Meet Featured Sister Tina Marie Griffin

MG_3821-1357x1280Last year I found myself at a conference in Colorado where I didn’t know a soul. After only a few sessions, a group of amazing mom entrepreneurs started to form. Among them was a stunningly gorgeous woman who was on fire with a love for Jesus and on a mission to change the message our children receive from the media. This Hollywood actress turned ministry leader is exposing the truth and challenging our youth to go counter-culture! It’s my honor to share her story with you here — and give you a first peek at her newly released CD, Hollywood Exposed.

Meet Featured Sister Tina Marie Griffin

Business Name: Tina Marie Live!

Business Description: I created a show entitled Hollywood Exposed that I’ve been sharing globally for the past 11 years. It gives a behind the scenes look at today’s pop culture and why it’s critical that we make wise media choices. Basing our identity on Christ and not the entertainment industry along with how Satanism is promoted through celebrities and all forms of media, are just some of the hot topics I address in this live show.

Tina’s Story:

My mission is to reveal the deadly consequences of the glamorization of premarital sex, drug and alcohol abuse, suicide, cutting and other self-destructive behaviors portrayed in today’s entertainment. This Hollywood Exposed show educates and encourages the next generation to live with integrity and be culture warriors for Christ.

Showing the masses how to base their identity in Christ and not pop culture is the main mission of this ministry. I saw a huge need among the next generation to be freed from all the negative behaviors our world is teaching them to engage in. People were dying physically, emotionally and spiritually and I knew God was calling me to speak on the very issues of what was causing this huge deception.

How did this all come into fruition? My life went from bailing hay and milking cows on a dairy farm in Wisconsin to working as an actress in Hollywood. At the age of 20, I drove 2,000 miles west and enrolled at California State University – Los Angeles to pursue a film and TV broadcasting degree and start my acting career. Through college connections, I was introduced to several key acting agents and booking agencies who then hired me to work on a variety of TV shows, movies, music videos and live fashion shows.

My goal was to learn as much as possible regarding how the entertainment industry worked. Therefore, I networked and through these relationships, I had the opportunity to work on numerous TV shows like Jimmy Kimmel Live, Young and the Restless, 90210, Melrose Place, Roswell, Boston Legal, Ally McBeal, Lizzie McGuire, Drake and Josh, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, Malcolm in the Middle. [Read more…]

Meet Featured Sister Jessica Brown

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One of the most challenging (and rewarding!) things about running your own business is that you have to learn so many new skills. When you hang out that shingle (virtual or brick-and-mortar) you embark on a journey that offers an education in marketing, finance, sales, technology, customer service and much more! Fortunately, there are people like Jessica Brown who make this entrepreneurial education a little smoother. They hold your hand and take some of the more technical aspects of the job off your plate. So you can concentrate on what YOU do best!

Meet Featured Sister Jessica Brown

Business Name: Automation Jungle

Business Description: I run Automation Jungle where I help business owners build strategies and automate their processes through Infusionsoft applications.

Jessica’s Story:

I was struggling to find a job that would fulfill my desire to do something that mattered. As a more reserved individual, it was always hard for me to understand why people didn’t show up for work to work. Why play the game only to realize none of it really mattered in the end? I guess you could say I was an accidental entrepreneur. I didn’t start out thinking this is what I want to do for the rest of my life. I want to change the world one client at a time and run my own business. Nope. Far from it. If I’m completely honest with you, I’m about as far from an adventurous, risk taking person than anyone I know (perhaps that is because I grew up a daughter of an engineer).

Most of the readers of this blog are moms. That has been my deepest desire, so when I couldn’t find a job and started my entrepreneur journey this thought kept running through my head “When I have a family, this job will be perfect for that.” While I can’t finish this sentence saying that my desire has come true, I’m holding on to the promise that God gave in Jeremiah 29:11, when He says that He has given me hope and a plan for the future. He has already laid out the perfect plan for me and has given me the best tools (gifts) to accomplish His desire.

One day I was listening to a podcast and the speaker was talking about something called a virtual assistant. I was intrigued and wanted to know more. Once I returned home, I began to research this topic and thought yep, this is what I want to do. To make a long story short, I tried it and decided to go in a different direction. While I’m not calling it a complete failure, I am grateful for all the lessons I learned through this experience. The things I learned through this business venture, I now use in my current business, Automation Jungle. [Read more…]

[Author Interview] Meet Christian Mompreneur Melissa Michaels

LovetheHomeYouHaveHiResIf you’ve ever been frustrated with the condition of your house or envious of a friend’s home, I’ve got someone I want you to meet! I’m honored and excited to bring you this interview with Melissa Michaels, a pastor’s wife and the author of the new book Love the Home You Have (Harvest House) and The Inspired RoomMelissa’s words of advice have been exactly what I needed to start loving the home I have — and I pray they have the same effect on you!

Meet Melissa Michaels, Author of Love the Home You Have

Q. What inspired you to write this book and have you always been the kind of woman who keeps a neat and tidy home?
A. Ha, no! I’ve always been the kind of woman who aspired to have a neat and tidy home but couldn’t figure out how. It wasn’t until I simplified my approach that I finally succeeded in what I call having a “clean enough” house. It’s not perfect, but it’s clean enough that I don’t feel overwhelmed. I can always do better if I’m inspired to, but it’s nice to feel like I can keep up with what matters and let go of the rest.
Q: What would you tell the mom who compares herself to others and feels like she’ll never measure up when it comes to her home?
 
A: We are all in different seasons of life and have different priorities and needs for what is important to us at different stages of life. When you play the comparison games with other moms, you’ll likely win at some and lose at others. We know a house shouldn’t be a status symbol or a competition, but is sure is easy to feel like we don’t measure up, isn’t it? Our home should be a sanctuary, and looking at it from that perspective will change everything about how you look at your home. It is a place where we can nurture our family, reflect who we are and invest in what matters to us right now. You are enough and what you have is enough, all you need is a plan of action to create a home you’ll love to come home to. That is my mission, to inspire women and moms to love the home they have!

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