Empyrean

Hello there my friends!  What’s happening with you?  I am well.  Actually, I was just thinking about the word for this month– empyrean, which is pronounced em-peer-re-en.  Those who follow the show on YouTube know that since last December, I’ve been challenging myself and viewers/listeners to learn a new word each month.  Empyrean is the new word for June.

Empyrean means relating to heaven or the sky.  While out and about earlier today, I looked up and decided to bask in the brilliance and beauty of the sun and the pretty blue sky.  I thought about the entire universe and its endless space.  I thought about heaven and how impossible it is to even fathom its vastness.  I thought about how empyrean represents the possibilities of mankind.  “The sky is the limit”.  You’ve heard that before, right?  OR, symbolically, how we can “call Heaven to earth”?  Meaning all of your God given ideas, talents, wants, needs, desires are possible.      

Friends, I don’t know about you but going forward, my thinking will be empyrean—heavenly, limitless.  Join me and as always, stay safe and be well.  Remember to strengthen your immune system by eating healthy and taking a good multi-vitamin; wear your mask; watch your distance; and wash your hands often.  In Jesus Name.  Amen.  And, so it is.

The latest broadcast is posted on https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Also, check out marilynscafesociety.com.  And, be sure to connect to my social media from there as well as “like”, “subscribe”, “share”, and “follow”.  Peace.

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Marilyn

Happy New Year!!!

Hello Friends, this is just a quick hello and,

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The next show will be on or before this Saturday, January 2nd, 2021 on  https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Also, check out the all new marilynscafesociety.com.  And, be sure to “like”, subscribe, SHARE, and follow my social media platforms at https://twitter.com/marilynscafesoc; https://facebook.com/Marilyn’s Café Society.  Peace.

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Marilyn

Christmas Greetings

Remember, Jesus is the Reason for the Season. Stay Safe everyone.

 Get your New Year’s face masks here.

The next show will be up this Saturday, December 26th, 2020 on  https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Also, check out the all new marilynscafesociety.comAnd, be sure to “like”, subscribe, SHARE, and follow my social media platforms at https://twitter.com/marilynscafesoc; https://facebook.com/Marilyn’s Café Society. Peace.

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Marilyn

Season 3 It Is.

Friends, how are you doing so far this week?  Can you believe that we are near the end of September?  Autumn/Fall has officially arrived.

I know that you are curious about today’s blog title.  Here’s the story behind it.  As you know, after being on a six week hiatus, the show returned to the “Tube” a couple of Saturdays ago.  I called it Season 16, Episode 1.  Well, this past Saturday night as I was drifting off to sleep, it occurred to me that I should separate the radio broadcasting time and experience from the YouTube show (even though it’s practically the same only adding the visual component).  The YouTube channel was started back in 2009 and although I initially planned to merge it with the radio show, it never quite happened.  The channel for the most part laid dormant for years.  Fast forward to 2018 when the radio show was dropped, I relaunched the YouTube channel to carry on with what I enjoy doing.

Alright, so the blog title refers to how I will now document my shows on YouTube.  The first show for the season was Episode 1 of Season 3.   Again, three (3) representing the official YouTube experience beginning in 2018/2019 video broadcasting season.  The world is changing you all right before our eyes.  I decided to change with it.  I would have never thought that internet broadcasting would be just as popular as radio and television but it is.

Stay with me on this journey my friends and many thanks for the continued support.  Keep the prayers coming as I will also do for you.  Be Blessed!  Amen.  And so it is!

(Side note:  Not only is it Fall/Autumn but it’s also International Clean Hands Week my friends!  I know.  How timely.  Click here for more ways to keep your hands clean.)  #Ad

The next show will be up this Saturday, September 26th, 2020 on  https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Also, check out the all new marilynscafesociety.com.  And, be sure to “like”, subscribe, SHARE, and follow my social media platforms at https://twitter.com/marilynscafesoc; https://facebook.com/Marilyn’s Café Society.  Peace.

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Be Fruitful.

Hello everyone!  I truly hope that you are experiencing a great week.  I realize that some of us have had to deal with a lot in the past week, personally and as a member of the world community.  My prayer is that you overcome the negative feelings and continue to do your part to help make your life and community in general, better.  I also send prayers to the family of Jacob Blake and all whose lives have been affected.

