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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Fincher Family Ministry wishes you a very blessed Thanksgiving!

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Thankful to Be Alive!

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Getting a job with a record

If you truly desire to work I know u can find a job even fresh out of prison. It takes hard work, consistency, n a positive can do attitude. Visit Workforce Center for more jobs available in your area. Go to a Temp Agency n Warehouses. Post on your local fb groups for jobs that's your best community info right there.



Limestone County:

Sanderson Farm
Big Creek, Groesbeck
Cargill Foods, Waco

Navarro County:

Sirloin Stockade
Grocery Stores under Brookshire Brothers
Sterilite, Ennis
Slaughterhouses
N-Line Traffic, Corsicana
Kohls Warehouse, Corsicana
Collin street bakery
Navarro college
Russel Stover production warehouse




Monday, November 16, 2015

Jobs & Housing for ExFelonies in Texas

Searching for a job after being released from prison can take a long time before finding one. However, there are jobs for felons in Amarillo, Houston and other parts of Texas. Since some companies are known to be felon-friendly, former inmates who are not skilled workers should start their search at these companies. A few companies that are willing to hire people who have been in prison are:
  • Baskin-Robbins
  • Best Western
  • Domino’s Pizza
  • Dunkin Donuts
  • Kmart
  • Kraft Foods
  • Motorola
  • Phillip Morris Co.
  • Sears
Admittedly, the majority of these positions are low paying jobs, but many ex-felons have managed to move on to better jobs, especially after going back to school. Do not be surprised if by the time you apply, some of these companies turn you down – the employment policy can change.
Jobs for Felons Austin, Texas
As America’s 11th largest city it is no surprise that Austin, TX has a vibrant economy that produces thousands of jobs each year. The majority of these jobs are in the defense industry and technology sectors. For most ex-felons who want a career in these fields, a college degree is necessary. Of course, even with a college education, there are some categories of jobs within these sectors that your conviction will bar you from getting.
Positions for unskilled workers are generally the best option for a job for many ex-felons in many cities across Texas. A number of nationwide companies may have jobs for felons in Austin. These include:
  • Kohl’s
  • IHOP
  • Longhorn Steakhouse
  • Macy’s
  • McDonald’s
Jobs for Felons in Houston, Texas
It is only natural that the largest city in Texas is a big employer. Many felon friendly companies operate in this city so ex-prisoners should explore these employers to find jobs for felons in Houston. Some potential employers in this area are:
  • BMC Software
  • PetSmart
  • Red Lobster
Former inmates in this city can also check Workforce Solutions (http://wrksolutions.com/jobs/jobposting_results.aspx) for information on jobs. This company hosts job fairs and posts regular events at which employers interview potential workers. Dates and times of these events are posted on their website for easy reference.
Jobs for Felons in Dallas, Texas
Aside from jobs in the public sector like sanitation or construction, the city of Dallas presents a number of employment opportunities for felons. Websites to check for job listings and information include Indeed.com (http://www.indeed.com/q-Felony-l-Dallas,-TX-jobs.html) which is a good online source to start a job search. Another good option is exoffenders.net (http://exoffenders.net/employment-jobs-for-felons/), which not only lists felon friendly companies, but also offers advice that can help in a job search.
Some possible employers of ex-felons in Dallas, TX are:
  • AAMCO
  • Ace Hardware
  • Avis Rent-A-Car
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Dunlop Tires
  • Family Dollar
Many jobs positions are available at some of the more popular fast food outlets across the US, and the state of Texas is no exception. Ex-felons can also try the proven methods of searching for jobs, that is, scouring the Yellow Pages, newspapers listings and the classified ads. This is an easy way to find out if companies are hiring, especially if you lack Internet access.
Getting Government Help
It is not surprising that most employers are not willing to take on ex-offenders, regardless of their crime. Some employers will take a different attitude if the job seeker is bonded, that is, covered under the Federal Bonding Program (http://www.bonds4jobs.com/). This federal program helps ex-felons to find jobs all over the US though its sponsor the U.S. Department of Labor (http://www.dol.gov/). Simply put, the bonding program offers a guarantee to the employer. It encourages the applicant to be completely honest during the hiring process, and also pays for loss due to theft, embezzlement or forgery. Ex-felons who are interested in this program can contact the Texas Workforce Commission (http://www.twc.state.tx.us/) for details.
Government grants also exists which help ex-felons to start over by improving their skills or help them to find suitable housing. The Federal Pell Grant (http://www2.ed.gov/programs/fpg/index.html) for example is an education support tool for people in need. The program was not designed for ex-felons, but they are not barred from applying, and in fact many of them do so successfully. The Second Chance Act (SCA) (2008) (https://www.bja.gov/ProgramDetails.aspx?Program_ID=90) provides skills training to felons which ultimately helps them to get employed.
Housing for Ex-felons in Texas
Where housing is concerned, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) (http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD) allows felons to apply for Section 8 vouchers in Texas to be able to afford suitable living accommodations. This program does have restrictions even though felons are not out rightly disqualified from getting these benefits. Violent offenders and people convicted of sex crimes will be ruled ineligible for these benefits, as will people involved in the production of illicit drugs.
One of the best things a felon can do is ask a prison counsellor or chaplain for advice before leaving prison. They can make valuable suggestions of felon friendly organizations in Texas you can contact for help. It is wise to take advantage of courses or skills training offered in prison as part of the rehabilitation process.
Starting over after prison can be daunting, but many have made it with determination. Taking time to learn where to go for help is a big part of successfully starting over.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Prosperity "False Gospel" Message

