Oct 22, 2009

Church Service Moving to 10:30 AM

November 1st (one week from this Sunday), Austin New Church will be moving our worship service to 10:30 a.m. We will also be launching a new children’s ministry program. We meet at Jackie’s Performing Arts Academy on South Manchaca, 11530 Manchaca Road. So come check us out!

And don't forget to turn your clocks back the same day, November 1, 2009.

Oct 16, 2009

Business Update

I wanted to give a quick little update about my new business to let you know how things are going. I am having so much fun and every day this business gets more and more exciting. I think the best part of this business for me is I am helping people and building great relationships. I didn't think when I started this about how much I would be helping people or about the relationships it would create and build. It's really amazing. I prayed a lot while I was doing research about this company before I decided to join it. I can see now how God is going to use me through it.

The other amazing thing about this business is this country has been in a recession for a while. People are watching every penny and our company is exploding. Our sales are sky rocketing and more and more people are jumping at the chance to join our company. We really are providing an economical service to people. We are saving people money with our custom apparel. The quality is great and therefore they aren't throwing their money away. That makes me feel good also.

For more information about our products and services, you can check out our website or ask me. If you are interested in joining this great company, let me know. Below are some links to recent articles about our company.

Tailored Around Your Man - The Examiner
September 20, 2009 Post: Holly's New Business


Oct 2, 2009

Message From Honorary Race Chairman

Honorary Race Chair Michelle Bynum recently found out that her metastatic breast cancer is spreading. As we prepare for the upcoming 2009 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Michelle and her family are sharing their stories with us.

Update from Michelle:

Cancer is a funny thing. It’s ugly, it’s unpredictable, and it’s emotional. My tumor markers were down and now they are showing an increase in size again. I haven’t lost my faith. We are going to continue my chemotherapy treatment and see what my next scan brings. Every day is a precious gift.

I’m sharing this with you because I want you to understand how this disease can change from day to day. We must find a cure!

Today is the first day of Breast Cancer Awareness month. I have to admit, I never really was a “pink” girl growing up. It seemed a little girlie and too bright. Other than thinking the “Pink Ladies” were cool in the movie Grease, it was not on my list of favorite colors (though I did want one of those jackets!). Many years ago, the color pink became synonymous with breast cancer. As loved ones were diagnosed with the dreaded disease, the color took an entire new meaning for me. It meant life, hope and the prayer for a cure someday. When I was diagnosed with late stage breast cancer at the age of 33, the “bright, girlie” color became a part of me (not quite as much as my beloved UT burnt orange, but a part of me none the less). It became a symbol of empowerment. Pink means “feminine” to those of us who face life with no hair, missing breasts as well as internal and external scars. Personally, it reminds me that I am not alone.

Yes, pink is a marketing tool to get your attention. However, this disease NEEDS your attention. Current statistics give a woman a 1 in 8 chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. If it isn’t already, this epidemic will be at your doorstep at some point in time with the diagnosis of a loved one or heaven forbid yourself. Many have fought and will continue to fight until breast cancer is a concern of the past. I dream of a day that my little niece Kendall is a grown woman with no fear of a ticking time bomb in her chest. I pray our children today will look back at my current treatment and think, “How barbaric!”

Every day is Breast Cancer Awareness for me but this month is special and worth reflection. When we see pink, wear pink, or think pink this month, please remember that awareness, education, and empowerment are three weapons we have to fight for life and wipe breast cancer off the map! Please sign up for the Race today, and if you can, take the 125 Challenge to pay for a woman’s mammogram.

I can’t wait to meet you, your family, and friends and share the magic with you on Sunday, November 1st!

With all my heart,

Oct 1, 2009

Alaska Vacation Pictures!

Family and friends, I know we have somewhat slacking on the blog. We seem to spend most of our time on Facebook and Twitter these days. If you’re interested in following us there, leave a comment or email and I’ll get back to you on how to do that.

What I really want to do right now is share some pictures with you. Holly and I took a long vacation a few weeks ago. We took a cruise starting near Anchorage, Alaska and finished up in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. And then we spent a few days in Vancouver. Anyway, we’ve been slowly going through our pictures and I wanted to point you to the first three days that we have up so far. They can be found here on Flickr. Enjoy and we’ll let you know when we get more posted!