Category Archives: Family and Home

My Journey Back to Religion

For some time now, I’ve been quite conflicted about my “religion”.

Now don’t get me wrong…I believe in God and Jesus and the Holy Spirit. I know that Jesus died on the cross to save sinners like me. I think I memorized John 3:16 at age 5 or younger. I can still remember sitting down as a young child and reading the children’s bible that my Grandma W gave me.

My core beliefs are not what I’ve been conflicted about. It’s religion. The only church I’ve ever really known is a Baptist or Christian church. I’ve been to many churches over the years, but never felt like I really belonged anywhere. Most had congregations where they don’t really welcome new people. They say they do, but they don’t make new people FEEL welcome. Upon entering, I felt like a new kid on the first day at a new school. I gave it time…sat in the church for weeks and listened to the sermons, tried introducing myself to the members of the church, but never really felt like I belonged.

A few years ago, I said to myself, “Forget it! I don’t need to go to church to talk to God and to spend time with Him.” But, over time I realized that I wanted that fellowship. I wanted to find a place where I could learn & grow and have discussions with others who believe what I believe.

The main thing I was looking for is a good, Bible believing, Bible teaching church. That may sound odd, but many churches these days do a lot of singing, read a verse or two out of the bible and then tell a story that supposedly relates the verse to now. There is not really a lot of substance to the message. At least that’s what I observed.

A year or so ago, I found myself praying to find a good, Bible believing church where I could feel like I belonged and where I could deepen my relationship with the Lord.

A few months later, I noticed a steady decline in my home based business income. I had worked from home for the past 15 years or so and always made enough money to not have to worry about a lot. All of a sudden, we were struggling to make ends meet even though I was coaching clients and seeing their businesses thrive under my direction and help.

Looking back, I realize that God’s hand was guiding me right along the path He had chosen for me. My declining income forced me to begin looking for a “real” job. One where I could get out of the house and meet people. It just so happened that a friend of mine was looking for a caretaker for his wife. I knew her and we got along great, so I took the position. After about a month of working there, they began having Bible study with some people they knew. I sat in on the groups and was amazed at what I was hearing. Everything they were teaching was biblical fact. Nothing embellished, nothing added, nothing removed. They encouraged us to go ahead and read the surrounding verses of the chapters on our own so we would be sure we had the whole truth.

After a few weeks of Bible Study, I am happy to say that I have attended their church for two weeks in a row now and was met both times with people who all came up to me and welcomed me and introduced themselves. They made me feel like I belonged and not like a “visitor”.

In future blog posts, I will be sharing with you what I’m learning, insights I’ve had and many other things relating to my deepening relationship with the Lord. Hopefully you’ll stay tuned. 🙂

 

Cooler Corn on the Cob

My brother and his family love to camp. I was over this weekend and he told me about a way to cook corn on the cob that I had never heard of before. It’s called “Cooler Corn”.

Here’s how it works:

CoolerBlu1st, get a cooler. Remove your beer (relax – you can put it back later or just get a separate cooler for this), clean it out and put in the ears of corn that you’ve removed the husk and hairs from.

Next, boil enough water to cover the ears of corn.

Last, close the lid and let it sit for about 30 minutes.  The corn will stay warm and perfectly done for up to two hours.

Try it.  I hear it’s a great reason to buy an extra cooler!

 

Finding a Home Tutor

I’ve talked to quite a few of my friends and acquaintances recently who are having problems with their children and the schools they are attending.  It’s totally shocking to me the number of high school graduates who can’t even read or write.

So…I decided to look around a little bit and see what’s available for these people.  As you may know, I homeschooled my children, however, that’s not an option for many parents.  Some either feel that they aren’t qualified (that’s a myth) or they just don’t have the time to homeschool.  For these parents, they need other options.

While browsing online, I found a site that has home tutors from all over the US.  You will find that not all states are listed on that page, so you might have to put your zip code in on the map page.   I quickly found two tutors within 20 miles of my rural, country home.  That was surprising, as most times, there is nothing available in my area.

If you are in need of a tutor to help your child do better in school, take a look and see if you can find a tutor that will be suitable for your child.

Ever Wish You Could Make Money From Home?

I can show you how to use sites like facebook and twitter to make money from home.  Whether you have an existing business or have no clue how to begin, I can help.  

My guarantee to you – Implement what I teach you in this course and you will be making money within 3 months of the end of the course.  If not, I will refund your money. 

Do You REALLY Need a Coach?

I was working with my business coach  this week and she helped me come up with a new game plan for my business.  I can already see that it is going to make a HUGE difference in my bottom line.

You may be asking yourself why I would need a coach because I AM a coach.

Bottom line…EVERYONE needs a coach.  No one has EVER been a huge success without a coach or mentor.  Ask any successful person and they will tell you.

I can’t tell you how many times my business has seemed to hit a brick wall.  It’s hard for me to see what I am doing wrong because it’s like I’m standing in the middle of a forest and can’t see the edge.  But…having a coach is like going up in a helicopter and hovering above.  You get to see the big picture more clearly.  Many times, I’ve realized that the clearing was way closer than I thought it was.

A good coach can help you see your business from a perspective that you had not thought of before.

Instead of staying stuck in life or business, GET HELP NOW.