Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Women in America have too much in their plate!

    Women in America have too much in our hand. Women in America work 8 hour/day, and taking kids to activity. They have to cook a meal, help with homework and make sure everyone emotional needs is met. At the end of the day, the women have to look good and stay up to please the husband.

     I wanted to share this because it hurts me to see when the parent choose to earn more money than to staying home and spend more time with the kids.

    Live your life simple, and cut the excess things and invest in time instead of in material.

    We can change the world if we change our family!

Be blessed!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Small business

     I am trying to stop my other blog, and I wanted to post them in this one.

     Having a good support team can be one of the most important aspects in having a successful business. Friends, family or other business associates can make a world of difference when it comes to giving advice, uplifting spirits, and motivating to move forward.  

      In new businesses especially, there may come a time when things are not going according to plan, bringing discouraging thoughts which is when having the right people in your corner to carry you through can be just the boost you need.

       New businesses such as Custom Flipz that have dared to enter the real estate market in times where most people are not able to see the opportunities available we are often faced with negative criticism which can bring doubt to our own beliefs making ideas and goals that were once considered to be original and our own no longer ours but a combination of other thoughts from those people around us.
      Building positive relationships not only can bring encouragement but can also be examples of what to do in order to keep your business afloat, but those same relationships can also reflect what not to do by learning from their misfortunes.

       Scheduling weekly meetings or daily conversations with someone with the same business interested and goals as you often lead to bigger and better ideas and can help you stay focused because people often need feedback to gain another persons point of view.
From:Idea cafe

Saturday, November 26, 2011


  "Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
 It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow."
-Melody Beattie

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

                         Happy Thanksgiving!

       I am very grateful for my lord God and Jesus Christ my savior. Psalm 107:1-2 "Give thanks to the lord, for He is good and His love endures forever."

      I am so thankful for my wonderful family.
      I am so thankful for my beautiful and loving children to keep me challenge and give me smile everyday.
      I am so thankful for my best friends that hold my hands when I need them most.

      I am grateful for my kitchen, when I am down I have a place to escape to.

       I am grateful for the food, home and every blessing that come with it.

        I am so grateful for a nice neighborhood.
        I am grateful,,, the cakes, rolls, cookies, cranberry sauce, sweet potato, pies and all the veggies are ready for tomorrow.

       The table is all dressed and the house smells great and feels warm.

       Ending the night by reading the word of God and prayer.

Happy Thanksgiving to all! May you open your eye to see what you take for granted everyday.

Monday, November 21, 2011


Blessing is knowing your family are under one roof. It is when you wake your kids up, and they want snuggle when they come down from bed. You know you have a healthy family when your kids are jumping from the stairs.  

 Blessing is when you have a kitchen full of dishes, and you wonder if somehow someone will offer to clean. 

Blessing is when you get the hug from your kids and they say they love you. But you know they just want something. 

Find something to be happy about. I bet you, you will find one.  

We have the choice to be happy or miserable! I chose to to be happy, how about you?

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Bill Cosby

"I'm 76 and I'm Tired" – by Bill Cosby
I'm 76
. Except for brief period in the 50's when I was doing my National Service, I've worked hard since I was 17. Except for some serious health challenges, I put in 50-hour weeks, and didn't call in sick in nearly 40 years. I made a reasonable salary, but I didn't inherit my job or my income, and I worked to get where I am. Given the economy, it looks as though retirement was a bad idea, and I'm tired. Very tired.   

I'm tired
 of being told that I have to "spread the wealth" to people who don't have my work ethic. I'm tired of being told the government will take the money I earned, by force if necessary, and give it to people too lazy to earn it.   

I'm tired
 of being told that Islam is a "Religion of Peace," when every day I can read dozens of stories of Muslim men killing their sisters, wives and daughters for their family "honour"; of Muslims rioting over some slight offense; of Muslims murdering Christian and Jews because they aren't "believers"; of Muslims burning schools for girls; of Muslims stoning teenage rape victims to death for "adultery"; of Muslims mutilating the genitals of little girls; all in the name of Allah, because the Qur'an and Shari'a law tells them to.   
I'm tired of being told that out of "tolerance for other cultures" we must let Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries use our oil money to fund mosques and madrassa Islamic schools to preach hate in Australia, New Zealand, UK, America and Canada, while no one from these countries are allowed to fund a church, synagogue or religious school in Saudi Arabia or any other Arab country to teach love and tolerance..   
I'm tired
 of being told I must lower my living standard to fight global warming, which no one is allowed to debate.

