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INSPIRATION 4 LIFE MAGAZINE GET INSPIRED! BE INSPIRED! STAY INSPIRED!

Mother's Day Love

FACING OUR GIANTS

Are You a Boss Babe?

BE AN INSPIRATION WITH JASMINE!

YOU'RE INVITED TO Upcoming Events

LOCAL HERO IN REAL ESTATE ANNETTE BROWN FOSTER


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COVER STORY ANNETTE BROWN FOSTER Local Hero in Real Estate

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MOTHER'S DAY LOVE Rita Hernandez

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ART 4 A CAUSE An Art Silent Auction to help raise funds for your Non Profit Organization or your Cause.

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GRACE FOR THE BUSY BOSS BABE Dawn Huff

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FACING OUR GIANTS Raquel Hernandez

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PRAY CRUSADE 300 21 Weeks of Prayer

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BE AN INSPIRATION Jasmine Hernandez

Stay tuned for more great Issues of Inspiration 4 Life Magazine. We will cover more amazing topics such as Ministries, Leadership, Communities, Local Heroes, Beauty, Fashion, Sports, Events 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 Magazine is not responsible for Content submitted. Copyright 2018


MESSAGE FROM RITA HERNANDEZ CEO/Radio/TV/Web Host & Personality

Hello everyone! I want to thank everyone for being a part of our Journey of our Online Digital Magazine. Our Magazine is simply here to inspire you and help be a Voice to other talented Entrepreneurs, who love to share their stories and writings. 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 they will be sharing their stories for the first time. 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 in the way, this journey had been on standstill for many years. We are here now and we inspire you to never give up on your Dreams! Photo Credit: Alfonso Chavez III

In this Magazine, you will read about some of our amazing Inspiration 4 Life Team, our Members, Partners, Sponsors, Advertisers and more. There are no boundries of the type of inspiration we will cover in our Magazine. I also look forward to sharing our Inspiration 4 Life Local Hero Articles with you as well. We have so many amazing people in our Communities of San Antonio who give back and have the heart of gold. We definitely want to recognize those with kindness in their heart and ready to serve others. 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!

Rita Hernandez

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ANNETTE BROWN FOSTER BY RITA HERNANDEZ

Have you ever met some extraordinary

What I love most about Annette is her

people in your life or those with the

passion for those interested in buying or

Heart of Gold? Inspiration 4 Life would

selling their home. She has a wealth of

love to introduce to Annette Brown

knowledge that will save you time and

Foster. She is an extraordinary person

money. She has answers to all your

who is ready to Serve her clients and

questions and that’s what I loved so

her communities of San Antonio.

much about the Interview we did. We

Annette has been recognized and

gave step by step scenarios that you can

awarded with our Inspiration 4 Life

envision, from both the buyers or sellers

Local Heroes Business Community

view. This will truly help answer any

Award. She most definitely has the

questions anyone has. Annette is also a

Heart of Gold. Annette’s Journey began

part of the Realtor Reward Network

about 10 years ago and started off with a

Program which is a Cash Back to

large Independent Moving Company. We

Military Buyers and Sellers Program.

can see how this has transpired into her

This Program is definitely an amazing

love for Real Estate. She also had a great

Program to help those who have Served

friend and her daughter who inspired

our Country. She has a passion to help

her to venture into becoming a Realtor.

first time home buyers and loves when

From running her business to making

they have their dream list ready to go so

time to get her Education and taking her

she can help meet their needs. She also

Board Exam to become the inspiring

helps with those who have bad credit

Realtor she is today and landing with

and will direct you to right people who

the amazing Coldwell Banker Real Estate

can get you on track. She definitely

D'Ann Harper Realtors. It was amazing

helps instill the inspiration and brings

to find out, Annette’s first home she sold

you hope in buying your home. Never

was to her neighbor. It brought her

give up!

great joy and she knew working with Coldwell Banker was the place to be!

