunday Devotional to you

By Mark Jackson [ MJ in my PJ’s]

Today I have a few thoughts running through my head as I try to share a meaningful devotional with you. One of course is the people in Haiti. May the Father hear all our prayers. But also is the thought of doing the right thing at all times. When there is tragedy some see it as opportunity for unethical gain. The rest is food for our collective thoughts.

Some online dictionaries report each year on what words were looked up the most on their site. For 2005, some of the most popular words were refugee, pandemic, tsunami, and levee. Because of worldwide catastrophic events that year, we can readily understand why those words were checked.

The most popular lookup for the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary for 2005r was the word integrity. The definition given is: “firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values.” It’s used to describe those who are unwilling to be bribed or morally corrupted. Why was that word on the top of the list? Could it be because integrity is so lacking that many don’t know what it looks like in someone’s life?

The word God gave us has an example of integrity in the life of Joseph. Potiphar had put Joseph in charge of overseeing “his house and all that he had” (Gen. 39:5). When he was tempted by Potiphar’s wife, Joseph refused, saying, “How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (v.9). Potiphar knew what God’s standards were, and he chose to stand for the right—at the cost of his freedom.

Integrity, look it up in Genesis 39. Then live it out in God’s strength. Consider, in what ways have you been a person of integrity when it was tough? When have you failed? Whose standards do you live by? What do you need to change?

I have asked my self these same questions. This sinner needs a lot of work. As the phrase goes, I fall short of the glory of God. Let’s all go live a life where our legacy is rich with integrity.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

Your Team Is Your Deal

By: Sean Carpenter

You have found your perfect deal. Now you are looking for a government grant or program to help you out. This all requires a great team. Who is on your side? My most common response to many who ask that question is: make sure you have a lawyer and accountant who know more than you.

Don’t get into a position where you need to educate your vendors.

Having a quality lawyer can get your deal closed that much quicker, while having a quality accountant can make sure your finances are in order.

A few questions for your potential staff:

* Are you familiar with Government Financing?
* Have you closed any subsidized transactions?
* Do you know anyone from the allocating agency?

At least 2 of the three questions should be “yes” and should help you to make an informed decision. You may also want to inquire about the program you are seeking as well. Count that as a bonus question!


Sean Carpenter is the nation’s leading expert on Government Deal Funding for Real Estate Investors and Developers and has spent the last 12 years both consulting and getting funding for his own deals. I’ll be hosting a special interview with Sean coming up on Thursday (tomorrow), January 7th, 9:00 PM EST where I’ll be asking him about what’s involved in getting funding for your deals courtesy of Uncle Sam. Find out more and pre-register for the call by visiting: Get Public Funding

Monthly Archives: January 2010

My Sunday Devotional to you

By MJ in my PJ’s

Have you ever felt like giving up? I know I have. There have been times when I have comforted friends who wanted to give. And you have too. From the scriptures we can read how Elijah surely wanted to give up.

The Lord had just used him to show the nation of Israel that the Lord is God (1 Kings 18). Yet, the threats of Queen Jezebel so alarmed him that he ran to Beersheba, 100 miles south. Then he walked another 150 miles further south to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Twice God asked Elijah what he was doing there. Both times he answered with identical words—“I alone am left; and they seek to take my life”. Elijah had become so preoccupied with his own fears that he had forgotten what God had done through him at Mount Carmel. Despite his wonderful success, Elijah plunged into the depths of discouragement.

How easy it is for us to do the same as Elijah. Day by day, week by week, God is there for us. And the moment we feel threatened or unsure, we want to throw in the towel. Take a ten count. Give up!

Will, God did not accept Elijah’s notice that he was quitting. Neither will God accept your sorry unfaithful ways. Instead, God commissioned Elijah to handle three major tasks. And by the way, Elijah was wrong when he said he was the only faithful one left. God had 7,000 others who had not bowed to Baal. We are one of those Baal living today.

Perhaps, like Elijah, you are despairing at the circumstances in your life. Let the Father speak to you. Instead of allowing you to quit, He will show you what you can do through His strength. Lord knows I lean on His strength all the time. Come on and join me.

See you next Sunday.
MJ

PS When you’re working for Jesus, it’s always too soon to quit.

My Sunday Devotional to you

By Mark Jackson [ MJ in my PJ’s]

Today I have a few thoughts running through my head as I try to share a meaningful devotional with you. One of course is the people in Haiti. May the Father hear all our prayers. But also is the thought of doing the right thing at all times. When there is tragedy some see it as opportunity for unethical gain. The rest is food for our collective thoughts.

Some online dictionaries report each year on what words were looked up the most on their site. For 2005, some of the most popular words were refugee, pandemic, tsunami, and levee. Because of worldwide catastrophic events that year, we can readily understand why those words were checked.

The most popular lookup for the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary for 2005r was the word integrity. The definition given is: “firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values.” It’s used to describe those who are unwilling to be bribed or morally corrupted. Why was that word on the top of the list? Could it be because integrity is so lacking that many don’t know what it looks like in someone’s life?

The word God gave us has an example of integrity in the life of Joseph. Potiphar had put Joseph in charge of overseeing “his house and all that he had” (Gen. 39:5). When he was tempted by Potiphar’s wife, Joseph refused, saying, “How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (v.9). Potiphar knew what God’s standards were, and he chose to stand for the right—at the cost of his freedom.

Integrity, look it up in Genesis 39. Then live it out in God’s strength. Consider, in what ways have you been a person of integrity when it was tough? When have you failed? Whose standards do you live by? What do you need to change?

I have asked my self these same questions. This sinner needs a lot of work. As the phrase goes, I fall short of the glory of God. Let’s all go live a life where our legacy is rich with integrity.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

Your Team Is Your Deal

By: Sean Carpenter

You have found your perfect deal. Now you are looking for a government grant or program to help you out. This all requires a great team. Who is on your side? My most common response to many who ask that question is: make sure you have a lawyer and accountant who know more than you.

Don’t get into a position where you need to educate your vendors.

Having a quality lawyer can get your deal closed that much quicker, while having a quality accountant can make sure your finances are in order.

A few questions for your potential staff:

* Are you familiar with Government Financing?
* Have you closed any subsidized transactions?
* Do you know anyone from the allocating agency?

At least 2 of the three questions should be “yes” and should help you to make an informed decision. You may also want to inquire about the program you are seeking as well. Count that as a bonus question!


Sean Carpenter is the nation’s leading expert on Government Deal Funding for Real Estate Investors and Developers and has spent the last 12 years both consulting and getting funding for his own deals. I’ll be hosting a special interview with Sean coming up on Thursday (tomorrow), January 7th, 9:00 PM EST where I’ll be asking him about what’s involved in getting funding for your deals courtesy of Uncle Sam. Find out more and pre-register for the call by visiting: Get Public Funding

Monthly Archives: January 2010

My Sunday Devotional to you

By MJ in my PJ’s

Have you ever felt like giving up? I know I have. There have been times when I have comforted friends who wanted to give. And you have too. From the scriptures we can read how Elijah surely wanted to give up.

