Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Mandisa: Good Morning - Official Lyric Video

This song makes me dance and sing. In fact, it makes me feel like grabbing my hairbrush so I can sing into the mirror and dance like a teeny bopper.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Robin L. Greenslade - Resume

Robin L. Greenslade 


Dependable Administrative Assistant with more than 21 years of first-rate bookkeeping, clerical, payroll, customer service, personnel management and communication skills. Dedicated to providing organization, excellent customer care, responsible tenant care and personal reliability. Focused on exceeding the expectations of clients and employer.

General Office
  • Daily, Weekly, Monthly, and Yearly Sales Reconciliation and Deposit Reports
  • Prepared P&L and Expense Reports using MFS and QuickBooks
  • Managed A/R, A/P, Payroll and Personnel for multiple corporations concurrently
  • Answered phones for multiple corporations concurrently and took accurate messages
  • Located desired information using the Internet
Customer Service
  • Welcomed all visitors, deliveries and inquires in a friendly and courteous manner
  • Provided customers/clients/tenants with desired information in a timely manner
  • Listened, calmed, and assisted customers/tenants with concerns
  • Established friendly and lasting relationships
  • Contacted Past Due Clients/Tenants with concern and implemented payment strategies
  • Utilized Internet email and CRM as effective communication tools
  • Answered phones in a courteous and professional manner
  • Established rapport with diverse individuals and groups
  • Demonstrated ability to express ideas in a team environment and encourage action
  • Maintained Social Media accounts to encourage interactive engagement
Twenty-one years Administrative Assistant experience providing bookkeeping and clerical services; technical, customer and property management support to corporations owned by Drew and Jill Pefferle:

Smart Web Concepts, Inc.
                             March 2005 – December 2012
ASAP Properties, LLC                               
                      November 2009 – December 2012
Hi Tec Automotive, Inc.                                                 
                                       July 1991 - March 2005                                     

Feagles, Inc./Hair Crafters 1136
                                       August 1986 – July 1991
NCD – Kirby Vacuum Sales
                                          May 1986 – July 1986
Brockway Hair Design
                                September 1985 – May 1986                                           


Roseville High School
1981 – 1985
Citrus Heights Beauty College
Cosmetology License
1983 – 1984

Friday, June 14, 2013

Salad Dressing DEVINE Yumminess!

The canning jar may look crude; and the picture does not do justice to the contents.........but, Amanda has perfected a salad dressing so delicious, so fresh and so delightful that I have to rave about it.

Lets face it. A salad dressing can make or break a salad.

If it is a good dressing it will compliment and enhance the salad giving your palate a completeness of flavor your taste buds appreciate.

A bad salad dressing leaves you longing for a glass of water, your toothbrush and something else to satisfy your taste buds.

Amanda's dressing is full-bodied but not over powering. It compliments a simple lettuce, tomato and cucumber salad perfectly allowing the crisp crunch of lettuce, cucumber and the sweet refreshing taste of the tomato remain the primary taste.
The flavor of the dressing is easily able to blend and enhance the heavier flavors of blue cheese,  bacon, onions, egg and spinach for a more hardy salad.
Simple ingredients are key: EVOO, Balsamic Vinegar,  fresh garlic, fresh parsley, Italian herbs, Onion powder,  spicy brown mustard, Del Monte Sweet Pickle Relish and grated fresh Parmesan cheese........combine, shake and chill.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Spiritual Growth

Some time ago I was lead to make changes in my life. I put my life completely into the hands of my Creator and He lead me to a new path of exploration. With a confidence and peace only He could give me, I jumped into the waters at Bayside Church and began to see what He had for me. Since then I've completed Belong 101 and Grow 201 and joined a Small Group. I can see positive growth and maturity happening! I can see my relationship becoming more intimate and much more meaningful. I've been praying about increased faith for a long time. To see the rewards of me giving my life into His hands is awesomely humbling and uplifting!

My small group has been very instrumental in my growth. We started with a 5 week study of Francis Chan's "Multiply" after completing that we began a 6 week Beth Moore series on Deuteronomy. Our last class in the series is tomorrow (Tues.) evening. I'm going to miss my small group. They are an amazing group of ladies with... a depth of understanding that I have wanted but could not find. Where I was feeling lost and unsure; they have helped me to find my way.

Even my appreciation for church services and the messages and teachings I receive during weekly services has increased! I have always embraced the messages of my pastors and other wonderful speakers; but now I actually reflect upon the words that I hear and look at how they can be applied in my life.

I am humbled and blessed by how I have begun to adore reading the words of the Bible and how my comprehension has increased. Thank YOU Jesus for increasing my faith and giving me the greater understanding and passion to continue to learn Your word! I am humbled by Your response to my prayers! You met me right where I need You. 
I can not begin to thank Pastor Dan Nalley of Church of the Harvest for showing me what Christianity and passion look like. I can not thank him enough for being the Pastor that taught me about God and gave me the desire to have a passion for God and His Word. If not for him; I would not have even had a true foundation to build upon. My past foundations were build upon misconception and the agendas of others. Pastor Dan showed me a rock; and gave me the tools needed to begin building a house upon a rock.  

 "You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will receive me to glory."
Psalm 73.24 ESV
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Thursday, April 11, 2013

I will rejoice and be glad in it!



Rejoice and be glad in it. Begin the day with open hands of faith, ready to receive all that I am pouring into this brief portion of your life. Be careful not to complain about anything, even the weather, since I am the Author of your circumstances. The best way to handle unwanted situations is to thank Me for them. This act of faith frees you from resentment and frees Me to work My ways into the situation, so that good emerges from it. To find Joy in this day, you must live within its boundaries. I knew what I was doing when I divided time into twenty-four-hour segments. I understand human frailty, and I know that you can bear the weight of only one day at a time. Do not worry about tomorrow or get stuck in the past. There is abundant Life in My Presence today.