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Of course, Annette along with Coldwell Banker gets involved with the Communities of San Antonio to give back. They participate in collecting Christmas gifts for children in need, recently participate in Paws 4 a Cause and does Motorcycle Toy Drive Runs on her Harley. How cool is this! One last thank you to Annette for being an inspiration to our Communities of San Antonio and also to our Listeners, Viewers and Fans of Inspiration 4 Life. Please make sure to reach out to Annette, as she has a CMA, Current Market Analysis gift for You! Wow! Thank you Annette! I can’t help admiring her influence as a Business Owner and all her great accomplishments she has.

For more information about Annette, you can visit http://annettesellstexashomes.com/ or http://www.annettesellstx.com/ To listen to Annette’s full Interview, you can go to http://www.inspiration4life.org/listenli ve/i4lradioshow/ and Click on Interview #52

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MOTHER'S DAY LOVE

Mother’s Day Love

BY RITA HERNANDEZ

I want to give a special and warm thank you to my Mom, Maria Escobedo. She’s an

A Mother’s Love. We must never forget to give thanks to all the Mothers out there in the world, not just on Mother’s Day but every day. Sometimes we get too caught up in life, but we must make the time for these precious moments, especially for a simple thank you. A simple thank you goes a very long way. A hug, a kiss or something wonderful to make them feel the love they deserve. I love that I get to play a huge part in many lives, to send the message of a simple thank you or a heartfelt story of hope through my Inspiration 4 Life International Internet Radio/TV/Web Network. I love capturing moments through Radio Interviews, Shows, Video Productions, Photos, telling one’s story through an Article or TV Segment. It’s an honor to help be a Voice to get one’s message out and be heard. Inspiration 4 Life is thankful to all of you and helping us be successful in sharing your message.

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amazing and inspiring woman and I love her so much. 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 all the Mother’s a very wonder Mother’s Day. Much Love to All! Rita Hernandez We hope you keep up with our inspiring stories of great people and events in our Communities of San Antonio in our Inspiration 4 Life Magazine. Stay tuned for more great things to come for Inspiration 4 Life. Get Inspired! Be Inspired! Stay Inspired! For more information about Rita Hernandez and Inspiration 4 Life, please visit www.inspiration4life.org and go to “Founder” Tab or you can “Like” Fan Page at www.facebook.com/inspiration4lifeworldwi de or www.facebook.com/4ritahernandez You can also email at rita@inspiration4life.org


Nulla gravida libero at suscipit consectetur. Vivamus non Here is a beautiful Mother’s Day Poem for all the Mothers out porttitor turpis. In tempor, arcu a dignissim imperdiet, there. ipsum ipsum efficitur nunc, a mollis enim elit at risus. Nullam congue porta nunc, ut commodo risus varius non. Never Enough Sed blandit posuere dignissim. Nulla euismod facilisis Š Reanna Almeida enim, nec commodo odio cursus et. Published: February 2006