The Lord had just used him to show the nation of Israel that the Lord is God (1 Kings 18). Yet, the threats of Queen Jezebel so alarmed him that he ran to Beersheba, 100 miles south. Then he walked another 150 miles further south to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Twice God asked Elijah what he was doing there. Both times he answered with identical words—“I alone am left; and they seek to take my life”. Elijah had become so preoccupied with his own fears that he had forgotten what God had done through him at Mount Carmel. Despite his wonderful success, Elijah plunged into the depths of discouragement.

How easy it is for us to do the same as Elijah. Day by day, week by week, God is there for us. And the moment we feel threatened or unsure, we want to throw in the towel. Take a ten count. Give up!

Will, God did not accept Elijah’s notice that he was quitting. Neither will God accept your sorry unfaithful ways. Instead, God commissioned Elijah to handle three major tasks. And by the way, Elijah was wrong when he said he was the only faithful one left. God had 7,000 others who had not bowed to Baal. We are one of those Baal living today.

Perhaps, like Elijah, you are despairing at the circumstances in your life. Let the Father speak to you. Instead of allowing you to quit, He will show you what you can do through His strength. Lord knows I lean on His strength all the time. Come on and join me.

See you next Sunday.
MJ

PS When you’re working for Jesus, it’s always too soon to quit.

My Sunday Devotional to you

By Mark Jackson [ MJ in my PJ’s]

Today I have a few thoughts running through my head as I try to share a meaningful devotional with you. One of course is the people in Haiti. May the Father hear all our prayers. But also is the thought of doing the right thing at all times. When there is tragedy some see it as opportunity for unethical gain. The rest is food for our collective thoughts.

Some online dictionaries report each year on what words were looked up the most on their site. For 2005, some of the most popular words were refugee, pandemic, tsunami, and levee. Because of worldwide catastrophic events that year, we can readily understand why those words were checked.

The most popular lookup for the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary for 2005r was the word integrity. The definition given is: “firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values.” It’s used to describe those who are unwilling to be bribed or morally corrupted. Why was that word on the top of the list? Could it be because integrity is so lacking that many don’t know what it looks like in someone’s life?

The word God gave us has an example of integrity in the life of Joseph. Potiphar had put Joseph in charge of overseeing “his house and all that he had” (Gen. 39:5). When he was tempted by Potiphar’s wife, Joseph refused, saying, “How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (v.9). Potiphar knew what God’s standards were, and he chose to stand for the right—at the cost of his freedom.

Integrity, look it up in Genesis 39. Then live it out in God’s strength. Consider, in what ways have you been a person of integrity when it was tough? When have you failed? Whose standards do you live by? What do you need to change?

I have asked my self these same questions. This sinner needs a lot of work. As the phrase goes, I fall short of the glory of God. Let’s all go live a life where our legacy is rich with integrity.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

Your Team Is Your Deal

By: Sean Carpenter

You have found your perfect deal. Now you are looking for a government grant or program to help you out. This all requires a great team. Who is on your side? My most common response to many who ask that question is: make sure you have a lawyer and accountant who know more than you.

Don’t get into a position where you need to educate your vendors.

Having a quality lawyer can get your deal closed that much quicker, while having a quality accountant can make sure your finances are in order.

A few questions for your potential staff:

* Are you familiar with Government Financing?
* Have you closed any subsidized transactions?
* Do you know anyone from the allocating agency?

At least 2 of the three questions should be “yes” and should help you to make an informed decision. You may also want to inquire about the program you are seeking as well. Count that as a bonus question!


Sean Carpenter is the nation’s leading expert on Government Deal Funding for Real Estate Investors and Developers and has spent the last 12 years both consulting and getting funding for his own deals. I’ll be hosting a special interview with Sean coming up on Thursday (tomorrow), January 7th, 9:00 PM EST where I’ll be asking him about what’s involved in getting funding for your deals courtesy of Uncle Sam. Find out more and pre-register for the call by visiting: Get Public Funding

Monthly Archives: January 2010

My Sunday Devotional to you

By MJ in my PJ’s

Have you ever felt like giving up? I know I have. There have been times when I have comforted friends who wanted to give. And you have too. From the scriptures we can read how Elijah surely wanted to give up.

The Lord had just used him to show the nation of Israel that the Lord is God (1 Kings 18). Yet, the threats of Queen Jezebel so alarmed him that he ran to Beersheba, 100 miles south. Then he walked another 150 miles further south to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Twice God asked Elijah what he was doing there. Both times he answered with identical words—“I alone am left; and they seek to take my life”. Elijah had become so preoccupied with his own fears that he had forgotten what God had done through him at Mount Carmel. Despite his wonderful success, Elijah plunged into the depths of discouragement.

How easy it is for us to do the same as Elijah. Day by day, week by week, God is there for us. And the moment we feel threatened or unsure, we want to throw in the towel. Take a ten count. Give up!

Will, God did not accept Elijah’s notice that he was quitting. Neither will God accept your sorry unfaithful ways. Instead, God commissioned Elijah to handle three major tasks. And by the way, Elijah was wrong when he said he was the only faithful one left. God had 7,000 others who had not bowed to Baal. We are one of those Baal living today.

Perhaps, like Elijah, you are despairing at the circumstances in your life. Let the Father speak to you. Instead of allowing you to quit, He will show you what you can do through His strength. Lord knows I lean on His strength all the time. Come on and join me.

See you next Sunday.
MJ

PS When you’re working for Jesus, it’s always too soon to quit.

My Sunday Devotional to you

By Mark Jackson [ MJ in my PJ’s]

Today I have a few thoughts running through my head as I try to share a meaningful devotional with you. One of course is the people in Haiti. May the Father hear all our prayers. But also is the thought of doing the right thing at all times. When there is tragedy some see it as opportunity for unethical gain. The rest is food for our collective thoughts.

Some online dictionaries report each year on what words were looked up the most on their site. For 2005, some of the most popular words were refugee, pandemic, tsunami, and levee. Because of worldwide catastrophic events that year, we can readily understand why those words were checked.

The most popular lookup for the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary for 2005r was the word integrity. The definition given is: “firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values.” It’s used to describe those who are unwilling to be bribed or morally corrupted. Why was that word on the top of the list? Could it be because integrity is so lacking that many don’t know what it looks like in someone’s life?

The word God gave us has an example of integrity in the life of Joseph. Potiphar had put Joseph in charge of overseeing “his house and all that he had” (Gen. 39:5). When he was tempted by Potiphar’s wife, Joseph refused, saying, “How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (v.9). Potiphar knew what God’s standards were, and he chose to stand for the right—at the cost of his freedom.

Integrity, look it up in Genesis 39. Then live it out in God’s strength. Consider, in what ways have you been a person of integrity when it was tough? When have you failed? Whose standards do you live by? What do you need to change?

I have asked my self these same questions. This sinner needs a lot of work. As the phrase goes, I fall short of the glory of God. Let’s all go live a life where our legacy is rich with integrity.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

Your Team Is Your Deal

By: Sean Carpenter

You have found your perfect deal. Now you are looking for a government grant or program to help you out. This all requires a great team. Who is on your side? My most common response to many who ask that question is: make sure you have a lawyer and accountant who know more than you.

