I tell ya with all the negative stuff going on, I thought it would be nice to toot the horn of some people that I’m thankful for.
Do you like my “do” in my headshot here? Well, that’s thanks to the skillful eye and hands of Scarlett Pierce. Scarlett is a dear friend and an exceptional hairdresser. She’s one of the most transparent people I’ve met here in the south. And I may be stereotyping but I’ve found the south is very hospitable but there’s also a lot of “Show Pony” living. So when I find one like Scarlett, I find her honesty and realness to be a long cool drink on a hot day. And who knows, being a hairdresser, she may just solve a few problems for you (besides your hair that is.) If you’re in the Franklin area—check her out! Here’s her website. And while Scarlett can turn a gal from frumpy into fabulous, she shows me that beauty truly starts on the inside.
You’ve heard me talk about Jared Miller before. He’s the amazing son of Dan and Joanne Miller. He is living in Rwanda working to better the lives of the poorest of the poor. This young man knows what it is to meet challenge head on and plow right into it with determination and optimism. Check out http://www.keza.com and order some beautiful necklaces for the holidays. And if you want a glimpse into the heart and mind of Jared check out his blog. Jared challenges me to look beyond the walls of my own little world.
And speaking of the Millers. Be sure and check out their latest: http://www.48days.net Think of it as Facebook for entrepreneurial minds. I can tell you that anything the Millers do will have a wonderful flavor because that is the type of people they are. We are blessed to call them friends. They teach me that overnight successs usually take a good 15 or more years.
Finally, here’s two of my favorite websites in the world. If you’re a homeschooler or considering homeschooling, you simply must check out HOMEschool Fellowship. There’s so much help and encouragement there and I refer a lot of people here. It’s one of the friendliest forums on the planet. The moderators are seasoned, loving homeschool moms with a great sense of humor to boot. (A few of them are from Australia!) This loving internet family shows me the value of encouragement and community. (My, how the internet has changed things.)
The God Journey offers a weekly podcast that always encourages and gives food for thought. Brad and Wayne “A couple of real guys talking about life” is worth listening to. (Psssst, btw, these are the fellows behind publishing The Shack.) These guys remind me that God is far nicer than I’ve imagined and that church is PEOPLE. Hey guys—I’m really fond of you!
Zig Ziglar talks about keeping a “Wall of Gratitude” to help remind us of all the people that have helped us in our journey. These are just a few of the people you’ll find on my Wall.
Who are some of the people on your Wall?
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