“…I lost the battle, but eventually, I won the War…”

Brotherhood:  We band together for success, even for failure. Choosing, and taking a side for something that we believe in is the “bringing-together” a BROTHERHOOD of people of like mind and purpose.  Banding together numbers of people for a common purpose will prove to be very helpful in achieving our goals; business, personal, and spiritual.  Many years ago, I was intending on “re-zoning” about 30 acres of land from residential use to commercial use.  When I bought the property I was assured by the Seller and the surrounding property owners that I would have wide support for the rezoning process.  When the time came for the County Authorities to pass judgment on my application for rezoning; a so-called, “disinterested,” local developer decided he wanted to boycott my efforts.  He “banded-together” the entire community, forming a “brother-hood” of like minds and showed up at the hearing.  Knowing that I was fighting a “losing battle,” I withdrew my application before the Council voted it down.  I lost the battle, but eventually, I won the War.  But their efforts to kill my re-zoning efforts on that day….prevailed; because of “the Brotherhood.”  Throughout the history of the world, there have been “brotherhoods.”  The Apostles could be considered a Brotherhood, as was Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men, again, a brotherhood.  We also had the 12 Tribes of Israel had its brotherhood characterizes, as does the Mafia.  1 Peter 2:17 – Honor all people, love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king.  1 Peter 3:8 – To sum up, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit. … Blessings… cjlb…6/3/14
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About Charles Brooks

who is originally from Miami, Fla., moved to SC, holds two degrees from the University of SC. His business background is primarily in Real Estate Development (Motels, Hotel, Office Buildings, Restaurants, Residential) and Business Consulting. He currently is Managing Director of Brooks, Baker, Lehman & Kohlhepp - Investors in Real Estate and Mining, and has other business interests under the umbrella of Brooks Properties. FULL-TIME-MINISTRY: Fully engaged in spreading the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with an emphasis on the Business Community.


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