Don’t get into a position where you need to educate your vendors.

Having a quality lawyer can get your deal closed that much quicker, while having a quality accountant can make sure your finances are in order.

A few questions for your potential staff:

* Are you familiar with Government Financing?
* Have you closed any subsidized transactions?
* Do you know anyone from the allocating agency?

At least 2 of the three questions should be “yes” and should help you to make an informed decision. You may also want to inquire about the program you are seeking as well. Count that as a bonus question!


Sean Carpenter is the nation’s leading expert on Government Deal Funding for Real Estate Investors and Developers and has spent the last 12 years both consulting and getting funding for his own deals. I’ll be hosting a special interview with Sean coming up on Thursday (tomorrow), January 7th, 9:00 PM EST where I’ll be asking him about what’s involved in getting funding for your deals courtesy of Uncle Sam. Find out more and pre-register for the call by visiting: Get Public Funding

Monthly Archives: January 2010

My Sunday Devotional to you

By MJ in my PJ’s

Have you ever felt like giving up? I know I have. There have been times when I have comforted friends who wanted to give. And you have too. From the scriptures we can read how Elijah surely wanted to give up.

The Lord had just used him to show the nation of Israel that the Lord is God (1 Kings 18). Yet, the threats of Queen Jezebel so alarmed him that he ran to Beersheba, 100 miles south. Then he walked another 150 miles further south to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Twice God asked Elijah what he was doing there. Both times he answered with identical words—“I alone am left; and they seek to take my life”. Elijah had become so preoccupied with his own fears that he had forgotten what God had done through him at Mount Carmel. Despite his wonderful success, Elijah plunged into the depths of discouragement.

How easy it is for us to do the same as Elijah. Day by day, week by week, God is there for us. And the moment we feel threatened or unsure, we want to throw in the towel. Take a ten count. Give up!

Will, God did not accept Elijah’s notice that he was quitting. Neither will God accept your sorry unfaithful ways. Instead, God commissioned Elijah to handle three major tasks. And by the way, Elijah was wrong when he said he was the only faithful one left. God had 7,000 others who had not bowed to Baal. We are one of those Baal living today.

Perhaps, like Elijah, you are despairing at the circumstances in your life. Let the Father speak to you. Instead of allowing you to quit, He will show you what you can do through His strength. Lord knows I lean on His strength all the time. Come on and join me.

See you next Sunday.
MJ

PS When you’re working for Jesus, it’s always too soon to quit.

My Sunday Devotional to you

By Mark Jackson [ MJ in my PJ’s]

Today I have a few thoughts running through my head as I try to share a meaningful devotional with you. One of course is the people in Haiti. May the Father hear all our prayers. But also is the thought of doing the right thing at all times. When there is tragedy some see it as opportunity for unethical gain. The rest is food for our collective thoughts.

Some online dictionaries report each year on what words were looked up the most on their site. For 2005, some of the most popular words were refugee, pandemic, tsunami, and levee. Because of worldwide catastrophic events that year, we can readily understand why those words were checked.

The most popular lookup for the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary for 2005r was the word integrity. The definition given is: “firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values.” It’s used to describe those who are unwilling to be bribed or morally corrupted. Why was that word on the top of the list? Could it be because integrity is so lacking that many don’t know what it looks like in someone’s life?

The word God gave us has an example of integrity in the life of Joseph. Potiphar had put Joseph in charge of overseeing “his house and all that he had” (Gen. 39:5). When he was tempted by Potiphar’s wife, Joseph refused, saying, “How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (v.9). Potiphar knew what God’s standards were, and he chose to stand for the right—at the cost of his freedom.

Integrity, look it up in Genesis 39. Then live it out in God’s strength. Consider, in what ways have you been a person of integrity when it was tough? When have you failed? Whose standards do you live by? What do you need to change?

I have asked my self these same questions. This sinner needs a lot of work. As the phrase goes, I fall short of the glory of God. Let’s all go live a life where our legacy is rich with integrity.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

Your Team Is Your Deal

By: Sean Carpenter

You have found your perfect deal. Now you are looking for a government grant or program to help you out. This all requires a great team. Who is on your side? My most common response to many who ask that question is: make sure you have a lawyer and accountant who know more than you.

Don’t get into a position where you need to educate your vendors.

Having a quality lawyer can get your deal closed that much quicker, while having a quality accountant can make sure your finances are in order.

A few questions for your potential staff:

* Are you familiar with Government Financing?
* Have you closed any subsidized transactions?
* Do you know anyone from the allocating agency?

At least 2 of the three questions should be “yes” and should help you to make an informed decision. You may also want to inquire about the program you are seeking as well. Count that as a bonus question!


Sean Carpenter is the nation’s leading expert on Government Deal Funding for Real Estate Investors and Developers and has spent the last 12 years both consulting and getting funding for his own deals. I’ll be hosting a special interview with Sean coming up on Thursday (tomorrow), January 7th, 9:00 PM EST where I’ll be asking him about what’s involved in getting funding for your deals courtesy of Uncle Sam. Find out more and pre-register for the call by visiting: Get Public Funding

Monthly Archives: January 2010

My Sunday Devotional to you

By MJ in my PJ’s

Have you ever felt like giving up? I know I have. There have been times when I have comforted friends who wanted to give. And you have too. From the scriptures we can read how Elijah surely wanted to give up.

The Lord had just used him to show the nation of Israel that the Lord is God (1 Kings 18). Yet, the threats of Queen Jezebel so alarmed him that he ran to Beersheba, 100 miles south. Then he walked another 150 miles further south to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Twice God asked Elijah what he was doing there. Both times he answered with identical words—“I alone am left; and they seek to take my life”. Elijah had become so preoccupied with his own fears that he had forgotten what God had done through him at Mount Carmel. Despite his wonderful success, Elijah plunged into the depths of discouragement.

How easy it is for us to do the same as Elijah. Day by day, week by week, God is there for us. And the moment we feel threatened or unsure, we want to throw in the towel. Take a ten count. Give up!

Will, God did not accept Elijah’s notice that he was quitting. Neither will God accept your sorry unfaithful ways. Instead, God commissioned Elijah to handle three major tasks. And by the way, Elijah was wrong when he said he was the only faithful one left. God had 7,000 others who had not bowed to Baal. We are one of those Baal living today.

Perhaps, like Elijah, you are despairing at the circumstances in your life. Let the Father speak to you. Instead of allowing you to quit, He will show you what you can do through His strength. Lord knows I lean on His strength all the time. Come on and join me.

See you next Sunday.
MJ

PS When you’re working for Jesus, it’s always too soon to quit.

My Sunday Devotional to you

By Mark Jackson [ MJ in my PJ’s]

Today I have a few thoughts running through my head as I try to share a meaningful devotional with you. One of course is the people in Haiti. May the Father hear all our prayers. But also is the thought of doing the right thing at all times. When there is tragedy some see it as opportunity for unethical gain. The rest is food for our collective thoughts.

Some online dictionaries report each year on what words were looked up the most on their site. For 2005, some of the most popular words were refugee, pandemic, tsunami, and levee. Because of worldwide catastrophic events that year, we can readily understand why those words were checked.

