Do Schools Kill Our Creativity?

I watched this video this morning and just had to share it. I think this resonates with every one of us.

If for no other reason, watch is for the laughs, he is so funny.

But this is also for:

All the moms who worry about their kids not doing well in school.

All the students that feel they’ve been put in a box or they just don’t fit in. (And may I add, good for YOU!)

All the parents of children and the kids wrongly labeled ADD or ADHD.


What if. What if, God just has a different plan.


Do schools kill our creativity? Let’s do something about it.

Watch it here: Sir Ken Robinson


When Jesus Came to Oprah’s Party

Watch this, you will love it!!

Florida Trip, Bloopers Included

What a great trip, oh how this Michigan girl loves South Florida in March!

Before I even got out of the gate, I met a Twitter friend Lisa Lehmann aka @thebeadgirl she was also flying to Ft. Lauderdale, but I think she spent a little more time in the sun than I did 🙂
Check out her Twitter page and amazing jewelry on her website!
Studio Jewel by The Bead Girl

So basically I traded this:

For this:

And this:

We had such a great time! My sweet friend and ministry partner Melissa Mashburn and I drank lots of coffee while making plans for the ministry of Praise and Coffee Nights, including videos, but more on that later.
This is Jill, she is the pastor’s wife at the host church for Melissa’s Praise and Coffee Night. She is such a doll! She’s from Michigan so completly understood my almost weeping at the beautiful weather we were sharing.

This is Melissa and I with Lisa, she traveled 3 hours to attend the Praise and Coffee Night! She even brought hubby and kids and stayed at a local hotel! She will be starting Praise and Coffee Nights in the Cocoa Beach area soon. It was so great to meet her as we’ve been online friends for a while.

This is Mel and I with Juliana, just one of the many women on Melissa’s incredible team for Praise and Coffee Nights. Loved her! I think I need me a Juliana too!

And yes, I was the only one there without sleeves. They thought it was chilly, I was basking in the warmth.

And this is a shot of some of the girls! See them all congregating over in the corner? That’s because they had the most beautiful cupcakes you’ve ever seen!!! AND tasted 🙂

And this is the shot everyone asked for…Melissa’s famous back porch! It is heavenly. Wild parrots singing in the background while we visited over some cafe de’luche or something wonderful like that…from a beautiful little Argentia coffee shop.

And then there was Louie the Lizard that thought is was really funny to sneak up on me every chance he got. He looks huge in this picture. He wasn’t that big. But you would have thought he was by my reaction. I’msuchagirl.

And then my husband took this of me after I was home.
Wool coat and snow on the ground. The booboo lip says it all.

It was a wonderful trip, I’m so thankful that I was able to go and visit with Melissa for 4 days. And believe it or not we actually accomplished a few things!

So many of you that want to host Praise and Coffee Nights but don’t have anyone to lead, have requested videos so we made a few while I was there.

Check out our YouTube page for the “Praise and Coffee Conversations”

Feel free to show them on your computer at your Praise and Coffee Night!

They are all under 10 minutes and leave you with discussion ideas so it’s super easy to host a Praise and Coffee Night now.

Just invite a few friends and plug us in!
(I tried to upload the videos to this page but after having the program crash several times and great chunks of hair pulled out of my head, I decided to just post links *insert clenched teeth smile here*)

Here is a link to the channel with all the videos: Praise and Coffee on YouTube
Here’s the video: “What are Praise and Coffee Nights
And here are the “BLOOPERS
I hope the bloopers don’t scare you away.

*Video* Lauren’s First Motorcycle

We have some awesome friends in motocross and a bunch of them pooled together to get Lauren her first motorcycle. We are so thankful, and clearly see their plan to get us back to the racetrack! 🙂

I have a feeling we’ll be there soon, I can’t wait!

Yes, it is me taking the video and doing all the screaming…

Thank you all so much!

I Regret My Past

Do you regret the things you’ve done in the past? Regret can be a wonderful teacher, it keeps us from making the same mistakes again.

However, we don’t want to spend our time re-living those past sins, we want to move on. God has a plan for us and it’s time to stop beating ourselves up. We don’t need to see ourselves through our past, we need to look at our lives as God does, with hope for our future. He loves us so much and wants us to see how precious we are to Him.

I put together a short video about the subject. I have to be honest, it is difficult to bare my soul by putting out these videos- you know how we girls tend to hate seeing out own pictures??? Well, it’s even worse to see yourself on video, but if they help and encourage one person, it’s worth it.

Much love!

Why Praise and Coffee Nights ~ Video

Hello! Hope you’re having a wonderful long weekend!
Here is a little video about Praise and Coffee Nights.
Don’t forget, just a couple more days to sign-up for the September Praise and Coffee Giveaway!

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