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Harold Mars III
Works at Graywolf Financial Services
Attended Western Seminary
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Smooth Jazz Chillin' on a Thursday Night ... exhaling.
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Re-Centering on a Sunday Night
I count May to be the month of both my natural birth (the 13th) and my spiritual re-birth (the 16th). I've thought often of how appropriate it was that the beginning of my spiritual healing and renewal began at this transformational time of year. The stillness of winter springing back to life, bland grayness turning into spectacular hues of color, stagnation finding regenerative power ... and so it was with the Creator giving the indwelling life of His Spirit to this broken and repentant man. I'll never forget the start of my wonderful journey of spiritual discovery ... an embracing of what author and psychologist Larry Crabb coins "The Immanuel Agenda": God with us; His infusion and cultivation of a people who will value Him above all else; God in me, and I in Him. It was a pivot point ... a changing of my life's center from me, myself and I to that of the Creator of the Universe who cared enough to take restorative action on my behave ... and on behalf of all humanity, should we all care to recognize and embrace it. What a change, and what a wild ride!

I think this song by Selah encapsulates my finding of the Hope meant for all of us. Jesus of Nazareth, the unique God-man ... He really is the Hope of The Broken World!

"... and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us."
- from the apostle Paul's love letter to the Romans, 5:5 (NASB)
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Smooth Jazz Chillin' on a Thursday Night ... ever yearning and learning to love Him; I'm a believer.
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"This I recall to my mind, therefore I have hope.
The Lord's lovingkindnesses indeed never cease.
For His compassions never fail, they're new with every morning breeze.
And I ... I am amazed at your faithfulness to me."

- from the song "I Have Hope," by Mark Reed (Lamentations 3:21-23)
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Blake Griffin is proving to be an incredible, multi-dimensional basketball player. Here's a look at a few below-the-surface factors.
Blake Griffin always had talent, but he seemed to be defined by his high-jumping exploits rather than being a complete player. But re-tooling his body and jump shot have sent him to historic height in these playoffs.
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Thought for the week:

"The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are."
- John Pierpont Morgan
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Regarding all the uproar surrounding police and community relations, all I have to say is that people of color need to stop running and drop the defiant attitudes. IMHO, if that happened, it would be remarkable how much tension and conflict would be reduced.

Peace starts with us as individuals, the choices we make and the respect we give, regardless of what we perceive the reaction will be ... especially in interactions with those who hold positions of authority. And, people of color are not exempt. Shame on our families, institutions, and communities for losing sight of the importance of that message ... and passing it on.
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"Remember, just because you're doing a lot more doesn't mean you're getting a lot more done ... don't confuse movement with progress."
- Denzel Washington (in a Dillard University commencement speech)

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Denzel Washington's commencement speech at Dillard University. Great advice from a great actor and man of excellence. Hear ye, hear ye!
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Excellent shot ... taken from right here in Rochester, NY.
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Smooth Jazz Chillin' on a Thursday Night ... just hangin' 'til after midnight.
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Education
  • Western Seminary
    Master of Divinity, 1993 - 1997
  • Washington University in St. Louis
    MBA, Finance, 1981 - 1983
  • State University of New York at Geneseo
    BA, Economics, 1979 - 1981
  • Monroe Community College
    LAAS, Geological Sciences, 1977 - 1979
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Transformed and loving life, people, and my Creator. Personable Business Finance Pro.
Introduction
Who am I??  Well, let me "define" myself:

First and above all, I'm a follower and lover of my Lord and Savior, Jesus. He changed my life ... my nature has been transformed, my heart renewed, and I'm experiencing healing. He's my forgiver and leader, and I'm on an wonderfully adventurous journey with Him headed toward home!

Second, I'm married to a great gal named Mary Beth, the love of my life for 33 years now and the fantastic mother of my children.  Those "children' are daughter Lauren and three sons Tyler, Alan and Kyle; all great kiddos out of the nest and moving forward with their own lives.  Lauren is a graphic designer and branding specialist (Lauren Hanley Design ... see link below if you're interested!), Tyler is a transportation designer (with General Motors), Alan a Creative Marketing Account Executive (Mission Staff), and Kyle is a graduate student and Assistant Volleyball Coach at Elmira College (Alan and Kyle were also former Penn State Volleyball players). And now there's daughter Lauren and husband John's two children and our grands, Jacob and Nate Hanley!

Third, I'm President of Graywolf Financial Services, serving the Greater Rochester, NY business community (and beyond!) with great professional business finance and accounting services.  I provide QuickBooks accounting systems ProAdvisor services, accounting and payroll services, business finance consulting, and business plan preparation. You can find out more about what I do to "earn a living" at www.gwfinsvcs.com.

Fourth, I'm a "rainbow-man" when it comes to heritage and culture. My ancestry includes a variety of nationalities and colors ... Native American (Narragansett Tribe of Southern Rhode Island), African-American, Euro-American (English and French) and traces of others.  Though I understand the reality and importance of cultural and social distinctions in my own life and the lives of others, those distinctives always take a back seat to the spiritual reality of who I am and how my Creator views me.  I can truly say with the Apostle Paul:

"... you have clothed yourselves with a brand-new nature that is continually being renewed as you learn more and more about Christ who created this new nature within you.  In this new life, it doesn't matter if you are a Jew or a Gentile, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbaric, uncivilized, slave, or free. Christ is all that matters ..." (Colossians 3:10-11)

I enjoy road bicycling, walking, golfing (working on my game feverishly!), model railroading and a rail-fan of the real thing, reading widely, growing spiritually and professionally (and helping others do the same), and watching good football, basketball and volleyball.

I love, love, love to listen to a mix of good smooth jazz and contemporary christian music tracks (sprinkle in some good R&B and country tunes too!), and taking in the sights and sounds of the beauty of nature (and enjoying great pics from those who capture it by camera).
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I'm headed for an eternity with THE Creator of the universe ... will I see you there??
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Passionate Follower of Jesus Christ, Business Finance Consultant and Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor
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  • Graywolf Financial Services
    President and Finance Consultant, 2010 - present
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Portland, OR - Bridgeport, CT - Houston, TX - St. Louis, MO
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