Bringing a Big Idea to Life

Six months ago, I had a big idea to start a summer program for underresourced, underprivileged, urban middle and high school students focused on entrepreneurship, environmental conservation, personal leadership, and community service. I titled it GENERATION2050. Some people were skeptical when I described the program concept to them. Some even wondered out loud if the…

Getting Future Ready

In January 2017, I submitted a proposal to The Children’s Trust in response to their request for proposal for summer youth enrichment summer camp programs for under-resourced youth. I was thrilled a few weeks ago to be notified that the proposal was funded. GENERATION2050 is an innovative program that immerses middle and high school youth…

The Art and Science of Cheesemaking

After a very busy weekend at Trinity Church’s Girlfriends Conference 2017, I got on an airplane and flew out to Walla Walla, Washington with my friends, professional chefs, Donna Caudill and Grace Low to visit Monteillet Fromagerie.  Founded by Pierre-Louis and Joan Monteillet 20 years ago, Monteillet Fromagerie was the first farmstead artisanal cheese facility…

Touching Eden

Trinity Church’s Girlfriends 2017 Conference begins on January 13, 2017. The theme this year is “Eden.” During this conference, I hope to inspire women to embrace the natural world around them. “Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed.”~ ‭‭Genesis‬ ‭2:8‬ ‭NIV‬‬…

Bee-ing Hopeful in 2017

“But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you.” ~ Psalm‬ ‭39:7‬ ‭NIV‬‬ 2016 has been an amazing year filled with new ideas, opportunity, adventure, and victory, as well as unexpected challenges and disappointments. Yet, throughout the year, God continued to provide a clear thread of hope, goodness, and powerful collaboration…

Bee Ready For Change

“Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable.” ~ William Pollard As 2016 draws to a close, I am busy studying for the final exam in the certified beekeeper class I am taking. When I enrolled…

Bee Community

Go to the bee, thou poet, consider her ways and be wise. ~George Bernard Shaw I am really enjoying bee-ing a student again in the certified beekeeper course. A few days ago, we learned how to transfer honey bees from a NUC box to a full-size hive box. In the photo above, we were just…