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Teresa is one of six kids in a blended family. She loves the fact she has gained a great understanding of those life dynamics, but loves her many siblings, nieces, and nephews even more. She has been married to Mike for over 35 years and has raised two amazing daughters. She is also “Grammie” to four grandsons and is learning how fun little boys are. She graduated from Lee University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Christian Studies with emphases in leadership and education. Successfully mixing the world of her husband’s entrepreneurial spirit with her own interests, she has worked in Human Resources for over 17 years. Teresa loves volunteering for various relief organizations, reading fiction, nonfiction, biographies, and writing.

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” – Marcus Garvey “When life is good

How to Make Your Coworkers Like You in 60 Seconds

Most of us work outside the home and interact with our co-workers often times more than with our own family members. Whether it’s people

Why Does God Allow Your Hard Times

I googled “songs about overcoming troubles in life” and came up with literally dozens (hundreds maybe?) of options. Everything from the blues (of course)

Do You Know This About Queen Esther

“And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” —Esther 4:14 This is the verse most

How Two Teachers Affected My Life Forever

I loved school. I loved being with my friends, learning new concepts, participating in extra-curricular activities, attending pep rallies, and going on field trips.

Workplace Flexibility is Increasing, And This Is Why

The days of having to clock into work at the office are long gone for some employees. With the steady advancement of technology, many


The thought of searching for another job is exhausting. What to wear, what to say, when to arrive, where to even apply! Just as

This Is Why You Need LinkedIn and How You Can Get Started

LinkedIn stands out among social media sites. It’s a place where professionals connect, employers seek potential new employees, and where men and women can

10 Simple and Unexpected Ways You Can Save Money

Money is always a sensitive topic, whether you think you have enough or too little. (By the way, few people think they have enough;

Why It’s Important to Be Involved in a Local Church and How to Pick One

Sunday morning comes around and the temptation to sleep in is strong! But then, you consider the importance of your spiritual life. Like sleeping

5 Life Lessons I Gained From My Job In Retail

My first job out of high school was working for a discount department store. Being my first “real” job (other than babysitting), it was

5 Ways to Cut Your Monthly Bills

I recently made the decision to begin searching for a van to purchase. With a growing family, my small SUV wasn’t working so well!


You no doubt know that there are many, many worthy causes to which you could donate your money and your time. Throughout your community


Having a newborn in your home is a marvelous thing. To look into that tiny face and realize that you have been given this


Author Lewis Smedes wrote, “To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” Yet forgiveness is one of


Job interviews can be nerve-wracking, intense, stressful, and, well, downright funny. Whether you're heading into your first interview or you've done this before, always

10 Ways to Be a Great Boss and How to Manage Your Team

Congratulations! You finally made it! After all your hard work you have been awarded the opportunity to be a manager of other people, a


One of my happiest early memories is of reading with my mother. She didn’t send me to kindergarten, but instead taught me to read


Sometimes we get mixed messages. On the one hand, we are told to prepare for the future. On another, wisdom says not to worry about


It’s all over media these days…we have, apparently, reached the limits of civility. The end. No one knows how to be kind, graceful, or

Have a Problem at Work? Go Direct and Talk About It!

We have a “Go Direct” principle at my office. Here’s what that means: if you have an issue with someone, go directly to that


Do you want to be taken seriously in your career as an up-and-coming professional? Maybe you’ve just graduated college or are entering the workforce