I'm tired
 of being told that drug addicts have a disease, and I must help support and treat them, and pay for the damage they do. Did a giant germ rush out of a dark alley, grab them, and stuff white powder up their noses or stick a needle in their arm while they tried to fight it off? 
I'm tired
 of hearing wealthy athletes, entertainers and politicians of all parties talking about innocent mistakes, stupid mistakes or youthful mistakes, when we all know they think their only mistake was getting caught. I'm tired of people with a sense of entitlement, rich or poor.   
I'm really tired
 of people who don't take responsibility for their lives and actions. I'm tired of hearing them blame the government, or discrimination or big-whatever for their problems. 

I'm also tired and fed up with seeing young men and women in their teens and early 20's bedeck them selves in tattoos and face studs, thereby making themselves un-employable and claiming money from the Government. 
Yes, I'm damn tired.
 But I'm also glad to be 76... Because, mostly, I'm not going to have to see the world these people are making. I'm just sorry for my granddaughter and her children. Thank God I'm on the way out and not on the way in. 

There is no way this will be widely publicized, unless each of us sends it on!

This is your chance to make a difference.
"I'm 76 and I'm tired.” 

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Jesus take the wheel!

      If you sit on the back of the bicycle, you really don't have the control of the bicycle at all. The same thing when you led God lead you.

     I didn't know what I was signing into when I ask God to take control of my life. It was easy for me if I want bless someone or to care just for me. I had no problem making decisions. I had so much faith in me until I started walking with Jesus. 

      I started to fear as I start to let God gear the bicycle. I don't have the total control of the bicycle anymore. What if God takes me to a place I didn't want to go or turn the gear in different direction? Doubt and fear started to attack me. There are times I battle with God asking,"God, I hope you are not thinking to do this or that, are you?" 

     Even though I don't know where God will take me, but I am excited!  There is no going back for me. I am like a child full of faith. I get reminded, when I want hold my kids hand and they move their hand away. Because, they think they can walk fast, and sometimes they hold my hand tight to feel secure. 

        I have many ideas, great ideas but I want guidance. If I hurry and make those decisions, I really don't want regret it. So, here I go choosing to follow Jesus. I am waiting and asking God to use me.

     "Trust in the lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding."
Proverbs 3:5

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Italian donuts

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There is nothing I love than to escape to the kitchen to cook, not so much the cleaning.
I saw this recipe on food network a year ago by Giada,

and I been baking it since then. My kids love it. This takes

about 25 minutes.

It makes 2 dozen doughnuts

4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces, at room temperature
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup sugar (plus more for topping)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
4 eggs
Vegetable oil, for frying
Roll in Sugar and cinnamon mix. 1/2 cup of sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon
For the doughnuts: In a medium saucepan, combine the butter, water, sugar, and salt over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Boil for 10 seconds. Remove the pan from the heat and add the flour. Using a wooded spoon, quickly stir the mixture until all the flour is fully incorporated and forms a thick dough.
Return the pan to the heat and stir continuously for 2 minutes. Scrape the mixture into a stand mixture fitted with a paddle attachment. With the machine running on medium speed, add the eggs, 1 at a time until fully incorporated. Beat the mixture for 4 to 5 minutes until thick and glossy. Refrigerate the dough for 15 minutes.
In a large bottomed saucepan, pour oil to fill the pan about a third of the way. Heat over medium  Using a small ice cream scoop carefully drop scoops(1 tablespoon) of the dough into the oil.  Cook for about 3 minutes, turning occasionally, until the donuts are golden and puffed. Make sure you don't crowd the pan.
When the donuts is cool enough to handle, roll in sugar and cinnamon mix. You can also dip in melted chocolate. Serve immediately.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Train up a child

          "Her children rise up, and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praiseth her, saying:Many daughters have done worthily, But thou excellest them all. -- Proverbs 31:28-29.

         I believe training our children is about  letting them have a vision. As they walk through their journey, they need to know there is ups and downs. In those times, God must be glorified! It is about holding on and leaning on to our creator and the lord Jesus Christ all the way.

          We can't tell them God will rescue them. God doesn't always rescue us, but He does make us stronger through the battle. And we can't teach them by saying, claim it and you shall have it. No,that is wrong. God hates lazy people.

         We need to teach them to ask God's wisdom and to work and study hard. God does gives favor to those that walk with him. But it require obedient and to focus on the vision. 

