Tell us about you:
First, it is a joy to be able and share a little on this site about myself and my journey. I am a husband to my wife Michelle and a father to our three children and reside in the larger Metro Atlanta area. Since the beginning of our 15 plus years of marriage we both have been actively involved in serving people in their journey toward maturing in God’s will for them. Whether through discipleship, leadership or church planting our purpose has remained the same, ‘to move people toward maturity for multiplication.’
I have found that it is not just the sky scrapers that fill the blue skies of Atlanta that must follow a blueprint and certain phases in order during the building process to reach their potential but also those seeking to follow Christ in His kingdom purpose. Jesus says to sit down and consider in depth what it takes to build a tower (Lk 14:28). The apostle Paul said that those that follow Jesus Christ are God’s building (1 Cor 3:9).
How did you come to this understanding?:
I first came to the realization of this truth that God has an orderly process for our growth out of my own failure seeking to live the life Christ calls us to. I found that car parts scattered across yards and buried underneath top soil is not just something you find driving outside of Atlanta towards the spacious wooded country but likewise in the soil of people’s hearts, like my own. Let me explain. Jesus said the heart of a person is like soil (Matthew 13:18-23). I had a lot of parts of God’s word, His truth, Scriptures in my heart and mind but they were not connected. And without making the connection of important truths in God’s words we are just like car parts unconnected and unable to move anywhere. Out of my utter failure and despair of “trying” to live a life for Christ God, in His mercy, began taking me through and showing me in the Bible what we now refer to and have published in the book Divine Design for Discipleship, it’s corresponding curriculum and other resources.
We have now seen thousands come to the same realization that they had heard and received a lot of truth from God’s word but were still unable to move forward in their purpose because they did not know the connection between the truths they had and what the apostle Paul calls the “pattern” for the sound teaching (2 Tim 1:13).
What is the new opportunity for people everywhere regarding this curriculum?:
We have just launched the Divine Design for Discipleship Online Courses that allows any person anywhere to go through the relevant teachings for each of the phases for maturing in Christ, at any time and on any device. With outlines, the book, study resources and studio filmed video teachings all at your fingertips on this user friendly platform.
We have a limited time special offer rate being offered currently for you and also have two free preview videos you can watch before enrolling in the online courses.
For more go to: https://d3discipleship.teachable.com
Chad Craig, Author and Creator of Divine Design for Discipleship Online – Woodstock, GA
About the Owner:
I’m a 37 years old woman who loves the city life, traveling and of course FASHION. My father served in the Army for 20 years and that is when I started to notice I loved culture and fashion. While we were stationed overseas in Germany, my grandmother made me a tailored made suit at the age of 5 years old. This memory is forever in my mind. It was a silk flower print fuchsia jacket and pantsuit that fit me perfectly, like a DREAM. My whole life has been about developing my unique style and wanting to do that for others. An eye for fashion is just a talent that I was born with and developed over the years by watching other iconic fashion figures. I decided at a young age to take a risk and be a trendsetter.
About Natasha’s Thread:
In 2017, I launched Natasha’s Thread. It has been an exciting journey. I create a unique image for upcoming artist, entrepreneurs, jet-setters and entertainers that need a signature look for their lifestyle. The services I offer as a fashion stylist will give you the confidence you need to be successful on your journey to being Great in this world. Your image is your brand! I’m in the business of styling you, so you can have that signature look that will brand you for success.
A Word from My Client:
Precious Thomas is an indie movie film actress here in Atlanta. I had the wonderful privilege to do a wardrobe makeover for her recently. After I styled her she said, her confidence went to another level in her profession. I would love to give you that same experience. I offer services as your personal stylist to do wardrobe makeovers and image consulting for special events.
Contact me TODAY at [email protected] for a FREE consultation
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Natasha, Fashion Stylist – Sandy Spring, GA www.natashasthreads.com
I landed my dream job here right out of college making $50,000 a year in my field that I actually studied in college…go figure. I can say things were looking pretty good. I purchased my first home at 25 years old. I married my high school sweetheart and we have two beautiful kids together.
So being a storage engineer how was Mary Kay introduced to me? Anyone that knew me would’ve probably never talked to me about Mary Kay because I looked like the girl that had it all together and all figured out. Well thank God for warm chatting . I was actually approached by a MK rep who offered me her business card and invited me to an event. Of course I played hide and seek for about two weeks but then I realized I had better manners than that and decided to meet her and see what all the excitement was about. What I saw that night was HOPE. I saw women in Atlanta making way above six figures but still had a flexible schedule and they didn’t seem stressed out like I was being On-Call like a doctor with rotating shifts. What caught my attention was the fact there was a career path where I could move up at my own speed, the use of earning a free car, flexibility with family, & being my own boss. That was the life that I had dreamed of but kinda thought it didn’t exist for a corporate girl like me. I’m so glad I took a leap of faith and wrote my hot $100 check to start my own business because at the age of 29 I experienced a lay off. The next month I found out I was pregnant with my 2nd child. You can probably imagine the emotional roller coaster I was on. To go from making six figures to zero figures is like a hard slap in the face. Just so you know it’s ok to have a backup plan because at that point my plan B went to my plan A.
I’m so grateful that I kept an open mind. I get to meet women & men from all walks of life who are looking for something that I can offer help with. Whether it’s helping to improve skin, improve image for work, getting camera ready, gift giving, public speaking, finances (entrepreneurship), finding purpose, sisterhood, and so much more. If you are reading this and one of those topics interest you please reach out. I would love meet you!
Oh don’t forget to enter into my free raffle! Good Luck!
Akeila, Mary Kay Director – Atlanta, GA www.akeilab.com