Listen, last week’s blog encouraged you to “Stay Up” so today I’m going to offer another reason why you should.  Be Fruitful.  God said it!  Be Fruitful.  He did not ask us to.  He commanded us to “Be Fruitful”.  While “being fruitful” has a couple different aspects, the one that we will focus on is being “financially and materially productive”.  Yes, God wants us to be “productive” friends.  And, again, he has given each of us something that will help us achieve it.

In the last blog, I encouraged you to “search” yourself so that you can discover hidden creative thoughts, gifts, talents, etc. that you could further develop or put to use to help you improve your life or the lives of others.  Let’s call the creative thoughts, gifts or talents– seeds.  Your seed is anything that God has gifted you that can be traded for something else—that “something” can be tangible or intangible.  Does your seed make your life or the life of others’ better/easier?  Does your seed cause others to smile?  Does your seed help someone else discover their seed(s)?   You know, we would not have been instructed to “Be Fruitful” if we had not been supplied with the seed(s) to do so.  By the way, the seed(s) that come from God bring about positive productivity.

Friends, what are your seed(s)?  I know that this question may not apply to some of you because you have discovered yours and are now thriving.  However, this blog may inspire you to help someone else on their journey to self-sufficiency (and I use this term loosely because we are all inter-dependent).  I choose to “Be Fruitful” and to help others discover the precious seed(s) that God deposited in them so that they can live productive lives.   Be fruitful my friends!  Amen.  And, so it is!

[Side Note:  Speaking of seeds.  It is time to start planning for next Spring’s flower garden.  I think that I will have another tulip garden.  How will you beautify your yard?  Get your perennial seeds in the ground now by clicking here.]  #Ad

The show will return for a new season right after Labor Day!  In the meantime, check out older shows here https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Also, check out the all new marilynscafesociety.com.  And, be sure to “like”, subscribe, SHARE, and follow my social media platforms at https://twitter.com/marilynscafesoc; https://facebook.com/Marilyn’s Café Society. Peace.

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Another Checklist.

Friends, this is a friendly reminder.  Do not lose momentum in the fight for racial, economic, and social justice for blacks and people of color in America.  Do not allow your flame to fizzle out.  Here is a checklist of basic actions that you as an individual can take to do your part.

*Pray and meditate

*Educate yourself on the issues

*Join one of the causes or movements

*Donate to an organization(s) that has been in the forefront of these issues

If you lead a corporation, business, or organization—

*implement and commit to hiring practices that are truly fair and equitable

*implement and commit to pathways for promotions and growth that are fair

*commit to creating a culture of zero tolerance of discrimination, prejudice, and bias

*commit to doing business with black owned businesses, vendors, etc.

*commit to appointing african-american board members

*donate to organizations that advocate for the advancement of black people

Lastly, if you witness a discriminatory act of any form, report it!  Say something!  Also, stop intentionally or unintentionally participating in those micro-aggressive actions towards blacks and other people of color.   And, shame on anyone black who’s guilty of this jerky behavior towards his own or any people. It’s sickening.

Friends, remember, the spirit behind it all was defeated a long, long time ago!  All we have to do is remind it of this truth.  Amen.  And so it is!

Reminder, the next show will broadcast later in the month of August.  However, you can always visit https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety to view older shows.  And, be sure to “like”, subscribe, SHARE, and follow my social media platforms at https://twitter.com/marilynscafesoc; https://facebook.com/Marilyn’s Café Society; and marilynscafesociety.com.  Peace.

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July Is Golden

Hello everyone!  July ushers in many observances like the July 4th holiday; “the Dog Days of Summer” (meaning really hot days); my favorites, my mother’s birthday month and National Ice Cream Month.  You all, more importantly, spiritually July represent “understanding”.  And understanding and wisdom go hand in hand–at least according to the “Good Book”.  Checkout Proverbs 4 particularly Proverbs 4:5 which reads “Get Wisdom, Get Understanding; do not forget my words or swerve from them”.

Did you know that King Solomon asked God for wisdom and understanding?  And then received it?  As a result, he also received every other blessing that he didn’t ask for.  King Solomon’s life was Golden!  For the record, “golden” means favorable, excellent, wonderful, rewarding, prosperous, blessed!  I could go on and on.  Oh!  Did I mention that the color for the month of July is Gold!

Go ahead, friends.  Drape yourself in some beautiful Gold jewelry; and be sure to wear anything that is gold in color this month to remind yourself that you are Golden!  And that you can operate your life in/with wisdom and “understanding”.  All you have to do is ask!

