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April 2009 Blog Posts (151)


The Dumbest Kid in the World?

By James Ryle

"But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise" (1 Corinthians 1:27).

There was this guy, a barber working on a customer, who noticed through the window a boy approaching the Barber Shop. "Hey, see that kid?" he asked the customer. "That's the dumbest kid in the world! Watch closely what happens when he comes in here."

The door opened and the kid came walking into the Barber Shop. "Good… Continue

Added by Debbie Forte on April 30, 2009 at 5:57pm — 1 Comment

It's NOT your money...

Some food for thought...enjoy the meal.

Added by Andy Traub on April 30, 2009 at 12:15pm — 1 Comment


Have you ever seen someone who appears to have it all and you immediately think they just fell into this success due to sheer luck!

Truly successful people follow a system which attracts success to them. If you follow these same steps in your own life, you too can take your business to new levels.

1. Have Fun:

Successful people rarely despise what they do. They enjoy their work and have fun while they are doing their… Continue

Added by Debbie Forte on April 30, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Famed Neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson and the path to our children's success is found in their strengths!

In this weeks My Wired Style Podcast on itunes we speak about the incredible story of one of the people I really admire, famed neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson.

I love his story. When he was in the fifth grade, his nickname in class was Dummy and, he thought he was stupid, so he conducted himself… Continue

Added by Deb Ingino on April 29, 2009 at 8:20pm — 1 Comment

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Have a "curious child?"

William and Mary had three children, two girls named Kristi and Libby and a son they nicknamed Trey. Since William was a successful Seattle attorney and Mary was a school teacher they thought a career in law would be an appropriate pursuit for their only son as well.

Imagine their pleasure when Trey scored 1590 out of a possible 1600 on the SAT. His parents were thrilled when he was accepted into Harvard in 1973. But Trey had a hard time finding a clear focus for his studies and… Continue

Added by Dan Miller on April 29, 2009 at 7:46pm — 4 Comments

Surgical Mask for Swine Fle

I've had this question several times already this morning so I wanted to address it for everyone...

Should I be wearing a surgical mask to help protect me?

You can if you enjoy the new fashion statement.

The flu virus is transmitted primarily through direct contact with the virus.

When someone is sick, they secrete the virus through bodily fluids.

When those fluids (saliva, "snot") get on their hand, it gets on whatever they… Continue

Added by West Conner on April 29, 2009 at 10:36am — 5 Comments

Swine Flu


Is it just me, or does it seem like every year there is another type of "superbug" that is going to destroy the human race?

I remember...

- 2001 Ebola, this virus will make our bodies literally melt = certain death for everyone

- 2002 Mad Cow Disease, this disease would cause our brains to "fry" = certain death for everyone

- 2003 Flesh Eating Bacteria, this "superbug," also known as MRSA, has been around for… Continue

Added by West Conner on April 29, 2009 at 9:57am — 4 Comments

Enormous help to start a software company

I just ran acrossed this from Microsoft. It appears that Microsoft is doing its part to promote the entrepreneur spirit in the software business by offering products at next to nothing until you get your business off the ground.

Check out BizSpark

I have been doing some soul searching and trying to find an opportunity that I am willing sacrifice for that will have long term benefits. I am welcome to most any idea mainly in… Continue

Added by Mike on April 29, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

Seek Contentment, Not Complacency

Another Crazy Peroni Family Road Trip

This week, my family which consists of Karen, my wife, and my 4 kids (Cameron 7, Katelyn 5, Jack 2, and Emma 1) all piled in the Toyota minivan heading on another road trip. This time we headed to South Carolina. We fell in love with Mount Pleasant, SC. From our Sunday at Seacoast Church www.seacoast.org to the many beaches to the historic views of… Continue

Added by Jay Peroni on April 29, 2009 at 7:19am — 2 Comments

Its more than promotion...part I.

It’s more than Promotion, Part I:

Public relations is about creating relationships. Creating a positive perception of your business, service, mission or church in the community provides a critical foundation for all other communication, outreach and evangelistic efforts. This positive perception can make a world of difference when a member or client invites a friend to your next event, or place of business.

Instead of hearing someone say, “The Easter service at Grace Church?” or… Continue

Added by Jeannie Ferrara on April 28, 2009 at 4:07am — No Comments

Teachers who want more!

