February 2024 Inspiration 4 Life Special Valentine's Magazine

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February 14, 2024



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COMFORT CAFE SAN ANTONIO www.serenitystar.org


KATE CHANEY Inspirational Experiences


MI FAMILIA AT THE RIM www.lafamiliacortez.com


LA FAMILIA RANCH EVENTS Mini Heart Shaped Charcuterie Boards






TEXAS AIR MUSEUM Valentine's Day and Katherine Stinson's Birthday Celebration

Stay tuned for more great Issues of Inspiration 4 Life Magazine. We will cover more amazing topics such as Ministries, Leadership, Communities, Local Heroes, Fitness, Beauty, Fashion, Sports, Events, Art, Gala's, Markets and so much more! Trademark and Copyright Laws Protect Inspiration 4 Life Magazine. No part of this Magazine may be reproduced without permission. Articles are submitted by Team Writers and images by Advertisers. Inspiration 4 Life Newspaper is not responsible for Content submitted. Copyright 2024

Editor's Note

CEO/Radio/TV/Web Host & Personality Hello everyone! I want to thank everyone for being a part of our Journey and our Online Digital Magazine. Our Magazine is simply here to inspire you and help be a Voice for everyone! We love to share your stories with the world. This is another wonderful Platform we have put together for you to enjoy. We are here to help encourage those who love to write but don't know where to start, have hidden talents as writers, editors, photographers, graphic designers and so much more, to be a part of our Magazine. We want to inspire you to embrace new talented writers as some will be sharing their stories for the first time. We also have experienced, amazing writers from around the world. Here at Inspiration 4 Life, we are a judge free zone and love to give others the opportunities to also live their dreams and passions. We have been trying to make this dream come true since 2010 but with so many obstacles that stood in the way, we managed to break barriers and still made our dream come true. We inspire you to never give up on your Dreams!

Rita Hernandez Editor-in-Chief

In this Magazine, you will read about some of our amazing Inspiration 4 Life Team, our Members, Partners, Sponsors, Advertisers and more. Inspiration 4 Life has covered the Eastside, Westside, Southside, Northside, surrounding areas and also around the world. There are no boundaries of the location and type of inspiration we will cover in our Magazine. We have covered it all after all these years. We have so many amazing people in our Communities of San Antonio, therefore we will always have stories for you. Inspiration 4 Life will always be thankful for our Local Heroes Segment on KENS 5 Great Day SA, Sunday Morning Show from 2011-2015. If you would like to be a part of our Magazine or have any questions, you can visit www.inspiration4life.org/Contact

Get Inspired! Be Inspired! Stay Inspired!



INSPIRATIONAL EXPERIENCES KATE CHANEY My name is Kate Chaney, I am 32 and I have a similar story like yours. I was born legally blind and did not find out until the age of 5, went through drops, patching. surgeries and more at a chance at a normal life. At 13 I was diagnosed with Asperger's high functioning Autism. I have a hard time with multiple step directions, making friends, keeping my college grades up and more. At 23 I was then diagnosed with Photogenic Non Epileptic Seizures caused by Anxiety, low blood sugar, or hormonal changes. Finally at 30 I was diagnosed with Lupus, I have been on my journey for 2 years, and will continue to fight! In spite of everything I went through I opened a non profit called Inspirational Experiences. We provide Sensory Friendly Events year round for the special needs community. I wanted to find a way to give back to those like us who are either starting on their journey and have no idea where to start, or who have been on the journey for a while and are stuck and unsure where to go from where they are now. https://inspirationalexperiences.org/ https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100090072732504 I just had my first news article put out about me and our organization. https://www.expressnews.com/entertainment/article/inspirationalexperiences-san-antonio-18625508.php




have been there for you. Especially those who


have shown love and support towards your cause, business, Non-Profit or whatever your Passion is. Sometimes it is hard to express gratitude or we get too caught up in life to where we forget, but we must make the time for

By Rita Hernandez

these precious moments. A simple thank you

Happy February everyone! How has your new

goes a very long way. Inspiration 4 Life is on

year of 2024 been so far? What are your plans,

the lookout for people like you! We are always

goals, achievements? What great Events do you

ready to Interview those with a Heart of Gold,

have planned for 2024? Do you know of an

inspiring people, and events for great causes.

