Within days of turning 62, Polly Riddell is in need of a job and still needs to work to support herself. When asked what sort of work she is interested in, well this reveals the challenge and opportunity. A car accident and head injury in 2006 took away her profession as a commercial real estate appraiser and left her with a few sensory issues. These are not so obvious to the casual observer. She speaks and writes well, is outgoing, welcoming, loves listening to your story and is quick to connect you with someone of benefit. She is always on time and totally dependable. Continue reading “In Search of a Job for Polly”
I first met Mark Eckel as he was finishing his weekly Warp and Woof radio show. He introduced me to his twin brother and radio show producer who is a black man. Mark is a white man. This had my attention. They feature Christians “doing good” in the community with a focus on black/white relations. Continue reading “Mark Eckel-Comenius Institute-The Back Story”
Sophia grew up in rural Mississippi as the youngest of 13 children. Her mother died when she was just three months old. Her oldest sister, barely 13, was thrust into the caregiver role while working in the cotton fields and attending school whenever she could. Sophia’s father was a gambler and when he was unable to pay his gambling debts, he used his own daughters as payment. Continue reading “Kathleen Coleman-Miss Sophia’s House”
Opening my mailbox to the latest issue of Cowboys and Indians magazine is almost like a religious experience. Gingerly turning page after page savoring all the western flavor, I stopped cold on the page showcasing the most beautiful pocket knife I had ever laid eyes on. The headline said “Every Man Has A Story.” The ad went on to describe an ancient Japanese layering technique called Makume Gane, a Spruce pine cone handle and a Damascus Steel blade. All combined to honor the layers and depth of extraordinary men.
But wait, I am a woman. I have an amazing story and in fact, I am a storyteller. I needed my own knife to reflect my layers and depth because I believe I am an extraordinary woman. Continue reading “Keith Thompson Knifemaker-Blind Hog Blades Documentary”
Christina Clark is tenacious, determined, persistent, relentless, steadfast, strong-willed, stubborn and unshakable. You want her as your personal pit bull when fighting for disability benefits. She has personally experienced every aspect of disability discrimination and she is ready to fight for you.
Would a new, beautiful, open concept home interest you if you could build one with no mortgage payments? There is a new loan for people 62 and older called the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage for Purchase (HECM) to help you do just that. Use the equity from the sale of your current home, or buy with a cash payment of about half what a new home costs. It is a new strategy to increase your purchasing power and to significantly reduce your monthly out-of-pocket expenses. Continue reading “Dream Home With No Monthly Mortgage Payment”
Custom Builders with Hoosier Roots and Heartland Values bring 90 years of experience together to build your dream home. Bridgenorth Homes combines innovative design with quality craftsmanship at an affordable price. A straightforward process offers simplicity and a stress-free experience in building your new home. Continue reading “Bridgenorth Homes-Business Spotlight”
What do you get when you mix iced coffee with a Japanese missionary, a big nudge from the Holy Spirit and a God-mother who is a writer? You get a blog post I am so pleased to present as it was written by my God-daughter Kirbie Brakefield. She had an amazing conviction as she took a coffee break with God. Continue reading “Coffee Conviction”
Junko Matsuda (you can call her June) is a friend of my God-daughter Kirbie. They both attended Word of Life Bible Institute in Hudson FL and in upstate New York. Junko is coming to Indianapolis in July for a visit to share her remarkable story and to raise funds for her mission work in Japan. Continue reading “English Brings Good News to the Japanese”
The first Business Spotlight story for MultiLine Insurance Agency – Vanessa and Darren Stringer resulted in one of my most favorite stories, Vanessa’s journey from Brazil to America.. It was also one of the most widely read stories. Click for Vanessa’s Story And while Vanessa’s story is amazing, heartwarming and tells the story of how she became an American success story, it did not really talk about the insurance business or Darren! Continue reading “Multiline Insurance Agency-Partnership with Lenders and Realtors”