I'm a teacher who is in my second year and have realized that teaching isn't all I thought it might be. Oh sure, I do get to make a difference each day, trouble is the difference I most make is to decide which kids go to detention. Don't get me wrong, I love teaching, presenting ideas new to my students, seeing that "aha" moment become a reality. The problem is, I have few students who really care, administration that is well-meaning, but bogged down with testing and scores, and colleagues who… Continue

Added by Todd Freese on April 27, 2009 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

When Was Your Last Sunset?

Sunsets come and go just as the days in a typical busy week. However, when was the last time you stopped to watch the sunset?

I can still remember my last sunset. It wasn’t long ago. In early January of this year I was laid off from a company in which I was just hired for a position. The company sales were down and particularly with our travel division, which ultimately caused the mass layoffs amongst all other departments. Fortunately, this was not my first layoff and experience… Continue

Added by Chris Chua on April 27, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Knowing your place in the world...of work

"Do you know what the scariest thing is? To not know your place in this world. To not know why you're here. That's...just an awful feeling."

- 'Mr. Glass' in the movie Unbreakable

As an employee you can spend your lifetime being told where your place is in your work. We're born, bred and educated to get a job. To fulfill a role. When was the last time you heard someone exclaim with joy, pride and gratefulness, "I come alive at my work!" Maybe here and there, but seldom. I have… Continue

Added by Kevin Miller - Free Agent on April 27, 2009 at 2:59pm — 9 Comments

If you don't name your dream...

Gary LeVox is the lead singer of a pop country band named Rascall Flatts. He's a great guy if you believe the things he says in his interviews...and I do. In a recent article in Readers Digest the writer ended the article with this quote from Gary... "I have exceeded every dream I've ever had."

There are two things I can learn from this one sentence.

1) Gary had dreams

2) Gary exceeded his dreams

So… Continue

Added by Andy Traub on April 27, 2009 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

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Recession-proof Bank Deposits – Guaranteed

We all watched the news in amazement on January 15th when Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger skillfully splashed US Airways Flight 1549 down in the Hudson River right there in New York City. All 155 passengers and crew members survived in the process. Captain “Sully” had a simple, yet compelling explanation in his interview with CBS news anchor Katie… Continue

Added by Dan Miller on April 27, 2009 at 10:20am — 4 Comments

The Invitation: New Service - would like your feedback.

As I am helping out investors incorporate their faith into their finances, I want to give a select group of people a chance to learn hands on: how to select investments, how to make sure a company is in line with one's faith, values, and morals, and how to move closer to financial freedom. Here is what i shared on my blog at www.jayperoni.com today. I would love to hear your thoughts:

The Invitation

Let me ask you:

* Would… Continue

Added by Jay Peroni on April 27, 2009 at 7:32am — No Comments

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Translating Military Experience to Civilian Needs

If you look at my profile, you'll see that I've had military leadership positions throughout my career as an aviator. The aviation field is extremely volatile right now, so I'd like to transition from military service to civilian life in other areas. How can I express my capabilities in a meaningful and understandable way?

Added by Lee Flint on April 26, 2009 at 3:37pm — 1 Comment

Dieting By Personality

Hi Everyone!

As my brother's wedding approaches, I am dieting and exercising! I wrote this blog post in order to pass on a shift in my thinking that has helped me "stay the course". I hope you find it helpful, too

Dieting is a major focus in my life right now as the summer wedding season approaches. For the last several weeks, I have been struggling with sticking to a diet. I would be good for a while, and then I would go off of it. I decided to start tracking what I was… Continue

Added by Courtney K. on April 26, 2009 at 1:43pm — 3 Comments

Management and Priorities. By: Rick Warren

Friends, I thought this devotional would help us in our businesses and personal lives as well. Hope you enjoy it.



April 25, 2009

Margin Comes From Managing Your Time

by Rick Warren

In our Devotionals series, Pastor Rick Warren discusses the Bible passages that inspire him the most. Today's Devotional is based on this passage:

"Then Jesus said,… Continue

Added by Archie Winningham on April 26, 2009 at 8:25am — No Comments

The Tale of Two Investors: No More Excuses

The Tale of Two Investors

Consider two investors:

* Investor One is a faith-based investor who decides to screen his portfolio according to his hot-button issues (i.e. screen out abortion, pornography, embryonic stem cell research, companies actively involved in the homosexual movement) and screen in companies that are in line with his faith. (positive screens to include companies developing life curing diseases, helping mankind, and standing on Christian-Judeo… Continue

Added by Jay Peroni on April 26, 2009 at 7:22am — No Comments

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