Inspiring person you want to thank or highlight? Do you have a Business you would

I love that I get to play a huge part in many

like to talk about or Showcase? Are you a

lives, to send the message of a simple thank you

Non-Profit that needs help with Programs,

or a heartfelt story of hope through my

ready to live a healthy living/lifestyle or a


musician ready to get to take your music to the

Radio/TV/Web Network. I love capturing

next Level? Inspiration 4 Life can help!

moments through radio interviews, shows,





video productions, photos, and telling one’s Inspiration 4 Life is ready to help bring you all

story through an article or TV segment. It’s an

the inspiration you need for 2024. We have

honor to help be a Voice to get one’s message

great new announcements and would love for

out and be heard. Inspiration 4 Life is thankful

you to be a part of it all. As you know, we have

to all of you and helping us be successful in

our Inspiration 4 Life International Internet

sharing your message.

Radio/WebTV Network that runs 24/7 and in over 147 Countries Around the World and

Let’s start 2024 with a giving heart and with

always looking for new music for our radio

great, inspiring stories to be told. Sharing your

station. We are so thankful for all of the great

story in humbleness from your heart, are the

musicians who are currently on our radio

best stories to be told. Who or what are you

network, and we would love to open up our

thankful for? We are ready to hear from you!

doors to you. We have plenty of room for new

Thank you once again, to all those who have



been reading my articles. I want to give a special

Broadcasting and so much more. This is your

and warm thank you to my mom, Maria

time to shine and if you have something you

Escobedo, my brothers Robert and Rudy

would like to share, let us help be your Voice.

Ramos, entire family, all of my wonderful




friends, business partners, sponsors and Show


With this being the month of love, we must

family. I am thankful for every single one of

never forget to give thanks to all those who

you. My heart, love and many thanks goes

to my Husband Blas Hernandez, my two beautiful daughters, Amanda Cantu and Jasmine Hernandez and my baby boy Angel Julian Hernandez. Happy Birthday to you as you turn 5 on February 15. Also, Happy Anniversary to my Husband as we will celebrate 24 years together! Without everyone’s love and support, I wouldn’t be able to do all the things I love. Nothing would be possible without the never ending love from my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I am forever grateful. I leave you with these last encouraging words. Be thankful and give thanks. I wish you all a very wonderful Valentine’s Day and can’t wait to share more wonderful new stories with you! Much Love to All! Rita Hernandez “Follow along my journey and you will get to witness some inspiring people, places, and businesses. As Owner of a Media Broadcasting Company, International Internet Radio Station, Editor-in-Chief of three Magazines, I love covering stories and writing about amazing people, local heroes, my fascination with life, SA culture, adventures, my family, living a healthy organized life, great food and so much more! You have a topic; I will cover it. I have been inspiring and connecting leaders, businesses, and entrepreneurs on my media platforms to help be their voice and for them to be heard, for 15 years in media and community outreach for 19 years. Be significant and know your worth to be the successful YOU are meant to be!” ~Rita Hernandez On this note, I am excited to share inspiring stories from amazing people, places, events and more, with you all! For more information about me or Inspiration 4 Life, you can email me at rita@inspiration4life.org or visit my website at www.inspiration4life.org FB: www.facebook.com/inspiration4lifeworldwide IG: www.instagram.com/inspiration4lifeworldwide FB: www.facebook.com/liveonairwithrita IG: www.instagram.com/ritamariehernandez


Order your

Valentine's Day Heart Shaped Tacos.




