My Top Tips for Job Seekers

My Top Tips for Job Seekers

As a Care Manager, I counsel job seekers by assisting with resume creation or improvement, social media instruction,  like using LinkedIn and challenging them to see themselves through a potential employer’s eyes. Because an employment crisis may happen to anyone, here are some of the top tips that I share with job seekers: What do you want to be when you grow up?    I know from personal experience that many people have no idea, so I share my story with them: When my husband, Dennis, suggested that I needed to get a job, I was taken aback. This was a time of transition from being a homeschooling mom to contributing in a new way. The problem was that my season of parenting/teaching had been very fulfilling in contrast to the jobs I could already list on my resume. So, I decided to take some time to figure out what I wanted to be when I grew up. I found a book at the library called Do What You Are and after taking the personality test that it recommended, I came up with three options. Although the first two, counseling and teaching, didn’t surprise me, I realized that four years in college wouldn’t really help the financial situation. However, the third recommendation of graphic design surprised and intrigued me, mainly because I had never considered myself artistic. Since I could earn an Associates of Science Degree in just two years, I decided to pursue it. Related: the-worst-thing-that-could-possibly-happen-to-a-parent I was delighted to find that armed with a computer and Adobe Creative Suite software, I could be successfully and enjoyably employed as a graphic artist! Eventually, I opened...
My Top Tips for Job Seekers

My Top Tips for Job Seekers

As a Care Manager, I counsel job seekers by assisting with resume creation or improvement, social media instruction,  like using LinkedIn, and challenging them to see themselves through a potential employer’s eyes. Because an employment crisis may happen to anyone, here are some of the top tips that I share with job seekers: What do you want to be when you grow up?  I know from personal experience that many people have no idea, so I share my story with them: When my husband, Dennis, suggested that I needed to get a job, I was taken aback. This was a time of transition from being a homeschooling mom to contributing in a new way. The problem was that my season of parenting/teaching had been very fulfilling in contrast to the jobs I could already list on my resume. So, I decided to take some time to figure out what I wanted to be when I grew up. I found a book at the library called Do What You Are and after taking the personality test that it recommended, I came up with three options. Although the first two, counseling and teaching, didn’t surprise me, I realized that four years in college wouldn’t really help the financial situation. However, the third recommendation of graphic design surprised and intrigued me, mainly because I had never considered myself artistic. Since I could earn an Associates of Science Degree in just two years, I decided to pursue it. I was delighted to find that armed with a computer and Adobe Creative Suite software, I could be successfully and enjoyably employed as a graphic artist! Eventually, I opened my own business...
STANDING WITH DAVID DALEIDAN

STANDING WITH DAVID DALEIDAN

In my blog, EmpowerShop Pro-life, I regularly re-post from sites including LifeNews, Life Site, Operation Rescue, etc. in hopes of educating and provoking others, especially Christians, to join me by becoming a voice for the voiceless. In fact, I recently posted videos from End Abortion Now which I’m very excited about because they are equipping churches to educate and involve members in the pro-life movement! I have, however, been discouraged by the ambiguity of conscience and, as one friend posted, confusion about the apparent existence of left and right with right and wrong. Frankly, I don’t care whether we agree politically or not as long as we can agree with science and logic: life begins at conception. And since our American forefathers declared our independence, we must defend it or lose it! We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. RELATED: GOVERNMENT CHARITY: THE OXYMORON This week, I have been encouraged by the confirmation of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch. Hopefully, Judge Gorsuch will help us return our nation to our roots as a Christian nation and to eventually overturn legalized abortion which has resulted in over 58,586,256 Abortions in America Since Roe v. Wade in 1973. Thankfully, he acknowledged that although Roe V Wade is currently the law of the land, it is not a “super-precedent.” In the fight against abortion, one of my heroes has come under a serious attack which threatens all who would expose evil via free press and speech. Incredibly, David Daleidan has been maliciously accused of 15 felonies for exposing a heinous crime! From LifeNews: “The new Attorney General of...
ASK ME IF I CARE

