Former High School Dropout Goes For Ph.D

http://www.houstonchronicle.com/lifestyle/passages/milestones/article/Former-high-school-dropout-goes-for-Ph-D-5722062.php

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I found this inspiring article in the Houston Chronicle. Ms. Doris Morgan  Bloom was a high school dropout at 16 with a husband and a baby on the way. With a needed push from a night school instructor she began a journey that will lead her to a doctorate.  Doris is a woman of a certain age that proves “thisisyour(her) bestyear”.               

An Evening With Laura Bush–To Fight Illiteracy

laura-bushFormer First Lady Laura Bush will be the featured speaker at the Tarrant Net (networking churches reaching Tarrant County) banquet. The proceeds from this event will benefit Tarrant Net’s Literacy Initiative Read 2 Win. The event will be held on September 9 from 6:30 PM to 9 PM at the Fort Worth Convention Center.  The check in will start at 6 PM.  You must have photo ID to gain entrance into the banquet.

Tarrant Net has a purpose that seems to be right on target today.  It’s mission is to see churches and ministries from across racial and denomination lines working together to raise up an army of volunteers to make a difference in the cities that comprise Tarrant County, Texas.

Read 2 Win is striving to eradicate illiteracy by matching first grade at risk students with volunteers that are committed to helping the students of Tarrant County. Eradicating illiteracy was one of Mrs. Bush’s initiatives while she was in the White House.

You can find out more about this event by going to http://www.tarrantnet.org/laurabush/

Remember ‘thisisyourbestyear”.

 

Love This Surprise! !

While in a meeting a coworker stopped by to give me this wonderful gift. She gave me this beautiful Cromia Italian leather handbag. 

I have been smiling all day!! Going back to work just got better! Take a look at http://www.cromia.biz/en to see this gorgeous line.

Remember “thisis(my)yourbestyear”!

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That’s my Texas A&M Commerce water bottle on the desk next to the purse. Go Lions!

A Taste Of Hollywood in Texas (Forest Hill)

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         I felt like I was really in Hollywood. Here I am with actor Charles Malik Whitfield. He was at the premiere with other members of the cast and production team of the movie “Steps of Faith”. They are left to right Gwen Barbee, director of the Film and Movie Institute, actress Tracey Ross, producer Kelly Gray and actress Chrystee Pharris.

Take a look at the trailer for “Steps of Faith” below. 

It was a night to remember–red carpet and all!  Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.

She Is The Best Sommelier In Texas

According to Wikipedia, a sommelier or wine steward, is a trained and knowledgeable wine professional, normally working in fine restaurants who specializes in all aspects of wine service as well as wine and food pairings. The role is much more specialized and informed than that of a wine waiter. In fine dining today the role is strategically on a par with that of the executive chef.

TEXSOM along with the Guild of Sommeliers, the Court of Master Sommeliers-Americas, the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and the Society of Wine Educators held Texas Best Sommelier competition.  The winner of the event was Ms. Joelle Cousins of the Red Room Lounge in Austin, Texas.  The competition is presented by Texas Monthly Magazine. The announcement was made during the extravagant Wine & Food Foundation’s grand wine and food tasting where over 50 wineries presented their wines.

Congratulations to Ms. Joelle Cousins, and remember “thisisyourbestyear”.  Cheers!

Marriage–You Pray For Me–I Pray For You

It’s been a bumpy, happy, funny and whatever else kind of road there can be including the long and winding road of a marriage.  There are no magic potions to a happy marriage–basically no two are alike. When people are asked what makes a marriage work there are many different answers. Some people say they married their best friend. They say he’s the Ying to their Yang.  They say they are the pieces to their jigsaw puzzle.  They say they never go to bed angry.  They say a lot of things.  After 36 years I can say we have gone to bed angry.  We had to go to work the next day!  I will tell you though the one thing that we have done each night and each morning for the life of the marriage–we pray for each other.  He prays for me, and I pray for him.  I’ve even prayed on the anniversaries that he has forgotten.  We know that prayer works.

On this anniversary we are still praying because we remember “thisis(our)yourbestyear”.