Children Need Inspiration

While on a mission assignment, I traveled out of town to pick up donations of school supplies for students in need in the United States and a particular orphanage in another part of the globe. While loading my truck, a young girl was walking by. She was bouncing her basketball down the street. She stopped, […]


The Serenity Zone

If you ever experience anxiety or stress, think about creating a “serenity zone.” A serenity zone is a place that you can go to decompress from the distractions and challenges of your life when you need to. The serenity zone can be a physical place or it can also be a mental or spiritual space […]



“I want men everywhere to lift up holy hands, in prayer, without anger or disputing” 1Timothy 2:8 Imagine what the world would be like if everyone followed this mandate. Lifting up holy hands means that you are total submitting yourself to God. It means that you will submit your way and will in exchange for […]


My Traditional Black Friday

How will you spend your Black Friday?   I love to spend my Black Fridays at home in an atmosphere of relaxation and tranquility. Lounging around in satin pajamas is my favorite. There are plenty of snacks, drinks, desserts and whatever else that  tickles my fancy. Sometimes the lights are low and I’m watching movies. […]


Family Time

May you and your family have an enjoyable holiday this season in giving thanks. Everyday is a day of thanksgiving. Be safe and be kind. Patrice Tankard & The N.O.I. Team


Team Work

“Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you.” James 4:7 In the times that we live in today it is easy to get side-tracked when it comes to challenges. Challenges make us stronger but they are also distractions. […]


Get Away From it All

“Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.” Mark 1:35 Sometimes it is necessary to get away from it all and be alone with Jesus. The experience is exhilarating beyond belief. This scripture illustrates a very dramatic […]


Never Look Back

“In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:5 Trust God when making decisions and stand firm on the fact that his plan for you is excellent! Chart your course and never look back! Remember, you do not need anyone’s approval to be great! Embrace your destiny! #patricetankard #dreams#realized #move #forward #determination #discipline#ceo #model #musician #writer #blogger #happiness#beautiful #photography #picoftheday #inspiration Patrice Tankard […]


Teach Them To Be Strong

(Photo: My second daughter, Kirsten, College Graduate, Entrepreneur, Songwriter, Music Producer, Free Spirit) “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:5 (KJV) If you are a parent, be encouraged to stand up and actually be a parent. Love and nurture […]


There is Still Time

As we come to a close in this year, it is a great time to evaluate the progress of any resolutions that you may have embraced. Do not wait until the new year of 2020 to work on goals that you can start today. If you did not do it this year then get a […]