History helps us learn where we came from and why things are the way they are in the present. In fact, it helps to navigate towards to the future. In Episode 103 of #LifeandStylewithFrancyne features special guest, educator/historian Jamon Jordan, founder of Black Scroll Network History and Tours. Jamon talks about the importance of learning about Black history and why so much of it has been obscured. Learn how he’s using his passion for history and conducting tours to uncover a lot of Detroit’s history you’d be surprised to learn. Don’t forget to like, subscribe and comment on my YouTube channel. Thanks for watching!
It’s now more crucial than ever to ensure you vote especially with the mid-term elections coming. Episode 102 of #LifeandStylewithFrancyne features special guest author, career coach and trainer Sonja Moffett, founder and creator of Bolitical.com. I sat down with her to discuss why she created the website including mobilizing young Black voters. She also talks about the short term and long term goals for the website. Don’t forget to like, subscribe and comment on my YouTube channel. Thanks for watching!
Fall is a perfect time to retreat inside and reflect about the current direction of your life as we close out the end of the year. In Episode 101 of “Life & Style with Francyne,” I sit down with my good friend Raquel R. Robinson, also known as “Mama Hustle Coach.” She talks about the importance of having a life coach as well as the difference between a life coach and a therapist. I’m excited to share my first interview with you. Take a look and let us know what you think. Don’t forget to like, subscribe and comment on my YouTube channel. Thanks for watching!
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending a VIP Private Reception for the 2018 North American International Auto Show sponsored by Ford Motor Company, held at the UAW-Ford Headquarters in Detroit. The auto show is an annual gem and treat for Detroit. Speaking of treats, Grammy Award-nominated singer Ro James provided an intimate performance for journalists, tastemakers and style influencers.
James wasn’t the only star in the building. We were also able to catch a preview of some of new 2019 Ford vehicles.
WXYZ-TV Anchor Glenda Lewis was the emcee for the event. She is still one of the nicest people you ever want to meet. We had one of those ‘girlfriend” moments remembering her mom, legendary WXYZ-TV Anchor Diana Lewis who has since retired but is not forgotten.
From shrimp cocktail on ice to sexy cocktails on the rocks, the event was a nice prelude to what’s to come for the next two weeks. Fasten your seat belt, the 2018 NAIAS is sure to take us for the ride of our lives. The auto show opens to the public on Saturday, January 20, 2017.
The newly chartered Southfield Area Rotary Club’s (SARC) first fundraising event took place on Saturday, September 30th at the Hilton Garden Inn in Southfield, Michigan. The event entitled “Party with a Purpose – Empowering Youth” raised monies to partner with the Southfield Youth Assistance organization for the purpose of mentoring youth, ages 12-18. Brandon Marsh, President of the Southfield Area Rotary Club, says chartering the club happened very quickly. “Toward the end of February this year, we began a journey to charter a Rotary Club in Southfield to empower the youth community. We did so with just a quarter of the people most clubs require, and hit 20 members within 3 months,” Marsh said. It should be noted that it normally takes about six months but within that time frame they had a diverse group of 58 charter members. Marsh added “In addition to being the first club to charter in our district in 5 years, the club has become the 7th largest club in the district, and continue to be one of the most diverse of all 52 clubs district-wide.”
At least 200 people, including dignataries, were in attendance for dinner and dancing to celebrate the newly chartered Southfield Area Rotary Club including Southfield mayor Dr. Kenson J. Siver. “I’m overwhelmed by the energy and enthusiasm for the rotary club and it’s certainly a rebirth for so many,” said Mayor Siver. John W. Barfield, founder of Bartech, and a major sponsor of the event, was especially proud of Brandon Marsh, President of the Southfield Rotary Club. Barfield, author of the book “Starting from Scratch: The Humble Beginnings of a Two Billion-Dollar Enterprise,” said that the rotary club started in his living room many years ago and that he mentored Brandon a long time ago. “I introduced Brandon Marsh to the Rotary Club some years ago and I listened to him talk about this dream and my wife was a part of those conversations and tonight we’re celebrating a brand new Rotary Club.”
Barfield, a forty-year Rotarian, helped raised approximately $565,000.00 to provide polio vaccinations for needy children. Other attendees included people like Cristen Prkic, who became a charter member of the Southfield Rotary Club, and shared that her father actually cried when she told him. Her father, Thomas Gorang, is another long-time Rotarian, who served as the President of three rotary clubs. Mario Fachini, owner of Business Growth Strategies, was especially excited about the new Southfield Rotary Club.
After dinner, several members from other rotary clubs talked about their various experiences of service including one teenager who traveled to Peru to help the less privileged. Additionally, the Ann Arbor Rotary Club shared their experiences and the projects they had worked on in the past. Past District Governor Michael Angelo Caruso presented Southfield Rotary club with their charter and members of the Southfield Area Rotary Club were officially inducted. Charter club member and owner of Option Insurance Group, Alvin Lynn III, was excited about the new Rotary Club. “The synergy between the Southfield community and the new Southfield Area Rotary Club (SARC) is electrifying! I am personally honored to be a chartered SARC member, with a mission to serve our youth in the Southfield community,” Lynn said.
The Southfield Area Rotary Club is focused on empowering local youth and they evaluate everything they do against Rotary’s code of ethics called the “The 4-way Test.” It asks four simple but crucial questions about any plan of actions.
