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America is still beautiful 

The first presidential election debate has concluded. Many people tuned in to watch the circus this election has become. I worked during the debate, did not see but about 5 minutes of it. That was plenty, and my heart is happier this byear not enduring more than that. Facebook feeds are full of hate speech, morphed photoshops of what a Hillary/Trump baby may look like. Memes making light of hair, looks and the lies each of them may or may not have told. My heart has become weary with not only the candidates but those that believe one of them will either fix or ruin America. America is still beautiful, no matter who hold office. Click To Tweet We were founded on Godly principles. Even though many are forgotten and others we are not allowed to share. God himself has not forsaken America in our ignorant blindness. This is still the country of dreams. Every day people change their lives for the better. They have the freedoms that are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.  All the ruckus over hacked emails, racial tensions, or borders it will all fade away. After the election no matter who wins. It is then that we must accept our fate. When the executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. He shall hold his Office during the Term of four Years. At the end of which we will have the opportunity to […]

5 Reasons Why You Should go to Conferences

Did you know there are conferences for just about any niche these days? I get asked all the time why do I go to conferences? The answer should be simple. I go to conferences for many reasons that I cannot narrow it down to just one. You see every conference is different. But yet they are so much the same. This past weekend I spent at Word Camp a conference for WordPress users and developers. This coming weekend I will be in Atlanta for a conference for dreamers. One I was an attendee the other I will also have the opportunity to speak at during a panel discussion. Both conferences I am attending for many of the same reasons as I am always seeking to learn from others. For me, conferences are like little mental vacations: a chance to go visit an interesting place for a couple of days, and come back rested and refreshed with new ideas and perspectives. ~Erin McKean Here are a few reasons you should go to conferences, even if you know nothing about the conference. 5 Reasons Why You Should go to Conferences 1. You will learn –  If you want to be a leader in your industry you must always be learning new skills. Even if you think you are a master of your trade, there is always someone else that knows more. What better way to learn than from those who know first hand. Perhaps it is not your business idol that is the main speaker at the […]

What Great Wonders There Are For A Dreamer

We all have dreams burning deep within our souls. A Fire we smother with the plight of our daily lives. What great wonders there are for the dreamer that can dream their dream and make it come alive. Someone else will do it, we say. What if you were that someone today? A couple of years ago I started participating in my life more fully. I stumbled across a group of dreamers on Facebook of all places. These dreamers were full of all kinds of creative ideas and fantasies, or so I thought. As I have said many times, don’t believe everything you read on the Internet. This usually includes people you call friends but never met in real life, right?. Last summer, after graduating college and feeling lost in my cloud of dreams, I somehow convinced my wife to travel to Franklin, Tennessee to spend the weekend with a bunch of online strangers. A bit apprehensive, she agreed to attend this conference of dreamers called Launch Out. It was an opportunity to put faces to the names of the dreamers, or perhaps end up in a cult, or some sort of kidnapping or massacre, we were not sure. We spent a few days with dozens of people from all over the country that had one thing in common. They were dreamers. They were budding entrepreneurs; others were writers, coffee beans roasters, or popsicle makers. They were people of passion that shared their dreams. Some traveled the world helping orphans while others gathered neighbors around […]