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100 Huntley Street - September 9, 2021
Leslie Haskin is the youngest daughter of 15 children born to a Baptist minister. She grew up on Chicago’s notorious South Side, where despite the financial constraints of a large family, her family life was humble and healthy. She excelled in school. After college, Leslie's ambition led her to New York City, where she began her climb up the corporate ladder. By 2000, and after working for B-Trade (Michael Bloomberg), Leslie was hired to lead branch services and operations for one of the largest insurance companies in the country. With an office atop the World Trade Center in New York, she lived all the privileges that her executive lifestyle afforded. At 8:43 a.m. on Tuesday, September 11, 2001, everything changed. She explains. "I was in my office on the 36th floor of The North Tower when a Boeing 747 airplane slammed into my building. Initially I was in shock and had no idea what had happened. No one did. We reacted like robots, walking down the stairs through the narrow staircase, and just focusing on what was ahead. Leslie lost 22 of her friends, was diagnosed with severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and lost everything that she had worked for. Unable to return to work, eventually she and her son Eliot became homeless. For the first couple of years after 9/11, Leslie had no direction whatsoever. She couldn't go back to work; she could barely leave the house from fear. Leslie comments “One night, alone in my room, I had reached my lowest point. Having come to the end of myself, I had nowhere to go, but to God. He was the only thing bigger than the memories that tormented me day and night. I called out to Him and from that night, I am persuaded that God's provision is for our wholeness and healing no matter the situation.” Today, Leslie Haskin has overcome PTSD, homelessness and other illness to champion the cause of living a life without limits. Traveling the world, speaking to thousands about the strength of spirit and overcoming, she has worked alongside broadcast professionals such as Australia’s Leigh Hatcher, CNN’s Tony Harris and The 700 Club’s Kristi Watts to spread a message of hope beyond suffering. Leslie has been featured on The Joy Behar Show, CNN, Fox News, Dr. Drew and other national mainstream media. After years of struggle and starting again, today, Leslie Haskin is a New York Times Best Selling Author of five books, an International Keynote Speaker, a highly sought-after strategic business consultant for organizations such The United Way, Dun & Bradstreet, Save the Children and Deutsche Bank. Her writings on life after loss have been used in ALL YOU Magazine and Marie Claire and her recovery journey is the subject of a nationally distributed documentary. Her faith, courage and strength to overcome are the driving forces behind her commitment to rise above circumstance and inspire others to do the same. And her philosophy is a simple one, “…life is a journey through things that we like and things that we don’t like. It’s everything or its nothing at all.” https://lesliehaskin.net/
Push past the loss of your “normal” with bestselling author Laura Story and embrace the soaring freedom found in living secure in God’s love. Bible teacher Laura Story gets what it’s like to have plans altered and to surrender perceived security when faced with circumstances beyond our control. But she also understands the blessing of having a Father who loves you enough to take off the training wheels and place his beloved children in the best possible scenario for good and growth. Building on Laura’s previous two titles, When God Doesn’t Fix It and I Give Up, So Long, Normal guides us to leave behind the idols of comfort, caution, and routine so we can live strong and well, even when life takes an unwelcome turn. She says, “Jesus doesn’t just save us from hell in the next life; He saves us from our addiction to ‘normal’ lives this side of eternity. Our preference for cautious, ordinary lives is really rooted in a lack of faith and a failure to understand how much better His plan is than ours.” In her confessional, conversational style, Laura weaves her own personal stories with examples from Scripture of characters whose lives were upended by unexpected (and undesired) change. Leaving, loving, or losing our “normal” is not the end of the world but the beginning of a new adventure with God that will change us forever. http://laurastorymusic.com
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100 Huntley Street - September 8, 2021
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100 Huntley Street - September 7, 2021
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100 Huntley Street - September 6, 2021
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