Since walking out in ministry as The Daughter of Christ in 2002, I have been following the dreams I’ve had to love on and be a blessing to the world ever since I was a little girl. My parents always termed me “Evangelist,” but I really didn’t understand the meaning of my calling until I became an adult who eventually stopped running from it, but embraced it. I knew my dreams included touching people in the most passionate and edifying way, but wasn’t clear until birthing forth how I would go about doing so. And now, that I know my dreams, am following them, am focused upon them, and making them come true, I am happier and more fulfilled than I’ve ever been in my entire life! Confidently walking out the journey of your dreams is a challenging, yet very rewarding experience.
On last Friday evening, I was so excited to witness one of my longtime friends, Kenny E. Flanagan, CEO of Kas Collection, Inc., walk out his dream of being a renowned and respected fashion designer. Kenny and I met over 20 years ago at a law firm we were both employed at when I relocated to the Washington, DC area from New York City. It had been a while since I’d seen him and was so excited to attend the launch and fashion show celebrating his House of Kas Boutique at National Harbor. I recall Kenny’s passionate conversations with me about one day being a successful fashion designer; no doubt, he recalls hearing mine about being a speaker and writer. This was the season of conception of our future dreams as co-workers, but more importantly, as God’s children.
Kenny is a self-learned Couture and Ready-to-Wear fashion designer whose models stoically, yet elegantly, strolled down the runway at the relaxing waters of the National Harbor of Maryland upon sundown with his stunning designed fashions to include evening wear, business suits, and casual wear for men and women. I was in complete awe not only at the exquisite fashions (as I am a native New Yorker who loves fashion), but at the excellent accomplishments of my Kingdom Brother. Through hard or challenging times, hurt and pain, Kenny remained focused on his God-given gift to design and his God’s promise to bless him with good success. His fashion show was orchestrated with excellency, the love of his (Kenny’s) heart was evidentially flowing, and people realized instantaneously that Kenny’s event wasn’t merely a story being told by a young African-American man on that evening, but a dream in his mind being realized in the earth that was witnessed by news, fashion editors, celebrities, everyday citizens, family, friends, and strangers to see.
Not only was I in awe, but I was in tears of joy throughout the evening. I am so proud of you my Brother and am praying for your good success all the way to the top! You are not only God’s designer’s choice, but now also mine (smile). Visit Kenny at the House of Kas as well as online at www.kascollectioninc.com.
To all of my Royal Siblings reading this blog and hearing the words of our testimonies, I say to you: Our (the Children of the Most High God) time has come…
…Now is the present season of the realization of our long-time dreams as Sons and Daughters, not only for His Son Kenny or His Daughter Darnella, but for you as well my Royal Siblings.
May these two testimonies rekindle the flame of your passionate gift or talent our heavenly Father has placed in you; may they also remind you that no matter the high mountains or low valleys you face or endure to reach the top—you will come out and stand tall in victory in the end simply because of who you are and Whose you are…
… A Gifted Artisan, A Child of the King!
May your dreams come true today, in Jesus’ Name!
Loving You Abundantly,
Your Sister Darnella