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY

Nulla ut ante euismod, tincidunt nisl id, commodo tortor. Sometimes I know the words to say to give thanks for all you've Pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus et netus et done, but then they fly up and away as quickly as they come. malesuada fames ac turpis egestas. Vestibulum bibendum sem sed lobortis sollicitudin. Ut rutrum urna turpis, ut How could I possibly thank you enough, the one who makes vulputate neque tristique sit amet. Morbi non neque me whole, the one to whom I owe my life, the forming of my augue. Integer tempor scelerisque lectus, ac imperdiet soul. sapien hendrerit nec. Cras accumsan dignissim enim, ac semper sapien auctor ut. Duis imperdiet mi eget tellus The one who tucked me in at night, the one who stopped my lacinia porta. Maecenas dui ipsum, euismod vitae varius crying, the one who was the expert at picking up when I was eget, lobortis quis lorem. Nunc quis fermentum nulla. lying. Suspendisse potenti. Aenean euismod purus sed ultrices The one who saw me off to school and spent sad days alone, mattis. Etiam porta lacus vel purus pellentesque, at yet magically produced a smile as soon as I came home. dapibus lacus imperdiet. Quisque augue dolor, feugiat vitae nibh eget, auctor sollicitudin risus. Nunc nisl eros, The one who makes such sacrifices to always put me first, venenatis sit amet enim id, consequat sagittis purus. Nunc who lets me test my broken wings, in spite of how it hurts. eget quam rutrum, mollis augue eu, interdum lacus. Interdum et malesuada fames ac ante ipsum primis in Who paints the world a rainbow when it's filled with broken faucibus. Nulla finibus felis non erat finibus, vel faucibus dreams, who explains it all so clearly when nothing is what it nisl hendrerit. seems. Nulla luctus volutpat diam, at ullamcorper sapien Are there really any words for this? I find this question tough. consequat ut. Ut nec sapien eget leo rhoncus efficitur a ut Anything I want to say just doesn't seem enough. lorem. Nullam imperdiet elementum dolor a vestibulum. In non massa mattis, iaculis tellus in, rutrum orci. Fusce What way is there to thank you for your heart, your sweat, your varius nulla sit amet ligula efficitur, et dictum ex vehicula. tears, for ten thousand things you've done for oh so many Etiam sed scelerisque nibh. Sed semper eros at mattis years. blandit. For changing with me as I changed, accepting all my flaws, not loving 'cause you had to, but loving just because. For never giving up on me when your wits had reached its end, for always being proud of me, for being my best friend. And so I come to realize, the only way to say, the only thank you that's enough is clear in just one way. Look at me before you see what I've become. Do you see yourself in me, the job that you have done? All your hopes and all your dreams, the strength that no one sees, a transfer over many years, your best was to pass me. Thank you for the gifts you give, for everything you do, but thank you, Mommy, most of all for making dreams come true.

Varsity captain: Linda Kitch

Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/neverenough-2

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ART 4 A CAUSE Featured Art by Local Artist of San Antonio, Blas Hernandez

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NEED EXTRA FUNDING?

50% OF PROCEEDS DONATED

Art 4 A Cause is dedicated to help with funding through the Silent Auction Sales of Artwork by Local Artist of San Antonio Blas Hernandez.

* Churches *Ministries *Schools *Organizations * Galas *Luncheons * Non Profits *Scholarships *Fundraiser Events *And Much More

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GRACE FOR THE BUSY BOSS BABE BY DAWN HUFF So, we have been in an incredibly busy season at The Happy House of Huffs! You know the kind…where it is 10pm and you are all gathered around the table still trying to figure out how to get something made for dinner? Well, isn’t that how this time of the year works for everyone? School years are wrapping up. There are Senior activities, class parties, overdue library books to be hunted and returned, sports, award ceremonies, and late-night exam studying. As small business families it is easy to add in other things to the mix. We have added Monday business meetings, Financial Class, ASL Class, Bible Study, Church Services, Worship Band practice, and Choir. So yes, 10pm should be an exaggeration but some nights it is the reality. We love it. But we give have fun and give ourselves grace in a lot of areas. Occasionally, I run into a friend who is not enjoying this crazy season and a lot of times it comes down to the household chores… especially the meal times! There are some chores I really struggle with (like the neverending spring of dirty laundry) but meals are my groove, so I thought I would share some tips with you. 1. ONE MEAL FOR ALL! In my house I am old school. I make one meal. If someone has an allergy… all meals incorporate the needs of the allergic person and we all eat the same way. I mean most of the time the person with the food need is forced to make a healthier choice than most people… so we could all benefit from it for the most part. I have never heard of one family member being forced to eat chocolate cupcakes for every meal. So…it wouldn’t hurt us to eat more greens, more natural foods, less dyes, or give up peanuts. So just incorporate the adjustments into every meal. 11