The most popular lookup for the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary for 2005r was the word integrity. The definition given is: “firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values.” It’s used to describe those who are unwilling to be bribed or morally corrupted. Why was that word on the top of the list? Could it be because integrity is so lacking that many don’t know what it looks like in someone’s life?

The word God gave us has an example of integrity in the life of Joseph. Potiphar had put Joseph in charge of overseeing “his house and all that he had” (Gen. 39:5). When he was tempted by Potiphar’s wife, Joseph refused, saying, “How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (v.9). Potiphar knew what God’s standards were, and he chose to stand for the right—at the cost of his freedom.

Integrity, look it up in Genesis 39. Then live it out in God’s strength. Consider, in what ways have you been a person of integrity when it was tough? When have you failed? Whose standards do you live by? What do you need to change?

I have asked my self these same questions. This sinner needs a lot of work. As the phrase goes, I fall short of the glory of God. Let’s all go live a life where our legacy is rich with integrity.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

Your Team Is Your Deal

By: Sean Carpenter

You have found your perfect deal. Now you are looking for a government grant or program to help you out. This all requires a great team. Who is on your side? My most common response to many who ask that question is: make sure you have a lawyer and accountant who know more than you.

Don’t get into a position where you need to educate your vendors.

Having a quality lawyer can get your deal closed that much quicker, while having a quality accountant can make sure your finances are in order.

A few questions for your potential staff:

* Are you familiar with Government Financing?
* Have you closed any subsidized transactions?
* Do you know anyone from the allocating agency?

At least 2 of the three questions should be “yes” and should help you to make an informed decision. You may also want to inquire about the program you are seeking as well. Count that as a bonus question!


Sean Carpenter is the nation’s leading expert on Government Deal Funding for Real Estate Investors and Developers and has spent the last 12 years both consulting and getting funding for his own deals. I’ll be hosting a special interview with Sean coming up on Thursday (tomorrow), January 7th, 9:00 PM EST where I’ll be asking him about what’s involved in getting funding for your deals courtesy of Uncle Sam. Find out more and pre-register for the call by visiting: Get Public Funding

Monthly Archives: January 2010

My Sunday Devotional to you

By MJ in my PJ’s

Have you ever felt like giving up? I know I have. There have been times when I have comforted friends who wanted to give. And you have too. From the scriptures we can read how Elijah surely wanted to give up.

The Lord had just used him to show the nation of Israel that the Lord is God (1 Kings 18). Yet, the threats of Queen Jezebel so alarmed him that he ran to Beersheba, 100 miles south. Then he walked another 150 miles further south to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Twice God asked Elijah what he was doing there. Both times he answered with identical words—“I alone am left; and they seek to take my life”. Elijah had become so preoccupied with his own fears that he had forgotten what God had done through him at Mount Carmel. Despite his wonderful success, Elijah plunged into the depths of discouragement.

How easy it is for us to do the same as Elijah. Day by day, week by week, God is there for us. And the moment we feel threatened or unsure, we want to throw in the towel. Take a ten count. Give up!

Will, God did not accept Elijah’s notice that he was quitting. Neither will God accept your sorry unfaithful ways. Instead, God commissioned Elijah to handle three major tasks. And by the way, Elijah was wrong when he said he was the only faithful one left. God had 7,000 others who had not bowed to Baal. We are one of those Baal living today.

Perhaps, like Elijah, you are despairing at the circumstances in your life. Let the Father speak to you. Instead of allowing you to quit, He will show you what you can do through His strength. Lord knows I lean on His strength all the time. Come on and join me.

See you next Sunday.
MJ

PS When you’re working for Jesus, it’s always too soon to quit.

My Sunday Devotional to you

By Mark Jackson [ MJ in my PJ’s]

Today I have a few thoughts running through my head as I try to share a meaningful devotional with you. One of course is the people in Haiti. May the Father hear all our prayers. But also is the thought of doing the right thing at all times. When there is tragedy some see it as opportunity for unethical gain. The rest is food for our collective thoughts.

Some online dictionaries report each year on what words were looked up the most on their site. For 2005, some of the most popular words were refugee, pandemic, tsunami, and levee. Because of worldwide catastrophic events that year, we can readily understand why those words were checked.

The most popular lookup for the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary for 2005r was the word integrity. The definition given is: “firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values.” It’s used to describe those who are unwilling to be bribed or morally corrupted. Why was that word on the top of the list? Could it be because integrity is so lacking that many don’t know what it looks like in someone’s life?

The word God gave us has an example of integrity in the life of Joseph. Potiphar had put Joseph in charge of overseeing “his house and all that he had” (Gen. 39:5). When he was tempted by Potiphar’s wife, Joseph refused, saying, “How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (v.9). Potiphar knew what God’s standards were, and he chose to stand for the right—at the cost of his freedom.

Integrity, look it up in Genesis 39. Then live it out in God’s strength. Consider, in what ways have you been a person of integrity when it was tough? When have you failed? Whose standards do you live by? What do you need to change?

I have asked my self these same questions. This sinner needs a lot of work. As the phrase goes, I fall short of the glory of God. Let’s all go live a life where our legacy is rich with integrity.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

Your Team Is Your Deal

By: Sean Carpenter

You have found your perfect deal. Now you are looking for a government grant or program to help you out. This all requires a great team. Who is on your side? My most common response to many who ask that question is: make sure you have a lawyer and accountant who know more than you.

Don’t get into a position where you need to educate your vendors.

Having a quality lawyer can get your deal closed that much quicker, while having a quality accountant can make sure your finances are in order.

A few questions for your potential staff:

* Are you familiar with Government Financing?
* Have you closed any subsidized transactions?
* Do you know anyone from the allocating agency?

At least 2 of the three questions should be “yes” and should help you to make an informed decision. You may also want to inquire about the program you are seeking as well. Count that as a bonus question!


Sean Carpenter is the nation’s leading expert on Government Deal Funding for Real Estate Investors and Developers and has spent the last 12 years both consulting and getting funding for his own deals. I’ll be hosting a special interview with Sean coming up on Thursday (tomorrow), January 7th, 9:00 PM EST where I’ll be asking him about what’s involved in getting funding for your deals courtesy of Uncle Sam. Find out more and pre-register for the call by visiting: Get Public Funding

Monthly Archives: January 2010

My Sunday Devotional to you

By MJ in my PJ’s

Have you ever felt like giving up? I know I have. There have been times when I have comforted friends who wanted to give. And you have too. From the scriptures we can read how Elijah surely wanted to give up.

The Lord had just used him to show the nation of Israel that the Lord is God (1 Kings 18). Yet, the threats of Queen Jezebel so alarmed him that he ran to Beersheba, 100 miles south. Then he walked another 150 miles further south to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Twice God asked Elijah what he was doing there. Both times he answered with identical words—“I alone am left; and they seek to take my life”. Elijah had become so preoccupied with his own fears that he had forgotten what God had done through him at Mount Carmel. Despite his wonderful success, Elijah plunged into the depths of discouragement.

