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Brian McKnight Mari catches up with Brain McKnight as he visits

the San Francisco homeless shelter . While there Mr. Knight offers inspiration, sound advice, service and a song. !

IN HIS WORDS Brian McKnight: Let me first say that it is a real pleasure and honor to be here with all of you this evening. You never know what road will take you down. Yes, I’m dressed very funny today. Sometimes, I do that. [Guests laugh] I’m not that funny B. It’s good to laugh. We were on the golf course today and we didn’t play very well. Sometimes, that happens. We knew we were coming by here today and just wanted to express our feelings. You know, when it seems like the night is dark as it can possible can, there are those of us who

are thinking of you. There those of us, who have the passion for you to come by and to just say hello how are you doing. To let you know that there is a plan. It may not seem like there is a plan. Whatever the circumstances happen to be. Whatever road you have to be down at this point that GOD does plan. If you trust in him, trust in that plan and he will bring that plan to formation for you. I know it may seem like those of us who may be on television that we have some direct pipeline that GOD had given to us. That just happens to be that plan at that time. We all have

our problems. Trust me. More money, more problems. But at the end of the day, there is still a plan for all of us. It’s really up to us to see that plan through. If I can do anything for you, I can lend the skills that I have with this guitar. This is not my guitar by the way. Guests laugh] This is a song that I used to sing and it talks about saying yes to the Lord, even when things are going well, you say yes to the Lord. When things are going bad, you still say yes. I want to share that song with you right now.


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I just want to encourage you all to continue to just continue to move forward with any trial that comes your way, any tribulation that you face. Let go and let God. Let go and let God. Everything happens for a reason and God began to put your puzzle together years ago. And just let God begin to put those pieces in place as they fall and everything will work out. Everything. Continue to believe. Continue to be encouraged. We are honored that you guys will allow us in your space. We don’t know you. You don’t know us. But today we’re family. I just appreciate all of you…

Yes to your will Lord. Yes to your way. Yes to your word Lord. Each and every day. Yes when there’s confusion. Yes when there’s….. Lord lead me to say yes Lord, Lord Yes when I’m right Lord. Yes when I’m wrong. Yes when I’m weak. And even when I’m strong. Ooooohhhh Yes when friends around me. Yes when they all call. Lord help me to say yes. Help me to say yes. When blessings seem to come my way I still need to learn to say yes. When you left me Lord and it still seems to overflow still. Yes… yes. Lord help me to say yes. Help me to say yes. When your body gets right with pain, say yes. You have nothing to lose, everything to gain. Yes. When the doctors and the…. Still say yes. Say yes. Lord help me to say yes. Lord, Lord.

BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY, THERE IS STILL A PLAN FOR ALL OF US.

"IT MAY NOT SEEM LIKE THERE IS A PLAN. WHATEVER THE CIRCUMSTANCES HAPPEN TO BE."

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For “Party Goddess” Marley Majcher, that moment of success in planning an event is as simple as “when the entrée is out.” Or is it?

had the great pleasure of interviewing Marley, The Party Goddess, so Glam Couture readers could understand the art of successful event planning. Majcher’s enthusiasm and energy were apparent the minute we started to talk. I could see her big smile and feel her drive immediately over the phone. I wanted Glam Couture readers to glean her wisdom of party planning, and also what lead her to become so accomplished and distinguished in her field. And although that moment of knowing the event is a success comes when people are fed and happy, the journey to satiation was long and hard. Like every fun and exciting career, event planning is one of those careers of which people who like to arrange party favors or decorate to a theme find themselves saying, “I want to be an event planner!” Majcher knows firsthand that it takes years of hard work, a roller coaster of life events and an unwavering belief to make it happen. From Georgetown to Paris to L.A., the Party Goddess has endured a number of hardships and countless hours of work, all the while maintaining an unending level of enthusiasm and drive to now entertain “A-list celebrities to hip, regular Joes.” These range from Snoop Dogg to Pierce Brosnon, and include several large corporations such as Ralph Lauren and Morgan Stanley. Majcher commented that despite all obstacles, year after year, she believed in herself and knew without fail that she was “good at what she did”. She remarked, “If you want to be successful, you have to have and maintain your enthusiasm.” Clearly, Majcher has shifted the paradigm of party planning and made an empire out of creating beautiful, memorable moments. One of her most exciting events was for Britney Spears’ children that

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included monster trucks, a life-sized balloon truck, popcorn and cotton candy machines and a whole host of other unique and fun ideas. When asked about other celebrities for whom she has thrown events, she remarked that Snoop “beat to his own drum” for his vow renewal ceremony and was delightful to work with. And it was delightful that high profile Pierce Brosnon was one of the kindest, most gracious people to work with. It’s no surprise that Majcher no longer needs to solicit business because, through her success, it now comes to her at such a fast pace. Marley Majcher IS THE Party Goddess, but make no mistake-- when she’s not running the world of events or writing books, she makes time for her three biggest life successes: her small children at home. They understand Mom’s work ethic but also know that when she’s home, Majcher is just Mom…unwinding like the rest of us with a good ole reality TV show and a little shopping. Suffice it to say that if Majcher’s career was an “event”, the entree would be OUT, and she is enjoying the wave of success that comes from dedicating your life to your passion and always believing you can do it. Majcher provided Glam Couture Readers with three quick tips for a successful event: 1. Pick a theme (that answers the question,“What’s the point?”). 2. Be realistic about your budget. 3. Get more bang for the buck. Be smart about things that add impact without cost. Consider using edible items for centerpieces or other arrangements – pretty AND edible! For more info please visit www.thepartygoddess.com


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