2. PLAN AHEAD! There are millions of recipe websites, Pinterest Boards, and FB help pages for meal planning. Take some time to decide what things you can prep ahead or make on the fly! I also look for the types of meals that will be filling and plan to make enough to have leftovers. 3. LEFTOVERS! Having some leftovers available really helps on that night you get in late and need a quick meal. I know sometimes people do not love leftovers. In my house if you don’t feel like leftovers you can make a sandwich or cereal. (We call leftover night, Fin for Yourself Night)! It is my favorite night of the week. 4. PRE-PREPPED MEALS! Once a month I put together my own freezer meals. Again, there are a million online recipes that make this super simple and easy. The first time I tried this I was very nervous. But I faced my fears and did it anyways. I was surprised to find out that it was cheaper and easier than I thought! It took less than 2 hours on a Saturday afternoon. 5. GRACE NIGHTS! Give yourself grace nights! My grace night menu rotates through some fun options and have become some of our family favorites! Here are my Grace Night Menu options! Cereal Night! Potato Bar (Especially delish if you have leftover meat from a previous night!), Homemade restaurant style Chicken Caesar Salad (Grab a hot rotisserie chicken on the way home), and of course the all American favorite-Breakfast for dinner!!! Most importantly, do what you have to do. One night of cereal or an occasional Hot & Ready Pizza never hurt anyone (Unless you have a gluten allergy). The main goal is to get your family together for that most important gathering of the day. Laugh, check in with each other’s lives, make memories, break gluten free bread together and refresh yourselves for a new day!



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FACING OUR GIANTS

By Raquel Hernandez A man who endures trials is blessed, because when he passes the test he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him. James 1:12

David was a man after God’s own heart. His destiny was to become King, but before he did, he had to fight the giant Goliath. He had no fear for He knew who went ahead of Him. Ladies we cannot cast all our stones on the issue at hand (our giants) when the storms of life come crashing in and they will especially if you are serving God we fight, but not on our own strength. We can’t make our giants bigger than God! The word of God says we can do all things through God who strengthens us Phil 4:13. If we dare to believe, trust and let Him leads us, He equips us and He fights our battles. We just need to follow His lead. Let us be faithful and be women after God’s own heart. What are your giants today that need to be surrendered? Prayer: Lord I pray that the person reading this devotion may surrender her fears and make you bigger than her giants. Believe it and live it Ladies! 17


Facing Our Giants David Knew who went ahead of Him. He faced his giant and was victorious. True courage consists not in the absence of fear, but in doing what God wants even when we are afraid. ~John White~ The Moade Center 301 E. Ramsey Stuite 329 Add subheading Date: June 9, 2018 9:30am Registration 10:00 am- Brunch Provided by Sweet Pichus Street Treats 10: 30- Praise and worship 11:00 am- Gods word Silent Auction Available Art 4 A Cause by Local Artist Blas Hernandez Live Broadcasting by Inspiration 4 Life Radio Worship By Damaris Guerra Awarded Premios Arpa Female Christian Vocalist of 2015


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Be an Inspiration! By Jasmine Hernandez

Hi my name is Jasmine Hernandez. I've been a child ambassador for Inspiration 4 Life since I was 5 years old. I just want to inspire kids/teens on how we can have fun and grow in today's generation. Today most people depend on phones, friends, music, television and other ways to keep them busy. Now, I'm not saying it's a bad thing but I personally love music, my friends, televison and playing video games. I don't think we should just focus on that. We should be studying or thinking about our future no matter what grade or how old we may be. While you are watching television, during the commercial break, take time to study in between or ask your parents to give you quizes. Do some fun and inspiring things like that. When you get home from school, read for about 20-30 minutes. You don't always have to study what you are learing in school, unless it is really imortant but you can also educate yourself on other things as well. For example, if you want to travel somewhere one day, learn the history and culture or the place. You can also learn a new language. This should be so much fun! Just take time learn new things. You will definitely be ahead of the game.

"Family time is one of the best times for me!"

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If you want to get better grades in school, ask your teacher if you can sit in the front or back of the class to focus. It is also a great idea to stay for tutoring any time your teacher is available. It will help you in the long run. Encourage your friends to focus in your class or stay for tutoring as well. I love spending time with my friends, so I also encourage for all of us to join some school clubs or programs together. I hope this inspires you to try something new. Stay tuned for more inspiring Articles. I look forward to sharing my teenage thoughts and teenage walk with you. Jasmine Hernandez


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