How easy it is for us to do the same as Elijah. Day by day, week by week, God is there for us. And the moment we feel threatened or unsure, we want to throw in the towel. Take a ten count. Give up!

Will, God did not accept Elijah’s notice that he was quitting. Neither will God accept your sorry unfaithful ways. Instead, God commissioned Elijah to handle three major tasks. And by the way, Elijah was wrong when he said he was the only faithful one left. God had 7,000 others who had not bowed to Baal. We are one of those Baal living today.

Perhaps, like Elijah, you are despairing at the circumstances in your life. Let the Father speak to you. Instead of allowing you to quit, He will show you what you can do through His strength. Lord knows I lean on His strength all the time. Come on and join me.

See you next Sunday.
MJ

PS When you’re working for Jesus, it’s always too soon to quit.

My Sunday Devotional to you

By Mark Jackson [ MJ in my PJ’s]

Today I have a few thoughts running through my head as I try to share a meaningful devotional with you. One of course is the people in Haiti. May the Father hear all our prayers. But also is the thought of doing the right thing at all times. When there is tragedy some see it as opportunity for unethical gain. The rest is food for our collective thoughts.

Some online dictionaries report each year on what words were looked up the most on their site. For 2005, some of the most popular words were refugee, pandemic, tsunami, and levee. Because of worldwide catastrophic events that year, we can readily understand why those words were checked.

The most popular lookup for the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary for 2005r was the word integrity. The definition given is: “firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values.” It’s used to describe those who are unwilling to be bribed or morally corrupted. Why was that word on the top of the list? Could it be because integrity is so lacking that many don’t know what it looks like in someone’s life?

The word God gave us has an example of integrity in the life of Joseph. Potiphar had put Joseph in charge of overseeing “his house and all that he had” (Gen. 39:5). When he was tempted by Potiphar’s wife, Joseph refused, saying, “How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (v.9). Potiphar knew what God’s standards were, and he chose to stand for the right—at the cost of his freedom.

Integrity, look it up in Genesis 39. Then live it out in God’s strength. Consider, in what ways have you been a person of integrity when it was tough? When have you failed? Whose standards do you live by? What do you need to change?

I have asked my self these same questions. This sinner needs a lot of work. As the phrase goes, I fall short of the glory of God. Let’s all go live a life where our legacy is rich with integrity.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

Your Team Is Your Deal

By: Sean Carpenter

You have found your perfect deal. Now you are looking for a government grant or program to help you out. This all requires a great team. Who is on your side? My most common response to many who ask that question is: make sure you have a lawyer and accountant who know more than you.

Don’t get into a position where you need to educate your vendors.

Having a quality lawyer can get your deal closed that much quicker, while having a quality accountant can make sure your finances are in order.

A few questions for your potential staff:

* Are you familiar with Government Financing?
* Have you closed any subsidized transactions?
* Do you know anyone from the allocating agency?

At least 2 of the three questions should be “yes” and should help you to make an informed decision. You may also want to inquire about the program you are seeking as well. Count that as a bonus question!


Sean Carpenter is the nation’s leading expert on Government Deal Funding for Real Estate Investors and Developers and has spent the last 12 years both consulting and getting funding for his own deals. I’ll be hosting a special interview with Sean coming up on Thursday (tomorrow), January 7th, 9:00 PM EST where I’ll be asking him about what’s involved in getting funding for your deals courtesy of Uncle Sam. Find out more and pre-register for the call by visiting: Get Public Funding

Monthly Archives: January 2010

My Sunday Devotional to you

By MJ in my PJ’s

Have you ever felt like giving up? I know I have. There have been times when I have comforted friends who wanted to give. And you have too. From the scriptures we can read how Elijah surely wanted to give up.

The Lord had just used him to show the nation of Israel that the Lord is God (1 Kings 18). Yet, the threats of Queen Jezebel so alarmed him that he ran to Beersheba, 100 miles south. Then he walked another 150 miles further south to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Twice God asked Elijah what he was doing there. Both times he answered with identical words—“I alone am left; and they seek to take my life”. Elijah had become so preoccupied with his own fears that he had forgotten what God had done through him at Mount Carmel. Despite his wonderful success, Elijah plunged into the depths of discouragement.

How easy it is for us to do the same as Elijah. Day by day, week by week, God is there for us. And the moment we feel threatened or unsure, we want to throw in the towel. Take a ten count. Give up!

Will, God did not accept Elijah’s notice that he was quitting. Neither will God accept your sorry unfaithful ways. Instead, God commissioned Elijah to handle three major tasks. And by the way, Elijah was wrong when he said he was the only faithful one left. God had 7,000 others who had not bowed to Baal. We are one of those Baal living today.

Perhaps, like Elijah, you are despairing at the circumstances in your life. Let the Father speak to you. Instead of allowing you to quit, He will show you what you can do through His strength. Lord knows I lean on His strength all the time. Come on and join me.

See you next Sunday.
MJ

PS When you’re working for Jesus, it’s always too soon to quit.

My Sunday Devotional to you

By Mark Jackson [ MJ in my PJ’s]

Today I have a few thoughts running through my head as I try to share a meaningful devotional with you. One of course is the people in Haiti. May the Father hear all our prayers. But also is the thought of doing the right thing at all times. When there is tragedy some see it as opportunity for unethical gain. The rest is food for our collective thoughts.

Some online dictionaries report each year on what words were looked up the most on their site. For 2005, some of the most popular words were refugee, pandemic, tsunami, and levee. Because of worldwide catastrophic events that year, we can readily understand why those words were checked.

The most popular lookup for the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary for 2005r was the word integrity. The definition given is: “firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values.” It’s used to describe those who are unwilling to be bribed or morally corrupted. Why was that word on the top of the list? Could it be because integrity is so lacking that many don’t know what it looks like in someone’s life?

The word God gave us has an example of integrity in the life of Joseph. Potiphar had put Joseph in charge of overseeing “his house and all that he had” (Gen. 39:5). When he was tempted by Potiphar’s wife, Joseph refused, saying, “How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (v.9). Potiphar knew what God’s standards were, and he chose to stand for the right—at the cost of his freedom.

Integrity, look it up in Genesis 39. Then live it out in God’s strength. Consider, in what ways have you been a person of integrity when it was tough? When have you failed? Whose standards do you live by? What do you need to change?

I have asked my self these same questions. This sinner needs a lot of work. As the phrase goes, I fall short of the glory of God. Let’s all go live a life where our legacy is rich with integrity.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

Your Team Is Your Deal

By: Sean Carpenter

You have found your perfect deal. Now you are looking for a government grant or program to help you out. This all requires a great team. Who is on your side? My most common response to many who ask that question is: make sure you have a lawyer and accountant who know more than you.

Don’t get into a position where you need to educate your vendors.

Having a quality lawyer can get your deal closed that much quicker, while having a quality accountant can make sure your finances are in order.

A few questions for your potential staff:

* Are you familiar with Government Financing?
* Have you closed any subsidized transactions?
* Do you know anyone from the allocating agency?

At least 2 of the three questions should be “yes” and should help you to make an informed decision. You may also want to inquire about the program you are seeking as well. Count that as a bonus question!