         God help us as we raise our kids! I know I hear from my kids, Mom,it is not fair! But I know deep in my heart I believe I am doing it for their best.
As a parent, we are not always right......So humble yourself

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


      I am thankful for my children. They are absolutely amazing! I expect more at times and I get reminded not to. They are smart, loving and very kind!

      My kids wouldn't hurt anything. Truly, children are a gift from God. If everything is going wrong in life and we have our children, and they should be enough to be grateful.
The soccer practice, games, gymnastic, music lessons, friends........I mean my life is all about my kids. And I love it!

     I miss my siblings and my mom, but what do I do except be miserable. God has given wonderful kids to love them and to care. I better do it to my best.  Of course, it is by the help of God! 

Monday, November 14, 2011


        Jim and Ginger are God's blessings to us. They are the best! I love them so much! I am very grateful for them. I wish I were close to them, but we try to visit them once a year. 

         Whenever the kids go to visit, they have a blast! When I told the kids we are not going to visit them this year, they get devistated. Jim is such a good man and full of energy. This man doesn't sit until he feeds everyone and wash all the dishes away. Ginger and I sit and enjoy our day.

       Truly, If I want to write how much a blessing they have been to me and to my kids it will take a week. They are the kind of family(friends) I can call them anytime and about anything. I feel free when I am around them as if they are my birth parent if not more. Next to Emily is Lisa, Jim and Ginger daughter, my sister.

She is wonderful and so much like mom.
My prayer is God will keep Ginger and Jim healthy and keep them safe. I am praying they will know the Lord Jesus Christ as the savior! I grew up filled with religion and I want everyone to experience the relationship with Christ!

Monday, November 7, 2011


        For a moment, Satan was happy over me this week. I had this great business idea and I mentioned to someone and  it was taken away right before my eye! I was so discourage and shocked! I text my friends, "Is Satan in control in earth?" If God is in control, why would God allow this? Off course, if you surround with people that loves you and know the word, you will get the truth.

        I looked in the bible, crying....my eye went right to Palms 41: 3. "My tears have been my food day and night, While they continually say to me, Where is your God?" And I kept crying and the lord gave me such a PEACE that only come from God.

       The Lord spoke to my heart, He closed that door. I got up from my knee as if something was lifted up from my shoulder.
I want encourage you, because I was encourage when the Holy Spirit led me to Psalms 41:11."By this I know You are pleased with me, Because my enemy doesn't triumph over me."

       When things didn't go as you planned it, don't be discourage. Be glad and Trust God!

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Saturday, November 5, 2011


         I am thankful for my siblings. It it a blessing to me having my two brothers and four sisters. One of my sister passed away when she was seven years old.

        Growing up in a big family didn't seem big to me at all. We care for one another. The older one looks over on the young one. I never thought I will be away from my siblings for so long. I miss them like crazy. It breaks my hearts to see the days are going fast before my eyes.

        I know the love we have for one another will never change. We were very close family. I am grateful, because when I think of them, all the memories I had is priceless.

       I love each one of them. I am thankful how God blessed me to have the most wonderful siblings.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


         I am very thankful for my parent. My father was an amazing, loving and the most generous person I have known. 

         My dad couldn't rest knowing people out there starving. In 1977 in Ethiopian calendar, it was horrible hunger. I remember when I was a little girl, there was a biggest barrel and they were cooking pasta in it and feed the people. And at the end of the day they sleep in our balcony. My dad will wake up in the mid night to check on them if they were cold. They have to leave in the morning before the police comes. So he wakes up early to make sure they have something to eat before they leave.

        It is a treasure I carry to today. As long as I have something to bless, I will continue to bless others. And my mother still lives and it is sad for me that she is far away. I am very grateful for her.

        She is an amazing smart woman. There wasn't a day that she has left my mind. I think of her a lot specially just before bed. Even though we are far way from eachother, I am very grateful to come from in a very rich culture and a big family. There are so many blessings and memories I will cherish foever.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


 I am grateful for God who loves me so much!
I am grateful, because I am saved by the grace of God.
 I am grateful that Jesus Christ died for me. God has been on my side always. He is amazing, Marvelous, magnificent, wonderful, and loving God! The more I know Him, the more I want get close to Him. I am so fascinated about my God, Jesus Christ. Walking with Christ is like"ha" moment for me. 
I catch my self saying,"wow, that was God!" more often. It is like everyday finding his grace, mercy and love around me through family, friends or nature.

      John 3:16-17 Said," For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

       What are you grateful today?