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If I knew then what I know now… « This is Your Wake Up Call!
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If I knew then what I know now…


Sometimes we base our decisions and actions upon a preconceived result. If someone is beneficial to our career or family, we’ll become friends.  If something is convenient, we’ll take the time to participate. If I feel like it, I’ll say hello to a neighbor. If being kind to another fits into my busy agenda, it will get done.

It is the “If I knew then what I know now” syndrome. If you knew what the results were in the end, your behavior is different in the beginning.

It’s a new year! We don’t know what’s up ahead, but we do know that tomorrow is already on the viewscreen of heaven. Be determined in 2018 to spend quality time with a God who calls us to greater. As I suggest in my new book The Big Deal of Taking Small Steps to Move Closer to God, start small and build your alone time with the Lord. Small successes snowball into greater momentum!

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  1. Joyce Brooks says:

    If I knew then what I know now… That is something tat I have been saying almost everyday for a couple of weeks. I started a transitional home for the persons transitioning out of homelessness in July. I leased the home from someone that I called friend. She knew my plans in the ministry to the homeless and the sacrifices made to start it. She did not tell me that the house that she was leasing me was “patched together”. Patched up wiring. Patched up plumbing. TO make a long story short by mid January the house was inhabitable. Thanks be to God all have been transitioned to permanent housing but I keep asking God what was I to learn from this experience. I’m still seeking answers. Of course I’ve been saying “If I knew then what I knew now I would have never leased that house”. But…we were able to help others during this mess. And I am prayerful that when “Kingdom Homes” returns it will be better than before. Wow…I think I just received some peace. Praise God.

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Mornings can be challenging! There are loud alarms, buzzers and ring tones that can be hazardous to your sanity. They are however, a necessary means to rise and shine on time.

There is the dressing and pressing your way through a morning matrix that includes but is not limited to becoming conscious, coherent and centered before facing rush hour, co-workers, neighbors, public transportation, meetings, reports, housework, kids, car pools, schedules, assorted personalities who live with or near you and breakfast. What’s breakfast?! It is just so much to do in so little time.

A great way to start your day is with a spiritual wake up call. This Is Your Wake Up Call is a stimulus package of word, wit and wisdom. It is delivered on line straight to the heart, mind and soul to help jump start your day.


To use the technology of the present age to reach, teach, and make disciples through a continued digital ministry of God’s Word, witness and wisdom

The message of Matthew 28: 19-20 is to go, make disciples and teach.


Create an on-line Internet community through a series of meditations, sermons, thoughts, quotes and commentary from diverse sources that inspire and inform. Daily messages that touch lives, encourage hearts, renew minds and stimulate conversation that lead to positive and productive action.

The message of Proverbs 3: 6 is to seek God’s will in all you do and God will show you which path to take.


All people learn in different ways and at a different pace. This is your wake call on line pod cast series presents information in three formats: Listen, Watch and Read.

The end result is to lead people through the open doors of God’s love to empowered authentic living. Help them to discover the courage to act, the commitment to complete their God-give assignments and walk in divine favor in unfavorable situations.

“Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”

Galatians 6: 10

This Is Your Wake Up Call online is a daily series that can help you and others face the day with faith, hope, courage and confidence. Hopefully there sill be a laugh or two along the way!

This podcast series is also a two-way street. You have a daily opportunity to share your thoughts, comments, favorite scriptures, books and life strategies. You will be able to sign up for special activities such as our Lenten Daniel Fast, Cross to Pentecost journal, or purchase books, CD or DVD’s on line.

Let’s journey together to see where to the Lord leads us!

Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie
Chief Inspiration Officer

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