Sean Carpenter is the nation’s leading expert on Government Deal Funding for Real Estate Investors and Developers and has spent the last 12 years both consulting and getting funding for his own deals. I’ll be hosting a special interview with Sean coming up on Thursday (tomorrow), January 7th, 9:00 PM EST where I’ll be asking him about what’s involved in getting funding for your deals courtesy of Uncle Sam. Find out more and pre-register for the call by visiting: Get Public Funding

Monthly Archives: January 2010

My Sunday Devotional to you

By MJ in my PJ’s

Have you ever felt like giving up? I know I have. There have been times when I have comforted friends who wanted to give. And you have too. From the scriptures we can read how Elijah surely wanted to give up.

The Lord had just used him to show the nation of Israel that the Lord is God (1 Kings 18). Yet, the threats of Queen Jezebel so alarmed him that he ran to Beersheba, 100 miles south. Then he walked another 150 miles further south to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Twice God asked Elijah what he was doing there. Both times he answered with identical words—“I alone am left; and they seek to take my life”. Elijah had become so preoccupied with his own fears that he had forgotten what God had done through him at Mount Carmel. Despite his wonderful success, Elijah plunged into the depths of discouragement.

How easy it is for us to do the same as Elijah. Day by day, week by week, God is there for us. And the moment we feel threatened or unsure, we want to throw in the towel. Take a ten count. Give up!

Will, God did not accept Elijah’s notice that he was quitting. Neither will God accept your sorry unfaithful ways. Instead, God commissioned Elijah to handle three major tasks. And by the way, Elijah was wrong when he said he was the only faithful one left. God had 7,000 others who had not bowed to Baal. We are one of those Baal living today.

Perhaps, like Elijah, you are despairing at the circumstances in your life. Let the Father speak to you. Instead of allowing you to quit, He will show you what you can do through His strength. Lord knows I lean on His strength all the time. Come on and join me.

See you next Sunday.
MJ

PS When you’re working for Jesus, it’s always too soon to quit.

My Sunday Devotional to you

By Mark Jackson [ MJ in my PJ’s]

Today I have a few thoughts running through my head as I try to share a meaningful devotional with you. One of course is the people in Haiti. May the Father hear all our prayers. But also is the thought of doing the right thing at all times. When there is tragedy some see it as opportunity for unethical gain. The rest is food for our collective thoughts.

Some online dictionaries report each year on what words were looked up the most on their site. For 2005, some of the most popular words were refugee, pandemic, tsunami, and levee. Because of worldwide catastrophic events that year, we can readily understand why those words were checked.

The most popular lookup for the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary for 2005r was the word integrity. The definition given is: “firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values.” It’s used to describe those who are unwilling to be bribed or morally corrupted. Why was that word on the top of the list? Could it be because integrity is so lacking that many don’t know what it looks like in someone’s life?

The word God gave us has an example of integrity in the life of Joseph. Potiphar had put Joseph in charge of overseeing “his house and all that he had” (Gen. 39:5). When he was tempted by Potiphar’s wife, Joseph refused, saying, “How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (v.9). Potiphar knew what God’s standards were, and he chose to stand for the right—at the cost of his freedom.

Integrity, look it up in Genesis 39. Then live it out in God’s strength. Consider, in what ways have you been a person of integrity when it was tough? When have you failed? Whose standards do you live by? What do you need to change?

I have asked my self these same questions. This sinner needs a lot of work. As the phrase goes, I fall short of the glory of God. Let’s all go live a life where our legacy is rich with integrity.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

Your Team Is Your Deal

By: Sean Carpenter

You have found your perfect deal. Now you are looking for a government grant or program to help you out. This all requires a great team. Who is on your side? My most common response to many who ask that question is: make sure you have a lawyer and accountant who know more than you.

Don’t get into a position where you need to educate your vendors.

Having a quality lawyer can get your deal closed that much quicker, while having a quality accountant can make sure your finances are in order.

A few questions for your potential staff:

* Are you familiar with Government Financing?
* Have you closed any subsidized transactions?
* Do you know anyone from the allocating agency?

At least 2 of the three questions should be “yes” and should help you to make an informed decision. You may also want to inquire about the program you are seeking as well. Count that as a bonus question!


Sean Carpenter is the nation’s leading expert on Government Deal Funding for Real Estate Investors and Developers and has spent the last 12 years both consulting and getting funding for his own deals. I’ll be hosting a special interview with Sean coming up on Thursday (tomorrow), January 7th, 9:00 PM EST where I’ll be asking him about what’s involved in getting funding for your deals courtesy of Uncle Sam. Find out more and pre-register for the call by visiting: Get Public Funding

Monthly Archives: January 2010

My Sunday Devotional to you

By MJ in my PJ’s

Have you ever felt like giving up? I know I have. There have been times when I have comforted friends who wanted to give. And you have too. From the scriptures we can read how Elijah surely wanted to give up.

The Lord had just used him to show the nation of Israel that the Lord is God (1 Kings 18). Yet, the threats of Queen Jezebel so alarmed him that he ran to Beersheba, 100 miles south. Then he walked another 150 miles further south to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Twice God asked Elijah what he was doing there. Both times he answered with identical words—“I alone am left; and they seek to take my life”. Elijah had become so preoccupied with his own fears that he had forgotten what God had done through him at Mount Carmel. Despite his wonderful success, Elijah plunged into the depths of discouragement.

How easy it is for us to do the same as Elijah. Day by day, week by week, God is there for us. And the moment we feel threatened or unsure, we want to throw in the towel. Take a ten count. Give up!

Will, God did not accept Elijah’s notice that he was quitting. Neither will God accept your sorry unfaithful ways. Instead, God commissioned Elijah to handle three major tasks. And by the way, Elijah was wrong when he said he was the only faithful one left. God had 7,000 others who had not bowed to Baal. We are one of those Baal living today.

Perhaps, like Elijah, you are despairing at the circumstances in your life. Let the Father speak to you. Instead of allowing you to quit, He will show you what you can do through His strength. Lord knows I lean on His strength all the time. Come on and join me.

See you next Sunday.
MJ

PS When you’re working for Jesus, it’s always too soon to quit.

My Sunday Devotional to you

By Mark Jackson [ MJ in my PJ’s]

Today I have a few thoughts running through my head as I try to share a meaningful devotional with you. One of course is the people in Haiti. May the Father hear all our prayers. But also is the thought of doing the right thing at all times. When there is tragedy some see it as opportunity for unethical gain. The rest is food for our collective thoughts.

Some online dictionaries report each year on what words were looked up the most on their site. For 2005, some of the most popular words were refugee, pandemic, tsunami, and levee. Because of worldwide catastrophic events that year, we can readily understand why those words were checked.

The most popular lookup for the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary for 2005r was the word integrity. The definition given is: “firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values.” It’s used to describe those who are unwilling to be bribed or morally corrupted. Why was that word on the top of the list? Could it be because integrity is so lacking that many don’t know what it looks like in someone’s life?

