The best idea for an Asian Resturant

I love Asian-American food. Anytime I visit or settle in a new town, I find out where the most popular “Asian restaurants” are located. I have visited all four of the Asian restaurants that exist  in Ashland, Ohio during my time here. They have one that has half off sushi on Tuesdays. One has a buffet, one is a hole in the wall and one is a classic old-school restaurant style. The latter impressed me a lot during a recent visit. I order a “dinner” meal during lunch time. I got hot tea, soup, an egg roll, a fried wonton, a fried wing and a meal portion entree all for about $10!

As I was waiting for the meal, I had a bright idea. What if a Asian sit-in meal restaurant, like this one, offered the same high quality food entree items but you were able to get a side and two (or three) entree items, the way platting is done at an unnamed popular corporation does their “Asian-like” platting/menu.

So, in my idea, you could get high quality chicken fried rice or shrimp lo mien (as your ‘side’) with a portion of General Tso’s chicken and a portion of authentic Kung Pao Chicken (as your two ‘entrees’. Would that not be the greatest idea?

Coaching through Scripture Introduction

The Bible is a powerful tools of the Christian faith.

Did you know that the idea for the word “coaching” springs from an ancient Biblical Model called “mentoring?” 
Proverbs 27:17 – Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another. 
Psalm 145:4 – One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts. 
Proverbs 22:6 – Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. 
2 Timothy 2:2 – And what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.
The Bible is an encouraging tool for discipleship and a tool for coaching! The Bible even encourages us to use the book for these tasks! 
1 Corinthians 9:24
24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.
This can be used to help with goal setting and in trying times to realize that life is a race, think big picture.
1 Timothy 4:8
8 For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.
This one is awesome, it is a great reminder that we are spiritual beings with a physical bodies and emotional minds. This is the topic of  a book I am currently writing a manuscript.
1 Peter 5:5-7
 Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

Wednesday Post-Thanksgiving Links

Wednesday Link List

Here are this weeks’ links:

1. Be thankful for food. In America the tradition is to celebrate the harvest and to eat a lot of food in fellowship thanking God for all the food. Today, it has turned into a celebration of grocer stores and even bigger gut-feeling meals, with little from the “harvest. But we should still be grateful. Not every country has is so blessed.

2. Be thankful for family. Young parents under a lot of stress but realize importance of raising family.

3. Be thankful for Mental health access and care. In some countries, mental health care is not as accessible.

4. Be thankful for the financial resources you do have. Here are five economic trends in America to be thankful for right no.

5. What I am thankful for.

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I am realizing that I have a ton to be thankful for. And I am.

What has been keeping me busy:
1. Internship at Cornerstone Counseling. Had someone told me I’d end up in Ashland, Ohio for my internship as I was applying for internship last year, I would have looked at them strangely. I did not apply for any internships that were more than 30 miles away from where I live, yet, through all the circumstances and connections I have made, the Lord provided me an internship and it is a really great site.
2. Fully Alive Life Coaching. It is still in the infancy stage. I love helping people and I am excited to see results already in my clientele.
3. Adjunct Professor at Ohio Christian University. First, I love instructing and teaching. Second I am thankful to be putting my M.Div to use to actually make some money. And without this job, I would not be able to do my internship and start my coaching business.
4. My education at Liberty University. I have worked hard on earning my degrees and in learning a lot of practical knowledge that I am using today as an intern, minister and life coach.

Free Time and Recreation:
1. Family. Always have been and always will be thankful for them. I am blessed to be in this amazing family.
2. My host family here in Wooster, Ohio. Because of them, I am able to have a place to stay when I am in North Central Ohio so I can complete my internship and do so cheaply! They are an incredible family and not only blessed but honored to be staying with them and to learn from their godly example as parents and youth leaders!
3. Ultimate Frisbee. The past few years a group of friends started playing Ultimate Frisbee at Rising Park. It has been an amazing success. Besides just being a lot of fun, I have also met new friends, gotten closer to old friends and got a lot of exercise out of the deal too!
4. 2013 for me was the year of Catan. I went from playing a few games of the original Catan game to now owning most of the expansions and extensions of Catan. It is a good strategy board game. This year I have spent a lot of time playing and enjoying the game with friends and family.
5. Music. This year purchased a banjo. I honestly have not had much time to practice playing it, but it is fun and I am thankful for it.
6. Target practice. This year, my brother has taken me out to the range for target practice more than ever. It has been fun and a good environment for practicing gun safety and  self-defense.

My Dreams:
1. Of writing a book.
2. Finishing my internship, which is coming up!
3. Earning a Doctorate.
4. Paying off student debt.
5. Seeing where God takes my coaching business.