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My Children Exist Because of Michael Jackson


On the night of MJ’s death I donned my highschool Beat It jacket one last time and took this pic.

I know it’s not theologically sound to say that my children exist because of Michael Jackson, but let me explain.

I was a Michael Jackson Freak. That’s what people called me, that’s how I behaved,and that’s the name I enjoyed being called. I spent my allowance on every little MJ paraphernalia that I could get my hands on. I was smart enough to save some of the items even though I had NO CLUE that Ebay would be in existence 25 years later! Where’s my digital camera?!

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You’ve Been Summoned by The President


President Obama has called us all to help rebuild our community and our economy by volunteering our services. On this website, United We Serve, you can find opportunities to serve based on your interests and location. You can also register your projects so that others can find you.
As busy as I am, I love the idea that we all are responsible for the rebuilding of our nation and that we do that by something as simple as volunteering. Even the title is motivating, “United We Serve“.

Take a look at the 3 min video of 1st Lady Michelle Obama!   Serve.gov
What Are You Going To Do?

Do You Tweet?


I do, but I have to admit I haven’t lately.
Why not you ask?

Because it’s so great! Twitter is wonderful for making connections with people but I love it more for all the wonderful information that’s available! Someone is always posting some type of report, some interesting news, a free downloadable thingy, an article; SOMETHING that sends me running around on the internet looking, laughing, reading, researching!
I’ll login to tweet some encouraging quotes or my words of encouragement-that’s all I tweet, because life is good-and the next thing i know it’s 1 hour later!

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How Should I Handle This?


There are times when I’m not feeling the love; times when I give so much I’m not trying to give anymore.

My children all have their agendas and needs. My husband, God bless him, works 10-12 hours a day in restraurant management. His first love, calling and passion is Pastoring. But since the congregation is still growing he has had to go back to the restraurant to supplement his income.

This means that I’m primarily the one who chauffers, delegates, disciplines, cooks, cleans, oversees, yells, and takes care of the house, children, garden, landscape and homeschool. (He does handle the groceries and finances.) All of this in addition to my coaching business. So on Saturdays I want to leave the home to go sit at my other office-WholeFoods-and plan my week, veg out, catch up on some work….breathe. He usually has that same plan for himself.

Most of the time our oldest son has something going on, so he’s not home to babysit and because we live away from our family we don’t have a family member to drop them off. I don’t like asking friends to babysit our 5 kids all day on a Saturday. (Yes, I’m gone ALL DAY, from noon until 8pm, when I can get away with it.)

So the question is how should we handle this? I don’t want to alternate weekends and to be honest I don’t want to compromise-which is a very RARE stance for me. So every Saturday I leave and don’t care. Am I being selfish? Leave your honest comments.

All Hail To The Entrepreneur!! Quick Videos

Here are some great videos that will encourage your heart. These are all from abcnews.go.com.

This first one is Dave Ramsey giving great advice on how and why to start a biz NOW. It’s only 3 min long.
http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=7643151
The next one is Rich Sloan, the owner of Start-Up Nation, and he’s talking about the success of mom entrepreneurs. It’s only 6min long.
http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=7537939
Here 2 new entreprenuers talk about how they built their businesses. It’s about 6 mins.
http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=7465701
Here 3 women talk about their buisness and marketing challenges. It’s about 7 min long.
http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=7580714

Open Mike Night helps entrepreneurs develop their ideas. It’s 6 mins.
http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=7465673