The word God gave us has an example of integrity in the life of Joseph. Potiphar had put Joseph in charge of overseeing “his house and all that he had” (Gen. 39:5). When he was tempted by Potiphar’s wife, Joseph refused, saying, “How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (v.9). Potiphar knew what God’s standards were, and he chose to stand for the right—at the cost of his freedom.

Integrity, look it up in Genesis 39. Then live it out in God’s strength. Consider, in what ways have you been a person of integrity when it was tough? When have you failed? Whose standards do you live by? What do you need to change?

I have asked my self these same questions. This sinner needs a lot of work. As the phrase goes, I fall short of the glory of God. Let’s all go live a life where our legacy is rich with integrity.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

Your Team Is Your Deal

By: Sean Carpenter

You have found your perfect deal. Now you are looking for a government grant or program to help you out. This all requires a great team. Who is on your side? My most common response to many who ask that question is: make sure you have a lawyer and accountant who know more than you.

Don’t get into a position where you need to educate your vendors.

Having a quality lawyer can get your deal closed that much quicker, while having a quality accountant can make sure your finances are in order.

A few questions for your potential staff:

* Are you familiar with Government Financing?
* Have you closed any subsidized transactions?
* Do you know anyone from the allocating agency?

At least 2 of the three questions should be “yes” and should help you to make an informed decision. You may also want to inquire about the program you are seeking as well. Count that as a bonus question!


Sean Carpenter is the nation’s leading expert on Government Deal Funding for Real Estate Investors and Developers and has spent the last 12 years both consulting and getting funding for his own deals. I’ll be hosting a special interview with Sean coming up on Thursday (tomorrow), January 7th, 9:00 PM EST where I’ll be asking him about what’s involved in getting funding for your deals courtesy of Uncle Sam. Find out more and pre-register for the call by visiting: Get Public Funding

Monthly Archives: January 2010

My Sunday Devotional to you

By MJ in my PJ’s

Have you ever felt like giving up? I know I have. There have been times when I have comforted friends who wanted to give. And you have too. From the scriptures we can read how Elijah surely wanted to give up.

The Lord had just used him to show the nation of Israel that the Lord is God (1 Kings 18). Yet, the threats of Queen Jezebel so alarmed him that he ran to Beersheba, 100 miles south. Then he walked another 150 miles further south to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Twice God asked Elijah what he was doing there. Both times he answered with identical words—“I alone am left; and they seek to take my life”. Elijah had become so preoccupied with his own fears that he had forgotten what God had done through him at Mount Carmel. Despite his wonderful success, Elijah plunged into the depths of discouragement.

How easy it is for us to do the same as Elijah. Day by day, week by week, God is there for us. And the moment we feel threatened or unsure, we want to throw in the towel. Take a ten count. Give up!

Will, God did not accept Elijah’s notice that he was quitting. Neither will God accept your sorry unfaithful ways. Instead, God commissioned Elijah to handle three major tasks. And by the way, Elijah was wrong when he said he was the only faithful one left. God had 7,000 others who had not bowed to Baal. We are one of those Baal living today.

Perhaps, like Elijah, you are despairing at the circumstances in your life. Let the Father speak to you. Instead of allowing you to quit, He will show you what you can do through His strength. Lord knows I lean on His strength all the time. Come on and join me.

See you next Sunday.
MJ

PS When you’re working for Jesus, it’s always too soon to quit.

My Sunday Devotional to you

By Mark Jackson [ MJ in my PJ’s]

Today I have a few thoughts running through my head as I try to share a meaningful devotional with you. One of course is the people in Haiti. May the Father hear all our prayers. But also is the thought of doing the right thing at all times. When there is tragedy some see it as opportunity for unethical gain. The rest is food for our collective thoughts.

Some online dictionaries report each year on what words were looked up the most on their site. For 2005, some of the most popular words were refugee, pandemic, tsunami, and levee. Because of worldwide catastrophic events that year, we can readily understand why those words were checked.

The most popular lookup for the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary for 2005r was the word integrity. The definition given is: “firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values.” It’s used to describe those who are unwilling to be bribed or morally corrupted. Why was that word on the top of the list? Could it be because integrity is so lacking that many don’t know what it looks like in someone’s life?

The word God gave us has an example of integrity in the life of Joseph. Potiphar had put Joseph in charge of overseeing “his house and all that he had” (Gen. 39:5). When he was tempted by Potiphar’s wife, Joseph refused, saying, “How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (v.9). Potiphar knew what God’s standards were, and he chose to stand for the right—at the cost of his freedom.

Integrity, look it up in Genesis 39. Then live it out in God’s strength. Consider, in what ways have you been a person of integrity when it was tough? When have you failed? Whose standards do you live by? What do you need to change?

I have asked my self these same questions. This sinner needs a lot of work. As the phrase goes, I fall short of the glory of God. Let’s all go live a life where our legacy is rich with integrity.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

Your Team Is Your Deal

By: Sean Carpenter

You have found your perfect deal. Now you are looking for a government grant or program to help you out. This all requires a great team. Who is on your side? My most common response to many who ask that question is: make sure you have a lawyer and accountant who know more than you.

Don’t get into a position where you need to educate your vendors.

Having a quality lawyer can get your deal closed that much quicker, while having a quality accountant can make sure your finances are in order.

A few questions for your potential staff:

* Are you familiar with Government Financing?
* Have you closed any subsidized transactions?
* Do you know anyone from the allocating agency?

At least 2 of the three questions should be “yes” and should help you to make an informed decision. You may also want to inquire about the program you are seeking as well. Count that as a bonus question!


Sean Carpenter is the nation’s leading expert on Government Deal Funding for Real Estate Investors and Developers and has spent the last 12 years both consulting and getting funding for his own deals. I’ll be hosting a special interview with Sean coming up on Thursday (tomorrow), January 7th, 9:00 PM EST where I’ll be asking him about what’s involved in getting funding for your deals courtesy of Uncle Sam. Find out more and pre-register for the call by visiting: Get Public Funding

Monthly Archives: January 2010

My Sunday Devotional to you

By MJ in my PJ’s

Have you ever felt like giving up? I know I have. There have been times when I have comforted friends who wanted to give. And you have too. From the scriptures we can read how Elijah surely wanted to give up.

The Lord had just used him to show the nation of Israel that the Lord is God (1 Kings 18). Yet, the threats of Queen Jezebel so alarmed him that he ran to Beersheba, 100 miles south. Then he walked another 150 miles further south to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Twice God asked Elijah what he was doing there. Both times he answered with identical words—“I alone am left; and they seek to take my life”. Elijah had become so preoccupied with his own fears that he had forgotten what God had done through him at Mount Carmel. Despite his wonderful success, Elijah plunged into the depths of discouragement.

How easy it is for us to do the same as Elijah. Day by day, week by week, God is there for us. And the moment we feel threatened or unsure, we want to throw in the towel. Take a ten count. Give up!

Will, God did not accept Elijah’s notice that he was quitting. Neither will God accept your sorry unfaithful ways. Instead, God commissioned Elijah to handle three major tasks. And by the way, Elijah was wrong when he said he was the only faithful one left. God had 7,000 others who had not bowed to Baal. We are one of those Baal living today.

