NFL Star trades Million$$$ for a Tractor?

7 02 2015

NFL Star trades Million$$$ for a Tractor?

Jason Brown trades a contract worth millions to serve

A NFL Star with a multi million dollar contract decided to leave the huge contract and career to purchase a farm and grow food to help the less fortunate. Jason Brown said he had no knowledge of farming but thanks to the helpful tutorials from Youtube and advice from farmers, his first crop on five of his 1,000 acres produced thousands of pounds of sweet potatoes that he donated to help those in the local community. Brown said he’s never felt more successful…”Not in man’s eyes but in God’s eyes. But, when I think about a life of greatness, I think about a life of service.”  View the expose at http://www.cbsnews.com/news/former-nfl-player-farms-for-good/

Pay it forward. Surprise someone with a random act of kindness.





The Blessed Blessings

30 12 2014

Hundreds of thousands of dollars were spent by strangers who paid off Christmas layaways for people they did not know. Thousands of toys, food items and gifts were given by individuals to organizations like the Salvation Army, Toys for Tots and many other organizations around this country. It’s wonderful when those who are blessed share God’s gifts and blessings with others. Think of how pleased God would be if that trend continued; if we all donated a product or our time a couple of times monthly. Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!





God’s Green Plan

22 10 2014

In many of the cities around America where thriving neighborhoods and businesses once stood now exists a faint memory of those healthy communities. Fortunately, there is a new trend that is gaining popularity around the country in areas that need it the most. Beautiful flower and vegetable gardens are sprouting in vacant lots and in communities that desperately need fresh produce. Many of these properties are managed by church and community organizations and  are producing high quality  products some of which are being sold to quality restaurants around these cities as well as being shared with community residents at very low prices (and in some instances they are free).
Some of these urban gardens are staffed by ex-offenders in an effort to transition them back into the community and gain employment readiness skills. God gives us a seed and that seed can grow to be a blessing to many. God Blesses the many volunteers and leaders who Walk like Jesus.  (Community gardens have also been credited with having a positive impact on surrounding neighborhoods)
Acts 20:35 “In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.'”
This blog was inspired by the work of First Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Baltimore, MD




Church Fire is a Lift for the Community

5 09 2014

Church Fire a Lift for the community

After an inner city Baltimore church was destroyed by a fire, the Pastor and congregation were very determined to rebuild. The Pastor had a vision to make the new church a place that would be more beneficial to the community. So the new church plans included a café with food service training for community residents, a hair salon and barber shop that also offered training.
This visionary Pastor says, “there’s more to come”. IMAGINE if most inner city and some suburban churches would provide some of the following personal enhancement services like: mentoring, homework assistance, computer training, food services, barbering, hair styling and other career development programs. Churches without borders are a necessity. Wouldn’t you agree?
Jesus was not only a Preacher His ministry included community motivation and support.

Image borrowed from ydr.com





Pillow Talk

9 03 2014

Kara, an eighteen year old young lady, has loved sewing since she was a young girl. Kara makes and gives heart shaped pillows with beautiful designs to women in various stages of cancer.  There is a  standard size and a smaller size for travel. Kara is an inspiration and the pillows bring comfort and joy to many who received them.

(Adapted for HJ.net from Live Life & Love TV)





God Sends Angels

24 01 2014

She couldn’t make snow balls, play in the snow or join her friends during outside school recess. Jozlyn, a 13 year old girl, was born with sickle cell disease a genetic condition that causes misshaped blood cells that can stick together and  block blood flow that causes severe pain and complications that can lead to organ failure. Jozlyn spent her fourth birthday on a respirator.  There had been no cure for sickle cell but in 1982 an 8 year with sickle cell had contracted leukemia. After a bone marrow transplant to cure the cancer doctors realized the sickle cell was also cured. In 2010 Jozlyn’s parents were told that a bone marrow match had been found and after a complex transplant treatment she was cured.

Then the day came when Jozlyn, a girl who seemed to never stop talking, suddenly had a problem speaking. It was the day her bone marrow donor, a woman named Petra Polka, a mother of 3 and her husband had traveled from Germany to meet Jozlyn . Petra had registered her bone marrow in 2003 when a man in her small town in Northwest Germany was diagnosed with cancer. Jozlyn and her mother Trudy were choked up and almost speechless because there was so much emotion and thank you just didn’t seem to be enough. Colorless Angels (sickle cell disease mainly affects African Americans).





Christ-MAS

21 12 2013

She Can We Can…  

At the age of thirteen a teen began the steps to develop a foundation to help poor kids here and around the world with developing self sustaining skills (education, farming, entrepreneurial skills & sewing etc.). She began raising money  with garage and cookie sales plus receiving small donations. Several years later she now speaks to other individuals and groups throughout the year to encourage and motivate them to use her philosophy – Teach people to fish and they can be successful for a lifetime.

Christ-MAS is putting more Christ-like characteristics into action. Christ-MAS = more Christ-likeness.








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