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Philippians 4:13 I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength.
This is one of my favorite verses in the Bible and so appropriate for this post.
My daughter has just started her own company. She strongly believes in trying to help small businesses to reach their full potential. Her company: JMS Marketing Solutions has been developed to help those businesses gain exposure through internet and social media avenues. If you have a business: Do you have a website, do you have a Facebook and/or Twitter account, can you send out a newsletter? If you have a small business and you do not have a web presence you are not in tune with the modern generation. Contact JMC Marketing to find out how they can help you expand your business. Their rates are very reasonable. Their web site is: www. jmsmarketingsolutions.com Check out the link on My Blogroll.
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Colossians 4:6 Let your conversations be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
I am back. So sorry for the long time inbetween posts. I have assumed a CFO (Chief Financial Officer) position with my son’s construction company. With the economy in a downturn I am trying to help keep his remodeling/construction company on a positive track. This is definately a walk in faith because projections of what you will have coming in depends on what business will come in next week.
People are still repairing and remodeling their homes instead of selling them. This is good news for my son. I have been a business owner of many different businesses, but this is definately different for me. I am knowledgeable about construction since my Dad was a carpenter and my husband and I have had rental properties for many years. We do a lot of the repairs ourself, so the details of painting, laying tiles, etc. are not foreign to me.
If you live in the Central Ky. area give me a shout. My son has a wonderful new program to help Maintain your home if you are too busy to make minor repairs, etc. It is very affordable and is ideal for busy working professionals, those who are maintenance challenged, persons with limited physical capabilities and those who are retired or elderly.
I hope to be able to post some additional ideas for money saving ideas, recipes, etc. Keep us in your prayers.
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Posted in Business Advice, Inspirations, Inspirations, Ministry, Politics, Presidency, Religion, tagged Add new tag, Politics, Presidency on January 20, 2009 |
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Psalm 138:8 The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your love, O Lord endures forever – do not abandon the works of your hands.
Today was definately a Historic day for our country. I am not a minority and do not pretend to know what minorites in our country have faced or what this day meant to those groups. I pray that this is a sign that this country gives people the opportunity to prosper beyond any other country in the world.
I have really been appauled at the tone of the conservative “talk radio” today. I did NOT vote for President Obama. I do not believe that government handouts will solve the problems of the economy. BUT, I also believe that someone who can inspire the people in this country to come together to support each other, help each other and take an active role in getting our country back on track cannot be bad.
I remember the presidency of John F. Kennedy. He inspired this country to look beyond themselves and to help each other. Ronald Regan also inspired us to become one nation. I pray that this country can come together. The words that John F. Kennedy spoke, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for this country”, should be our mantra. Together we can embrace each other, help meet each others needs and propel this country into a new era.
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Posted in Business Advice, Church Dinner Recipes, Eating Well in Hard Times, Food Pantry Basket Recipes, Hint of the Day, Inspirations, Inspirations, Ministry, Religion, Uncategorized on December 16, 2008 |
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Romans 12: 10-12 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep our spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithul in prayer.
My son is a member of an on line gaming group. Video games. He has not played much this last year (two young girls and a pregnant wife), but he has kept in contact with several members of the group. One member’s mother has had a lot of medical problems and has developed ARDS, which is usually a fatal lung problem. She is on a ventilator. Her son has lost his house due to losing work to spend time with her. Her husband is out of days to use away from his job unless he loses pay and has to travel 5 hours to the hospital. The mother is a Christian and will go home to be with her father, but the son and husband are NOT Christians. They are struggling with some of the deicions they may have to make this weekend. She has been on a ventillator for 96 days. Pneumonia has worsened.
My son has been talking to them over the phone and via e-mail. He feels he is being called to travel to be with them. He is a devout Christian. He will be flying to NC to reach out to these men that he has never met.
Please pray for him, that he will know and discern God’s direction for his journey. He is such a loving soul. I don’t know that I would have the courage to go, but I do know that when God tells you to do something it is very difficult NOT to answer his call. The more people we have praying in this situation for God’s will to be done the better.
Please forward this to all you know.
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Romans 15:5-6 May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
I have heard that Rental Property is a “Love – Hate Relationship”. You either Love it or Hate it, or at different times both. My husband and I began our rental adventure many years ago. We now have numerous properties. We have houses, duplexes and tri-plexes. We try to do most of the repairs ourselves when renters move out. We have had mostly good fortune. We check references, etc., but we still have a few horror stories I could tell you.
I want to give you some advice if you are a renter or a landlord. I don’t know what renters have against cleaning ovens. Even the renters who leave a clean apartment DON”T clean the OVEN. This is not rocket science. You just have to use spray oven cleaner, let it set (overnight is good) and then wipe it out. Even the most crusty things will usually come out if you clean with the “green” scouring pads that are non-abrasive. If you are moving out “CLEAN THE OVEN”.
The other amazing thing is that people don’t clean their showers. How can you shower to get CLEAN in a dirty shower ??????? I use the spray Scrubbing Bubbles cleaner (generic works great also). Spray and leave for 20-30 minutes. Most of the grime rinses away.
We have discovered that several products that have helped us tremendously are: ODO-BAN (deodorizer) and Mr. Clean Magic Erasers. The Odo-Ban is wonderful for getting rid of smells: Pet, Smoke, Mold, etc. We puchase this through the Sam’s Club, but they have a web site. The Mr. Clean Erasers are one product that really does work. I don’t know how, or why, but I don’t care. The recent apartment had pencil marks, scuff marks, dirty hand prints, etc. We normally would have painted, but by using the Magic Erasers I don’t have to paint three rooms. If you are a renter and moving out try these and you might be amazed.
As Landlords we expect normal wear and tear, but we do charge for cleaning ovens, showers, repainting, etc. So save yourself some money and try these products before you move. You might get your deposit back and if you are Landlord that had someone leave your apartment somewhat less that you expected try these before you spend a lot of money.
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