Ways to Help If You Did Not Flood

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Credit to: Ashley Sullivan Hawthorne, 08/28/2017 10 am WAYS TO HELP IF YOU DID NOT FLOOD: So many people want to help because they did not flood. Kick that “survivors guilt” to the curb and channel those feelings into action. Through the Baton Rouge flood, we quickly realized and zoned in on 3 major needs. 1. BRING FOOD TO PEOPLE WORKING ON THEIR HOUSES. This can be brown bag lunches, or whatever. All fast food […]

Hurricane Harvey – How You Can Help

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Donate / Volunteer with Somebody Cares International – Part of their ministry is Disaster & Crisis Response Website: https://somebodycares.org/get-involved/ways-to-help/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SomebodyCaresAmerica/ *** copied from their website *** Why Disaster & Crisis Response? When disasters happen or crisis hits, real people have very desperate needs. We make it our mission to be tangible expressions of Christ in the midst of trying times. As Proverbs 14:25 says, “A true witness rescues lives.” Often we have seen that resources […]

Hurricane Harvey – The Burk Family Update

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08/29/2017 – Noon The photo above shows the highest water mark we had thus far. We are hanging in there. It finally let up long enough to get to Target for some food. We anticipate about 8-10 inches of rain today as the storm goes back over. Since midnight, we received 4.44 inches of rain, bringing our total so far to 43.40 inches. In Houston, we depend on bayous to carry flood waters away to the […]

Leadership Awakening

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As one with a BBA in Management and an MBA in Human Resources Management from the University of Houston, Clear Lake, I can honestly say that I read MANY books in my lifetime as they pertain to leadership. Recently, Doug Stringer released his latest book, ‘Leadership Awakening – Foundational Principles for Lasting Success.’ It is, by far, the best leadership book available today. I highly recommend this book to anybody (regardless of your current job title […]

Tips for a Lasting Marriage

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Ephesians 5:25 says, “Husbands, love your wives just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.” I Peter 3:7 says, “Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.” Rachel and I have been married for over 20 years. Marriage isn’t […]

The Covenant and the Thief

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*** UPDATED AT THE END *** Imagine this. You leave your teenage son or daughter home while you go to the grocery store for a few items. You are only gone for 30 minutes; however, during that time, a thief opens the door to your home, enters in, and attacks your child. It happens every day. An innocent search on a search engine results in a displayed image of a woman with barely any clothes […]

Bible Reading Plans

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Want to read the Bible in a year? Here, I list different plans. Read through the Bible in one year Read through the New Testament in one year Chronological Reading Plan Kevin Kinchen’s BibleIn2 Blue Letter Bible Reading Program Amazon.com – One Year Bible YouVersion Bible App If you are doing one that you like, please comment to this post for others to see.  

New Years Resolution Ideas for 2017

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May I recommend a few New Years resolutions to all of my friends? Things to stop: 1.) Stop posting daily selfies 2.) Stop asking people to copy/share 3.) Stop talking about politics 4.) Stop sharing every post you see 5.) Stop liking your own posts 6.) Stop being passive-aggressive 7.) Stop vague-booking 8.) Stop making excuses Things to start 9.) Develop genuine relationships 10.) Give more 11.) Serve more 12.) Pray more / Read your […]

Grand Jury

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I recently served on one of the five grand jury panels in Harris County.  Serving as a grand juror was an onerous assignment; however, one that I found rewarding and insightful. I am sworn to secrecy not to reveal the activities that took place within our quorum. I will share that we served with honor and respect to the process.  We took our task seriously. Here are some life lessons that all should learn and […]

Thanksgiving Recipe – Stuffed Jalapeños

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Ingredients: 40 medium to large sized jalapenos 2 lbs of Jimmy Dean Pork Sausage 2 packages of Philadelphia Cream Cheese 2 cups of fresh shredded parmesan cheese 1 package of non-latex gloves Recipe: Cut each jalapeno in half Using a spoon, scrape out the veins and seeds Rinse the jalapenos In a frying pan, brown 2 lbs of Jimmy Dean Pork Sausage Drain the grease In a mixing bowl, mix the sausage and the cream […]