Prosperity “False Gospel” Message:
We need to have a state of mind that gives out of pure desire and joy in the act of giving knowing it will meet the needs of someone else and that becomes rewarding and fulfilling. If we give our tithe and offering thinking we will receive a double or triple portion from that then your giving is out of a selfish heart and selfish desire for gain yourself this is where all those tv salesman/woman who call themselves teachers, preachers, and evangelist are making the big bucks selling you a ticket to their fame and fortune but giving you nothing but confusion and deceit in return. It's good to tithe your first 10% of earnings to your church or a ministry that you are apart of and even give beyond an offering if you don't make any money you can give with your time or a service, skill, talent not to get a financial reward in return but as a spiritual offering unto the Lord saying thank you God I know you have my best interest, I am committed and devoted to serving you, your Kingdom and your people: You First Lord. Amen!
Matthew 5:8 “God blesses those whose hearts are pure, for they will see God.”
Matthew 6:19-24 “Don't store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in Heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. Wherever your treasures is, there the desires of your heart will also be. No one can serve two masters, for you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”

For Further Study: read all of 1 Corinthians 12-14

Rush

Now, Now, Now

I want it now, I just can't wait I've gotta have it right now! Does this sound familiar to you? Maybe reminds you of a child or even yourself? It does remind me of my children but certainly myself as well. We have been wanting to buy a house for maybe 2 years now and to this day we have $0 saved in the bank and our debt is about the same as it was a year ago. I am ashamed to admit that I just haven't tackled the addiction I have with online shopping. I compare it to a drug addiction it gives me a high, it allows me to have what I want very quickly, the consequences are there but not immediately felt, the rush is real but with every high comes the gravity of going down off that high and the negative self-feelings of shame, disappointment, frustration, and the reality being face to face with your new total balance for paypal which in two days I spent $500 maxing out my paypal credit of $2k. Wow! You did what! Dang girl you have some issues.....yeah those reactions would be accurate. I appreciate your concern and I need deliverance from this for sure I need to find contentment with now, with today, with my lot in life as Soloman so elogquently communicates it in Ecclesiastes, I love that because it speaks to me to my core, I know it's for me, is it for you? Maybe you also have some issues? They are under control now ,sure you are away from the temptations of the world in prison. They take all that away from you; but one day, hopefully you will get out and bam the temptations, your addictions will be staring you in the face- will you take the rush for a quick return right now? Dont do it! The regret, the feelings of failure, the shame is real and will hit you harder than that quick high. It's really not worth it is it? No! I don't think so. I really want to be out of this trap of being slave to debt, slave to the rush of that high to get what I want now, now, now......man I need help, yes, I need Jesus, I need more spirit and less flesh, more faith and less stuff. When will I get it? When will I overcome this? Why not now?
Now, is as good as any considering I dont know if tomorrow is in my forecast, do you? I know that I have this breath right now and the next well I'm not sure are you? Who am I putting first, what are my priorities, what's really important to me? I might say one thing, I might think it's one thing but my actions, the way I spend my time that tells the truth doesn't it. I hope by me being really real with you in sharing some of my stuff you will do the same.
Let's pray, “Lord help me get my priorities straight, if I really want to serve you then I know that I need to reorganize the way I spend my time. I am weak and easily tempted, give me strength send me the encouragement I need. In Jesus' name, amen”


