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My Dad Died

Posted on December 13, 2013 at 8:58am 0 Comments

Photo Credit: Sarahnaut



Photo Credit: Sarahnaut



Last Saturday our church held its very first Foster Parent Day Out. We provided a place for foster parents to drop off their kids long enough to get some time to themselves to accomplish whatever they needed. We hosted about fifty kids from 11:00AM till 4:00PM. There were activities for every age. Kids from all… Continue

Three things I learned from my first official boy friend interview

Posted on November 7, 2013 at 2:58pm 2 Comments

Photo Credit: Arthur Chapman

Photo Credit: Arthur Chapman

"So what did you two talk about?"

Jessica had the biggest smile I have ever seen on her face.

"Oh, we just talked about stuff," I answered.

Jessica continued her massive smile and held her hands up above her head.

"He isn't telling me anything either!" she exclaimed.

"You know," I told her "us guys can have man-to-man talks and we don't…

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April Babies

Posted on September 26, 2012 at 9:23am 4 Comments

I published this on my personal blog and wanted to share it here as well.

 

This wasn't the normal kind of crying I have ever experienced while watching a movie.

Yesterday afternoon Julie and I sat down with our two oldest daughters to watch October Baby.

Julie, Lydia and Jessica went to watch it in the theater last fall and loved it. I knew I would enjoy it as well, but I was not prepared for…

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Chasing Promises

Posted on April 24, 2012 at 7:45am 0 Comments



Photo Credit: Keith Moyer

My all time favorite Old Testament character is Joseph. His story fascinates me. At the young age of 17 God promised Joseph that he would be a great leader. So great that even his own family would bow before him.

Plenty stood in the way of this promise. Joseph was beaten, thrown into an empty well, and sold into slavery by his own brothers. After being…

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Confessions of a food stamper

Posted on March 28, 2012 at 5:00am 8 Comments



Photo Credit: Wonderlane

The last five years have changed me.

Before 2007 I cannot say I spent much time worrying about the basics. Food, mortgage, car payments and utilities came [relatively] easy. I will spare the gory details. Let us just say that what took me three years to build took the following three years to lose.

In the fall of 2010 I blew the dust off my nursing license, and took…

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I am an LPN here in the Kansas City area. I'm currently a full time student working to complete my RN.

For 7 years I ran my own sub-contracting company where we specialized in kitchen counter tops and kitchen cabinet installation. During that time we installed cabinets in over 1,100 homes including two Extreme Makeover: Home Edition houses.

Those times are over and now I am finding fulfillment in being an employee and contributing to the health both mental and physical of those inside my community.

At http://bluecollarliving.com we focus on the need to incorporate word work with our faith to achieve all that God has planned for us.
And then...what is your goal/dream for your work life?
I want to contribute hard work and faith to any organization I am associated with. It's my never ending goal to express the love and joy of Christ in all that I do.
How about your personal life? Any specific goals or achievements or dreams you are pursuing (or want to pursue)?
A closer relationship with God and a closer relationship with my family.
What would you say are your strongest talents? How are you 'wired' and what can you offer to the world (it's OK if you don't know yet, but knowing is key to pursuing your dreams!)?
Written and audio communication through blogging and podcasting. My wife and I have been through many hard times. During all of it we used our faith and commitment to hard work to survive everything. I hope to share those skills and abilities with as many people as possible.
Do you have a website presence anywhere?
http://raisingwomen.com
If you have a product or service to promote (now or in the near future) this is your shot to state it! Say all you'd like:
Faith, without hard work, is dead.

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My Dad Died

Photo Credit: SarahnautLast Saturday our church held its very first Foster Parent Day Out. We provided a place for foster parents to drop off their kids long enough to get some time to themselves to accomplish whatever they needed. We hosted about fifty kids from 11:00AM till 4:00PM. There were activities for every age. Kids from all over the Jackson County area came and…See More
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"James. Thank you. This is the kind of fathers we need today. Your actions will benefit your daughters, and this young man immensely. Trust me. You are shaping him as a man."
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At 11:54am on September 19, 2011, Erin Casey said…
After I'd hit "add comment" I noticed that the photo was "courtesy" of Barefoot Executive. BOSS is Carrie's annual event in Dallas. Zig made a special appearance last year. He's one of my favorite motivational trainers of all time.
At 10:28am on September 19, 2011, Erin Casey said…

Hi James,

I wanted to send a quick welcome to the Write it Forward, Real Success and Profit for Writers group. We're glad you're here!

 

The group's discussion forum is packed with ideas, and is great place to get feedback on your work, ideas and questions. Jump into the conversations and let us know how we can help you reach your writing goals.

 

Best,

Erin Casey

 

Feeling stuck? Get 5 free tips for overcoming writer's block at www.mywritersconnection.com. Happy writing!

 

P.S.: Saw the photo of Zig Ziglar and Carrie Wilkerson at BOSS... will you be there again this year?

At 3:26pm on May 21, 2011, Dominique Edmond said…

 

Absolutely!  And thank you for accepting.  I'm on my way to work now, but I look forward to talking with you more soon.

At 5:36pm on April 12, 2011, Connie M Williams said…

Thanks for the kind welcome James.  It is great to be a part of this magnificent group of people.  

Cheers,

Connie Williams

www.ConnieandSheilaTalk.com

At 8:42pm on April 11, 2011, Archie Winningham said…
Thanks James, you rock! And so did your show this evening! Kill it man!!!
At 3:14am on November 28, 2010, GREGG PECHMANN said…
yes!
At 9:59pm on October 9, 2010, Tom Ballard said…
Thanks Dave, I listen to podcasts 14 to 18 hours a day when I am on the road. Mostly faith, sales, news and motivational stuff. I canceled my xm radio and used the 13 bucks a month to fund the podcast and website. Years ago I sold boxed cabinets for a lumber yard and I was only as good as my installer. I was a great salesman but i have problems with detail. I always added a 15% bail-out bump to the installer's bid so he could bail me out when something didn't fit, thus my interest in your show.
Thanks again,
Tom
At 8:18am on October 5, 2010, Paul Sidwell said…
Yeah! Have the Chiefs *ever* been the only undefeated team in the NFL? Pretty amazing...
At 11:13am on September 29, 2010, Daryl McCall said…
James,

Thanks for your input on logo design.

David T. sends his regards, and he is working on a project for me.

Best regards,
Daryl
At 8:37am on April 14, 2009,
Group Leader
Andy Traub
said…
James, did you check out the page I built for my former counter top employer? www.allaroundsurfaces.com. I know I said I worked for them but I wasn't sure if I mentioned that I also built their web page. Let me know if you need any encouragement about the counter top biz or feedback or help with the web page. I'm working on three proposals for other people in the 212 connection right now but would love to talk shop with you if you've got time. I too have a strange fondness for counter tops. Shoot me a private message if you wanna chat. Blessings - Andy ( oh yeah, loved the post about the 150 billion for small business loans. Well written.
 
 
 

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