ASK ME IF I CARE

Adam and Eve are seen as they were painted 500 years ago. Photograph: Andrew Morris/The Fitzwilliam Museum I am the oldest of four sisters and the phrase, “Ask me if I care!” was tossed around daily in our home! Yes, you have the sarcastic tone just right! Last night, I went to church and was thrilled to hear a message that actually acknowledged not only that there are absolutes, but that we are not supposed to stay teenagers forever: We’re expected to grow up and take responsibility for ourselves, our actions, and, if necessary, the natural consequences. A call to raise a righteous standard. Praise the Lord for ministers who call us to live lives of influence and to be salt and light! “Correction will save lives!” Pastor Jeri Bankson Abortion is one of the glaring examples that was mentioned as something that should never have been allowed and is clearly forbidden in scripture. (The Bible never specifically addresses the issue of abortion. However, there are numerous teachings in Scripture that make it abundantly clear what God’s view of abortion is.) It’s the perfect example of hiding personal sin by erasing the consequences. However, that is an oxymoron. We can’t hide from God; just ask Adam and Eve. Their first action after their sin and realization was to rigorously attempt a cover up. Human nature has been marked by this instinct ever since. (In fact, in the painting noted, someone actually painted fig leaves on Adam and Eve altering the original.) Just like in the painting, we can’t hide our sin forever. Under false pretense and in the face of overwhelming...
AN AFTERNOON IN THE TRENCHES

AN AFTERNOON IN THE TRENCHES

Michele and Amber, I appreciate being able to spend quality time with you on the trip to and from Sarasota, yesterday. You are both an inspiration! Amber, thank you for a delicious dinner! Your children are wonderful! I’m praying that Richard will open his heart to the Gospel so eloquently shared by your son! Hearing that was worth the whole experience! As I stood at my post, I heard a few comments like,”God doesn’t judge.” as I held the sign saying, “God Hates the Shedding of Innocent Blood”. (Proverbs 6:16-19) Someone entering the Planned Parenthood fundraiser brashly judged my motives as I quietly sang Psalms and prayed. They commented, “You don’t know God.” Even more ironic than that was a man who probably earns $237,900 a year (abortionist average annual salary) who claims that he is like the Good Samaritan because he doesn’t concern himself with happens to him when he “helps” women. (Wow, Willie Parker, way to suffer for Jesus!) His speech encouraged Planned Parenthood to make lemonade with lemons they are now suffering with. Yep! (Ironically, if Margaret Sanger were to meet him, she may wish he were dead based on evidence of her probable intent for creating Planned Parenthood.) I also met a man who was in the area for the reason we all wish we had been there based on his relaxed attire (the beach). He leaned over to comment, “By the way, I am an abortion survivor.” I assume that he meant that he had not survived a physical abortion, but like the women you minister to daily, his mom was planning to abort him...
Symptoms Vs Disease

Symptoms Vs Disease

  Tomi Lahren is everything a millennial wants to be if I understand “What Is:” Millennials grew up in an electronics-filled and increasingly online and socially-networked world. They are the generation that has received the most marketing attention. As the most ethnically diverse generation, Millennials tend to be tolerant of difference. Having been raised under the mantra “follow your dreams” and being told they were special, they tend to be confident. While largely a positive trait, the Millennial generation’s confidence has been argued to spill over into the realms of entitlement and narcissism. This is heartbreaking because she represents her generation perfectly and they worship her. This whole situation is a symptom of a greater disease. It’s not about a person, Tomi Lahren, at all. This is about the disease threatening The United States of America. We all need to pay attention because this disease is terminal. As a publicity expert, Tomi is unhindered since she’s probably familiar with the saying, “There’s no such thing as bad publicity.” After all, it worked for Kanye West. (I doubt that this situation is causing Glenn Beck to lose any sleep either.) She’s probably spending her week-long vacation (suspension) from his “conservative” show getting perspective at some spa that we would only dream about. (You’ll have to wait five minutes for the next tweet from the Paparazzi to find out whether I’m right.) Or, according to The Blaze, she may have already been invited to Fox News… “There’s no such thing as bad publicity.” First of all, in the sequence in question, Tomi never actually said she was pro-life. I had to rewind her “pro-life”...