Merry Christmas to all!
I am late getting this out, but it has been a busy the latter part of 2013. So I have decided to take time this Christmas Eve morning to put my Christmas letter together. I hope this finds you and your family well this Christmas season and I pray you have a happy safe new year.
I am still at Des Moines Radio Group and I have been helping out at Life 107.1 once again. The DJ business is steady and I will be going into 2014 pretty well. If you have not heard I also started school and January will be one year. That will put me half way through my associates degree at William Penn. The plan then is to transfer to Grandview for my bachelors in possibly history/religion.
I have also been helping smaller business’ with marketing, currently my biggest client is Kingsway University & Theological Seminary. The idea came from brainstorming with a marketing associate about events I am organizing and we came up with “MAC”, Marketing Accountability Consultant. We help business’ put together a plan, but then also meet with them to hold them accountable to the marketing plan.
My 2014 is starting strong with a Business ConXions Group I am starting every month. The group will help build relationships and help create a spiritual support system for business owners. I am very excited to get this started… God has been pestering me for a long time to do something like this and I am finally taking the step.
Many of you know that I became a Mason a couple years ago. This year I have furthered my journey joining the York Rite and following in my grandfather’s footsteps I became a shriner in November. It has been a very rewarding experience for me and have pulled me out of the shell I have lived in for years.
In 2014 I was chosen to be in the leadership of my York Rite chapter and council; I was also elected Vice President of High Twelve Club in 2014. God has blessed me with many connections this past year that has enriched my life. I am looking forward to a joyous 2014!
This year with my business I have also expanded my chamber memberships. Along with the Waukee Chamber I am also a member of the East South Des Moines Chamber. I am working with the Des Moines West Side Chamber and Downtown Chamber for 2014. I am still looking into the West Des Moines and Urbandale Chamber.
My parents are doing well and in good health. This past year has been a good year with my kids. We still have a lot to work through, but it is slowly getting better. For Christmas my cousin and I will be going to the farm to have lunch with my grandma. She is in her mid 90’s and still holding her own. We will get the family together for Christmas on New Year’s Day.
Please forgive any grammar and spelling errors :).
Peace to you, your family, and all you have…
Happy Christmas and God bless us, every one!