The Cornbread Millionaire

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  • We all live by faith. The question is: In what?

    In most conversations about faith, we generally mean that “everything will work out for the good.” In a religious setting, it usually means to have faith in God.

    As we give our attention to the various aspects of our lives – our health, finances, relationships, career, personal growth – we have the opportunity to consider in what we put our faith.

    For example, our financial issues. Do you put your faith in a higher power to meet your needs or do you put your faith in money? Do you put your faith in economic freedom or do you put your faith in scarcity?

    When people talk about someone “losing faith,” I do not see it as lost, not even misplaced. I see it as having faith in despair or depression or loneliness or scarcity, rather than faith in hope or joy – or life itself.

    I don’t doubt that people have faith. It’s a part of the human condition. The question is: Faith in what?

    The story of Bev Davis answered my question perfectly.

    The first sentence of her bio sums it up. She wrote, “I solved unemployment by hiring me.” She is now – officially and trademarked – the cornbread millionaire.

    In July 2010, after deciding to leave an unhealthy work environment, Bev created a cornbread career based on her grandmother’s secret cornbread recipe. With just $10, she successfully launched http://www.CornbreadMillionaire.com.

    In our conversation, Bev talks about her struggle, her steps to overcome and how you can do the same.

    Hopefully, you’ll learn that when your faith is rooted, grounded and driven in the transformative power of God, there are no boundaries or limitations. Or as Bev says, “When life throws lemons, make lemonade, bake cornbread – and sell it.”

    Nikki Woods is senior producer of “The Tom Joyner Morning Show.” The author of “Easier Said Than Done,” the Dallas-based Woods is currently working on her second and third novels. You can friend her on Facebook or follow her on Twitter: @nikkiwoods.

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