Wow as im getting ready to type this a facebook official is texting me that I won $500,000 do you also wonder what the catch is? I've long ago learned an important lesson rich men don't give away their money and nothing is given to you without a catch, man isn't in the business of getting rich to give it away only Jesus gave away his life as a free gift for us to have eternal life and be with our Father God, man is only in what they can get from you so never fall for a too good to be true get rich quick scheme. You need to be ready to work for what you get and work hard at it, be prepared to fail, and to fall but be quick to get back up and try it again, persevere and don't give up Jesus is our hope, truth, and brings us life no amount of money will give me what I already have in Christ my salvation can't be replaced or bought. If I did have that extra money I would buy a RV and start travelling to come and see you with a message of hope and encouragement. That's my hearts desire and buy some land with space for our dogs to run wild and a stock pond for Joseph to go fishing and build a cabin loft for us to live frugally with some modern conveniences such as electricity, solar panels for conserving electricity, a washer/dryer, I would love to have the option to cook campfire style but I also love to bake and have a stove so yeah a stove, wifi if I had a smart phone I could manage even though it's nice to have the entertainment of netflix for the boys at this age but we'd definitely have outdoor play time with a playhouse for them and maybe some riding toys. Dreaming is important and fun. None the less it's also important to be stable in contentment with where you are now.
So, he asked for my full name, email, address, cell so I gave to him but now im checking under facebook scams and sure enough its on there. This is important to be aware of the scams out there so many times we almost bought something online or even did just to realize it was a scam they would charge our bank account over n over or we remembered to check the scam lists first and saved our money and hassle of stopping payments. Be wiser than the slickest snakes out there lol! As soon as I confronted the guy he quickly unfriended me and I reported him to facebook, boom! LOL!


Now if you're a grownup who wasn't trained in God's ways as a child it's going to be even more challenging as an adult to follow His ways and not yours and it's going to take greater discipline, humility, surrendering of self and a lot of repentance to succeed as a new born child of God. The world could care less they want you on their party boat not on the highway to heaven which is narrow and so few choose. Living for Christ isn't a party, it takes hard work and self discipline to stick with it just like anything worth fighting for and working for. It's worth it to me, is it to you? I was delivered from evil, darkness, purged and cleansed in my heart so I could feel love again in my heart, I was forgiven of much and forgave much I'm not walking backwards down that dark ally of disease, disappointment, desires laced with spikes that mean to kill my very soul, no thank you!
As a new creation in Christ God does change our hearts desires and he gives us new ones; but we stilll have a will and a choice, he doesn't make us prisoners; he gives us freedom to choose. It starts with having a humble, servants heart if we are going to be more, give more, and do more for God's glory and we need to be content, “be still and know that I am God”; He's going to take care of us if we will follow Him and trust Him. Grasping for happiness beyond where we are will lead us astray and cause ultimate disaster when we do not feel satisfied even with that. Feelings are temporary that's why we need to tame them not allow them to rule us. If you think , “Ill be happy when (this happens) feel in the blank.” This type of stinking thinking will steal your joy and peace of mind and pollute your heart with selfish desires and it replaces the focus on serving others to me and self fulfillment.

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Be More, Do More, Want More

This is the tug-of-war we face daily: or at least I do. Will I choose to have more or give more? Maybe I choose both...."A person with a changed heart seeks praise from God, not from people." Romans 2:29b Don't say yes to someone just to impress them or so they will like you put God first priority every day.
Surrendering our hearts to God takes an action and courage on our parts. Will I choose to die to self today and live for God? Will I surrender all and invite the Holy Spirit to run this ship? Most of the time honestly I don't...I like being in control, being the driver even knowing that I've driven into trouble more than enough....I admit it I'm stubborn it takes me a few times around the desert ok maybe a few hundred times, I'm a hot mess people it's true! We are all selfish by nature, back to the beginning with Adam and Eve and if that doesn't resonate with you take precious children if you have any then you know what I'm saying they are selfish and are constantly getting into stuff and need correction, protection, and discipline or discipleship just like us all and we are God's children. We need God's instructions just like our children need us to teach them the right way from the wrong way.

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