- Is it the truth?
- Is it fair to all concerned?
- Will it build goodwill and better friends?
- Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
The Rotary Club’s motto is “Service Above Self.” In addition to Bartech, other sponsors of the event included Option Insurance Group, University of Phoenix, Southfield Chamber of Commerce, SEMEA (South East Michigan Entrepreneurs Association), Events to Remember, Southfield Youth Assistance and Artcraft Management Group.
Youth causes has been a primary mission for Rotarians around t…he globe, from finding ways to provide clean water for children in Africa or eradicate debilitating diseases like polio in India. The Southfield Area Rotary Club is committed to those causes, especially at a local level. Our primary mission is to empower the Southfield youth community, especially the underserved. Visit southfieldarearotaryclub.org to learn more about the exciting work our Rotarians are doing in the Southfield community
The following church notes are from Angenette Frink. She goes to my church and she shared these notes on Facebook. I’m grateful she took copious notes as I didn’t have paper or pen for first to take notes as Pastor instructs us to do. Since, sharing is caring and I want everyone to be healthy, fit and fab for life, please read at your leisure and be inspired to make some positive life changes for you and your family.
“What About Our Health?” – Pastor James L. Morman
Christ died to liberate us AND to heal us.
– Salvation is the lifestyle of holiness and WHOLENESS
– Jesus has come into our lives to heal, enlighten and enable us in every area of our lives. To live life to the fullest.
We cannot achieve maximum effectiveness for God’s purpose and maximum fulfillment if we are not renewed in our mind, spirit and body.
Romans 12:1 “…present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto God…”
For those who have received Christ, but still do what they want to do:
“What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” 1 Corinthians 6:19, 20 KJV
– We belong to God: mind, body and spirit. He bought us with Christ’s blood on the cross.
I am valuable because God made me; and because God lives in me I should honor my body.
The greatest gift that you get on a daily basis is the gift of life.
– Your health is a gift from God.
– God’s desire is that we live, and that we live for a long time.
– We must have longevity as our long term goal.
This message is not about your soul today. It’s about your physical body.
Why is the body so important?
– We must have the ENERGY to do the work of God.
– We are literally the BODY of Christ.
God is the reason why we are more than the dirt from which we were made. He breathed POWER and AUTHORITY into us.
– God breathed the breath of life (dunamis – POWER and exousia – AUTHORITY) into man.
– “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” Genesis 2:7 KJV
God gave us the ability to use His power and His authority over all the works of the enemy.
– Take authority and dominion over the entire Earth. (It’s already done, so walk with power and authority from God.)
Every person matters and God wants us all to live so we can complete the mission of God in this world.
– Once we get saved, the enemy knows that he cannot get to our souls, but he can sabotage our effectiveness by attacking our bodies (and our attitudes toward health).
– If our “vehicle” is broken down and busted, then our productivity is impacted.
God wants to bless us ALL the days of our lives.
– Not just with a few good days, ALL the days.
– Not just at the beginning or middle of your life, but even in your old age.
– God wants us to experience FULL life and be in fellowship with Him ALL the days of your life.
In order for us to last, we have to make ourselves a priority and take care of ourselves.
– Longevity is not just about quantity of life, it’s about quality of life.
– The time of your death is not predetermined. It is effected by your life choices and your life practices.
Finally, if you want to lose your life become ANGRY (anger effects every organ in your body). Remember, anger is a choice. Anger starts the process of murder. Murder in your body. You are destroying your body and shortening your existence. Withdraw from profane speech.
1. Get your Diet under control.
2. Put some Discipline around your physical activity. – At least 2 miles per day will make a world of difference.
3. Also, This week, don’t let anyone make you angry.
Yesterday, I posted a simple meal plan where you could pick and choose to create several meal options. Although I like to cook, it is not something I desire to do everyday. What helps is I can eat the same thing for a number of days – think leftovers. One of my favorite sandwiches are turkey burgers. They’re easy to make and you can pair them with another vegetable for a healthy lunch or dinner. They’re also portable so you can take one for lunch and nuke it in the microwave for a minute. Just be careful so you don’t over-nuke your bun. I usually buy the 93% lean ground turkey and I season it for my taste. Here’s a quick recipe.
- 93% Ground Turkey
- Onion Powder
- Garlic Powder
- Sandwich Thin Buns
- Peppers (Green, Red, Yellow, Orange)
I combine the ground turkey with the dry ingredients. I don’t really measure as I season them to taste. If I’m making a batch for myself, I’ll add some cayenne pepper for a little kick. Once you thoroughly seasoned your ground turkey. Separate them into 4 patties. Place them in a non-stick frying pan and let them cook. Don’t forget to flip them.
I’ll slice the onion and peppers (if you prefer one pepper over the others, that’s fine too) and grilled them as well because a turkey burger with these babies is everything. Also, if you want to add other veggies like mushrooms, lettuce, jalapeno peppers, you can. After your turkey burgers are done, you can store the rest for lunch or dinner the next day or serve them as I do somethings when I’m cooking for my family. You can add other veggie toppings and you can also use the cheese of your choice but I don’t necessarily require that. Dress with your condiments and pair with a green salad or another vegetable like broccoli. This is a super fast and easy way to have a healthy meal. Until next time, Bon Appetit!