Perhaps, like Elijah, you are despairing at the circumstances in your life. Let the Father speak to you. Instead of allowing you to quit, He will show you what you can do through His strength. Lord knows I lean on His strength all the time. Come on and join me.

See you next Sunday.
MJ

PS When you’re working for Jesus, it’s always too soon to quit.

My Sunday Devotional to you

By Mark Jackson [ MJ in my PJ’s]

Today I have a few thoughts running through my head as I try to share a meaningful devotional with you. One of course is the people in Haiti. May the Father hear all our prayers. But also is the thought of doing the right thing at all times. When there is tragedy some see it as opportunity for unethical gain. The rest is food for our collective thoughts.

Some online dictionaries report each year on what words were looked up the most on their site. For 2005, some of the most popular words were refugee, pandemic, tsunami, and levee. Because of worldwide catastrophic events that year, we can readily understand why those words were checked.

The most popular lookup for the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary for 2005r was the word integrity. The definition given is: “firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values.” It’s used to describe those who are unwilling to be bribed or morally corrupted. Why was that word on the top of the list? Could it be because integrity is so lacking that many don’t know what it looks like in someone’s life?

The word God gave us has an example of integrity in the life of Joseph. Potiphar had put Joseph in charge of overseeing “his house and all that he had” (Gen. 39:5). When he was tempted by Potiphar’s wife, Joseph refused, saying, “How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (v.9). Potiphar knew what God’s standards were, and he chose to stand for the right—at the cost of his freedom.

Integrity, look it up in Genesis 39. Then live it out in God’s strength. Consider, in what ways have you been a person of integrity when it was tough? When have you failed? Whose standards do you live by? What do you need to change?

I have asked my self these same questions. This sinner needs a lot of work. As the phrase goes, I fall short of the glory of God. Let’s all go live a life where our legacy is rich with integrity.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

Your Team Is Your Deal

By: Sean Carpenter

You have found your perfect deal. Now you are looking for a government grant or program to help you out. This all requires a great team. Who is on your side? My most common response to many who ask that question is: make sure you have a lawyer and accountant who know more than you.

Don’t get into a position where you need to educate your vendors.

Having a quality lawyer can get your deal closed that much quicker, while having a quality accountant can make sure your finances are in order.

A few questions for your potential staff:

* Are you familiar with Government Financing?
* Have you closed any subsidized transactions?
* Do you know anyone from the allocating agency?

At least 2 of the three questions should be “yes” and should help you to make an informed decision. You may also want to inquire about the program you are seeking as well. Count that as a bonus question!


Sean Carpenter is the nation’s leading expert on Government Deal Funding for Real Estate Investors and Developers and has spent the last 12 years both consulting and getting funding for his own deals. I’ll be hosting a special interview with Sean coming up on Thursday (tomorrow), January 7th, 9:00 PM EST where I’ll be asking him about what’s involved in getting funding for your deals courtesy of Uncle Sam. Find out more and pre-register for the call by visiting: Get Public Funding

Monthly Archives: January 2010

My Sunday Devotional to you

By MJ in my PJ’s

Have you ever felt like giving up? I know I have. There have been times when I have comforted friends who wanted to give. And you have too. From the scriptures we can read how Elijah surely wanted to give up.

The Lord had just used him to show the nation of Israel that the Lord is God (1 Kings 18). Yet, the threats of Queen Jezebel so alarmed him that he ran to Beersheba, 100 miles south. Then he walked another 150 miles further south to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Twice God asked Elijah what he was doing there. Both times he answered with identical words—“I alone am left; and they seek to take my life”. Elijah had become so preoccupied with his own fears that he had forgotten what God had done through him at Mount Carmel. Despite his wonderful success, Elijah plunged into the depths of discouragement.

How easy it is for us to do the same as Elijah. Day by day, week by week, God is there for us. And the moment we feel threatened or unsure, we want to throw in the towel. Take a ten count. Give up!

Will, God did not accept Elijah’s notice that he was quitting. Neither will God accept your sorry unfaithful ways. Instead, God commissioned Elijah to handle three major tasks. And by the way, Elijah was wrong when he said he was the only faithful one left. God had 7,000 others who had not bowed to Baal. We are one of those Baal living today.

Perhaps, like Elijah, you are despairing at the circumstances in your life. Let the Father speak to you. Instead of allowing you to quit, He will show you what you can do through His strength. Lord knows I lean on His strength all the time. Come on and join me.

See you next Sunday.
MJ

PS When you’re working for Jesus, it’s always too soon to quit.

My Sunday Devotional to you

By Mark Jackson [ MJ in my PJ’s]

Today I have a few thoughts running through my head as I try to share a meaningful devotional with you. One of course is the people in Haiti. May the Father hear all our prayers. But also is the thought of doing the right thing at all times. When there is tragedy some see it as opportunity for unethical gain. The rest is food for our collective thoughts.

Some online dictionaries report each year on what words were looked up the most on their site. For 2005, some of the most popular words were refugee, pandemic, tsunami, and levee. Because of worldwide catastrophic events that year, we can readily understand why those words were checked.

The most popular lookup for the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary for 2005r was the word integrity. The definition given is: “firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values.” It’s used to describe those who are unwilling to be bribed or morally corrupted. Why was that word on the top of the list? Could it be because integrity is so lacking that many don’t know what it looks like in someone’s life?

The word God gave us has an example of integrity in the life of Joseph. Potiphar had put Joseph in charge of overseeing “his house and all that he had” (Gen. 39:5). When he was tempted by Potiphar’s wife, Joseph refused, saying, “How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (v.9). Potiphar knew what God’s standards were, and he chose to stand for the right—at the cost of his freedom.

Integrity, look it up in Genesis 39. Then live it out in God’s strength. Consider, in what ways have you been a person of integrity when it was tough? When have you failed? Whose standards do you live by? What do you need to change?

I have asked my self these same questions. This sinner needs a lot of work. As the phrase goes, I fall short of the glory of God. Let’s all go live a life where our legacy is rich with integrity.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

Your Team Is Your Deal

By: Sean Carpenter

You have found your perfect deal. Now you are looking for a government grant or program to help you out. This all requires a great team. Who is on your side? My most common response to many who ask that question is: make sure you have a lawyer and accountant who know more than you.

Don’t get into a position where you need to educate your vendors.

Having a quality lawyer can get your deal closed that much quicker, while having a quality accountant can make sure your finances are in order.

A few questions for your potential staff:

* Are you familiar with Government Financing?
* Have you closed any subsidized transactions?
* Do you know anyone from the allocating agency?

At least 2 of the three questions should be “yes” and should help you to make an informed decision. You may also want to inquire about the program you are seeking as well. Count that as a bonus question!


Sean Carpenter is the nation’s leading expert on Government Deal Funding for Real Estate Investors and Developers and has spent the last 12 years both consulting and getting funding for his own deals. I’ll be hosting a special interview with Sean coming up on Thursday (tomorrow), January 7th, 9:00 PM EST where I’ll be asking him about what’s involved in getting funding for your deals courtesy of Uncle Sam. Find out more and pre-register for the call by visiting: Get Public Funding