Jesus Calling: A Powerful Thought for Today

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While the new devotional book that I’m writing now is different from author Sarah Young’s devotional Jesus Calling : Enjoying Peace in His Presence, read the entry below and think about your present concerns. And as you do, I hope you’ll be lifted up into high places with Him.

Make it a great day!

God bless you!

Nanci

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WHEN YOU ARE PLAGUED by a persistent problem—one that goes on and on—view it as a rich opportunity. An ongoing problem is like a tutor who is always by your side. The learning possibilities are limited  only to your willingness to be teachable. In faith, thank Me for your problem. Ask me to open your eyes and your heart to all that I am accomplishing through this difficulty. Once you have become grateful for a problem, it loses its power to drag you down. On the contrary, your thankful attitude will lift you up into heavenly places with Me. From this perspective, your difficulty can be seen as a slight, temporary distress that is producing for you a transcendent Glory never to crease! – Isaiah 30:20-21, 2 Corinthians 4:17 (AMP)

 – Sarah Young, Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence, December 18 entry.

 

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September 23, 2017 at 11:43 am 1 comment

Nanci Gives Insight into Her Writing

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I’ve always loved words. I think it’s because I’ve always recognized their ability to bring about change, give hope, and inspire. My strength and versatility as a writer comes from a combination of elements. These elements include: my creativity, life experiences, variety of job opportunities held in management and otherwise, my interests, and my God-given talent. Having a sensitive yet outgoing personality has also helped my writing to be fresh, funny, tender, and informative when it needed to be. I’m a creative person by nature and I’ve also been blessed with training for my creative abilities in both music and design.

What has helped me to enjoy my craft and be a really good writer? Studying hard and earning my degree in Promotional Communications gave me a great foundation in writing.  My education helped me to be detail-oriented, ask questions, and make sure my facts were accurate. However, this is the most important thing I’ve learned: The secret to being a great writer is to be as concise as possible. Make each word really count. That’s what I strive to do.

Writing my first book “Fresh Hope … Cleveland”  and this blog, have been my greatest accomplishments to date. Currently I’m working on my second manuscript, a devotional book entitled “Blue Skies and a Park Bench.” I’ll be sharing more about this new book in future posts.

I hope you are enjoying this wonderful day!

God Bless You!

Nanci

September 13, 2017 at 10:55 am 4 comments

Hi Friends!

It’s certainly been a while since I’ve written anything new on my blog. But I do have some news for you. I’m writing a new book! I hope to have it published around Thanksgiving if there aren’t any unforeseen issues.

Have a great evening and keep praying for Houston and now for Florida residents as well.

God Bless You!

Nanci

 

September 6, 2017 at 6:24 pm Leave a comment

Looking for the Light: Good Health

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Last night I heard a very healthy message at my favorite grocery store, Heinen’s. Jordan Rubin spoke and promoted his new line of products, Get Real Nutrition.

Background:
Jordan Rubin is a doctor of naturopathic medicine and certified nutrition consultant. At 41 years of age Rubin is regarded by many as the most respected and beloved natural health expert in America. His personal account of his battle and triumph over Crohn’s disease has resonated with millions around the world and is one of the most dramatic natural health stories ever told. He’s a successful entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling author, international motivational speaker and television personality (TCT). And …. I might add, he’s also an organic farmer with lots of rolling acres in southern Missouri and papa to six kids of which five are adopted. As a follower of Christ his message of health and wellness is one of HOPE.

Jordan will be at Heinen’s downtown Cleveland location today; 900 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115. Call for a reservation as seating is limited ~ (216) 302-3020.

 

Make it a great day today!

God Bless You!

Nanci

 

March 30, 2016 at 9:02 am Leave a comment

LOOKING for the Light: 10 Qualities to Look for in a Friend

Life is so much better with a FRIEND!

Life is so much better with a FRIEND!

Hi!

I was blessed by hearing this great discussion on Moody Radio on Wednesday afternoon July 22. A pastor was discussing friendship. He spoke about having a deep, meaningful friendship, Special “F” friends is what he called them.

The pastor laid out 10 qualities to look for in a friend – expressed in question form. Here they are!

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1. Who do you turn to for WISDOM – someone that you respect and who knows what the Bible says?

2. Who COMES ALONG SIDE YOU and DOESN’T HAVE TO BE ASKED WHEN YOU NEED HELP because they know you instinctively?

3. Who CORRECTS you when you need it?

4. Who PUSHES you to THINK and GROW?

5. Who LISTENS to your HOPES and DREAMS?

6. Who is QUICK TO FORGIVE if you’ve behaved poorly (and we all do)?

7. Who is able to LAUGH and HAVE FUN with you?

8. Who COMES TO YOUR SIDE during CATASTROPHE?

9. Who remains your FRIEND despite DIFFERENCES OF OPINION?

10. Who INSPIRES you to be FAITHFUL TO JESUS?

~I hope you found this as helpful as I did ~

Make it a great day!

God Bless You!

Nanci

July 28, 2015 at 4:44 pm Leave a comment

LOOKING for the Light: Significance

Greetings!

Here’s an important message I came across the other day. It has something valuable to say to each one of us – especially if you are feeling rather small today.

(Read Psalm 134)

I think of other servants of the Lord today – pastors and their families who serve in small churches in small places. They’re often discouraged, tempted to lose heart, doing their best, serving unnoticed and unrewarded. They wonder if anyone cares what they’re doing; if anyone ever thinks of them, prays for them, or considers them a part of their lives.

I would say to them — and to anyone who is feeling lonely or insignificant: Though your place is small, it is a holy place. The one who made and moves heaven and earth is at work in and through you. “Lift up your hands” and praise Him.

(From David Roper’s devotional  June 28, 2015 — Our Daily Bread.)

Make it a great week!

Happy 4th of July!

God Bless You!

Nanci

June 30, 2015 at 6:27 pm Leave a comment

LOOKING for the Light: Some Wisdom

Today I’m sharing a great quote from my book, “Fresh Hope … Cleveland.” It will bring some wisdom to your life! Enjoy!

Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering. ~ Author Unknown

March 28, 2015 at 6:30 pm Leave a comment

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