Quem tem dúvidas de que o Natal é a melhor época do ano todo?! Meu sonho americano está benhaí nessa foto... lareira com botinhas penduradas e árvore gigante! Esse ano não teremos família, tampouco lareira mas ano que vem estaremos prontos para uma nova história! Valorize quem está aí do seu ladinho! #merrychristmas#christmasdecor#raleigh#nc#sddsfamilia#sddsamigos
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M E E T 🌟 T H E 🌟 T E A M ➡️ KRISTI
Phil Jackson said it like this: “The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” // And Vince Lombardi worded it this way: “Individual commitment to a group effort; that is what makes a team work.” — No matter how you phrase it, the main point is this: we were not created to do life alone; we were created for community. ❤️ And that is our heartbeat. To equip + empower our growing team. If YOU would like to hear more about joining us — please don’t hesitate to drop a note in our inbox. Coffee ☕️ date on us. Now, read below for what our team member, Kristi, had to say about why she chose C3 City Light. ••
💬 My friends, Deborah and Randy, were founding members of the #c3citylight launch team, and they are what motivated me to join the team. I love the relationship they have with our Lord! And from a selfish standpoint — I want to grow my personal relationship through my participation in starting + growing a new church. I love to sing 🎤 in worship, but I am happy to serve wherever I’m needed. 💬 ••
We are thankful + excited to have Kristi as one of our team members! Please #showhersomelove 👋🏼 in the comments below!
In 1952, UNC sociologist Howard Odum suggested that the state take advantage of the Triangle’s three research universities: UNC-Chapel Hill, North Carolina State, and Duke University. And thus, the idea for a research park in the triangle area was born. Business leaders like Robert Hanes, the president of Wachovia Bank and Trust Company, and Romeo Guest, a Greensboro contractor wanted to attract modern industry to the Tar Heel State. Research Triangle Park was their brainchild, and it later became one of the top five research centers in the United States. According to historian Numan V. Bartley, RTP was the “South’s most successful high-technology venture.”
The first few years of development would prove uneventful, and the project would be changed to non-profit status. In 1956, the Research Triangle Company was formed and its Executive Director, George Simpson, would approach developer Karl Robbins in 1957 with the proposition of development. Robbins created Pineland, Inc., a stock venture to purchase land for the potential center. Few people purchased stock in the company, so developers sought corporate and institutional funding. The Research Triangle Institute was formed in 1958 and operated independently from the area universities. In a year, RTI had raised $1.5 million.
Five companies would be located in RTP by the year 1959. By the mid-1960s, public confidence in the feasibility of the Park’s long-term success was solidified. International Business Machines (IBM) announced its plans for a 400-acre, 600,000 square foot research facility in RTP, and the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare publicized its plans to establish its National Environment Health Service Center at RTP.
Research Triangle Park averaged six new companies and 1,800 new employees annually over the next four decades. During the 1990s technological boom, RTP’s employment numbers reached its peak at approximately 45,000.
➵ I dropped out of college to go on a reality show. I completed one quarter then felt the Lord stirring me up to try out for, "America's Next Top Model." After the show, I never felt stirred by the Holy Spirit to go back to college again. Many questioned whether the Lord would "really" open the door for me to be on a reality show and then be in modeling. They thought I was a bit insane to not go back to college. I would hear, "what will you do career wise without a degree? You need a degree to make it in this world.” I endured condescending looks, hurtful comments, and people judging me for my decisions. Some equated my worth to a degree, but I knew my worth wasn't found in a degree, but in the One who made me. What appeals to God most is an obedient heart. I was willing to go to college if I knew the Lord wanted me to, however, I have not been convinced that this was His plan for me.
It is nice to have people understand our calling or our purpose, but the thing is, our calling isn't for them, it is for us from the Lord God. His ways can't always be understood (Isaiah 55:9) so I didn't expect them to understand my walk with the Lord because I didn't always understand His ways!!! I just knew I wanted to obey Him at all costs even when it didn't make "sense" to me or other people. I knew without a shadow of doubt that my life wouldn't be like the "norm." “A man’s steps are from the Lord; how then can man understand his way?” (Proverbs 20:24) God defies human reasoning. That is why it is so important for us to be in tune with His Spirit. We need to always be sensitive to His still small voice because He does speak to our spirit. His steps for us will never go against His Word that is eternal truth.
Life is filled with choices and they determine our destiny. May our choices always be in alignment with His will so that we may have an abundant filled life because of our obedience and His faithfulness. May we long to fulfill the unique calling He has for each one of us, focusing on pleasing our Savior, above all others. ➵ 👑 #soulchaser
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