This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. -PSALM 118:24

Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. -PHILIPPIANS 3:13–14

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. -PROVERBS 3:5

The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. He will drive out your enemy before you, saying, “Destroy him!” -DEUTERONOMY 33:27

“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the LORD, “and will bring you back from captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the LORD, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.” -JEREMIAH 29:13–14

Jesus Calling March 30, 2013

Trust Me with all your heart. When you are weary and everything seems to be going wrong, you can still utter these four words: “I trust You, Jesus.” By doing so, you release matters into My control, and you fall back into the security of My everlasting arms.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Change. Like from a dollar? No, CHANGE.

So, life is full of twists and turns and bends in the road that we don't always expect.

I had very clearly heard God telling me to change. He said it to me about a year and a half ago; and being of the stubborn flesh I decided that I wasn't going to listen.

Why would I? I was happy. Wasn't I?

My thought process at the time I first heard God telling me to change was something like this: I am happily married to a man I adore. We have an awesome daughter whom we adore. We live in a comfortable home that is in no way pretentious or bigger than we can afford. Amanda and I attend church with people that we love and respect. We serve God by working in the nursery and where ever else we can. Russ and I have jobs. We are blessed and content. Why would I change?

Yes, I could clearly see where I needed to grow and learn and accept that my life is not my own; and that I craved knowing what God's purpose for my life is. But change...change is painful.

Then in early fall .... the stirring became stronger the voice became louder and the much more firm. CHANGE.

I began to look around me and see if I could determine what God wanted me to change; but my flesh was clearly in the way of God's vision for my life. I was blinded by my own inability to see.

My pastor began a series on SHIFT. Everytime he spoke the word SHIFT I clearly became uncomfortable in my own skin. I clearly heard, wrote and began praying on CHANGE. It didn't take long for the spirit to answer my prayers, to give direction to my question of what to change first.

The first change was spiritual. God asked me to explore other churched and to seek with an open heart. He lead me to forgiveness; growth and passion. This has not been a quick journey. Manda and I attended many different churches in the area. Some weekends we attended 3 or 4 different churches. Some we returned to frequently. Others we quickly knew were not what He wanted for us.
During this spiritual change God quickly changed EVERYTHING I knew about myself and blew the pieces that remained into the wind.

For 21 years I was employed by the most wonderful people. I loved what I did; who I worked with; who I worked for; where I worked. Working for Drew and Jill clearly had defined who I was. 

Yes! I was a daughter, sister, aunt, wife, mother, sister in law, friend, co-worker, cousin, etc. But, ME who I was was defined by the space I occupied for 21 years. I didn't stray far from that mould. I worked for Drew and Jill.

I was the employee they needed me to be and I did so with pride and joy. It became my everything. I scheduled life around work. I never missed a payroll processing. I never missed a meeting. i never missed processing scheduled receivables. I took pride in doing all that I could to the very best of my ability. But, what I didn't see was what God saw. I was not me. Not the me He created me to be.

On December 07, 2012 I was laid off. Laid off from the very job that I loved. Laid off by the very people I loved. Laid off like ... it didn't even matter.

But it did. It mattered. It mattered so very much that I actually grieved for the loss of my job. Not the income. But the loss of me. I didn't know how to function without that job. I didn't know who I was; what I was supposed to do or how I was going to recover.

But the change didn't stop there. No. You see God asked me to CHANGE and I didn't understand what He meant. I thought the changes had been made. I thought I was doing enough. I was wrong.

Less than a week after I was laid off; my hubby was placed on medical leave from his work. He needed a hernia operation. His employer would not allow him to work until he was cleared by the doctor. So, on December 20, Russ had surgery.

We were suddenly a family with out our normal income. We were a family with out our normal identity. My job was gone; and Russ's job was on temporary hold. We were just husband and wife. Amanda was on winter break from CSUS. We were father, mother and daughter without our usual labels.

You know what we discovered? That we don't need labels to be who we are. We are who we are because God created us to be. He created us to live in harmony; to have peace and joy and to be obedient to Him while sharing His love with others. We are to be a lamp into the world of darkness and show others that God's love is unconditional and pure.

Amanda and I have found a new church home where we are GOWING, LEARNING, CHANGING and becoming the women that GOD created us to be. I have discovered a new passion for being me. The me that God wants me to be. I am serving, working beside wonderful women of God with a deep passion for Him and for sharing their love of Him with others. I am learning beside others with diverse backgrounds, with real life issues and concerns and I am learning from them about living a life balanced.

I am learning about me. About things that I pushed aside because I had made work more important than ANYthing or ANYone else. I put work above life. God CHANGED me because the ME I had become was not the me He created. he created me to interact with others; to connect and learn and grow with others. To serve and give of myself while learning and receiving from others. He saved me from a life of loneliness and solitude and pushed me out into the world to enjoy my friends and celebrate their lives; not look on vicariously. He changed me so that my life would have more dimension; more meaning; more depth.
He is not done with me. But I am willing, inviting and accepting of the changes still to come within me. I'm ready.

I still need a job. But, not an obsession. I need to be a fabulous employee; but not to the exclusion of all else. I need balance and joy; harmony and peace in my life. I need God. I need my family. I need my friends. My heart beats so that I may share my love and passions with others.

God's calling on my life is still partially a mystery to me. I have a inkling of my strengths; but not how He wants me to use them.

Change. It is may not always make sense; but it can be good. Don't let the fear of change stop you from experiencing life as He created you to.