I don’t know what you came to do but I am going to live this month and my life like its Golden!!!  Amen.  And so it is!

Join me Saturday, July 4th, 2020 on https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  And, be sure to “like”, subscribe, SHARE, and follow my social media platforms at https://twitter.com/marilynscafesoc; https://facebook.com/Marilyn’s Café Society; and marilynscafesociety.com.  Peace.

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Feeling Thankful

Hello friends.  I’m feeling especially thankful today.  No, nothing out of the ordinary has happened.  I just woke up with a heightened sense of thankfulness and gratitude.  I didn’t hit the lottery nor did I seal a big business deal…yet! Nevertheless, I still have so much to be thankful for.

I want to take this blog moment to express my sincere thanks for your continued support.  Everyone who has been with the show and/or blog since inception and to those who joined in later—Thank you!  Know that I take great care into coming up with interesting, compelling, inspiring, motivational, informative blogs and broadcasts.   I keep you all in mind when producing content.  I strive for it to be good, better, the best week by week.

As I approach the 15th year anniversary of the show, I am so thankful that I get to do something that I dreamed of doing as a child.  I want it to continue to get better and bigger.  I ask that you reach out via this blog or email to share your show ideas or topics, suggested guests, etc.  The email is producer@marilynscafesociety.com.

Okay, you all, I do not take your support for granted.  Again, I thank you.  #Powershift

Join me on the next show this Saturday, February 29th, 2020 on  https://www.youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Be sure to “like”, subscribe, SHARE, and follow my social media platforms at marilynscafesoc on Twitter; Marilyn’s Café Society on Facebook, YouTube; and marilynscafesociety.com.  Peace.

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Winning Ways

Hello!

Over the years I have read many books and articles about achieving success and reaching goals.  I’ve attended many seminars, workshops, etc. on the same subject.  I’ve even interviewed and talked to highly successful people.  Here’s what I’ve gleaned…

*They all have that “something” about them.  The “it” factor.  Some will admit that they didn’t always have “it” but developed “it” later while others will say that they always had “it”.  And, no, I’m not referring to good looks.  It’s more of a presence.

*They actually have goals, dreams, ambition that is bigger than regular, everyday life.

*They believe that they can and will achieve their dream or goal.

*They wholeheartedly work at manifesting their goal or dream in excellence.

*They bounce back after suffering a loss or set back.

*They may take a rest but they don’t quit or give up.

*They have like-minded, encouraging, amazingly supportive people in their circle.

And lastly, many of them know and acknowledge that with God ALL things are possible.  As I write this blog, I’m reminded of the catch-phrase that I often used in the early days of my radio show–“If your mind can Conceive it.  And you Believe it.  You can Achieve it.  Don’t just Dream it.  Be it.”  I now add this to the end of the expression, “Say it”!

Continue to have a winning week everyone.

Check out the next show on Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 on  https://www.youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Be sure to “like”, subscribe, share, and follow my social media platforms at marilynscafesoc on Twitter; Marilyn’s Café Society on Facebook, YouTube; and marilynscafesociety.com.  Peace.

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Bite Size

Hello there.  I hope that you are enjoying a wonderful week.  I’m all good!

So, are you working the plan that will help you get to your one year from now “where”?  Are you pacing yourself and keeping your moves “bite size”?

When I say “bite size”, I mean keep the plans realistic to your life situation.  For example, as I shared two weeks ago, I want to reduce my consumption of soda or pop to just 12 ounces per month.  Currently, I drink that much each week.  So to reach my goal, during the week when I want a pop, I try to replace it with a healthy tea drink.  By the last week of the month, if I was able to hold off on drinking the pop, I then treat myself to one.  Now keep in mind that this “bite size” change is a part of my much larger goal to become more healthy and fit.  This principle can be applied to your career and business goals as well.  For example, last month I realize that going from a d/b/a to a corporation may be too much of a jump for my business right now so I’ve decided to go the “LLC”  route.  It’s easier, less complicated, and more bite-size.  No, I’m not minimizing my progress because in the end the LLC may actually be the better set up.

You all “bite-size” planfulness is okay.  It prevents you from becoming overwhelmed.  And yes, always, please stay open for divine intervention and re-direction.

Check out the next show on Saturday, February 8th, 2020 on https://www.youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Be sure to “like”, subscribe, share, and/or follow my social media platforms at marilynscafesoc on Twitter; Marilyn’s Café Society on Facebook, YouTube; and marilynscafesociety.com.  Peace.

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