REBE CRAFTS Rebecca Engle

The journey of Rebe Crafts has also been one of personal and professional growth, blending my skills and passions in a unique way. I've expanded my repertoire from beading and cross-stitch to knitting and crafting beaded pen designs, alongside exploring the art of poetry. My craft has evolved,

I am Rebecca Engle, the proud owner and creative force behind Rebe Crafts. My journey




expression of my creativity and interests. Recently, I achieved a personal milestone

with Rebe Crafts extends beyond the mere act

by having my first published poetry piece

of knitting; it's a harmonious blend of crafting

featured in a book by Lauren Brill with the

with words and yarn, embodying my passion

Unsealed Community. This achievement

for storytelling and textile art. Rebe Crafts

marks a significant moment in my journey

specializes in handcrafted seasonal knit items,

as a crafter and writer, showcasing the

including hats, scarves, and more, each piece

breadth of my talents and the depth of my

designed to offer warmth and style to my


community. This venture has been a significant chapter in my life, allowing me to channel my creativity into tangible expressions of art and utility.

source of personal fulfillment but also a practical means of maintaining a livable

Running Rebe Crafts has provided me with a

income throughout college. It has enabled

comprehensive education in small business

me to balance my academic pursuits with

management, covering every aspect from

my entrepreneurial endeavors, illustrating

product design and production to marketing

the power of hard work and vision in

and customer service. This experience has been

achieving one’s goals. Rebe Crafts stands as

a testament to my belief in hard work,

a testament to what one can achieve with

dedication, and the joy found in creating

passion, dedication, and a willingness to

something from scratch. It's more than just a

explore the intersections of different crafts.

business; it's a reflection of my entrepreneurial

As I continue to grow both personally and

spirit and a connection to my customers on a personal level. Each item I create is infused with care and craftsmanship, symbolizing my commitment expression. 16

Running my business has not only been a





professionally, Rebe Crafts remains a pivotal part of my story, a business that weaves together the threads of my life into a tapestry of creativity and achievement.

Rebe Crafts Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Rebecrafts Instagram https://www.instagram.com/re.be._crafts/

February 19, 2024!

We are currently looking for Vendors and Sponsors for our Conference. 18

VALENTINE'S DAY AND KATHERINE STINSON'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FREE ADMISSION! This coming February 14 is Valentine's Day and Katherine Stinson's birthday. Come celebrate Valentine with your loved one and help us honor Katherine Stinson remarkable life achievements. We will have FREE admissions, cake, cookies, hot coco and coffee. Yum Yum!

1234 99th St, San Antonio, TX 78214

FEB 14, 2023 | 9-3:30PM 19


Art by Blas & Rita FB: @artbyblasandrita Instagram: @artbyblasandrita



February Awareness 2024 American Heart Month Black History Month National Bird-Feeding Month National cancer Prevention Month National Hot breakfast Month Great American pie Month National cherry Month National Make a Friend Day Pet dental health Month World Cancer Day National Wear Red Day Canned Food Month Eating Disorder Aware Week Healthy Vision Month Library Lovers Month Muscular Dystrophy Aware Week National Baked Alaska Day National cat Health Month National Donor Day National Embroidery Month National Flannel Day National grapefruit Month National Guitar Day National homemade soup Day 25


Mi Familia at the Rim Brick at Blue Star 18403 IH 10W 108 Blue Star Shop Local San Antonio Markets Shop Local San Antonio Markets Saturday’s 10-9/Sunday’s 10-4

Saturday’s 10-4pm

March 16th & 17th April 6th & 7th May 4th & 5th June 1st & 2nd August 3rd & 4th September 7th & 8th October 5th & 6th November 1st, 2nd, 3rd December 14th & 15th

March 2nd June 15th August 10th September 28th October 12th November 16th December 7th Brick at Blue Star The Beauty In Unity Conference Monday February 19th 10-4pm

Contact Rita Hernandez for Vendor opportunities. Text: 210-237-7496

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