Sunday, March 25, 2012

My New Boutique!

Guest post of the week by Deangelo Spencer

I have always wanted to have a fashion or interior design business. As a kid I would make drawing of girls in hundreds of different outfits all with labels on what type of material each outfit was made out of and what kind of occasion it was for. I finally realized that I am not talented enough to design clothing but I do have a good enough sense of style to own a popular boutique in town. When I first decided to go with the idea I had no idea what I was getting myself in to. I didn’t know the first thing about commercial real estate or leases or utilities. As it turns out utilities were the least of my worries. With shop electricity rates texas I was able to shop around and find a good price for my electricity for my home and my business. I love that you can do that here! On the other hand finding the location for the store was really difficult. I wanted to pick just the right place and any old strip mall was not going to cut it.

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Wednesday, February 01, 2012


I have been blessed over the years to have had some great teachers, from Mrs. Morrow in kindergarten to Dr. Willis in grad school. But I believe that my best teacher, by far, is Experience.

Experience is the most persistent of teachers, always providing opportunities to learn and advance my understanding. S/He lets me know there are things I can do and must do. S/He has shown me that there are things that I cannot do and need to depend on others. Experience teaches me dangerous things to avoid, as well as beautiful things to pursue and embrace.

Experience has helped me get jobs and taken me to exotic places. S/He has given me confidence that I could accomplish and achieve. S/He has brought me disappointment when I did not reach a goal, but also brought great satisfaction when a job has been done.

Experience has introduced to a vast number of people. S/He has brought me into contact with people that are the greatest joy in life, and taught me to love them. Experience also has taught me that there are some folks with whom I will have no positive interaction. Experience has taught me how to endure them, at times even honor them.

Experience has helped me realize a lot about life and how to handle the ups and downs. Through Experience, I know that when I am having a mountaintop moment, it will not be long till I have to go back down into the valley to continue my journey.

And when life has dealt me a severe blow, Experience reminds me that it is another hurdle to be overcome, but that the sun is still shining behind the clouds.

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Christian Fiction Shop!

Reading is one of the favorite activities of our family, for everyone from 3 to 83. We read a lot of non-fiction, but we all love a good story. We enjoy murder mysteries, and western novels, and fantasies, almost any story will suit us.

For perhaps the past twenty or twenty five years we have read a lot of biblical/historical fiction. These works are centered on events recorded in Scripture, but building stories about the characters of those events. There are some really compelling works in this genre.

A year or so ago my wife and middle daughter decided to create a website that would promote Christian fiction. The site is Among the features on the site are reviews of quite an assortment of Christian works of fiction. This allows readers to get an idea of whether or not to pick up a copy of a particular work.

Also there is a place on the site that allows readers to submit reviews of their favorite authors or books. If you are interested in Christian fiction, I hope you will take a moment and investigate the Christian Fiction Shop.

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Love My New Job!!!

This guest post from Mickey Garza

When I decided to talk to my boss about working from home I was terrified – what if he said no? I just needed some more flexibility with my hours, though, and with the kids now in school I just wasn’t willing to have them come home to an empty house every afternoon. Anyway, the talk went about a thousand times better than I thought it would and Jim was really supportive. I’ve actually been able to transfer my duties to the house pretty seamlessly and all we really had to do to get my office ready was get Direct TV And Internet. My husband loves that I’m now at home and can wait on packages and run to the grocery store and I really like being able to welcome my kids off the bus with open arms. I know what it’s like being a latch key kid and I knew it wasn’t something I wanted for my family so I’m glad I took the necessary steps to work towards a life without that!

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Family Celebrations

Guest post from: Bruno Smith

St. Patrick's Day is a big deal in my family. We are full-blooded Irish, so we always get the whole crew together to have some kind of massive celebration. My mom thinks it's hilarious to die everything green, so from the milk at breakfast, to the beer at lunch, to the macaroni and cheese at dinner, every single item we eat is green. It's kind of gross. Ever since I got Clearwirelessinternet for my parents, they have been e-mailing me nonstop about the events like they think I'm the event planner or something. I don't know why they assume I would have access to 100 po! unds of green confetti, but sure enough, they're asking me for it! I can't wait for all my rowdy relatives to get to my parents' house so we can throw down like we do every St. Patty's day. My uncle Louie, in particular, really lives it up on this holiday, so let's just hope it's not quite a repeat of the horror show that was last year's St. patties!

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Sunday, April 13, 2008

OLD TIMER BLOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have begun a new blog that I am calling Old Timer. I will be writing mostly about baseball and other sports, with perhaps a few thoughts about various forms of recreation and entertainment. If you have any interest in such topics, I hope you will come by for a look and maybe a few ideas of your own regarding the issues surrounding the teams and games.

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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

NEW BOOK CLUB FORMING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A good friend of mine has decided to put together a
Book Club gathering of bloggers each month. She will post a book for any one who is interested in participating to read by the 25th of the month. Then each participant will post his or her report on the book on their own blog, with a link to the book club site. My friend will include links back to the various posts so that the participants can peruse the other posted reports.

The book to be read for the month of April is To Kill A Mockingbird. I have not read it since high school, so I will pick up a copy at the library and give it a reread.

The whole idea sounds like fun to me, and of course, the more the merrier!

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Saturday, March 22, 2008

MOTHER GOOSE & GRIMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have daily home delivery of the Houston Chronicle. Except on Sunday, I like to start my day with the paper, but I usually only read the sports page and the funny papers. One of the comics I check every day is Mother Goose and Grimm. It often has a new twist on old thoughts or phrases. I often laugh. Today was one of those. I thought you might enjoy the laugh and start reading the funnies, if you are not in the habit.

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