This has been the most interesting time of my life! I have many irons in the fire right now.
I am working at Loving Choices Christian Crisis Pregnancy Center. I am a Crisis Counselor. I help give pregnancy & STD tests. Counseling someone through these issues can be very involved.
Jeff and I have started a new ministry, Couponing for Christ. Jeff is getting teased, because it's not a MANLY thing to do, but it's for the Glory and people of God, so laugh all you want. In one months time we've bought over $3,000 worth of product for FREE!!! We are delivering it all tonight and tomorrow to people who need it.
I am starting to teach some cooking classes this month. Some of you know that I attended Culinary School and love to cook and cater. My passion is help families come to together in the kitchen and make easy simple meals. It also seems that young people either don't have an interest in cooking or they haven't had someone teach them. I am getting after it.
I have been heavily researching and lobbying to change the lack of sex education in our school systems. There are no laws in most states, Arkansas being one of them, that mandate guidelines for this much needed topic. I have been speaking to parents, students, schools, churches, and lawmakers about making drastic changes. STD's are on a rapid incline and while teen pregnancy has not spiked the last five years, we are not in the clear. The United States is #1 at the top of the list in STD's & Teen Pregnancy. Arkansas is in the top 10 in the U.S. There is no wonder that preteens and teens have no knowledge of these scary diseases and infections, because the bulk of the adults I speak to do NOT either. I don't talk about these issues on fb or my blog because they be a bit sticky for the run-of-the mill daily topic. BUT I want to just put it out there that I AM talking about them. God has given me a passion to help fight this ugly battle and to inform and protect as many people as I can.
AND I have to stop there, because on top of that it's time to pick the girls up from school, cheerleading, and taking a meal to a friend who just had her 1st baby.
So I am devoting an occassional day to talk about these VERY interesting topics. Let me know if any of these things interest you. Are some of them too taboo? What hats are you wearing these days?